Ooh boi Glad to see you back!
I liked the drawing, nice colour scheme, believable proportions, stark contrasts. I'm not really equipped to give feedback on portraits, but there are some things I'd have done differently, if that's of any interest.
The first one is definitely a painting; the second one might be a photo, although it's too good to be one.
UPD: found this artist's website, and my freaking god, everything I might have wanted my art to be already exists.