Prepared in all the wrong ways

This little guy is on a softwood board that's just 6x24 or so -- it's irregular (tapers at the bottom.) I call it Sickle, mostly acrylic, some oil pastel, pen.

I guess it's thematically similar to this one. You know, knight/warrior in past or potential conflict with a monster.

I like how the beast is swirling up through the ground to get at our hapless defender, poor guy. He hasn't got a clue.