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RinoTheBouncer
09-06-2016, 07:57 PM
Hey everyone!

I've been collecting various artworks from various sources and I've been regularly posting them as albums on my Assassin's Creed fan site and it's Twitter and Facebook accounts. Since not all of you are on Facebook and some might not know or have not yet joined my fan site or it's social media accounts, I wanna make a thread to share the highlights from each artist, every time I post them online and give links where you can check out the full collection.

A lot of these artworks feature materials that were cut or altered so there will probably be a discussion about the "what-ifs" or which version you prefer and if you wish to see one of cut-out materials in the future...etc.

I thought it would be a good idea for a thread that could go on forever, with each new batch of artworks from each game, movie, comic..etc.

So, I'll start with my most favorite artwork set, which features an artwork of an area that was cutout from the Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. Take a look at the brilliant works of Hugo Puzzuoli:

http://67.media.tumblr.com/a359ea263b6af015ce7ee624d3b7938f/tumblr_obggusW2HE1qi5gv8o2_1280.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlt1/t31.0-8/12841417_1686618454922928_6435522613987220638_o.jp g

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10298434_1686618641589576_8558722330564860048_o.jp g

http://65.media.tumblr.com/15f8278cd624cde4582d08025de7626c/tumblr_obggusW2HE1qi5gv8o7_1280.jpg

For the full collection, checkout The Codex Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thecodexnetwork/posts/1686619758256131), or my Tumblr (http://rinothebouncer.tumblr.com/post/148512063399/art-by-hugo-puzzuoli-from-assassins-creed)

And also gotta add my favorites from today's artist feature, which goes to William Wu:

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14231358_1756348841283222_2093941407668045794_o.jp g

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtl1/t31.0-8/14231189_1756348831283223_265791590288913119_o.jpg

And for the Connor Kenway fan base (I'm one of those, even though Ezio is my No.1):

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14188465_1756348477949925_829421305629355607_o.jpg

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14195475_1756349014616538_8422319813142940704_o.jp g

Full collection can be found on The Codex Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thecodexnetwork/photos/a.1756348081283298.1073741839.1528888727362569/1756349014616538/?type=3&theater), any my Tumblr (http://rinothebouncer.tumblr.com/post/150035363884/concept-arts-by-william-wu-from-assassins-creed).

Checkout this wonderful official artwork of the Koh-i-Noor, which I extracted from the preview images of the Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide book. The preview images are available, at The Codex (https://www.facebook.com/thecodexnetwork/posts/1756257264625713). Here's the Koh-i-Noor render:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrsN8tcWcAEEz0c.jpg

I hope you enjoy today's selections! Will post more again, soon.

Ureh
09-07-2016, 06:03 AM
Thank you for sharing, Rino. Those guys are amazing. The first one kinda reminds me of the hologram of earth in AC1's ending.

Mr.Black24
09-08-2016, 02:56 AM
Going along with "what ifs", this piece of awesome work did always eat at the back of my mind!

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94fd6e509b241d4686d856767b0dc7d3/tumblr_o4u56xCNRJ1tvoq00o1_1280.jpg

I can speculate alot here.Was this supposed to be a rift mission? That Connor could have went to London during his time?

Namikaze_17
09-08-2016, 06:52 AM
The concept art for Syndicate in the OP reminds me of the batch from here: http://www.artoffredram.com/Assassin-s-Creed-Syndicate-Ubisoft

Strangely, it all seems to illustrate a different story contrary to the one we all know. Makes me still wonder to this day if "Victory" was actually some kind of a thing.


Going along with "what ifs", this piece of awesome work did always eat at the back of my mind!

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94fd6e509b241d4686d856767b0dc7d3/tumblr_o4u56xCNRJ1tvoq00o1_1280.jpg

I can speculate alot here.Was this supposed to be a rift mission? That Connor could have went to London during his time?

Nice find! Those dudes also look 19th century going by their attire. Connor looks a bit different, too.

Who knows. Either there was something to Unity's helix menu, or Connor still has a bit of a story to tell. :p

m4r-k7
09-08-2016, 09:25 PM
Going along with "what ifs", this piece of awesome work did always eat at the back of my mind!

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94fd6e509b241d4686d856767b0dc7d3/tumblr_o4u56xCNRJ1tvoq00o1_1280.jpg

I can speculate alot here.Was this supposed to be a rift mission? That Connor could have went to London during his time?

