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Dante - Improved Redesign by Jarein Dante - Improved Redesign by Jarein
I'm on the thin line when it comes to the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot.

I think most would agree the new look of Dante is a huge departure from the rest of the series to the point where most would question whether its even Dante at all. I've spent alot of time watching the trailers, trying to figure out what was bothering me so much about something so trivial. Its irritiating when something bothers you and you cant really come up with a rational and arguable reason why.

So like anything that bothers me as far as a character's design is concerned, I took it upon myself to "adjust" the new Dante concept and insert more "ol'School Dante" into the look. The most recognizable addition is the body type. I gave new Dante a few cheeseburgers to fill out his old Skeletor frame. Speaking of Skeletor, Rebellion in its sealed form is hanging where it should be. Replaced the "My Chemical Romance skinny jeans" with something better for a gunslinger (callback to DMC4). I wont outline everything I did, but yeah, I'm happier now.

I should mention I spent a much longer time on this than most other designs, since I put a ton more effort into the scaling and complexity of the pose. I wanted it to look more natural for a badass who kills demons for a living.

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Halkras12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
This design is awesome,just like new dante clothes with old dante colors
jurassicmonster65 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
he looks kinda nerdy but its still cool
cyclonefury Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really awesome and it actually looks like it could be a slightly older redesign of dante that could be used in a sequel of dmc with the different style blade of course. classic rebellion is always awesome and but i cant knock against the new version too much. what im curious of is what a released form of the new style rebellion would look like if it had one I could draw one myself but I wouldn't mind seeing someone else's take on it. Also something I think would be cool to see from you is a crossover picture where if Naruto were a ghost rider in his world where he uses his mother's chakra chains instead of an actual chain. Naruto Ninja Ghost Rider sounds rather epic=P (Razz) 
Jarein Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I appreciate the positive feedback on this really old concept. Its trippy to see how the series evolved since I posted this, where there's this melting pot of the old style of Devil May Cry with the new reboot of DmC. Theyre doing a kind of amalgamation now, where Capcom is bringing in more of the old elements bit-by-bit. 

I've toyed with a ton more crossover ideas, but never a Ghost Rider Naruto. It might be worth trying...we'll see :)
cyclonefury Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool that Capcom is bringing in some elements of the old style(lets hope its the elements that made devil may cry good)The ghost rider idea is something I've never seen before either and I myself have a ghost rider weapon on the backburner of my mind since the first movie seeing as enchanted weapons and the mythos of ghost rider could fit the devil may cry universe and its own world im not sure how to go about it. anyway cant wait to see what you come up with if you give the Ghost Rider Naruto a try and I cant wait to see what Capcom comes up with. to be honest the only mistake they mad with the game was putting it under the Devil May Cry label(its why old fans are butt hurt)but we'll see what they come up with for its next installment, hopefully they do something akin to what I typed below.

Old style character design(except vergil) + new voice actors(vergil voice in dmc was great) + new style game mechanics(old style shooting lock-on feature for guns) + old style difficulty(low at beginning for new players) + new style level design and boss fight design(the bosses in dmc while easy were beautifully done and creative) + plus new style weapon design + old style secondary female leads(Trish and Lady FTW they were both badass and hot for game characters) + new and old style story telling(new style plot and character development + old style fun, passion and epicness) + new and old style music tracks(both fairly good and intense) =Best Game Ever =P (Razz) .

Id say if they make another DmC they should follow the videogame creator's rule of 4: take the best of the old(1), take the best of the new(2), use 1&2 to make the best overall(3), Profit from everyone (4)Wink/Razz
KyougiMujo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
I was happy to see this. You did a good job in this picture.
I like how his hairstyle is more close to how it is in the rest of the DMC (not DmC) games. He still has the younger look in his clothes, but he still is Dante.
The clothes make it look more like an older teen, and his slouch, too. The sunglasses are a nice add.
The signature white hair is there, too! And his clothes have the same color.

One thing I don't think fits is his new 'thing' with smoking (in the game). That personality does not fit Dante. Sure, it's rebellious and all, but Dante was cool to the point he didn't need to make a gesture or statement to show that.

I do like this design though. I still don't like DmC, but this is a nice design and could tell you put good thought into this.
Congratulations, you made a better one than Ninja Theory!
DekuLX7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this a lot, but I still think the cigarette should be dropped. Also I thought the new Rebellion looks cool than the old one. DmC was shit though so whatever man.
OneCallGat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how I kinda picture Dante if DmC have a sequel.
GethAssassin20 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
You know what the best thing about this is rebellion isn't a toothpick and ebony and ivory are back to their good ol selves great work.
Jack-Walter-Darko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I love this design and I wish they had kept the other concepts for Dante as extra costumes

I think I know what everyone hated about the new Dante....HIS VOICE!!!

it was all gruff and didn't match his looks or personality at all.

Then they fixed it and actually made everything match up.
VictorTran Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Much btter than the DMC reboot
Guyverman Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
If I did it, i'd at make his hair black with a strand of bleached silver hair.
LRW0077 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is how you reboot a great chracter!!!!!

