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Wicked Through and Through by punker--rocker Wicked Through and Through by punker--rocker
"Unlimited, the damage is unlimited,
To everyone I've tried to help or tried to love...
One question haunts and hurts
Too much, too much to mention:
Was I really seeking good
Or just seeking attention?
Is that all good deeds are
When looked at with an ice-cold eye?
If that's all good deeds are
Maybe that's the reason why
No good deed goes unpunished."
~"No Good Deed (original version)" from Wicked the Musical

This is Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, obviously. :) Hooray for Photoshop and its amazing magic glowy effects!! I saw a performance of this song on YouTube by Eden Espinosa (she's da boss) where they had this neon purple spotlight on the smoke, and it looked legit so I ran with it. :D

This one took me a little longer for several reasons. The angle (which required some foreshortening), all the glowy....ness.....that's everywhere, and her expression. Her expression was difficult because I was trying to put so many emotions into her face that for some reason she kept ending up looking sort of apathetic. So then I'd focus on one emotion, and it just wouldn't have the right feel. She isn't just angry here, or just sad or just afraid. More like...everything she's ever fought for is crashing at her feet, and everyone she's ever loved is either dead or in danger or turned against her, and she's suddenly realizing that most of it is her fault. Yeah...not an easy expression to pull off. >< So I think I probably worked on it for about eight hours total on three different days.

:bulletgreen::bulletpink:Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated! (Visit my gallery :gallery: [link] for more WICKED fanart!)
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RootbeerGolem Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture, and I'm just a tad bit sorry to admit that the first thing that came to mind when I looked at this was the line from the song, saying, "I don't even know what I'm reading!"
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Glitter-Bunnii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Seriously. This is like my favourite piece of Wicked fan art.
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Advent3546 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FIYEEEEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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LadyRiverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
**gapes**
I have been actually left speechless.
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Moombeam36 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a powerful scene and you depict it well. I second :icondisneythorn92: 's comment, lots of expression in her face.
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DisneyThorn92 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
That face says so much. Fear, frustration, hatred, heartbreak, desperation.
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konihonyin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I hope that in her own universe, she mastered her magic and can revert Fyero to his human form... and live happily ever after n_n
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ShallanDavar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm... disturbed... that picture looks like me... 
Well people do say I look like Elphaba so GREAT JOB!! :D :D :D
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SunMist99 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
No Good Deed is my favorite song, and this picture is awesome!
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful! Also....MAJOR ASSKICKING WILL COMMENCE!
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