Great pose on the illustration, big improvement over the last one! You might consider flipping it: Westerners parse things (images, text, etc) left to right, so having him facing right will read more as forward movement.
The background, though... I have no idea what's going on back there, only that it's too much. simplify, both in amount of noise , color, textures used, and just contrast in general. don't distract from your character for no reason. Good luck...!