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Harley Reboot v. 1.0
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Published: June 15, 2011
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The internet is rightfully up in arms about Harley's new costume for the DC reboot [link] , so I did my own pass at a modernized, "grittier" Harley. I've always felt that much of Harley's appeal comes from her quirkiness and overly cartoonish techniques, so reducing her to a viciously psychopathic, scantily-clad villain just seems like a cheap shot- especially since she's nigh unrecognizable.

I'll probably play around with this design later, but I'm rather fond of the idea of a punkier Harley in skinny jeans and a tank top... I don't really have a reason for the aviator cap and jacket beyond "I wear these things and like them."

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MADMOSHE's avatar
AWESOME!!
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VanessaSwann13|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh i'm a big Harley Fan but even I didn't know!
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VanessaSwann13|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that she has a dog. Always seemed to me like more of a cat person, but funny.
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shoomlah|Professional Digital Artist
Not dogs, hyenas- Bud and Lou. They're canon!
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Rogancryd|Hobbyist General Artist
I remember those puppies best from the animated series, it was so much fun.

*Batman punches the hyenas off him and they run off yelping.

Joker: "HEY! Do I hit YOUR kids? :angry: *pauses to think about it* ... huh. Actually I do."
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ksj7700|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea of her being a biker chick, but i feel like the costume they gave her was a weak attempt at making her stronger. This is more like what they should have gone with!
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BigTPotts|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovelovelovelove
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lilminette| General Artist
It's Harley with just a dash of Tank Girl.
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djinn98's avatar
I like this. Sort of a 'Tank Girl Harley'  Better than the DC Comic Rebirth.  :)
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SnapCentino|Student Writer
Link doesn't work anymore. Pic still awesome.
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Tulsatrash's avatar
I like her outfit.
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jesschan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job
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kogoma10's avatar
this is an awesome Harley reboot, love it
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LostHellAngel's avatar
wow i love harley's pet hyene and how shes looks!!!! great job

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AshleyG92's avatar
I like the punk look too!
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Thea0605|Student Traditional Artist
a pet hyena. Yeah, why not?
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chili19's avatar
Spot on!! Awesome art
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naughtyteacup's avatar
Compared to your design, the "official" one is embarrassing. This is awesome.
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Aluena|Hobbyist Artist
<3
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February-chan's avatar
ugh thank god harley has been way way WAY too sexualized and this is so great to see!
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ProfessorLawl's avatar
This is much nicer than that other crap. And you even added in her giant mallet and one of the babies~!
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Iona-Vorster's avatar
harley and a hyena - two awesome things :D
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Bag-Of-Cats's avatar
This looks absolutely incredible. Infinitely better imagined than the "reboot" you linked to. That looks more like Emma Frost.

This _is_ Harleen Quinzel.
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