Forte Concept Picture

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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Yamato Lord sketch
Orthus +Overlay Commission+
Forte Concept
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