Still playing with my Copics – it’s becoming apparent that I’ll be needing at least 1 more shade of warm grey and probably 1 more cool grey as well. It’s also been difficult to adjust to not only drawing more by hand instead of digitally, but on such a small substrate.
As you can see, I decided to go with the Batman: The Animated Series versions of these characters rather than the new 52.
I wanted to go back and fix a couple thing on this that have been bothering me. hope you like the changes.
I decided to go ahead and try to design my own Harley costume since I hate the relaunch version so much (so does everyone else, apparently). I went at this from the stand-point that for some reason it had to be done, because her classic costume needs no update. So this is what I would do if I absolutely had to. I wanted to keep elements of the classic costume, keep it practical and make it look like she can move in it. I went with the glasses to give her a smart, sexy doctor kind of look and combined it with a cool punk hairstyle that is sort of shaped like her old cowl. I kept the belt and pouches, cuz a girl needs a place to keep all her laughing gas and exploding cigars. It’s meant to be practical and sexy without being blatantly slutty and sexist. I hope you like it – I just wish the DC folks cared about this character as much as we do.
Worst. costume. re-design. ever. It’s so dumb, it completely misses the point of the character. It just looks like one of those slutty Halloween costumes that sorority girls wear. Why does she have so many knives? Why in God’s name is her giant cartoon hammer now a giant sledge-hammer? If she does a single gymnastic maneuver, her snoobs are going to fall right out of that corset. I hate it – HATE IT.
had to mock this up to put the finishing touches on my new Harley Quinn piece, enjoy.
Color Preview! finished version coming soon!
The pencils for my new Harley Quinn piece, with added bonus color pallet!
Colored version here
Batman: Arkham Asylum was easily my favorite game of 2009, and the Harley Quinn that I drew after playing through it is by far my most viewed piece (see it here). I’m crazy with anticipation for the sequel, Batman: Arkham City (coming out sometime this fall), so I’m working on this new Harley while I wait for it to come out. Finished version coming soon.
I kept the Ring Card Girl concept and kicked it up a notch, I hope you enjoy this piece and I hope I get several hundred more entries before it’s all said and done
Original Pencils here: http://axelsketchparty.blogspot.com/2009/09/entry-604-harley-quinn-arkham-asylum.html