Thanks for the replies and the compliments and critique. :)
As far as the smoke one goes, I'm glad it was enjoyed but I also recognize the... error isn't quite the right word, since it was a surprisingly conscious decision in spite of its wrongness, but we'll just call it a "fuck up" with the smoke behind the mouth. It will forever be a tragic flaw in what would otherwise be quite an all-around pleasing drawing if I say so myself.
And thanks for the comments on the "awake/enlightenment" one. I rather liked that one myself, but it didn't seem to get much recognition much to my dismay.
I'll post another here for the moment. This one is from 2006, for whatever reason that may be relevant. Thanks, all.