Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Superheroes Challenge: DC Villain...Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is completely 'bat' crazy but you have to admire her in some ways! She's very loyal (some might say a sycophant) and incredibly resourceful. Her first appearance was in a Batman cartoon back in the 90's and the character was only created to serve as The Joker's sidekick in one episode. In 2009, Harley made it on to IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Villains at #45. Not bad for a psycho psychiatrist from Brooklyn! 

Aside from Comics, her biggest role in mainstream media was in Batman: Arkham Asylum but I would really love to see her brought to life in a movie. Damn you, Christopher Nolan! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for another Batman reboot in the future. Preferably with Zach Snyder directing but he's on that whole Man of Steel thing (hint hint) so that doesn't seem very likely. Can you imagine his slow-mo scenes in a Batman movie... heaven! Hey, a fangirl can dream!

Superheroes Nail Art Challenge: DC Villain

Superheroes Nail Art Challenge: DC Villain

I used an unnamed L'Oreal Resist and Shine polish for the red base and W7 Black for the harlequin patterns using a nail art brush.
I painted Harley herself on a base of Barry M White using Black Acrylic Paint for the outlines and details plus the aforementioned L'Oreal red. I used Rimmel Grey Matter to fill in the background and for the shading. Her eyes are Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue.
I added two top coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast to finish it off.

Superheroes Nail Art Challenge: DC Villain

Superheroes Nail Art Challenge: DC Villain


I'm excited to see what the other girls come up with today! I'm hoping to see a Joker for my Harley somewhere!
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Debbie from The Crumpet
Kerrie from PishPosh and Polish
Sarah from Spellbinding Nails

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33 comments :

  1. This is great, i too wish she would have a part in movie, she is great in the game!

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  2. Amazing! Looks fantastic, I can't believe you did Harley freehand, she looks great! x

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  3. Oh my goodness, these are epic. Harley is my fave Batman Villain :)

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  4. I so nearly did this one but I decided on another Batman nemesis but alas not the joker :D This is fantastic Sammy I love it :D

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  5. Love the harlequin patterns

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  6. Simply amazing!!!!

    Love this!

    /Hugs

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  7. that is impressive how you can draw that! fabulous!

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  8. These are great! I actually planned on doing Joker nails soon. :)

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  9. When I read the title, I was like "who?!?". Then I saw your nails and tada, instant recognition. She looks wonderful!

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    1. By the way, I'm curious about something. You said in your Q&A part 1 that you do a simpler version on your other hand. What did you do for this design?

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  10. wow - and double wow now I know you do it all with polishes and not acrylics x

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  11. OH MY... These are fantastic!!!!

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  12. I love your nail art! It's so well done!

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  13. Ohhh, this was so cool and well done! I love it! <3 It's an awesome depiction of Harley!

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  14. This is so good! It always amazes me just how well you can freehand.

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  15. AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHH i love it!!!! harley quinn is by far my favorite comic book character and you've done such a great job on this mani! LA LA LOVE!

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  17. I love that you chose Harley Quinn! This looks awesome. :D

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  18. Amazing. I can't believe how detailed this is, especially since you used polish!

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  19. My first time on your blog...
    Please tell me what kind of top coat you use to make it look so flat.
    By the way, you're doing beautiful nail art.

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    1. Sorry, I just saw the answer in the description!!

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  20. Harley Quinn would be my choice too!

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  21. This challenge sounds so much fun! I'm not sure I'm up to it yet but your nails are absolutely amazing! Keep it up! :)

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  22. nice! and if you remove the great nail with her face on, it is a really nice mani for any day :)

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