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Haytham Kenway by FluorineSpark Haytham Kenway by FluorineSpark
My favorite character in AC3. Love love love him! I don't have much reference to go on, and don't know if you guys notice, the in game model has a ridiculously long face... I wish I didn't change him too much and he's still recognizable as Haytham. I also hope, I captured his determination, resolve and charisma.

On the technique side, I try to do this in the old Gilbert Stuart style, I figure if Haytham had his painting done, could be by Stuart. LOL. didn't quite get it though, but I tried.

here's the painting process: [link]

Also, I'm not familiar with various fan groups, so if you know any good groups that might want to add this work, please let me know.
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DjinniGenie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
You did an amazing job making it look like a Stuartesque painting! I love it.
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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lylyn19937 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING !
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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abrahamalviarez Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
it's perfect; I like it
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) 
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sevenartofjc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Excellent work, totally captured his personality. Definitely what his portrait would be like in the 18th century.
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D 
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:iconlisacooper91:
LisaCooper91 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! Great work :)
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D 
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Birikein Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
<3 Haytham is the best one of that game.
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Wiethse Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
nice
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconwiethse:
Wiethse Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
OMG
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:iconkaedex503:
KaedeX503 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it really looks like a portrait :DD
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Awesome artwork. It looks like an traditional portrait from that time :D
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You're welcome ;)
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adrianimation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is damn brilliant
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I never understood why he was tanned.
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
According to the book, he spend some time during his youth in south French, Spain and Istanbul, maybe the Mediterranean sun get him all tanned and healthy looking ;)
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Oh! That explains it.
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Knight2f3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks like a younger Haytham. He's also my favorite from AC III. As far as technique goes, I'd say you're almost spot on. I have a feeling that if you tried it in oils, you would be much more successful in your endeavors.
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL thanks! I haven't done any oil since art school... too messy~
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my, superb detail! I also love him XD
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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LivingInThisFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This is so awesome! <3 My sister is playing AC III, she in the middle of the game now and I loved when she was playing with Haytham in the beginning, but I was sad when we discovered he was a Templar and that Connor probably will have to kill him afterwards... Can't wait to see how the game ends. I really like it already. :)

Anyways, this looks very nice I love the shading and I clearly see Haytham there. Nice work! :heart:
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D You should try the game yourself... second thought, go play AC2, AC2 brotherhood, these two are better.
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LivingInThisFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I have played all the other AC games including AC I and Revelations (excluding Liberations and the Nintendo DS games). :) The only one I haven't started yet is AC III, but I'm willing to try it out myself when I get the chance. I love all the AC series. :heart:

Also, you're very welcome. ~~
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Ferroconcrete247 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it's amazing! =)
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Guzzardi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Stunning! Seriously amazing work :)
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Guzzardi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
You're welcome C:
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn your profile image! I literally read your comment in Haytham's voice.
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Guzzardi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Hahaha really? :heart:
I love YOUR profile image, because all your art is perfect, my god :love:
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FallenAngel235 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
God i've loved him since the game begun! And yeah, agree with you all that he's WAY more charismatic than Connor, but our little hero got his charms too! (he's so sexy!)
I think i've played the father and son missions 17 times already (god damn you 100% sync! lol)
This portrait is awesome, love the colors, the expression, the look on his eyes! (*melting in 3...2..1..*)
I'd love to see a whole expansion with Haytham! (at least a bonus one!)

p.s: i LOL'ed so hard with the "He's the Darth Vader of the AC universe" quote.
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! you should check out the Forsaken book, I just began reading it. It's OK so far, I won't read it if it's not Haytham (the writing is not that good), but it does give some interesting background about him. Guess that means there's not gonna be a Haytham game afterall. :(
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FallenAngel235 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I just ordered the book on Amazon, but i think it's gonna take about a month to get here (since i don't live in the US *sadface*) I've heard mixed reviews about it, but since i've heard it's about my favorite Brit (a.k.a Haytham) i guess i'll devour it in a minute
I have a crazy theory tho, remember that in AC Renaissance book the "cristina memories" were written? and guess what? we got to actually play them in brotherhood, so maybe (ubisoft, pretty please!) if there's an expansion or at least a big DLC coming up for AC3, we could see some parts of Haytham's story there? (i know, it's gonna be about King Washington, which was a very boring and uninteresting character for me on the game btw)
*crossing fingers*
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really?! That would be super great!!! Forsaken is the first AC book I've read. But I think Ubisoft is pretty good with listening to player feedback, so I figure if the fans make enough noise, maybe we'll get our wishes.
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FallenAngel235 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh, you should totally read the first one, so far i think it's good, but i liked Brotherhood book better.
Ubisoft did a great job by listening fans with AC2 but did a crappy job with AC3 ending. Somehow i think they owe us big time, and so far i've been reading in forums and stuff, everybody loooved Haytham, god i wish to see a DLC with him!
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd be my dream come true if the voice actor can read the forsaken book. If Haytham is that popular, maybe we would really see Haytham back for a DLC or something :D I tried to start a "call for Haytham DLC" on ubisoft official forum, was deleted in 5 minutes by the moderator... Guess they don't like that kind of posts.
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FallenAngel235 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
OMG that would be like multimagicnerdgasm for me if there's EVER an audiobook with haytham's voice! *drool*
I can't believe they deleted the post! I would've totally signed for it. Where's the part of "ubisoft listens to their fans"? I guess it became a matter of money now :(
But you know, maybe if you tried a different approach, like a suggestion or a theory as a thread, that could work, and actually become popular (and not deleted) anyway, if you do it, let me know so i can say : hell yes! I want a Haytham DLC, or hell, i want a whole game with him!
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FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right!!! I'd totally listen to it in bed before I go to sleep!!! LOL~

I think the moderator probably don't like people asking for DLCs or something like that... it's not helpful and the discussion won't lead anywhere. I think if Ubisoft knows how to make a lot of money, they would make a Haytham DLC, looks like majority of people likes Haytham more than Conner, or at least they like the missions with Haytham.
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niels6688 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
haytam: what are still doing here?
want me to hold your hand and speak kind words of encourigement.
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah ah ah!!! that's my favorite!!! I'm so happy someone else remember that line! I laugh my ass off every time I hear him saying it (I replay that sequence many times...LOL)

Oh, I start reading the forsaken book last night, not all that impressed so far, but maybe it'll get better later on.
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niels6688 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
is that book part of AC FRANCHISE?
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:iconfluorinespark:
FluorineSpark Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. It's presented as Haytham's journal started when he's 10 years old (but it reads like Haytham's memoirs, because that's some heavy thoughts for a 10 year old).
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niels6688 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
butt its boring.
are you trying to tell that?
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