Pretty sure this is Syndicate concept art with Jacob / Random concept Assassin

SpiritOfNevaeh
09-09-2016, 01:26 AM
Going along with "what ifs", this piece of awesome work did always eat at the back of my mind!

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94fd6e509b241d4686d856767b0dc7d3/tumblr_o4u56xCNRJ1tvoq00o1_1280.jpg

I can speculate alot here.Was this supposed to be a rift mission? That Connor could have went to London during his time?






Nice find! Those dudes also look 19th century going by their attire. Connor looks a bit different, too.

Who knows. Either there was something to Unity's helix menu, or Connor still has a bit of a story to tell. :p

Wow! Very nice find! :)

Possibly?


Pretty sure this is Syndicate concept art with Jacob / Random concept Assassin

Don't think so. Look closely at the detail.

Why would they have concept art for a new game with old characters in it? \_(ツ)_/

I-Like-Pie45
09-09-2016, 01:55 AM
Why would they have concept art for a new game with old characters in it? \_(ツ)_/

well that possibly could go to show just how far reusing old assets has gone

Namikaze_17
09-09-2016, 02:29 AM
Pretty sure this is Syndicate concept art with Jacob / Random concept Assassin

Nope, it's Connor if you look closely at the detail as Spirit said. For example, you can loosely see Achilles' gauntlet design on the Assassin's left arm which is also on Connor's left arm. Not to mention the straps and armband which only exist on Connor as well.

Could it just be concept? Maybe. Most likely. But it is quite... interesting to say the least.

m4r-k7
09-09-2016, 06:30 PM
Nope, it's Connor if you look closely at the detail as Spirit said. For example, you can loosely see Achilles' gauntlet design on the Assassin's left arm which is also on Connor's left arm. Not to mention the straps and armband which only exist on Connor as well.

Could it just be concept? Maybe. Most likely. But it is quite... interesting to say the least.

Hmm, but if you look closely at the sign in the bottom left corner, you can see there is a subtitle. Its a bit blurry so I can't make out the words but its definitely not Assassins Creed 'III' plus the Victorian looking setting. I agree it is definitely interesting. Also, it looks like the assassin, whether it is Connor, has some sort of metal knuckles? I think this is just concept art with a generic assassin, that probably was inspired by Connor.

Namikaze_17
09-09-2016, 08:46 PM
Hmm, but if you look closely at the sign in the bottom left corner, you can see there is a subtitle. Its a bit blurry so I can't make out the words but its definitely not Assassins Creed 'III' plus the Victorian looking setting. I agree it is definitely interesting. Also, it looks like the assassin, whether it is Connor, has some sort of metal knuckles? I think this is just concept art with a generic assassin, that probably was inspired by Connor.

"FU - SION - HA!!!!!" :rolleyes:

But in a seriousness, you got me there with the Assassin logo. Maybe this Connor-like Assassin turned in Lydia & WWI? Are they knuckles? It just seems like silver lining on some gloves to me. Perhaps you're right...

Yo, Black. You got a larger photo in there man? :p

cawatrooper9
09-09-2016, 09:51 PM
Hey everyone!



http://67.media.tumblr.com/a359ea263b6af015ce7ee624d3b7938f/tumblr_obggusW2HE1qi5gv8o2_1280.jpg


https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14188465_1756348477949925_829421305629355607_o.jpg



Dang, those two are beautiful.

Fatal-Feit
09-09-2016, 11:59 PM
It'd be cool if the developers would put these concept arts IN the games so we can admire the art direction that went into constructing them. A lot of old PS2 games used to have some kind of concept art mode that you can unlock where you can check out the process and early designs of the levels and characters, and it was always fascinating.

Hey, they could even be a killer reward for collecting Animus Fragments and other collectibles.

Megas_Doux
09-10-2016, 12:46 AM
http://65.media.tumblr.com/15f8278cd624cde4582d08025de7626c/tumblr_obggusW2HE1qi5gv8o7_1280.jpg



Eyes wide Shut, anyone????

http://scentdeco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/eyes-wide-shut.jpg





Going along with "what ifs", this piece of awesome work did always eat at the back of my mind!

http://66.media.tumblr.com/94fd6e509b241d4686d856767b0dc7d3/tumblr_o4u56xCNRJ1tvoq00o1_1280.jpg

I can speculate alot here.Was this supposed to be a rift mission? That Connor could have went to London during his time?

