This is an early sketch for a Mega Man tribute exhibition I’m going to be a part of.
I’ve chosen Needle Man, from Mega Man 3, probably my favorite in the series. It introduced the slide move, Rush and the mysterious Proto man.
I played around with a couple of different designs for Needle Man, and eventually ended up moving away from the traditional 3-pronged head, for a single point. It wound up referencing a sewing machine needle, more than an industrial mining one.