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Bayonetta Re-Envisioned by axl99 Bayonetta Re-Envisioned by axl99
This is my entry for a Bayonetta fanart competition Sega and Wizard Mag are holding right now, the basic idea is for artists to redesign her.

:star::star:Here's where you can vote for this entry: [link]

Just scroll to the bottom of the page and find my name [JESSIE LAM] on the poll :D


Red, gold and black are colours that define Bayonetta.

For the redesign I went all out and used my impressions of Oda Nobunaga combined with Tomoe Gozen as a base.

At first I wanted to give her a traditional demon-shaped face guard, but then we wouldn't be able to tell who she is, and the whole "beauty" aspect is lost.

So instead I gave her a skull shaped mask with an open jaw where her glasses would've been.

In the game her costume is made out of her hair, and the bigger finishing moves you pull off, the more her costume unravels and you'll get to see a whole lot more of Bayonetta. *cough

I showed a little skin here and there, if she showed too much there wouldn't be much room for me to make a real costume design.

The hellhound/wolf mount she's riding on I took design cues from Hideki Kamiya's previous game "Okami" and kept similar aspects from Bayonetta's familiars like the golden mesh, purple-blue-red-black colour scheme, and chained restraints.
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Britt601 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I'm speechless. It's just so damn beautiful!
wulfjakal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
AzumiHaruki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
omg this looks very epic and funny/sexy to meh <3
Sun-bro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
thats epic!
Darkhellfire32 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Z-LOT847 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
i like the madama butterfly hands in the back. thats a nice touch.
Deargdul90 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Now that is an idea. That is wicked and gives me some notes for using in my story i have.

:thumbsup: x 50 wicked job.
0Gungrave0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Looks like you got some inspiration from Muramasa Demon Blade on the Wii(very fun game by the way)

I know a friend who will love this more than i do ^_^
gwenanodite Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
OMFG look very well
very awesome
very all xDDD
i love it great art work bayonetta the fucking boss of the games (except asassin creed xD)
koldtrane Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
EPIC! Also, her leg is VERY long.
92-pink-ravens Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This somehow reminded me of Princess Mononoke... or I am just imaginating things.
I really loved the design of the beast thing there. Looks insane :)
FallenJace Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Reinv0isoned as He-Man?
kro-tion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I truly wish I had your skills in art..
This is a beautiful piece of a reinvention of Bayonetta..
Beauty :)
ChibiLoveXD Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
whoa! now that would be one heck of a finishing move :D
MaddBoy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Nice Heavy metal album cover
pegasus1986 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Damn! is this consept art? this kicks ass. sequel?
DateAkemi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Photographer
HA! Let's see those godblessed angels do squat against her now!
deltalead Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Thats a bad ass reinvention :O i sure wouldnt mind riding a hair wolf while using a double sided katana! very very impressive :)
bigmac996 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
This is awesome! How did you do in the contest?

I just ordered the japanese version of Bayonetta for 360 from playasia and it should be arriving by thursday! ( i have a japanese 360 to play it on, so no region lock issues)
AlphaXQ Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
that is just freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!
its like an epic poster!!!!!!!!!!! :D
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet work :)
karniz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fucking FANTASTIC. I love an original take for a contest... shows there is more thought than just cheesecake. ^^
I'll be sure to vote! Good luck!
Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just read about this contest (stumbled upon it by chance actually) and wondered if you were going to enter it :nod: I wish you all the best! This and the concept behind it kicks ass.
lihimsidhe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student General Artist
and here i thought i had a chance of winning this contest... jeezus
Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I'm tripping on righteousness
XHallow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
when i saw this picture was like ohohohohohohohoh for 5 minutes.
CloudsEnd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Interface Designer
axl, its beautiful.
deepdive Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Jessie this is amazing! This is what the game should look like :D The only crit I have is her leg looks too long, but other than that I got nothin lol
UmbranWizard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I don't agree, the legs are perfect! [link] If you research you'll find the creator of Bayonetta's appearance intended her legs and arms to be big. Jolly good my friend, excellent artwork. [link]
Murcielago-77 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
yeah i agree. the thigh alone is too long. everything else is good.
andrislolita Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
wow!! epic!!!
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god. I came

axl99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
PAYCO Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
how long did it take you to finish? looks great btw
axl99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
10 hours? I took lots of breaks in between so I don't remember how long exactly.
BGWorX Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Digital Artist
Wiiiicked hope you win your piece deserves it!
axl99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fingers crossed!
ZEBES Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist
wow that's sick!! it's a really detailed and delicious design, you can easily tell how much effort it has :D
abaq Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
axl99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
PokeRuler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Its impressive yet a little much...But still imaginative I give you a
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