Patient #4479: [holds up the Queen of Hearts card] Obviously you're not Harleen Quinzel...
[The Joker Blogs, episode 8: BRB]
I'm baaaaack <3 Tinkering with Harley's look, just because it's fun and allows me to be dark and messy. Used Angela Bettis [especially from May
and Girl, Interrupted
] as a reference for the face and hair [May's pigtails at the laundromat]. I like how in both films Bettis pulls off homocidal awkwardness with that tinge of innocent cuteness, mixed with moments of bitter sarcasm suddenly split by gale force rage. I like the skinny geeky look paired with Ledger!Joker's masculine grunge.
The obvious symbolism is that Harley's destroyed the person she used to be-- jokerizing the queen.
Harleen Quinzel being the Queen of Hearts is inspired by the eighth episode of The Joker Blogs, BRB
. And speaking of TJB, the last of the GCPD evidence tapes is hitting the internet this Sunday the 28th of March at 12pm CST
, so go watch it when it's up! medium:
black India ink wash and red watercolorcharacters:
Harley Quinn [belonging to DC Comics]extra:
the Queen card design belongs to Bicycle Playing Cards[soli deo gloria]