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Hey, welcome to MT!
I like the pose on the first one. It's really playful and fun. I know what you mean about "feeling" the awkwardness but not being quite able to identify it. My suggestion to you would be to flip the canvas horizontally to see what might be having a hiccup. :>
the main problem with the first one i think is that from the bottom of the shorts upward the character looks pretty much front on, but then the legs look like they are walking to the side i suggest simply changing the feet so that they are front on and that the character is simply standing or walking forwards. as at the moment i think you are just a slight bit confused on which way the character is going.
hope i helped. if you need anymore help i could possibly redline.