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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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:icongallifreyangirl94:
GallifreyanGirl94 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Every single time without fail, I cry when I watch this performed, or even listening to it. This pic got me right in the feels too....just fabulous! 
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Red-Sunny-Apple Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist
This is a big moment in the musical, especially for Glinda. My feelzthe feels ... you portray the emotion so wonderfully! 
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:iconchramcaster:
chramcaster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You truly did capture this unforgettable, spine-chilling moment. Well done!!!!!
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:iconallisonmichellecoon:
AllisonMichelleCoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful QAQ I love it!!
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:icongalindathegiddy:
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!!
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:iconglitter-bunnii:
Glitter-Bunnii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Hear that? Yeah, that was my heart shattering. 
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:iconberserkeroo:
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
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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.
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:iconladyriverwolf:
LadyRiverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The emotion in this is perfect.
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:icondemonlovers:
demonlovers Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
beautiful 
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:iconpixiefh:
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
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:iconkonihonyin:
konihonyin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
TT-TT
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:icondazeddaisieso-o:
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconkylgrv:
kylgrv Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I cried when I saw this part.  
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:iconelphiethegreen:
ElphieTheGreen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a fantastic Picture! I love it! Amazing job!
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:iconspitfirefae:
SpitfireFae Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
one of my favorite songs of the show - right up with Defying gravity and what is this feeling
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:iconmerina2:
Merina2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
This is heartbreaking </3
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:iconalura-the-sage:
Alura-the-Sage Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so touching! :(
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:iconjackxangelicaforever:
JackXAngelicaforever Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Very sad, beautiful and catching, i wish i could have watched the musical.:(
Did she really die at the end? D=
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SPOILERSSSSSSSSSSs

No she doesn't die. You're left for a little while to think she's been killed but that's not the way it ends up. :)
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:iconcat-luvr:
Cat-luvr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Glinda's so sad it makes me want to give them a group hug
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:iconthewildwestpyro:
TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
I have been changed...for good.
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:iconravanfeathers:
ravanfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Only the brave do the sad moments.
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:iconxxilive4seddiexx:
XxiLive4SeddieXx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This song always makes me cry, because I sung it with my two best friends once. What a great drawing. Really captures the emotion of the scene. (:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheRamenLovinGamer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THIS MADE IT ON THE WICKED FACEBOOK PAGE I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I SAW IT AND I SCREAMED. THAT'S IT.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH THANKS FOR TELLING ME I JUST SAW IT!!!! I screamed too. :D A lot.
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ElphieGravity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I absolutely LOVE your Wicked drawings! They really capture a moment in the play and show so much emotion. I'm not usaully a fan of digital, but your art makes me like it!
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them. :)
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:icontaryn-it-up2011:
Taryn-it-up2011 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a stunning piece of work with amazing conveying of emotion! I always cry when I hear that song..
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much!
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:iconthepumpkin-queen:
thepumpkin-queen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Ugh.. I love this :heart: It makes my heart hurt in a good way. :heart:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! That's how this scene in the play is for me, haha.
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:iconthepumpkin-queen:
thepumpkin-queen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Sameeeee :heart:
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:iconsilvercherriz:
silvercherriz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, seriously gonna make me cry. This is awesome.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much!
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful! I still have yet to see "Wicked", but I know this song very well, it's one of my favorites. Your artwork is excellent.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Definitely see Wicked if you get the chance, it's fabulous!
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:iconalexinwonderland05:
AlexInWonderland05 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :aww: :heart:
This scene really gets me emotional. :(
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah I know the feeling. I was definitely bawling a little during this part when I saw it last year.
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:iconkidswriter66:
kidswriter66 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!! Lovely and poignant. Thank you.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU! :D
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:iconfluffasaurusrex:
fluffasaurusrex Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. <3 The song almost made me cry. ;A;
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :) This song did make me cry when I saw the play in DC.
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Shakuama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use to cry when i listened the song, but after saw the scene, i just canīt no cry, and oh my, this capture the moment. The dress is too elaborate and looks exactly like in the play, amazing.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icontwilightandanimefan:
TwilightandAnimefan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so beautiful...
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icontwilightandanimefan:
TwilightandAnimefan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I love the emotion in the picture.
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:iconleadxsingerxx:
LeadxSingerXX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Absolutely beautiful <3 you've captured Glinda so well
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