As a big reason for doing these is to just have some fun, I tried to do some unusual things to push myself as an artist, namely, using more of my imagination and a lot less photo-reference. Of course something is lost and gained by doing this, but I'll never grow if I don't take those risks.
Here for the first time, we see Naseer's tatoos. I made more subtle adjustments to the costume, too. I guess I'm just not settled on the finer points. I also wanted to convey some loneliness, or intensity, just in his face, as we see it without the hood here.
Interspersed with working on this piece, I would frequently find myself distracted by Assassin's Creed 3, which is pretty darn great so far! The new character, and how tied he feels to his world and his environment, is my favorite thing about the game.
Now if only I can stop dreaming about climbing up the sides of buildings ...