I like the top image more as a painting but the bottom more as a drawing. Because I tried to do something weird with the lighting in the bottom shot it fell apart without something in reality to base it off of. I should have done better homework. Live and learn right? In fact, I think I'm overdue for regular art homework these days.
I got THIS BOOK yesterday. Albert Dorne is hugely inspirational to me and this book not only had great artwork but also great exposition. The interview I read last night was enlightening.