This character has a sense of eloquence about him. Somewhat it gives out a feeling of might, pride and wisdom.
The pose that you put him in works very well. If any crit there is for me to make, is that the colors are kind of dull.
Maybe do more research on painting created by anchient indian cultures and tibetan, buddhist. They use very vibrant colors, patterns (you can put around the character in post) , symbols...glowing. If you have ime animate this it will work in your favour i think.
Best of luck... stars I gave for this!!!!