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Harley Quinn Contest Page by Carliihde Harley Quinn Contest Page by Carliihde
Here's my contest entry for DC's, Break Into Comics With Harley Quinn Contest That's a mouthful. Had a lot of fun with this page. Had some great visuals and it really asked for a range of different emotions, textures and environments (That's probably why they chose a page because it would be good for a portfolio...)

I really DO NOT want to get into the debate that is currently surrounding this contest. I have read what people are saying but I've also done my share of research surrounding the context of the page and the reasons for putting it in the comic. There is no doubt in my mind the I'm on DC's side %100. People are saying "But it's Suicide Awareness Month" That may be, but it was "Adopt-a-cat month" in June and I'm sure a lot of people didn't even know about it. And I'm sure lots of people didn't adopt a cat and I'm sure a fair number of cats died in a shelter out there without knowing it was Adopt-a-cat-month. (ok enough, that's making me cry) I'm just saying people don't seem to care about things until someone complains about it. Most people wouldn't have though twice about the contest if someone hadn't made a big deal about it and the person who made the deal probably didn't even care to read the satirical context behind the page in the first place.
I am a woman. I've read the tropes, seen the tropes, lived the tropes. Condemn me if you want, but I've got art to do and I love every second of it.

I hope you like it!
Comments and critiques always welcome (but please don't pick a fight)
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Jamibug Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great page! I like how clearly you illustrated each scenario. I admittedly haven't seen a ton of entries, but this is the first time I actually get what she's doing in the first panel, even after reading the actual issue and the chosen page. Plus her facial expressions are perfect.
TheRockingHorseFly Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
like how you portrayed harley!! :D I love her. And it's nice that, while she's definitely still pretty here, you didn't make her unnecessarily "sexy". Hate when people overdo that... anyways, really like it :)
Carliihde Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! i'm sad I didn't win, but it was sure fun to draw. I really connect with Harley
TheRockingHorseFly Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aw, well. Maybe they picked the other because it had color, but I still prefer yours to the winner's :) If there's ever another contest like this, I would definitely support you submitting. 
JackDBram Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
oh laws yes, this is fantastic!
sgmusic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Hey, any idea when we find out who won this thing?
Great work by the way - good luck :)

Here's mine...…
Carliihde Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's awesome! I have no idea who won, or if the winner was even announced yet. I've been dying to know as well!
sgmusic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hey thanks for the reply! 
Whenever I go to the DC contest page it just says you don't have permission to access the page.
Oh well...I guess we'll just have to wait.  Best of luck to you in your career whatever the outcome!
Orion-Zangara Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
This really is the best of all the submission that I have seen so far. To be honest, your art is freakin' amazing!
Carliihde Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much Orion, that really means a lot coming from you since I've always loved and been inspired by your work
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