Bashi Bazouk

I came across some photos of old Turkish soldiers called Bashi Bazouks, who were a sort of skirmisher / irregular soldier.  Apparently they were unpaid, and relied on looting to earn wealth, so their garb was mostly made up of layers of stolen clothing that they piled on.

I did a pen sketch, and liked it enough that I thought a rendered version could accompany a new mixtape I’m working on.  This is pretty much where I decided to finish.  It came out alright, though the surfaces look a bit plastic-like to me.


  1. i love this image. is it okay if i try to use it as a header on my blog?

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