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JAL: Meet the Harpy!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 28, 2015, 5:59 AM
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Meet the Harpy <3 With her suit she is quite invincible. This is the usual suit she fancies , though she has a wide range of costumes/armour suits ...UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE *Cough, Wolf Rayet*

Man, when I got to designing her outfit , it was only how much I realized how subversive objectifying women can be in superhero comics. I literally had to struggle NOT to draw her with giant rocket boobs, a boob crack or a shoulderless outfit.  I did try to do some based off what I loved from heroic ladies in tights ...It was only then did I realize how little they were adult wise. Until I was in my late teens did Teen titans come out and it is one of the few ironically which feature super heroines in practical get ups.

So, I put myself in her shoes.

Think, Bubble. If you were a very angry mad scientist with an ego the size of the freaking EARTH itself and had to battle a not very amused super powered foe daily over control of a city, what would YOU wear?

Needless to say. a dozen scenarios of me being impaled with skin bared , or getting scratched or torn up from being flung by a very unhappy super hero come to mind.

This is not just a little cat fight. It's all out bloody free for all between two foes. If I was a super villain, I would want to live another day and take no chances.

And then it hit me. If in the same breath they can claim that skin tight material used to make super hero outfits , especially super heroines is some extremely versatile bullet proof thing . Then in the same breath I can say my armor while skin tight is also extremely powerful and a mix! XD

 The struggle was combining practicality with fashion.

Something that would look cool and be practical.Something that would make a super hero or would be lower ranked vigilantes gulp and say:This dame means business!

With Harpy I went a little Lex luthor, a little Ant Man and a little Tony Stark on her get up.With a little of Toad from X men. I love me some Toad. I love me some snarky megalomaniacs with issues.

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i think the reason why I love the Harpy both as Lass and her dual identity is that she is what I wanted to see as a kid. I wanted a villianess who was  confident, powerful , cool AND HAMMY. With a touch of humanity. She's the main character so she is not a complete monster nor an angel. She is human.

I like to think of her an between Ichabod ((From the Legend of Sleepy Hollow))  and Medusa (( Medusa, Warrior of Justice)) . She's crazy and passionate  and had a rough start in life ((But not that crazy)) as Icky , she can be serious and her heart is in the right place ((But she went down the wrong path and baby, is this chickadee stubborn)) like Medusa.

I'll update more soon! ;) I hope you all like and PLEASE, votye in the polls above deciding on Lass and Justin! ;3333

 

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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you now know she looks really like a villian from Dragon ball z! Funny thing , she at first had the standard and infact it is the closest to 'fan service' I have gotten too, ironically! I do my best to give my female leads as unconventional looking as possible.  Aaaand that's thing, mainstream has to cater to it's audience or is drawn by people who see no wrong. So, someone has to make a difference, why not me? XD. Thanks, bud! 
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Herikayela Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. :) Sound interesting that idea for a villian.
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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love you love JAL buuut Also, for your interests , I have another journal entry bubbledriver.deviantart.com/jo…
which I think might interest you! :) Thank you so much for the kind words and support!
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Herikayela Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^u^ I like histories of almost anything.
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Kidagine Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that looks great^^ can't wait to see it when it's fully done, I wonder what will be the colours of the costume?
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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love you love JAL buuut Also, for your interests , I have another journal entry bubbledriver.deviantart.com/jo…
which I think might interest you! :) Thank you so much for the kind words and support!

We will see! I miiight enlist the help of you lovely BOBs for the colours! :)
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Kidagine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that would be a great idea^^ or maybe do a poll.
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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We will see! ^^
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