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The return of a very favorited character design. I redesigned to something that I originally wanted years and years ago but I didn't have the creative capability. I gave him more "X" features to more suit the Shitennou. I didn't want him to seem too radical and out of place. I gave him a lot of similar features to Harpuia due to the fact I wanted him to seem capable of leadership. I wanted him to seem calm and ruthless as I will later illustrate in my drawings that hes also very very vicious. Im also considering changing his story to X building him from scratch as to be zeros equal after researching wily's creations. This is a sample sketch and it will be used to draw a much better photo with some perspective practice, an angle I havnt tried yet.

Why I chose purple: Very simple actually. When Forte combines with Gospel he is black and purple. Since Phantom was black (and every body else paints Forte black) So I decided purple, and since the limbs on the rest of the Shitennou is white I decided to give him that color to make him fit in. I didn't want the black because X has black and I didn't want to make Forte seem like the leader but more of an equivalent of Harpuia. I'm still debating on the eyes, I want them to be purple to fit the elemental colors but the red may be like an "activation" sort of thing. I'm also considering a redesign of the face markings because Fefnir have very similar ones. This is in no way part of a fanfic or any story I am creating. This is just simply a logical approach to a Shittenou forte.

I wanted to rid the bulky armor, I wanted his appearance to be less threatening. His second form after he fuses with cyber-elf "Gospel" (Which I will add to this later) changes his appearance to more of a copy X final form appearance. He is supposed to be an X clone like the others, and He is the closest to X in that way. I'm not sure on the weapon any more, I may just give him a buster. I will have to do some thinking and plan out, what I really want is him to have no weapons or at least rarely use weapons and just be a brawler.

Any who I hope you enjoy the re-design, I sure as hell did (LOVE THE HELMET!) The fins are actually supposed to make a bit of an "X" shape from the front and back.

Cyber Elf Gospel: The current ongoing and continuously evolving idea is that Gospel is be a Cyber Elf. He is still be a dog but not a transforming sidekick jet car thing. My biggest change is partially due to the mythological standpoint of the Zero series. Gospel is a Cerberus, I have yet to see this idea but if its been done already I promise I am not stealing the concept from anybody else. When forte fuses the claws will be his jet pack, two heads will be shoulder pads and one will either be his helmet or sticking out of his chest (which is my favorite idea) Im still debating on the rest of it, as for what goes where and so forth. This idea will go through several phases of design and may or may not be scrapped but most likely scrapped.

Why the effect: I messed up the legs and I was too lazy to fix so this is my way of covering it up.

The evolution of the design in order from newest to oldest:

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Even made a quick ZX Version by using the hx form

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I realize this isn't the most creative rendition but it's something I felt confident in.

The image on the left Done in Photoshop CS5
on the right done in Paint Tool SAI

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StarWritter Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic! I loved it ^^ He is my favourite character too :) You earned a Watcher ^^
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
wow, thanks! though i dont do much forte artwork anymore XD
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Forte-Cross-Exe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really cool.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
thank you!
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eternalobserver Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Interesting concept.
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Schworfz Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow, so impressive
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
thanks! 
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SnowValentine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh wow .O. this is exactly how i've always imagined someone with Modle B ( what I'm pretty sure it would be called) would look like or heck even just in the same X reploid design. This is amazing!
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
there is a zx version in the descritption at the bottom
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waraulol Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that I hate the design itself, but maybe Bass fits better if he doesn't use the Shitennou design. I mean, try something closer to the Eight Gentle Judges, Omega's big armor, or Craft. What do you think?
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
this is just something i drew for fun, it will have no place in anything. it was just something i wanted to draw. every body draws him as a big evil guy. its kinda played out. so i drew this. but this is it. i have no intention of redesigning or even using this design for anything.
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waraulol Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I see :P
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
i have also done the bulky armor design, i know the description is long but there is also the evolution of this in the links that are in the description
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waraulol Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, gotta see it :B
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seraphwing11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I wodn't exactly call it Forte -.-' cuz it looks nothing like him XD but it could make an awsome badguy >:D
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Lol, It was basically a complete redesign :P Stone man in bn looks nothing like his original version :B
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seraphwing11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
to shey ! XD
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NeoChomik Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Now that would look Sweet in the game :D
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
thank you, i actually made a sprite of the old version years back as well... its some where in my scraps
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ShadowFox777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   General Artist
Interesting. Very interesting.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
thank you, i know the description is long but it explains a lot
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Advent-Axl Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Perhaps if the white stripes on he helmet were gold and his armor were black? Seems too Harpuia-ish.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
but i understand what you mean :B
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
there is a reason for that, and black armor is so played out, everybody does it. plus phantoms armor is black
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Advent-Axl Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Actually it's closer to purple, so his artwork shows. Besides, Bass has always been black, megaman's always been blue, Why change it now y'know?
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
for the purpose of change, why keep it the same? in battle network megaman's majority color was a dark grey/blue. i actually did try black and it didnt look good at all. im very satisfied with the purple look as it makes my forte stand out to others without giving him huge armor or making him too similar to the original.. now if your expecting the more original look im sure there is tons out there.. however the only other forte in rmz design that i like is by ~Essai that guy has done a fantastic job at redesigning him especially in boost mode. check him out i bet his design is more to your preference :B

