I've always loved the work of the Assassin's Creed artists, as my 3 hard-bound "The Art Of" Assassin's Creed books will attest to! I wanted to push myself in regards to size (the full piece is 20 inches x 10 inches at 300 dpi for canvas printing), lighting structure (studied a lot of James Gurney, Raphael Lacoste and Darek Zabrocki for this one), and brushwork (Wadim Kashin and Greg Rutkowski).
Also, a HUGE thank you to the incredible team over at KADArt-Cosplay (alongside Rick Boer and The Companion Photography), as their piece "Assassins Creed - Following A Legacy" was my photo reference for this one (with permission). I cannot recommend their work enough, as they NAIL the vibe of everything they touch. Here's a link to their piece on their DeviantArt -
Thank you to that team for trusting me with adapting your composition and structure into a painting! I hope I did you guys proud!