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The Joker versus Anime by 2138 The Joker versus Anime by 2138
Poor Joker. Harley Quinn has succumbed to the anime virus, and it's up to him to save her from living her life with eyes the size of softballs.

This was another one of those crack ideas that just jumps out at me when my sleep schedule is a little weird. Truth be told, there's a little personal history behind this: I started drawing in the anime style, when I was thirteen or fourteen, and have slowly been making my way back towards realism ever since. Drawing Harley as an anime character (specifically based on magical girl/Sailor Moon style) was a weird kind of throwback for me, and it reminded me why I wish I'd started with realism: learning anime first taught me sloppy habits, leaving me to learn the fundamentals of drawing all out of order.

The Joker here is drawn in a mixed cartoon style, using references from Batman & Robin Adventures #1 and Batman Adventures #3, specifically the story "My Boyfriend's Back."

Ink and pencil on smooth sketch paper. Colored in Paint.NET, 2 1/2 hours.
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
When Joker turn anime he'd be near unstoppable. Although he'd probably be in a more random based anime.
Sev-and-Darth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I actually love this so much!
2138 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you. :)
BumbleBeeSerenity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
pffff this is genius.
2138 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks. :D
disapprovalface Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually just the opposite. I started out drawing in a style similar to BtAS (I learned from a "How to Draw Batman" book), but after seeing good anime like FMA, I've started having my style lean more in that direction.
The thing that bugs me is that people forget that there are types of anime. There's chibis, there's the serious, "stretched-out" look from Death Note, there's the corny early 90's style with the Yug-i-oh hair, and then there's the Sailor Moon "Magic Girl" style. Certain styles can only be applied to certain shows! Gah! Batman does not work in chibi or Sailor Moon style anime! It's... Wrong. A serious Batman anime, actually made in Japan? Great idea! We would be able to have a gritty, dark, TV14 show (as opposed to this), but again, it would have to be done right.
Bleh. Ignore the pointless ramblings of a nerd with no life. Excellent art work. It's nice to see someone else who makes more simplistic art without all of the over drawn photoshops.
2138 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks for your comment! I'm sorry I took so long to reply . . . real world issues.

I'm not sure about a Batman anime period, to be honest; it seems to me like there would be some stylistic and format differences, and it would be a project that would need to be undertaken very, very carefully. But I do agree that there's a lot of different anime styles.

I suppose what annoys me about anime sometimes is that people start out imitating the style (like I did) and letting the anatomy go hang. Ironically, this is an older drawing where my anatomy still sucked even more than it does today, so I suppose I can't talk too much . . .

As for simplicity, well, there's that sucking thing again. XD But thank you.
Zelda-and-Midna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Good work!!!
2138 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thank you!
Zelda-and-Midna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
my pleasure
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