I painted this for the contest hosted by
I was instantly inspired to get working on this right away seeing as how I have no commissions. ._.
When I thought back to what Assassin's Creed meant to me, this scene came to mind. This is how I reimagined Ezio after he killed Uberto Alberti in the courtyard yelling "The Auditore are not dead! I'm still here! Me! Ezio! Ezio Auditore!" This was Ezio's first assassination. At that moment, it felt like both of us were stepping into a long and arduous chapter of Ezio's life.
For anyone who played Ezio's trilogy, we have been through Ezio's entire life with him, literally from the time he was a newborn baby until the day of his passing. I truly felt I lived a life with him. This felt like the turning point of his journey.