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How to kiss an Assassin by KejaBlank How to kiss an Assassin by KejaBlank
I totally fall in love with a photo a few days ago. And suddenly there was an idea born. And this is the result of it, an artwork with Connor and Aveline kissing. I loved the idea of making a couple scene, because noone else did one with that two until now. So I decided to do so. Maybe it's a intimate date after a battle and they couldn't wait to rip each others clothes off.:love:

So imagine yourself, what would happen next ... and ... enjoy it!

EDIT:In consequence of a few problems I decided to close comments. Now I give it a try and open it again!

Here I will give a few reasons, for why I did close the comments here for a while:

Many deviants complain about the fact, that I used a photo as reference to do that picture... what is correct. I never denied this. At the beginning I posted a link to that photo. Then a handful people where bothered by it, how I can do so, although I have asked the photographer for permission! So, no matter if I post a link or not, they are bothered, too.
So I decided to close comments.

But I want to remind those people by something:
So many people use reference for their art also here on deviantart (and also highskilled artists, I know from here), the others only don't know, that there are photos for reference used, even traced, because this photos are not from deviantart and everyone sighed "AH" and "OH" and have lack of knowledge. Reference is for learning, practising to get better. Even Leonardo Da Vinci did this.
I know a lot of users here, who do this and don't comment that rude as some do/did here.

Well, these days I got the feeling. it is some kind of sport to turn down other artists. Must be very satisfying to spread gossip! A grown up would ask me directly in a note, but I know the "gossip-way" is so much easier. And it is so much more fun! And it works fabulous, as I can see. It's like a bad worldpress, in which the most peole believe with pleasure, when they have no life or for lack of anything better to do. Instead of dig out the real important cases:
Many people steal artworks from here for facebook, youtube videos or another video plattforms or rather using original pictures from others for their own like wallpapers from great corporations and post it on tumblr without permission everywhere (of course, without crediting the artist), or even worse, sell it ... and that is not ok!

"No, turn down the mouse instead of the fox". Otherwise it would cause problems."

But is it here about reference or tracing? I don't think so. It's just pretense for lack of anything or jealousness.
But is that really the point? I won't never sell this picture, I just do another artwork on base of this wonderful kiss photo (link posted below), that people can enjoy, nothing more. I know about, what is allowed in this case and what is not. It's my business every day! A proverb says: Ignorance is no excuse in law. I use it as reference (as a few artist have done in deviantart in past, because that photo is really really amazing). And btw, I don't rely on high praises or something for it, coz it's not my best work but a quick inspiration, that's all. I hope I have make clear my point of view. If you have further questions, leave me a note and don't discuss here in childish talk. I would appreciate that. Thank you.

BTW, ... when I have nothing to say or have lack of knowledge I better have to shut up!

© Thanks to that photo
© Credits go the photographer :iconcortese999: for the photo reference.
© Original Characters by Ubisoft
© Artistic depiction by me

is doing a fanfiction to this artwork. Thank you, i feel truly honored!…
also did a fanfiction to this picture.
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Kyerial Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
I actually prefer your drawing over the photo! Feels less empty.
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner 1 day ago
very life like look to the skin
Xantair Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture. And of course references are totally fine. Everyone uses them!! So don't listen to those idiots who don't know what they are talking about !!! :( I love your artwork.
ZombieAnnihilation Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Obibu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! I adore this picture! I love how you use colors!
I'm still learning how to draw (and how to use my Intuos wacom) so I use references all the time (and most of the time I literally copy them)! I just started to change them a little but it's not easy. I never took art lessons so I'm a self made painter. I don't care if you use a photo as reference, I think you're work is great and to me it's enough!

p.s. yes, i'm one of those who take photos and replicate it with other materials like pencils and digital art, and yes I'm also one of those who post on YouTube speed drawings about this kind of drawings, but I'm working really hard to create something personal! Unfortunately if you don't start studying the work of who is bigger than you, you can't learn anything...

