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This print will be for sale as a 11x17 (maybe 8.5x11) at Cos+Effect convention in Vancouver, August 13~14!

Annnddd it's finally done! :iconheaddeskplz: I procrastinated so much on this lool, but because I am aware that if I don't finish this up before the con I'll have nothing to sell and be doomed LOL so I sucked it up in the end.

It was a fun process, though I have learned my lesson not to spontaneously set up the composition just because I am too freaking lazy to make decent planning for it beforehand ): Add to that fact that I only love coloring entire pictures on one layer it was basically too late for me to change anything when I finally realized how lame the composition turned out ROFLL //fail

Oh and I know you're bound to ask so I'll just answer it here: Despite this picture being Brotherhood centric, Altair for some reason gets jammed into the group shot simply because he can :iconimseriousplz:

Characters from top down, left to right: Altair Ibn-La' Ahad, Ezio Auditore, Caterina Sfronza, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, Niccolo Machiavelli, La Volpe, Leonardo da Vinci, Claudia Auditore, Shawn Hastings, Rebecca Crane, Lucy Stillman, Desmond Miles.

Snippet process video of coloring Cesare Borgia: [link]

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Assassin's Creed (c) Ubisoft
Art (c) koulin/inklou/me
Time: 10+ hours
Tools: Photoshop CS3
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:iconpasttime400:
PastTime400 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
You included Altair,Cool.
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PastTime400 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Nice.
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mmnm321 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Nice art 


There is one art I saw a while ago and now I can't find it . It is similar to this one but Desmond is facing his ancestors and Lucy is raising her hand to hold his hand -as if he is dead - . Does anyone know it? 
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iloveleft4dead2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

wow its butiful

 

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:iconthegrumpybear:
TheGrumpyBear Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Man I love this!!
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:iconrainbowjune:
RainbowJune Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just amazing! :wow:

I'm deeply impressed of this! Totally awsome!!! :D
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:iconfrowerss:
frowerss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Very cool indeed! Love it :heart:
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shadow1308 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Awesome! So much detail and a great color choice! I can only imagine how long this took!
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:iconyuki-official:
yuki-official Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I love this~!! good job (^_^)
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:iconknight-watcher:
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite the group artwork
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:iconadriner227:
AdrineR227 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is amazing!!!
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:iconshijakjin:
Shijakjin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS
IS
AWESOME!!!!
:squee:
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:iconlightninglcie:
LightningLCie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Awesome.
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:iconmusic---junky:
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Great job. This is awesome XD. The people in the top right corners look like Aragorn & Boromir - Men from the Lord Of The Rings. :P
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Hiyyee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SPLENDID :D I love the AC series
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:iconvalkyrie-21:
Valkyrie-21 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
simply amazing!
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:iconthou-macsen-xdlol:
Thou-Macsen-XDLOL Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
wow....THIS IS SO AWESOME! not to mention pretty :3
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:iconanndilek:
anndilek Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice piece and coloring!
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:iconranger-crm:
Ranger-CRM Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
epic
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:iconnerdsharpie:
nerdsharpie Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
OMGOMGOMGOMG shaun is soooooooo cute <3
ceasre is so hot
and leonardo looks so gentle <3

EEEKK love it love it love it!
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FoxxyLover Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Wow. Literally, I'm speechless...
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:iconsoulstealer450:
soulstealer450 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Really beautiful piece. I love how you portrayed all the characters mannerisms so well through their poses. But (and slap me if I'm wrong.) Is it just me, or does Caterina Sforza look alot like Fiora Cavazza?
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KitsuneNaruRox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
The only thing that gets to me here is the lack of similarity between Altair and Desmond and Ezio and Desmond.
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DEMONxxCHILD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
i bought this print while i was there actually. best purchase of the con in my oppinion :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconk-mate:
K-Mate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now this is a great work.
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Altair11011165 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconzzakuro:
Zzakuro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
*wwww* Coooool <3 It is very amazing : OO
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:iconkin37ik:
kin37ik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how does this not have more views?? it's a masterpeice!
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:iconassyri:
Assyri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I saw the picture and wanted to cry...thats so AMAZING <3--> FAV
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:iconshadow-at-moonhigh:
Shadow-at-Moonhigh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
O.O Wow. . . .
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:iconchiba-wolf:
Chiba-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome
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:iconbluerosefantasy:
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconbuddhahand:
buddhahand Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
amazing
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:icondodinator:
Dodinator Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thats so cool
I like how you've done ezio and altair
:clap:
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:iconelementsguardian:
ElementsGuardian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just wow.

You have potential my friend, A LOT of it. This picture is absolutely amazing! So much win!!

Keep it up! I look forward to seeing more from you.
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Kritzkreig Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Woweee, this is sooo stunning! I really LOVE the animus-pattern and the glow around Desmond!<3 Man I just wish that Mario was included as well and it would be even more perfect, but this is AMAZING nevertheless~!
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290492laeti Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work !!
This is amazing <3
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Millicent210 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Artist
Nice work :)!
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bouken-adventurers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME ASSASSIN'S CREED PICTURE I EVER SEEN!!!
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:iconuganija:
uganija Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing drawing, the colors are wonderful!!! and I love the idea too :)
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:iconarweneveningstar:
ArwenEveningStar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly stunning!
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:iconzorthania:
Zorthania Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly don't know what to say. This is absolutely amazing.
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tldignam Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
truly amazing piece of work....i mean wow......i love Leo and Cesare the most, brilliant poses and colouring
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Gorgeous portraits and coloring. (And that is one lovely Cesare...) :heart:
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Carnage1236 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
You've certainly got a gift. I only wish I was half as artistic.

I particularly like Niccolo's presence there for some reason. He didn't play an intense part in Ezio's life, but because he's friggin Niccolo Machiavelli, he NEEDS a part.
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koulin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
absolutely! XD I really like Niccolo's character because he poses as a mediator between the bad and the good, so everything becomes less stereotypically categorized and saturated.
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Carnage1236 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I agree. I also enjoyed the chemistry he had with Volpe, the whole suspicious nature Volpe had of him which nobody else seemed to share.

Who knows, in a way Volpe was right. I think Machiavelli was slightly evil. Or, if not evil, definitely harsh. Like wanting Cesare and Rodrigo dead at the expense of Caterina Sforza for example.

Love that they expanded upon him in Brotherhood, in a way almost replacing Mario with him. I personally think Ezio would have preferred to keep Mario, though. In ACII he just kinda seemed like a very smart leader. It's only a shame we probably won't be seeing him again.


He had nice clothes, too.
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DrOedi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   General Artist
Great coloring!! I like this!!
Can I ask, how big the original size is?? (in pixel / dpi):la: :la:
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koulin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
It's 11x17 @ 300 dpi :) I forgot what the corresponding pixels are though LOL, I set everything up in inches since it's easier ^^;
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DrOedi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011   General Artist
thanks for the info!! :la:
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