Deep in the ocean, dead and cast away,
here innocence is burned in flames.
A million miles from home,
I'm walking ahead.
I'm frozen to the bones. I am
a soldier on my own,
I don't know the way.
I'm riding up the heights of shame.
I'm waiting for the call,
the hand on the chest.
I'm ready for the fight
and fate. ---"Iron" by Woodkid (Assassin's Creed: Revelations trailer song)
Changed out the file for a better quality version.
It's done. It's finally done.
Well, this was a project and a half. lol It's hard to believe I started working on this drawing September of last year (nearly a year ago!). I didn't work on it consistently, though, just on and off throughout the months. Mostly off... *cough*
Curse you, work, for stealing my free time!!
lol Now, I've never played any of the Assassin's Creed games (though they look like awesome games =]), but I got really inspired to draw this after I saw the E3 trailer for AC: Revelations. I was blown away when I first watched it, to be honest. It didn't seem like a trailer for a game; it was more like one for a movie--very cinematic, full of gorgeous scenery, and, not to mention, an awesome trailer song to tie it all together. I'll put the link to the trailer here
for those curious.
I also wanted to draw a detailed landscape shot at some point, too, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Oh, and I originally wanted to get this done by the release date for AC: Revelations--back in mid-November. Yeeeaaahhh, that obviously didn't happen. XD
Drawing out and shading this whole thing wasn't too difficult; just really, really, really, reeeaaaally time-consuming. And it doesn't help that I'm kinda a perfectionist. I don't even wanna think about how much time I spent on this. X.X But I'm really happy with the result, so all's well.
I just hope this doesn't look too dark on anyone else's monitor... I've got a pretty bright one.
Thanks for looking!
Be sure to full view for the details!
2H and HB mechanical pencils
2B and 6B regular pencils
Strathmore 9"x12" paper
tissues and blending stumps
two reference pictures
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