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Haytham by aFletcherKinnear Haytham by aFletcherKinnear
I have a huge love/hate feeling for this character. He's SUCH a badass but at the same time he's a horrible villain. But badass none the less, which is why I've created this work in his honour
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What can I say?

I love Haytham and this drawing is a nice tribute to him.

It's something virtuos here that I'm trying to explane but it's quite obvious: the pose is dynamic and the body anatomically fair enough to make an idea of the space and his moves, as the lines and the folds do.

The artist (you! :D ) captured as well his expression and that's one of the MOST correct Haytham's hats I've ever seen, around here! :XD:

I've something to say about the background. The idea is great: broken simbol-Assassins' traitor, I love it, but you could had work harder on it, because it's too simple, poor.

Also the colors (some kind of gray scale, maybe you wanted that) but make it too much dreary, I say.

But in the end, the first impact is important asl well. I've noticed immediately your art and this is a great point.

Keep going this way!
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GodOfUrging Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Having this guy around made it difficult to root for Connor. How are we supposed to root for the good guy when the villains suddenly become much more sympathetic and are led by the hugest badass present in the western hemisphere of the time? 
GhostNinjaART Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow- I REALLY LOVE THE DETAIL!!! Awesome job! I think I've fainted. 
Bip-bipator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
"J'apporterais l'ordre et la paix en détruisant la liberté des Assassins, la croix rouge triomphera!"
firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haytham, Desmond and the Aquila were the only good part about this game. Love your painting, especially the background.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
:sniff: He's a Templar I was sorry to see fall. Unlike Altair's mentor, who deserved to die for tainting the order with his ambition, I didn't want Haytham to die like a dog. I knew that, as one of the big five Templars, he had to go in order for the tide to swing to the Americans. :cries: Some small part of me will eternally loathe Connor for doing that, no matter how much he resembles his father.
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well Connor tried to find a way to make peace. But in the end his own father nearly killed him. It's best that Haytham died and Connor lived. But yea, I so would've liked Haytham to end up good. I mean he's a badass! But then it would prob. be too much like the Luke/Darth Vader relationship. I respect the fact that Haytham never once apologized for who he was or what he did. He was resolute about his beliefs to the end, even though they were twisted and cruel.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
It was a "kill or be killed" situation. And indeed; Haytham was unwilling to compromise his beliefs, even for the sake of his mother nation, Great Britain.
I'm not a Star Wars fan, but the Darth Vader/Luke relationship is enough to scar anybody with its complexities.
Shinzhon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've alwas been fond of the Templars in the first games, maybe because I love the original Templars, Haytham have been this character, you know "I KNEW THEY WHERE ABLE TO BE GOOD ! Well... good, that's a point of view but... HERM !" This game shown us what was the feeling of being a Templars (even if it was more like "HAHA, guess what, you're not an Assassin !" ".... WAIT WHAT ??")
beriking Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful, love it!
Also, have you read the book? He's not really a villain, he wants the world to be a better place, regretfully he was taught how to reach the order by the Templars.
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well both sides have noble goals, just terrible ways of reaching those goals. The do the wrong things for the right reasons.
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