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The Wicked Witch of the West by Weatherduck The Wicked Witch of the West by Weatherduck
This is my interpretation of the Wicked Witch of the West as she is described in Gregory Maguire's novel, WICKED. And believe me, the original painting is much bigger and looks much better than this. My scanner's an IDIOT!

For those of you who've read the book, you may recognise the Grimmerie and the Miracle Elixir she's carrying. Also, the pattern on her scarf features a row of purple goat heads -- a reference to Dr. Dillamond, her teacher at Shiz University.

To those of you who love Elphaba and don't think I've done this character justice, I apologise. Please note that it's the first painting I've ever finished and I promise to improve a lot over the next few months. Maybe I'll please you next time!
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow ! Amazing job !! All the details in it ! You really have great painting abilities ! Do you use gouache ? Anyway I really love it ! I especially love all the tiny details on her outfit, her googles, her scarf, . I really love it =)
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PurpurNena Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
i am dissapointed in NO WAY! its so fabulous, she really is more like the novel version, darker than the Broadway one. Beautiful.
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RLKarnes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is brilliant! Great job, especially the colors! :D
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Drakenborg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey this has been featured in my journal [link]
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Weatherduck Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Heeey, thanks! =D
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Drakenborg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome :)
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HappyLeech Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I'm in awe. =D
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Weatherduck Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thankyou!
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HappyLeech Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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charkycoalie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Ah, now I can't decide if I like your Elphaba or Erik best xD. I do love this interpretation, though; it's not what I imagined Elphaba to look like at all, and yet it's almost like you've captured another facet of her unique personality. The detail you put into all your art is extraordinary, too.
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