Harley sighed as she sat on the couch, frowning. Another year, another Valentine’s Day passing without much meaning.
Love. Something her boyfriend was incapable of. True love, anyway.
A sound caught her attention and she looked up. Bud and Lou peered up at her, grinning around the two rubber balls in their mouths. She quirked an eyebrow as she sat up, gently taking the balls from them.
'Follow us,' the balls said when put side by side.
Curious, she watched as the hyenas dashed out of the room. She stood, quickly following them to the end of the hall. She slid to a stop, staring at the harlequin beaming back at her.
Joker grinned back at her, his hands behind his back. Harley blinked at him in confusion as he dropped to one knee, producing a small black box from behind his back and opening it. She gasped softly, eyes widening as she realized what was about to happen. The diamond ring glinted back at her.
“Harley…I know you’ve been waiting forever… It's never been the right time. But will you marry me, kid?”
Harley stared long and hard at her clown boyfriend before tackling him and kissing him, tears of delight streaming down her cheeks. “Yes, Puddin!”
I guess it's not really a spoiler for later. This pic actually isn't from the story, but it really ties in nicely. After a couple years together, Joker finally gets the nerve to ask Harley to marry him. On Valentine's Day.
I've wanted to do something like this since forever. You can't imagine how many pics I went through, studying body posture, watching clips over and over, and reworking the lineart like 4 times. All of this for 4 1/2 hours. And this is the end result. I'm so proud of it! Also, I'm open to critique, as I'd love to do more art like this. Comments are deeply appreciated!
I also noticed you really don't see much art of this Harley. And I wanted her OUT of costume this time. I happen to really like this Harley and I think they make a cute couple.
Jack Neighpier, the spineless put-upon clerk stuck in a dead-end job whose dream of being a comedian failed since he was about as funny as a dish cloth. Hell he couldn't even get a cutie mark since he was so mediocre everything. (Hence Diamond Tiara sneaking in to victimize him) After falling into a vat of chemicals (clumsy goof) everything changed. Not only his appearance and the sound of his voice, but lo and behold there was his long-awaited Cutie Mark, a Joker. The calling became clear, if he couldn't get them to laugh on their own, he'd MAKE them laugh. He also got good at bouncing stuck-up fillies in the air with his hind legs, but that's beside the point.
Noticing that different sizes and body types are becoming more common in the show, I revamped the body types of a lot of these Batman ponies. Jack/Joker got taller and lankier like the human incarnation, and I made his face longer and harsher looking. I also added the purple jacket. Jokes just doesn't look right without it.