Denizen of the Woods.
The result of considering a different perspective. For the first I used straw and a single twig for the forest in the background, while in the other I used twigs for trees and a single, thicker stick for the log. The second is the one I feel better reflects the character, but I like him being left-handed as in the first. Should I take another go at it, find the best of both worlds?
Update: I did take another shot, which is below as the third.
As for creativity, I used a snow shovel, a tennis racket, and a cardboard box to create the proper lighting conditions. Not my normal setup, but it worked.