That Connor pose comes from the following AC III official screenshot.

http://img.cinemablend.com/cb/4/4/8/5/4/6/448546e5cd3c2e49dba2203b3e546e797eeb838a53132bd88e b6ff26cc3dbf39.jpg

Again, that image was most likely a super early concept art of the setting itself. I believe that neither Evie nor Jacob "existed" at the time and thus Connor's model was used.

Black_Widow9
09-10-2016, 01:11 AM
Concept art is my favorite. I think if I had actually gone to the Art Institute of Seattle, that would have been my focus. I love how these concepts are translated into real moving images and worlds whether they're ever fully realized or not.

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing Rino :D

Namikaze_17
09-10-2016, 02:53 AM
That Connor pose comes from the following AC III official screenshot.

http://img.cinemablend.com/cb/4/4/8/5/4/6/448546e5cd3c2e49dba2203b3e546e797eeb838a53132bd88e b6ff26cc3dbf39.jpg

Again, that image was most likely a super early concept art of the setting itself. I believe that neither Evie nor Jacob "existed" at the time and thus Connor's model was used.

Huh, I guess that explains it. Nice looking out, Mega.

But now I'm curious as to why they considered the big native american for that concept art lol... best not to think deeply about it.

ze_topazio
09-10-2016, 11:21 AM
It'd be cool if the developers would put these concept arts IN the games so we can admire the art direction that went into constructing them. A lot of old PS2 games used to have some kind of concept art mode that you can unlock where you can check out the process and early designs of the levels and characters, and it was always fascinating.

Hey, they could even be a killer reward for collecting Animus Fragments and other collectibles.

Many PS1 games had those art galleries too, but as we reach the modern era they realized they could get more money by selling you them separately.

Megas_Doux
09-10-2016, 07:11 PM
Many PS1 games had those art galleries too, but as we reach the modern era they realized they could get more money by selling you them separately.

It depends.

Mortal kombat has had galleries since the inclusion of the Krypt. Uncharted ALWAYS includes galleries as well. The Arkham games or the old God of war's have them too.

Ureh
09-11-2016, 01:35 AM
Concept art is my favorite. I think if I had actually gone to the Art Institute of Seattle, that would have been my focus. I love how these concepts are translated into real moving images and worlds whether they're ever fully realized or not.

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing Rino :D

Yeah you shared some good ones in the tumblr thread. I think might've seen some sketches on your twitter too. Looked good.

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Here's a larger image of the "Connor" concept art (open in new tab/win).
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/1533746124371783059.jpg

Same logo on bottom-left, might be concept art of Edward? Was there anything like this in the novel?
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/1533746124336956819.jpg

Namikaze_17
09-11-2016, 01:58 AM
^ That seems like the cut Zoo area that was supposed to be in the game.

Ureh
09-11-2016, 02:11 AM
Oh no! I posted duplicates. Thanks for pointing it out Namikaze.

Xstantin
09-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Art direction is mainly the only reason I'm sticking with AC nowadays. It's always nice to see something new, although I pretty much got all the main art books for the series by now :D

Megas_Doux
09-11-2016, 09:38 PM
Art direction is mainly the only reason I'm sticking with AC nowadays. It's always nice to see something new, although I pretty much got all the main art books for the series by now :D

AC has some of the BEST concept art out there indeed.

RinoTheBouncer
10-04-2016, 07:34 PM
Those are some amazing contributions and activities here. Thanks everyone.
Here's the latest Assassin's Creed art collection, and this time it's by Morgan Yon from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Jack The Ripper DLC!

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/s960x960/14525050_1767628266821946_483728471729036548_o.jpg

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14500249_1767628133488626_2087718629888047564_o.jp g

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14608706_1767627370155369_222516420170104364_o.jpg

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14560103_1767628196821953_8662037204893562412_o.jp g

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14567445_1767627263488713_6034762209267927143_o.jp g

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14567452_1767627930155313_2159175401634624859_o.jp g

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14570520_1767628213488618_7449228488370938742_o.jp g

The full collection is available here: https://www.facebook.com/thecodexnetwork/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1767627233488716