This Character Ask was a unique one for me. Excluding projects where I was not the artist, I’ve only ever really drawn Harley Quinn in commissions. The version of Harley used in those commissions is her more recent comic design, where she’s bleached like the Joker and has the pink and blue pigtails. However, I’m not really a fan of that design. My favorite version of Batman is still the Bruce Timm one, and so I tend to favor designs (for both Harley and Poison Ivy) that are closer to that approach. I almost used the Bruce Timm art style for this Ask, but decided instead to lean closer to the comic aesthetic but using the designs I prefer. If I draw these two outside of a commission (and I have a few unfinished works that will hopefully go up some day), then it’ll be these versions.
As for Harley’s answer, well, it seemed like the obvious choice to me. Poison Ivy is my favorite person to pair Harley with (followed by Dick Grayson, tbh). Despite the way the question was phrased, I do not view Harley and Joker as a sexual pairing (Harley may want that, but I can’t help but read Joker as asexual and disinterested). When my friend Anya suggested the “plant” pun that just sealed the deal for how she’d reply.