Painting an orientalist figure

On his newly-launched blog, contemporary painter Ken Laager describes a private commission that gave him an opportunity to paint a 'Moorish Man-at-Arms.' 

Ken Laager, Moorish Man-At-Arms
He rented or fabricated weapons, costumes, and props, scoured photo collections, found a willing model, and used a carpet of his own that came from a market in Kabul.

Here's his preliminary pencil study, based on all his sketches and reference studies.

Read the rest at his blog: Ken Laager "A Moorish Man-At-Arms"
Ken Laager's website

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