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.