Amazing work!!
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bocodamondo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice. this looks much better then that crappy dante design they choosed
theXtreme1man Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
wanna know something funny. this is actually really close to a concept NT showed to capcom that was rejected. this is real nice
AlchemistFromEden Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I have pics of the dmc3 costume for this game
Industrial-Machina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I prefer his original design not this crap. Really do you know anything about the reboot? Dante is younger so of course he wouldn't look the same from all the other dmc series.
Jarein Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
well I did draw this over a year and a half ago, way before the drastic art change they did mid development. I like what they did with it by release, because they didnt make him some starving teenager dealing with drug withdrawl.

hindsight is 20/20, irrelevant comments are irrelevant. cheers
xzile77 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
could i redraw this? lol...i really love it
Jarein Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
go for it. wont bother me none.
Bonafide-Badass Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
||Same guy who asked forgot my info.
I want to use this design for an RP profile of mine. Love the new DmC but if there is a sequel.
I think he'd resemble this.
Cant state how much I love it.
xzile77 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it really is badass
SoulBushido Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
That's awesome man. Has a touch of K'.
J4ckFrost Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Now THAT is what the new Dante should be like.
AkaChibi13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012

'Cuse the fangirl explosion. I just-DANTE! xDDD

Love the design. I hated the fact they were turning his hair black instead of white the most. And that the newer one looked more of a skinny dumbass poser instead of a cool badass demonslayer. (NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE WHO LIKES THE NEW DANTE. I JUST PREFER THE OLD ONE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY MORE.)

thegeekofwar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
looks like hes been stomping on heads!
doomsilver Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love the sunglasses
KaTrY Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very much better design than the used one in the new DmC xD
waraulol Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm OK with what already in the game but I must say I like this one very much. This looks kinda like :iconkdashplz:'s head is placed onto Dante's body. =P
MetalGray Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly a shame. This would have been SO much better! Still iffy about the cigs tho. That aside- I love this redesign!
dantedevil15269 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is improved this is freaken awsome
Shikamaru-sasukeClan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
hell yeah tht would be awsome if he looked like tht
jinxypoo200 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I saw pics of new Dante and I thought his face was all jacked up and ugly. I like this much better. Can I keep him!
yanney Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

para ser improvisado. te quedo mejor que el nuevo diseņo por parte de ninja theory XDDDD

se va a favoritos :D
Jiongu-kun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
I dont mind the new look: lets face it, dante's character and design havent been majorly consistent outside of colour scheme anyway in any game so far

DMC1: Badass, level, and with some emotional relatablity
DMC2: Sorta like the old cowboy in the wild west
DMC3: Johnny Bravo with a bit more intelligence
DMC4: More mature than DMC 3, but not as stern as DMC 1, all around the most sensible one

this DMC is in an alternative reality anyway according to both Capcom and Ninja theory, so it wont impact the original timeline in the slightest
Karn-sama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
So so SO much better than their new 'Dante'
mmzblaze Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Looks like Shizou from Durarara!!! with those shades :D. I happen to be in the "WTF did you did to Dante?" club. DANTE NEEDS HIS WHITE HAIR!!!!!!! While it does look cool in a punkish environment, Dante was more of a alcoholic than a smoker evident in the manga-novels released by Tonkyopop. Awesome redesign, wish they could have kept his white hair. Maybe his hair doesn't turn white until he gets his DT abilities? Just a hunch. We'll know more when the game gets released.
UtaNishikawa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This not only looks more like the Dante we all have known for so long, but it SEEMS and FEELS more like his attitude and behavior style somehow. The reboot Dante just seems...angsty and detached. Sure the Dante we all know keeps to himself mostly, but it isn't because he doesn't give a damn about other people's lives and safety, which is kinda what I'm seeing in the new version. He seems to only be fighting for himself, which isn't like Dante.
Jarein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
well I wont fault them in a reboot for trying something slightly different with his personality since that isnt quite as glaring a change as something more visual. plus the game hasnt been released and the story mode hasnt been made public yet so its hard to get a full scope of what Dante will be like at the end, since the dev team has stressed Dante develops character-wise as the game progresses. but this is just me giving the devs some credit on something thats still on the drawing board. I guess we'll just have to wait n see what the ultimate plan is with Dante's personality. Till then, we get to enjoy more Edward Cullen, son of Sparda. yeesh....
UtaNishikawa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
XD Good phrasing. I'll have to write that down.
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

Too good.
Jarein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
haha well I'm glad you liked how it turned out. thanks for stopping in and leaving me some positive feedback on it. I always love a good button-smashing exuberant compliment :D
iNeyraei Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your art and desings are amazing. You should start to do more redesings actually, for charas you like. (Dante, Vergil, Nero, etc?)
Oniika Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Digital Artist
You know, I actually like this. I really like this.

It's got the "young rebellious douche" look that the "new" Dante has, but it actually LOOKS like DANTE as a young rebellious douche as opposed to just a random young rebellious douche.

I also like that, you know, unlike ninja theory you actually gave him the right color scheme.

I can't really consider "Classic" Dante and "New" Dante (or Danteem as people like to call him" as the same character (mostly because, from a design standpoint they literally aren't) but you've taken the "spirit" I guess of both designs and combined them into something that works really well.

I'm getting long-winded here, but all in all, you've convinced me that this is Dante, something Ninja Theory has not done, so for that I must thank you.
Lord-Gale-119 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
wait wait......wasn't Dante ALWAYS a rebellious douche?
Oniika Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Not really, he's more like a "NOT A SINGLE FUCK WAS GIVEN THAT DAY" pizza-eating missile-hopping badass usually.
Lord-Gale-119 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student General Artist
But he's rebellious by nature, and he's a douchebag to everyone who isn't as awesome as he is. *cough*Nero*cough*
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