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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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:iconhaileytheozian:
HaileyTheOzian Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i  love it :)
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:icongallifreyangirl94:
GallifreyanGirl94 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Wicked for life! I love love love this! It's amazing!
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:iconntanihawk113:
NtaniHawk113 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED!! 
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:iconrootbeergolem:
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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:iconglitter-bunnii:
Glitter-Bunnii Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Seriously. This is like my favourite piece of Wicked fan art.
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FIYEEEEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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:iconladyriverwolf:
LadyRiverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
**gapes**
I have been actually left speechless.
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:iconmoombeam36:
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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:icondisneythorn92:
DisneyThorn92 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
That face says so much. Fear, frustration, hatred, heartbreak, desperation.
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:iconkonihonyin:
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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:iconshallandavar:
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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:iconsunmist99:
SunMist99 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
No Good Deed is my favorite song, and this picture is awesome!
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:iconthewildwestpyro:
TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful! Also....MAJOR ASSKICKING WILL COMMENCE!
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:iconravanfeathers:
ravanfeathers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It captures her mood wounderfully and the glow is down right magical. sorry can't find any criticism for this piece.
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:icondani-dan:
Dani-Dan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This has always been my favourite song from Wicked x
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:iconbattybatzgirl:
Battybatzgirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
This is beautiful! :D :love:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontwilightwolfchick:
twilightwolfchick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! Elphie looks a bit psycho, though given all of the crap she's been through i'd say thats justified lol
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yes, for me this scene could have been called "In which Elphaba temporarily loses her mind."
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:icontwilightwolfchick:
twilightwolfchick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then she makes amends with her bestie and escapes with her handsome prince. :D
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it's fine! :)
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:icontwilightwolfchick:
twilightwolfchick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup! ...even though she'll never see Glinda again and Fiyero is nothing but a sack of straw with arms, legs, and a face...
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...okay that makes it less fine. GOSH I'd almost forgotten the feels this musical gives me.
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:icontwilightwolfchick:
twilightwolfchick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know the whole time that I watch the musical I'm like "oh come you stupid Ozians just let her be happy!!!!!!!" But nope they decide to drive her to insanity and use a young child to kill her in cold blood. Just realized how twisted these Ozians are...
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep they have serious issues....
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:icondornishdirewolf:
DornishDirewolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
"no good deed goes unpunished
no act of charity goes unresented
no good deed goes unpunished,that's my new creed"

I love so much this song,Elphaba's voice is so amazing!
In particular,I really love Kerry Ellis as Elphaba.
And I really like your art,of course <3
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Silhouette01 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful and atmospheric! Love the foreshortening on the arm, her expression and - of course - the epic glowy smoke effects. :la:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I love when people write thoughtful comments. :D
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:iconswiftclaw0213:
Swiftclaw0213 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
GAAAAH! I LOVE YOUR ART :la:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not much I can say that hasn't already been said. Just this: I wonder what that spell's gonna do.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully good things and not bad, otherwise she'd just get even more ticked off than she already is. :)
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a summoning spell, with her luck, it's either Nomes, or someone like Spike or something.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha probably. :D
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:iconxxmelusinexx:
xxmelusinexx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
epic
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconalyssiajayde:
AlyssiaJayde Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ELEKA NAHMEN NAHMEN ATUM ATUM ELEKA NAHMEN
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpanicatthediscoplz:
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:iconmcjewfr0:
mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
The Best Song Of The Show
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't pick a favorite, but this is definitely a great one. :D
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:iconmcjewfr0:
mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
It's the most badass showtune ever, your pic is just as cool
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks :D
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:iconmcjewfr0:
mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
welcome ;)
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:iconmcjewfr0:
mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
It's one of the most bad ass showtunes ever
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:iconlesmislover88:
lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I love the details on the dress!
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconbwcat:
BWCat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Wow!!!
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:iconandytheb-artist:
AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist
The best person to sing this would probably have to be Karen Carpenter. I'm serious, Miss Carpenter's sine wave put meltdown divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston to shame. Instead of belting her vocals, Karen sang every Carpenters song with sadness, resignation, and vibrato-free purity as if she instinctively knew she was recording drivel and there wasn't a thing she could do about. Even in the usual cheerful Carpenters songs (they made enough cheery saccharine to float a yacht) Karen still made it sound somewhat sad. So when she sang a sad song like "Good-bye to Love", well, just listen to the results here. [link]

Bye the way, if you're thinking about getting Karen Carpenter to play Elphaba, don't bother. She died about thirty years ago of Anorexia which robbed the world of a genuine talent (not to mention Branson of a future headlining act). Even if she had lived, she would be over sixty today.
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um.....okay. I've never heard her belt before (and belting is required for Elphaba), and she always sounded super chill to me. And I know she died. And I wasn't ever thinking about "getting her to play Elphaba." Even if she was still alive, she'd be getting on in years and didn't have the right voice for the part anyway.
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