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Jun 5, 2014 | 7:41 AM EDT
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fantasy
medieval
african
moorish

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This drawing of a Moorish guard was inspired by old "Orientalist" paintings of African soldiers standing guard in Islamic backdrops (e.g. "The Palace Guard" by Ludwig Deutsch). For my version, however, I want this Moorish soldier's costume and backdrop to look native West African rather than Islamic or Arabic. If you look through the window to the left, you may notice architecture inspired by Malian mud-brick buildings such as those in Djenne and Timbuktu.