all your "props" are more emotionally expressing than your principal, making us go "whoah expressive character, infront of even more expressive background... where am i supposed to look / whats the message / is he (artist) fooling me (audience).... oh ill show him what to expect if i feel fooled!... "bam!"".
i feel like the silhuette of our principal is echoed alot in the lightning streaks and foreground formations, therefore tieing it more into the whole, where contrast should be used to make it pop.
 also the horizontals in the background are of huge importance in this sketch, therefore introducing even another actor, im at this point not even remotely interested in.
"Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
"To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a 'gift.'"