2016 is going to be an epic year for comic book movie adaptations so I really have my work cut out for me. I realised today that I’ve never done Deadpool and the shame swept over me pretty fast.
I’m no stranger to a bit of Harley Quinn Nail Art but with her latest incarnation and updated look from Suicide Squad, I thought it was a good time to create an fresh nail art look to go along with it. It’s a nice mix of the old and the new with her ombre pigtails inspiring the gradient and the classic harlequin pattern throwing back to the old school.
On a slightly unrelated note, I just want to put it out there that I kind of called Batman vs. Superman last time I painted some Harley Quinn nail art a few years ago. Even though, at the time, I was doubtful that Batman would ever appear in a Zack Snyder movie, turns out I had no reason to second guess my clairvoyant capabilities.
‘I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for another Batman reboot in the future. Preferably with Zack Snyder directing but he’s on that whole Man of Steel thing 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 Challenge: DC Villian… Harley Quinn (June 2012)
Turns out dreams can come true. I have my fingers crossed for plenty of that famous Snyder-slo-mo in Batman vs. Superman!
For the Nail Art…
I used Barry M Coconut (Off-White) and OPI Romatically Involved (Red) as my base colours
I created the gradients with Barry M Damson (Blue) and Barry M Dragon (Pink). There’s a gradient tutorial here.
The black details were freehanded with a nail art brush using Cirque Memento Mori.