I think that the colour of the background hasn't helped with the photos. I think the camera has adapted thinking it's a pretty light photo, and lots of the detail that I've painted hasn't appeared. I'll try a darker background.
The tiles aren't done yet. They are only base coated and still thinking about what colour they will eventually be. A light and fairly colourful base might emphasise the darkness of the guy - or maybe make it look like I haven't painted him yet at all. In any case I'll be doing stuff to make them look more ceramic.
Quite a lot of the detail on the bloke himself isn't done yet. There are various scrolls, gems and stuff that I haven't got round to. I'm not sure what a difference it will make when these are all finished so I think they will be the next thing to do.
I do think I'll put more colour on the guy. A coloured lining on his cloak would give a good background and if the fur on his shoulders was lighter it would show up his "hair" better.
I'm pretty happy with how the armour itself looks but picking an overall scheme is tricky. I might do some trial figs to test stuff.