WARNING! : THE REPETITIVE HAND MOTIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT MAY CAUSE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND MAY CAUSE SEVERE HEADACHES OR STRAIN YOUR EYES. REQUIRES MODERATE TO STRENOUS CONCENTRATION. CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ATTEMPTING!
(just kidding!- I guess you can get a little headache if you over do it!)
Have you ever watched a DC comics inspired production and gotten so enthralled by the femme fatale called Harley Quinn? Well, here is a Quinn inspired DIY tshirt for you. Its the perfect DIY TShirt to wear to comic-con! :) This project can be completed in a single weekend and requires a fair bit of drawing skills. It is a design based on the "Suicide Squad" version of Harley.
HARLEY QUINN TRIVIA
- Her full name is Harleen Frances Quinzel
- Harley Quinn is an Olympic-level athlete with excellent gymnastics skills rivaling that of Catwoman and Nightwing
- Harley is shown to be talented with a array of various weapons, particularly with of one of her trademarks weapons; a large mallet which she wields with surprising skill, despite its large size and unwieldy appearance
- Harley Quinn was once an amazonian. Harley abandon the clown make-up and costume and cleaned up her act, eventually becoming a skilled warrior working on behalf of the Amazon women who took her in.
- Harley has dated other people besides The Joker. You don't believe me? Ask Poison Ivy and Deadshot!
- white cotton tshirt
- permanent fabric marker
- 6B pencil
- A2 paper or A3 paper
- hairdryer (optional)
- Clothes Pegs/Pins
Step 1: Drawing Harley's Image on Paper
The first step will be to create a drawing of Harley Quinn on a piece of A2 or A3 piece of paper. you'll have to draw the image in the exact size that you'll want it to assume on the T Shirt. You can use rulers , compasses, protractors and other precision instruments to make sure that the paper drawing mirrors the desirable shape of the final version that you would like to have on your TShirt.
Step 2: Transfer Drawing to the TShirt
The next step is to transfer the image from paper to the Tshirt. You can use rulers , campasses protractors and other precision instruments. firstly, you can draw the image using a pencil and then use an eraser to erase any flaws in the drawing. when you are satisfied with the look of the drawing you can now use the pencil marks as a template for when you draw using the permanent fabric marker.
Step 3: Using the Permanent Fabric Marker
The fabric marker i used was an alcohol based quick drying black marker. But any permanent marker can do the job quite well. The key here is "attention to detail" - the more intricate your drawing the better it will look when its on the TShirt. Its important not to make any errors at this stage because the fabric markers markings are permanent and any mistakes made will be indelible.
Step 4: Adding Final Touches
By now its all a matter of drawing by way of fabric markers and joining the pieces together and fixing any impefections and highlighting some areas where necessary. You can optionally use a hairdryer to dry the ink of the fabric marker. As the drawing gets closer to completion you will need to be fixing areas that need fixing and adjusting your design accordingly. Keep on going. Piece by piece. Edge by edge. Don't worry if you lose track of what you're doing - in the end it will magically fit together. After loads more marker work, pencil work and improvising - all will be done. All thats left is to find a great outfit to show off your new 100% Hand drawn Harley Quin TShirt. congratulations - You've made it!