Today I will show you how to draw Harley Quinn from DC’s Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn is a disorganized comedian and prankster! She lives for playing over-the-top pranks so you need to keep an eye out for her because she is sneaky! I will guide you through the steps it takes to draw her…while other sites might just give you a few steps, we break it down into 17 steps to make it easier for you to learn how to draw her. Have fun!
Learn How to Draw Harley Quinn from DC’s Suicide Squad – Simple Steps Comic Book Version Drawing Lesson
Written-Out Step by Step Drawing Instructions
(Step 1) All blue lines in this tutorial are what we call guide-lines. Guide-lines help you get the basic shape down of the figure, but will be erased later…so draw them lightly.
(Step 2) Draw letter ‘v’-like shape for chin – just make it rounder.
(Step 3) Draw 2 lines for the neck and then draw oval-ish shapes for torso guide-lines.
(Step 4) Draw a letter ‘M’-like shape in the head for her bangs. Draw lines for arms and legs. Draw basic shapes of hands as well.
(Step 5) Draw an upside down letter ‘v’ shape for more bangs. Draw a backwards letter ‘j’ and a letter ‘c’-like shape on arm/chest.
(Step 6) Draw a backwards #3-like shape on the left side of face…draw a letter ‘M’-like shape over bangs for her mask. Draw a letter ‘c’ shape for left shoulder. Draw a curved line for right breast. Draw curved lines over guidelines for torso.
(Step 7) Draw letter ‘S’-like curves for pig-tails. Draw letter ‘N’-like shapes for eyes. Draw another curved line that looks like #3 shape. Draw curved lines on waist.
(Step 8) Draw letter ‘S’-like curved line for inner pony-tail line. Draw letter ‘w’-like shape for bottom of mast. Draw sideways ?-like shape for top of mouth. Draw curved lines on belt and on shorts.
(Step 9) Draw a curved line at the bottom of each eye. Draw a sideways uppercase letter ‘D’-like shape (just more block-ish and less roundish) for the inside of the mouth. Draw curved lines on right arm and a line on left arm. Draw backwards letter ‘C’-like shape around neck for collar. Draw curved lines on waist of shorts and an upside down letter ‘v’ shape in between legs.
(Step 10) Draw a circle in each eye. Draw a line on outer mask. Draw 2 lines on each arm and on each leg. Draw 4 circles on belt. Draw letter ‘J’-like shape on mouth. Draw an oval for nostril.
(Step 11) Draw a circle in each eye. Draw a rectangle-like shape for the hair band on the right pony-tail. Draw a line on the mouth. Draw letter ‘c’ shape on collar. Draw curved lines around the cuffs of the shorts. Draw lines on calves.
(Step 12) Draw a circle in each eye. Draw curved lines around the back of the head. Draw curved lines for forearms. Draw curved lines on torso. Draw letter ‘c’ shapes on sides of belt. Draw #8-guidelines on ankles. Draw letter ‘E’ shapes for shoes…and one sideways letter ‘U’ shape.
(Step 13) Start drawing Harley’s fingers – draw a tall letter ‘U’ shape on left hand…draw a letter ‘j’ and a flattened letter ‘s’-like curved for thumb on right hand. Outline the ankle guidelines. Draw a letter ‘F’-shape on left foot…also draw 2 lines. Draw 4 lines and a backwards letter ‘j’ shape on right shoe.
(Step 14) Draw a letter ‘E’-like shape on each hand. Draw a #2 shape on each thumb. Draw letter ‘X’ shapes on shirt. Draw a #4-like shape on right side of shorts…draw 2 curved lines in center of shorts, and draw a curved line for the pocket on the left side. Draw a letter ‘L’ on left shoe and a few curved and straight lines on the right shoe.
(Step 15) Draw a sideways letter ‘v’ and ‘w’ on shirt. Draw a letter ‘j’ and #7 shape on left hand. Draw 2 lines on sleeve. Draw a letter ‘j’ shape on right hand. Finish details on shoes.
(Step 16) Draw circles for buttons on shirt. Draw a curved line on right sleeve. Draw a line on left shoulder.
(Step 17) Here is the line drawing of Harley Quinn…see that we erased guidelines and any other lines that we didn’t need any more.
And here she is colored in…I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and that it helped you!