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Forerunner Class 12 Combat Skin by LeviWasTaken Forerunner Class 12 Combat Skin by LeviWasTaken
For future aspects of my Shield and Sword project, I wanted to nail down a visual for a Forerunner warrior that everyone might agree on - a sort of balance between all the visions we have in our brains. This sketch is the latest, and is definitely pulling a lot from Bungie's concept of a Warrior form.

You can check out some earlier sketches and the discussion that led to this design here: [link]

The same chat led to ~TDSpiral's piece: [link]

A fruitful discussion indeed!
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:iconruschman:
Ruschman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
A Mega-Man Version of a Forerunner Combat Skin? How clever!!
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
awesome 'nough said
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:icontoawk:
Toawk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this a hell of alot better then what we got.
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:iconthegman123:
TheGMan123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Don't give up hope yet! The second Human-Forerunner War is just starting!
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:icontoawk:
Toawk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
True.
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SpartanDog1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I don't know about this being a forerunner as this look more like a human then a forerunner, then again we don't know much about how forerunners looked other then they can be tall and that they might be related to humans, well this might also be human armor from the human forerunner wars. Looks badass tho.
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WarSphinx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Forerunners have grey/silver skin and have patches of purple or pink fur. They may also have six fingers on each hand.
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:iconnzdelta4:
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I wonder if this is what the (true, flesh & blood) Prometheans will look like in Halo 4?
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If they do, then I guess 343 has been spying on me. :)
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:iconnzdelta4:
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You should be honored. 343i would know how true EPICNESS looks like! :-)
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:iconlabj:
Labj Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And my armor is still only Class 2... Shame on you UNSC, shame on you...
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
it sort of reminds me of a character in metroid sylux and the GF marines just saying and its pretty good just saying
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:iconjbrown7us:
jbrown7us Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Kind of makes me think of metroid a little bit.
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my gosh, I would love to see this guy fighting of the flood and other "ancient tier3 civilizations".
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! :)
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist
good to know.
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:iconodstnumber5:
ODSTnumber5 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
What does the piece on his hand do?
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Shoots... stuff.
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:iconodstnumber5:
ODSTnumber5 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Like to get me one of those baby's!
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MiharuAkimoto Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
Am I seeing it wrong or does he have 2 thumbs? I never looked up much about the Forerunners, but some of the official art makes them look a tad too much like Geth (just my opinion)
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There were Forerunner hologram switches that had a sort of 'palm reader' in Halo 2 that showed a hand with two thumbs. Always thought it was kind of neat. :)

What's interesting is that the first Forerunner combat form artwork was developed the same time Mass Effect was being developed, so any similarities is just a coincidence.
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MiharuAkimoto Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
Oh...wait yeah now that you mention it, I remember that! Wow, I'm such a fan of H2 and I didn't even think of that, haha.

Really? I didn't know that. Interesting.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it seems that Halo 3 (which came out about a month before ME1) was exploring more Forerunner content in pre-production. Besides the combat form below, the Art of Halo 3 shows Guardian Sentinels and lots of other ideas.

This Gethy-concept art from Issac Hannaford was released years later, but was designed probably year or two before Mass Effect was released:

[link]

What's REALLY interesting is that Hannaford posted this on his blog and then it was removed almost in the same day if I recall, as if Microsoft had plans for it...
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MiharuAkimoto Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
Oh, that's right..ME1 feels older than Halo 3, but it isn't. I never really compared the dates of release.
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hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
i LOVE your concept of the forerunner skin. seriously. i want to osmosis your thought process.
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconhal0fanboy311:
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
i do! i would love to see your interpretation of the war sphinxs as well.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Posted that almost a year ago! [link]
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hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
ahh thank you good sir! thank you kindly! yes i do remember that now actually. a great interpretation! forerunners are so crazy to understand in their evolutions and their almost living-like armor and ships..the use of that light-energy like glass almost it's just crazy.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!
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Npact Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
That is awesome! I've been looking up forerunner concepts recently and came across this one,[link] . It's not mine (cause I have no talent lol) But I thought it look cool.
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Illiya975 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I always wondered what it would look like since I read the flood. I'd say you nailed it.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, thanks!
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sErgEantaEgis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Nice! This has always been how I imagined the Forerunners!
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconb6l6u6e:
B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks super cool!
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trooperbeta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Needs to be in Halo 4 as customizable armor permutations!!!!!
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AardvarkEcho Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.
-AE
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ec4370 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Looks great!
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a Forerunner warrior?
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ARKON-GHOST Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I reckon he's a built too bulky but perhaps a he could be a heavier class, other than that... he's bloody awesome mate.
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roughbugger13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think (or rather believe) that forerunner (warrior class) armor should be far more sleeker than this. perhaps if this were an ornamental piece, or civilian armor, then i think the bulk shouldn't be a problem.
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ShadowWingedHunter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Love it. great job
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you! :)
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:iconaction-figure-opera:
action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Too cliche for my tastes. I would never give a Forerunner character such bulky, muscle-shaped armor.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The idea behind that was to try and capture how the novels describe their armor wrapping about them and integrating with their natural form.

I think if I drew this again, I'd keep the basic design but make the lines far more angular and jutting. That might pull back some of that 'muscle-suit' feel?
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
You should try to convey size and girth by slightly less conventional means. Take the Space Jockey for example.
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Guyver89 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And yet thats what the novels describe Didact as when Bornstellar resurrects him. Didact was gigantic compared to Bornstellar. I always picture Didact being taller then a hunter 12' tall hunter.
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SonicandShadowcool Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Wasn't Chief in Halo CE a class 2 combat skin?
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:iconleviwastaken:
LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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