"Can we keep'um Mistah J? He wuzn't easy to catch! I hadda persuade'um a li'l... Ain't he just aDORable, huh?"
Ok, it's time this picture was put to bed. I've let it consume me a little too long; if I stare at it much longer I'm just going to start picking it apart and it'll languish for months along with the rest of my unpublished pile.
The aim was to contrast the two characters as heavily as possible; take two of the most physically opposed of the Batman Rogue's Gallery and put them together for comparison. In the end I think Harley looks a little too fresh faced next to the craggy mountain that is Croc, but maybe that was the point.
Also, that wife-beater slogan has been in my head since I started the pencils for this sketch a year back
The original linework can be seen here:
Harley Quinn created by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm
Killer Croc created by Gerry Conway & Gene Colan
Both are © DC Comics
Mechanical Pencil (0.5b); 140gsm A4 paper
Photoshop CS3; Wacom Intuos3