This reminds me of a part in The Legend of Huma where the protagonists had to traverse a dangerous forest. Their sorcerer friend conjured an earth golem to help protect them while they did so. I get that same impression from this one, it's really cool. I also love the inclusion of the golden fairies flying around him because it adds to the image of a guardian. I also love the stone texture of the guardian's body, it's really all well done.