I watched the new season of Harley Quinn recently, and it got me in the mood to dust off some old sketches I did for the series. Harley and Batgirl have a cute dynamic in this show, and it developed further in the new season, so I inked and colored this drawing I did a while back. I think I’d like to draw more of this pairing eventually. My favorite Batgirl is still B:TAS, but I like this version a lot, too.
One of the first SFM compilations I ever wanted to do was this one, and I finally got around to it. The title of this one is “classic” Harley Quinn because the clips used to make this music video feature her exclusively in her original costume. This is my favorite look for Harley, but maybe some day I’ll try making another one using her more modern design.
The WWOEC Woman of the Month for September 2015 is Max Gibson from Batman Beyond. I’ve actually been rewatching the show, so this was a pleasant surprise for me. I may have even nominated her for WWOTM at some point in the past, I can’t recall. I know I considered it, though I also considered four or so other women from the show as candidates. Seriously, though, Inque and the Jokerz twins are the only girls who seem to get much attention from the show, despite it being full of beautiful women. It is still Bruce Timm, after all, I don’t think he has it in him to not fill a show with knockouts.
I always really liked Max, so I was torn between a number of concepts (story of my life). I went with this one, but I’d like to do at least one more all girl pic of Max with Dana and Terry’s mom (which would have a speech bubble like this one to contextualize it). We’ll see if I ever get around to it.
I added Barbara to this one because, well, she’s probably my favorite character in the show. She certainly was one of my favorites in the original cartoon (or, rather, the revamped version of it she mostly appeared in), and in Beyond she’s really likeable. I started liking her even more once PBX drew the first chapter to Forbidden Affairs (Google it if you’re not familiar), which features the older Barbara pretty heavily. I hadn’t considered her sexually before that, and ever since I’ve liked her for multiple reasons. I would like to do my own Barbara pictures in the future, though I would understand if people aren’t as anxious to see that. I realize not everyone likes older women the way I do.
I really loved working on this pic, it provided a great opportunity to experiment with light sources and limited lighting. Whether my experimentation turned out good results is for you to decide, but I’m quite happy with it.
There was some confusion on my part in coloring this. You see, DTiberius always uses direct references for his backgrounds, and I knew from experience that I would be able to find this exact skyline somewhere in Batman: The Animated Series. Well, I re-watched the entire series, but couldn’t even find the Wayne building featured. I shrugged and used other building colors to do the skyline, only to later be informed by DT himself that the background here is from DCU Online, not the show that the characters are done in the style of. Well, we had a good laugh and I recolored it. Cool story, huh?