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Given 2014-08-15
A very detailed illustration which tells a whole story in a single image.
Assassin by shenfeic ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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Johndennis4209 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love this piece! The fine details are so very well done!! But..
A hood doth not an assassin maketh thee.
That's the only physical difference I see between him, the dead dudes on the floor (are they dead? there's no blood, wounds, or even damage to their armor to show they've been harmed), and the lousy guards in the back, who's defensive stances suggest that the man in the hood should be heading towards them, but in my opinion (I would be running away if I were one of them) I would have drawn them as advancing towards the man in the hood, as if to pursue him (and at the rate he's walking he wouldn't be difficult to catch).
The guy in the hood comes off as a total badass, which is fine to do with assassin-type/lone-wolf characters, but he seems as if he's too good for the scenario he's in, so to my eye it kinda downplays his coolness, because he's not worried in the least, almost as if he's not even serious about being an assassin. For me, an assassin character can be as silly as he wants off the job, for example Ed Kenway, but on the assassination job, even Ed swaps his cunning smile for a grim mask. This guy's face, compounded with the situation he's in, reminds me of Starkiller from The Force Unleashed; an OP wildcard who kills because he can, or because he was told to.
I really do like the piece, and I find it amazing, but I just gotta put this out there. Good work on this one :)
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MissSkrit Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Really? That's what you saw? I saw it and thought one thing - "He cannot be stopped." Within a glance that was what I interpreted. And I figured he knows that, too, that's why his expression is so stoic. He isn't even thinking about failure, he is singleminded about his mission. And that's why those guards aren't even trying. They ran up on that scene and felt so much "nope" that now they're just standing there looking confused. They know they should engage, but don't really want to LOL
It's really interesting how different people can see entirely different things.
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Johndennis4209 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Wow haha, now that I've read your comment, I can see the "nope" clearly expressed on the surviving guards' faces. I mean, I'm with them on their decision, I wouldn't wanna engage this guy either. Maybe they're scared he'll suddenly change his mind and turn around to kill them too, so that's maybe why they've got those stances.
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MissSkrit Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
lol You see it too now? They kinda remind me of me when I realize someone I'm avoiding has noticed me and I freeze all awkward-like lol
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VANSIk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooow
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ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is majestically sinister. :iconlaxdplz:

-PDC 
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zarakai Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Nah, he doesn't attack them, they just slip on the ground :D
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OberstJurten Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really really nice!!!
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spybuster2 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
A lovely scene of murder but as an assassin effort I would say terrible...I suppose what origination he represents or if the hit required a certain style..>Ah well, just my ramblings.
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razort300 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
cool
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who-the-moon-is Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
superb. and I do not use that word lightly, just DANG. It's fantastic work, particularly the details. Gosh.
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joseph-sweet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing amount of detail. Congrats on the DD. It was obviously well deserved.
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
WoNdErFuL WoRk :iconbravoplz: great details!
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Pichulover20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's hard to criticize something that had THIS much careful detail! Overall it's just incredible!

One thing I've noticed that sort of throws it off is that the sword is a bit lacking of blood. Actually, the whole picture is a bit lacking in blood. Unless, of course, he didn't stab them then that's fine but still this is really REALLY good! I still can't believe that there are people out there that put so much patience and effort into stuff like this.
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redekens Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
maybe he just beat them all up with his fists, THEN drew his blade as he walked away :P
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Writer
I love the detail in the floor! It amazes me that such work can go into such a simple, basic element of a composition.

I can't help but wonder what's just happened here. The assassin's just walking away, clearly without a care for being stopped. The guards still standing are just watching him go, too. And that sitting guard on the left really captures me. He's watching the assassin walk away with this almost confused look, like he isn't sure what's going on either. Or maybe he's just in shock from his injury. Also, the assassin clearly isn't a stealthy one, and is all but flaunting that symbol on his breastplate. Was he sent to send a message? Make an example of these men?

Great piece. I love the lighting and colors. I love the contrast between the assassin's expensive-looking armor and that almost ragged cloak. That raises another question... Congrats on the DD. :)
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DreadNaughtx11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*-* so good
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scaryren Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
awesome
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meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :love:

Have a nice day :iconlainloveplz:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome cape, dude!
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sonicsis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i cant stop looking at the floor, everything is beautiful in detail here
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fedupN Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hahah great picture of a terrible assassin
"oh man I am soooo brooding and badass while I calmly walk through the halls...wait...where the target? Why are the doors locked? Wait dont tell me they got away AGAIN!? "
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because what type of assassin doesn't walk through the front door? ^^
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love all the incredible details, from the building to the lighting to the characters. And also, it tells a story :love: Really awesome painting!
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Megasourusrex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!!
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
That is so awesome! :o (Eek) 
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I can imagine him thinking something like "Bring it on boys"

reminds me very much of AC, would not look out of place fighting alongside Ezio.
nor would it look bad in a REALLY GOOD D&D campaign
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JesseEdgecomb Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really cool!
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Eziana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is a really great art! His expression is simply amazing! I really can feel his anger.
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Morkadion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! Well deserved DD.
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DrunkAssassin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
AAA this is amazing!!
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fjoria Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
now…THAT..is what i call SEXY! 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :w00t:
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Sagakarikikkaru Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This came out great. Really digging the lighting, where did you get the pattern for the ground?
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Sedyaneen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Very good.
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MenelausII Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
As he walks in this song starts www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK5taR…  :D Awesome piece and congrats on the daily deviation! 
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ghostlybunny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing job, and congrats on the DD!
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Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is awesome!! 
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hmm...seems more knight than assassin to me, but he looks cool regardless so I suppose that doesn't matter.
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspiring piece, love the face and the composition of it all. Congrats on the DD! It's well deserved!
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Kynkakunn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
so fast, he already cleaned the blade
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cool~reminds me of Baalmon
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ccayco Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Kjelfalconer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I remember this one~ Nice to see it get a DD ^^

...It always makes me think of Vagrant Story for some reason...
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Mirrortune Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
You are very talented, keep going!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. Very interesting style and composition! Really great work! :love:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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