A sketch for Abraham Men, a painting I'm planning. I've managed to use a character, the man with a stick horse, whose been rattling around my sketchbook for a few weeks. Abraham men were a class of beggars claiming to be lunatics allowed out of restraint in the Tudor and Stuart periods of England. They were pretending to be mad to palliate public's view of their begging and petty thievery.
I've returned to my theme of "All Fours", but this time I've elongated my person and given him more of a hunched animal appearance. I haven't decided how many riders to give him.