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September 6, 2011
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Because I Knew You by punker--rocker Because I Knew You by punker--rocker
"I've heard it said that people come into our lives
For a reason, bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those who help us most to grow,
If we let them, and we help them in return.
Well I don't know if I believe that's true,
But I know I'm who I am today because I knew you."
~"For Good" from Wicked the Musical

Sad picture time. Elphaba and Glinda are never to meet again. I wanted the focus to be on Glinda, because although it's a very tender moment for both of them, I think it's more poignant from Glinda's perspective. She's saying goodbye not only to her best friend, but to the person who has changed her entire life. Glinda basically owes everything she is to Elphaba. How in Oz in the world would you be able to say goodbye to someone who means so much to you?? :iconcryforeverplz:

But anyway..........................I AM SO PROUD OF GLINDA'S HAIR!!!!! It turned out laik a boss. Curly hair is my arch-nemesis but I think I kinda pwned it this time. And I did this whole picture in one day, which I am also quite happy about. But now :iconimdeadplz:

My two inspirations for this picture were "Eric's Song" by Vienna Teng (which I am absolutely in love with and I listened to an obscene amount of times while working on this) and this incredible and rather heart-wrenching performance of "For Good" that I found on YouTube: [link] . Seriously, watch it.

Edit: fixed that awful hand!

:bulletpink: Feedback/constructive criticism is appreciated.

:bulletgreen: Faving without commenting is for un-cool people.

Arbitrary disclaimer: I don't own Elphie and Glinda. If I did, I wouldn't be a poor college student.
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AllisonMichelleCoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful QAQ I love it!!
GalindatheGiddy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's hard not to cry when I look at this. It's me and my best friend... having to separate and all. AND this was our song.
Ugh... feels.
Anyway, your Wicked art is fantastic!!
Glitter-Bunnii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Hear that? Yeah, that was my heart shattering. 
Berserkeroo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh look Wicked fanart! :3 *clicks image* Aw.... :< *randomly gets hit by a wrecking ball* My FEELS!!! DX
QueenofCliffies Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I love this. You're right - Glinda's hair looks amazing. I'm absolutely in love with your drawing style, it's gorgeous.
LadyRiverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The emotion in this is perfect.
demonlovers Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
pixiefh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Can't believe I'm just now discovering this.. anyway, it's beautiful and yes you did nail the hair! Love your portrayal and the little sparkle details. Favorited
konihonyin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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