Altaïr – A Story of Triumph Over Adversity

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With the upcoming movie on the horizon, let’s draw the greatest master assassin of all time — ALTAÏR from Assassin’s Creed!

One of the things I like the most about Assassin’s Creed is how its mythology is intertwined with real world history. From events like the crusades and the French Revolution, to characters like Richard I or Machiavelli, the nerd in me is drawn to the possibility of conspiracies around these events and characters.

I chose to draw the character of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad first because he is the most noble. From a tragic past of having lost everything, he still chose the most honorable path — turning his grief and loss as motivation to shape the world he lived in. Here’s a great video about Altaïr’s backstory, if you don’t know.

Happy drawing,


“Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad was a Syrian-born member of the Levantine Brotherhood of Assassins and served as their Mentor from 1191 until his death in 1257. Raised to be an Assassin from birth, Altaïr became a Master Assassin at age 25, the youngest to obtain the rank by that time.”


P.S.: Download and enjoy this free colouring page of Altair:


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