I actually kind of hate this character, always have, but she was super fun to draw. I did the line art last summer but didn't get around to coloring it until now. It was meant to originally just be a bust along with Cat Woman and Poison Ivy (the femme fatales of Gotham) but I never finished it. Then I decided it would be busts of her and Joker, since Joker is ultra fun to draw, but now it just ended up being a picture by its lonesome with more of the body present because I wanted something to throw up online.
I guess I didn't always HATE Harley Quinn. She was OK in the animated series, but I always found her pretty obnoxious and bratty. The thing I hate most of all is a chunk of her fanbase and the way she is regarded these days. I've met so many women who idolize this wacko, and DC is even promoting her as a hero/role model these days. A serial killer, psycho-path, Stockholm Syndrome-suffering, manipulated clown is not a good role model for women (she's even being promoted as a character for little girls now...). I feel like she just showed up super late in the game for Batman and just took over the whole franchise. Her character alone completely rewrote a massive chunk of the Joker too, forcing her to always be a major part of his character, forever killing the classic villain. Any person who jokes "f@#$ Romeo and Juliet, I want a relationship like Joker and Harley" is a really stupid or really sick individual, or they just clearly don't actually know anything about Batman, they're just saying that to be trendy. But, yeah, Harley Quinn - terrible role model for women and promoter of domestic abuse, and just fan service.
But, yeah, again, she was super fun to draw. There's no denying that her current design is really likable and sexy (I love the color on her pig tails. It reminds me of Italian ices), so I had to draw her. Not to discredit Margot Robbie, she's a beautiful girl, but she's really not my type and I personally didn't find her sexy, but the outfit was noice. I do find it odd that Harley has become known as THE sex symbol of Batman, though, since it's a FACT - Poison Ivy's the hottest