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Assassins creed - Back Home by mkozmon Assassins creed - Back Home by mkozmon
Name of this picture is a little bit ironic, based on the events that happened on that place years ago. Florence is not Ezio's home anymore, but after he became an assassin, he returned to this place to remeber what he is fighting for...

After completing Assassin's Creed 2 (which I think is maybe the best game I ever played) and while waiting for PC version of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, I decided to create a fan art of Ezio Auditore (which is certainly and undoubtedly the best and coolest character design ever made for a video game in history )

Since nothing is true and everything is permitted, I took simple, though still very cool Altair's pose from AC Artbook as reference and made quite a lot of changes and customizations in the process to be satisfied with the outcome.

I like the renaissance look and level of detail of original design so I wanted to capture every single belt clip and ornamental curve. Still I made some changes for the sake of this picture - for example the custom sword, the Apple of Eden is on the right side altough normaly is on the left under Ezio's cape, throwing knives are from game menu, not from model and hidden blade is partially taken from Giovanni's blade from AC:Lineage.

And I really wanted to draw Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of Florence, which I never saw for real, but I would really love to.
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chrisluver142003 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
that detail is exquisite! 
Feilong16 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey this piece would be perfect for my group's competition this month. It's a make your own assassin contest. We opened yesterday so there's not much competition. 800 :points: will be the reward so join and submit it, you'll do great. n2k-games-challenges.deviantar…
Zarory Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Digital Artist
HorseAdict Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
diviantartist89 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
i cant believe how you got this to look so realistic . your an incredible artist 

AssassinsGirl98 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beyond epic 
yzel07 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Amazing shading and detail!
Darkspartan38 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
excellent you have quite the eye for detail if you dont mind me asking was it just pencil and paper or did you do a different method
mkozmon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thank you :)
it's a regular office black ballpoint pen (BIC, that orange hexagonal) after pencil sketch. I like it because of details that you can achieve with it and it is stable. But this technique is really time-consuming and there is a high chance that you start hating the picture before it's finished. I'm not using it for some time, because I'm trying to learn something new now.
NYCAssassin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
that is SO GOOD !...... <).......
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