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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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I love this. You're right - Glinda's hair looks amazing. I'm absolutely in love with your drawing style, it's gorgeous.
The emotion in this is perfect.
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
DazedDaisiesO-o Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
I cried when I saw this part.  
ElphieTheGreen Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a fantastic Picture! I love it! Amazing job!
one of my favorite songs of the show - right up with Defying gravity and what is this feeling
This is heartbreaking </3
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