How to paint Harley Quinn using Photoshop

Harley Quinn
(Image credit: Joshua Swaby)

For this workshop, Marvel and DC artist Joshua Swaby is painting Harley Quinn. "She’s fun to draw, because you can do so much with her," says the artist. "She’s a witty and vibrant anti-hero – even though she’s a psycho!" For this cover Swaby will combine those traits, and add her unique punk style. 

Rising star Swaby is becoming one of Marvel's hottest new artists, and he shares his process below. But if you want to learn some Marvel art and career advice from one of the industry's legends then check our Adi Granov's 10 Marvel comic art tips. Swaby will reveal his workflow for digital painting a specific character, you want to learn some broader skills try one of our brilliant Photoshop tutorials.

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Joshua Swaby

New York-based Joshua is a freelance comic artist and illustrator whose clients include Marvel, DC Comics, Entertainment Weekly and Marvel Studios. He is the artist behind the stunning variant cover for DC's new Wonder Woman, and current queen of Themyscira, Nubia.