Evening Gabriele! Your villain's colours are really beginning to convince (though I wonder if the purple could deepen a little more?). You're right though - your hero's look isn't quite there, as now he looks more 'Victorian street urchin - Oliver Twist-style' than 'magician' - and I think it's important that he shouts 'magician' as soon as you look at him. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but perhaps you might try simply putting him in a black suit - super traditional - but give the inside lining of his jacket a flash of colour, and also the scarfe, and actually add a few vivid coloured patches to the trousers? Try the black top hat route - I think it's going to work more immediately (i love his expression though...)
I'm not an expert but I think brown hairs it's better than blonde ones. Or, if you like, looking at the original b/w drawings I had the feeling of a brown haired guy.
Hi Gabriele,I think the colour isnt working here. not for the character. Darker hair seems more appropriate. I agree with Phil here - just needs a dash of theatricality - handkerchiefs, flowers etc, so he feels more like a performer. Since he is a slightly bumbling magician, you may also want to have some of his tricks showing, so not-so-hidden props poking out of the costume, odd bulges etc. Great stuff though. You villain is coming on very strongly. I would also like to see any designs for the wand as well, since its an important part of the story.