The request was for a teaser image of X, as the comics launch their Mega Man X story line.
I kicked around a couple ideas before I thought of how cool it would be to do the exact moment he activates, through the POV of Dr. Cain.
X can look fierce with that helmet dipped down over his eyes, and if I was Dr. Cain down in some ruins where this robot just emerged from a sealed capsule, I'd probably feel pretty creeeped out at first.
What an honor to draw X!!!