Thank you for you peace of art and keep going!   
KejaBlank Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!
AztecanGoddess Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! AND will probably share this on my FB page :) (Smile) 
Dfbzeppy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist
i feel like people fail to understand that there is nothing wrong with using photo reference in artwork, ESPECIALLY if credit is given. This is a beautiful piece, wonderful paint style!
Saliseiren Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I used to trace the photos of model's faces for makeup brands when I was very young to train my hand and mind to the angles that are possible for cheeks and lips and brows to have. There's nothing wrong with it!

and I happen to think this picture is worth a story of about 300,000 words! It's beautiful and emotional and powerful. 
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, dear! Means much to me!
mornstar70 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Beautiful, don't change a thing about it
Almarilys Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I support you with this picture! It's so beautiful and sexy! I ship these two together so it's wonderful to get such a fantastic artwork of them. And I loved the fanfiction. :)
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
Textures-and-More Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
This drawing is wonderful. I also wanted to say that I agree with everything you said.  Don't let the haters get you down.
SaariCorporation Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yukicupcakei Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job. I love Connorline and needless to say I am writing a fanfiction about them if you are interested I'll send the link.
Frostfluch Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great Job (:
sashi8 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
wow! beautiful job!
leafrustler Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
Teksu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is f****** amazing. The fact you used a photo reference doesn't change it at all... people is jealous and st*pid.
Selune13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
It sucks that people would criticize you for using a reference photo. I think you had an interesting interpretation and did a fabulous job. :)
AugustSilk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful work, its mesmerising. so much detail!
JarvisValmont Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
It looks fantastic! Your AC work is great. :)
Faroha1987 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Oh my,and to know that they considered making those two a couple then dropped the idea....Sad sad saaaaaaaaaad but arts like urs will feed our fantasies so a million thanks
GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Dayum girl, I'd sell an innocent soul for this to be real.
Shugimunchy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
this makes me swoon~  :heart: :heart: :heart:
Inalia Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
This one and the rest of your photos are just so cool just like the other artists who did the same great work. I love to see works that look so realistic. I've read the description here and yes you're right. I even did the same thing but really, I have to admit mine are not as great as yours :) True, if other people kept on complaining why we use photos, how about the others who colored characters based on someone's manga and used characters for their own work? And please don't shut down comments, me and the others who truly like your work would like to say something. And I don't care what other people say about someone's work, like the one you just mentioned. They're just jealous that someone does better, so don't care about them friend :)
bekkawolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student
dam that is hot
Tima-Kamishiro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
nice kiss
Giraresole Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I love it! 
Rmenfis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
the reference thing is very common, it's a shame some people being so inmature :/ your work is gorgeous :3!
I just want to know why Connor has a mustache xDDD! it doesn't suit him hahaha, he's always so shaved and then he grows a mustache to kiss aveline hahaha lol 
flaky178 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use this as a base? I will give you credit (;.
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
U can use it as reference for illustration (not photomanip).
flaky178 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thanks :3.
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please credit me, too.
flaky178 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok (;
SaphiraJK Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
ich liebe diese bild nachwievor *_*
Littleflyingbee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg.... :faint:
bellaknoti Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could buy this from you and put it on my wall. this is by far and away my favourite piece of fanart from any fandom. <3
BloodyDarkling Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is a very beautiful piece of art. I really enjoy the amount of detail you were able to put into it. Two Thumbs Up 
PeziCreation Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
`boah dieses bild kann ich nicht oft genug anschaun..dein talent ist unglaublich und die art wie du es schaffst erotik rüberzubringen ist umwerfend...wobei die auch alle immer so fesch sind *schwärm*
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your lovely work here:…
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are more than welcome :D
PRINCESSVAMPIRESS Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
now thats how id kiss an assasin
Shadowed-Awakening Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured this here :: shadowed-awakening.deviantart.…

Congrats.  :squee: :happybounce: 
KejaBlank Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for featuring! :hug:
Shadowed-Awakening Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome

kellywashington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
this is so hot!
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