Another new/old piece! This time Assassin’s Creed. I went with a riff on The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. I call it “Death of Cesare” get it? I’m so clever. I did a kind of mix of Ezio’s outfit from both AC 2 and AC Brotherhood. I had done the original drawing of this I think in 2012? You can see the original pencils and inks above. It only took me two years to get around to coloring it haha.
So I went and did that, along with touching up some of the lines to make it a bit cleaner. If I had all the time and energy in the world I would have just re-drawn it. But neither of those things do I have.
Colors and touch ups all done digitally in Photoshop and Manga Studio.
He is a very well educated young man. He was raised in a noble household and had access to tutors and books so he is very well-read. He has a habit of quoting the classics and tends to use humour to deflect when he is emotionally vulnerable, like a lot of people do I think. We very much wanted him to not be the sort of grizzled bad-ass spouting one-liners that you see in a lot of action movies. We wanted him to feel like an actual person. [x]