but in all honesty i appreciate the critique not many people are willing to give it, i am very interested in anything that people have to say towards my work.
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Advent-Axl Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Not really towards my preference, just keeping things the same.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
ah, id be really interested in how you would perceive him in the zero series... im always interested in others ideas :D

if you look in my scraps he was originally grey n black but it looked to dull, and honestly the shittenou were all supposed to be blue like x but when toru handed em in they were different colors, this way they were quickly identifiable at a glance. as well as the names they received was actually the names of their wepons. as i mentioned, its not the same forte as in the megaman series, in the description i describe him as a creation of x done by research of wily.

again im curious to what you'd prefer, so i can get a better idea of what you envision.
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Advent-Axl Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, I looked back and I don't see any updated versions of my Bass, but I did find an old sprite of mine. The sprites aren't as updated as planned, but I was thinking about making the designs souped-up versions of their classic designs.

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Like I said, it's pretty old stuff. I have a ton of Megaman Axl stuff and Megaman MKII stuff in my gallery.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
ahh i see what you mean now, thats sorta the route i originally went when i created him.... very interesting
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
actually lemme re phrase that... its not that its played out its just that i wanted to try something different and colorful, and black wasnt it, i dont really like using black much in my colorings. and as i said the harpuia look is somewhat intentional. i wanted to completely change the bulky threatning armor look as it says above
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SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT. :wow:
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
lol thank you, you should check out my buddy ~Essai's version... [link] hes updated it since but i remember when i first started i used ms paint to color his first design... [link] XD
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SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY EFFIN'...

Yeah, that design's come a long way, but both old and new look pretty good.

But Essai's version... I almost shat bricks. O.O
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
yeah hes pretty damn epic, i owe a lot to him for encouraging me through my art. even to this day i try different things due to him and some others. thus i did a quick zx version as well , i upload a lot of stuff into my scraps. XD

him and *Eriance have been a big influence on me you should visit ~Essai's gallery hes got a lot of good stuff there! i dont hting eriance has any more megaman related stuff on his page any more.
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SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for linking them to me. Holy shit, these guys are amazing. o_o
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
there are so many more that influence me but i only know these two directly.. the others i dont know
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NeroKain5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing O.O
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
thank you, i reccommend you read the description, i know its long but its worth it, as there is a few things there people might be interested in.. including a zx version of this
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NeroKain5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm alright then i will thanks for saying so.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
lol thanks for commenting :D
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NeroKain5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem you deserve it for your hard work.
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Nanenna Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really good so far! A very beautiful and solid design of Forte in Z-series style, I really like this.
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rockman-forte Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
thank you, it went through a billion transformations XD
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Nanenna Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand that! And after looking at the old one... I really like this one better. >.>
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PaperclipPlatypus Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive effect, very NiGHTS-esque. I'm really in love with that armour, too.
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