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Elphaba - Defying Gravity by Culpeo-Fox Elphaba - Defying Gravity by Culpeo-Fox
No good deed goes unpunished.

Wanted to draw Elphie for quite a while now since i got myself hooked on this musical again after a long time. Gah, so many earworms. (didn't read the book yet, though. But i'm just starting with it. :P Pretty curious about it since everyone says how different it is)

EDIT: I read the book now.
God, what a sick f.... D8<

Elphaba (c) Gregory Maguire: Wicked. The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Awesome work !
The-UnRealIstic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the first time in my life I feel...WICKED! ~Elphaba
Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Holy kow, this is just beautiful

love the style
twilightsagamom Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have this for sale? Also looking for someone to paint or draw me an Art Deco lady, how much do you charge? Looking for 11X14
xinstar Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Hey Culpeo-Fox, I've used your drawing of Elphaba as a cover art for my fanfic, also aptly titled "Defying Gravity"! Let me know if you have any issues with it and I'll remove it (the picture) at once. Thanks!

Link: [link]
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is fine with me, thanks for letting me know!
Talia23 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love Wicked! (the musical) It's my favourite, and Elphaba is my favourite character from it, so I love this so much!
I LOVE your art style!<3

And now that you've said that....I want to read the book!:D I'm going to try and find a copy now. :)
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ahhh, but be warned. I'm through the book now and must is true what others say about it. Very different, very WTF at some moments and if you know and love the original story of Oz this read might destroy good childhood memories.
iMightjustbecrazy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! This is my favorite part of the song and I never get bored listening to it.
flutterlicious20 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH, now I'm wondering what happens, since u said that...O.O
This is a beautiful drawing ^3^ I love it
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D book is definitly a doozie hahahaha!
DreJay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my journal :]


Thanks for your wonderful work!
happyametuer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I really like the style for this. Makes me wanna try playing with my India ink.

So . . . read the book, huh?
BloodAria Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Walkyriekathryn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Really love it! how did you make the background? :O
afterwicked Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Very impressive. I love the way you've incorporated her face from the musical poster and added your own details and style into it. This is one of the few pictures I've seen that comes across as truly artistic and stands by itself beyond being a fan art. You're very talented.
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thank you very much for this comment, that is more than encouraging. :)
ReginaZelfiXD Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
RockinFoxTrot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great art work
qwertyier Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness, this is so amazing!!!
you've captured her essence in just a few simple lines...
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of an impressionistic approach here.... I like it^^
I so want to see this play!
Jessica-Maggs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, it's vibrant and pretty and cute
TheFireGnome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
This is great!
TessTennant Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooo!!! that's a cool one :)
NanetteRyder Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
EEK! I got both those books (wicked and son of a witch) for Christmas. Beastly story. I knew EXACTLY who this was when I saw the picture. I was like "It can't be--holy cheez, it is!"
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Holy Shiz, you mean. 8D
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Marisa Kirisame: Wow. You can fly on a broom, too?

Elphaba: YES! with my wonderful magical abilities, I have mastered the delightfully magical art of fly in order to magically soar to the skies like a beautiful dove ready to deliver peace and magic to all mankind! Ow, it's so enchantingly pleasant!

Marisa Kirisame: You know, I never thought I'd say this but...TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH!
firegal3000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*just stares at this* Yeah I know I faved it ages ago, but is still pretty to look at... *drool* Yeah loved the musical... This song was/IS great.
captezri Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't heard of the book, but I love this!
TwiPuccaFan1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Writer
Very beautiful! Love the details!
ScytheVale Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ok,that's cool xD
LuckyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did wonderfully on it! I love that song~
watsernameagain Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
How very wicked
Draconicat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I love the way you've drawn her!
xSmartxNekox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I've read the book and just found out I will be seeing the musical soon, I couldn't be more excited. From what I understand there is quiet a difference in the two, but once you read the book the play will make more sense. I have always admired your work and this is a beautiful representation of Elphaba.
AliceTreeroot Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Watch out when you're reading the books; when you finish the first one, you can understand it ending, at the end of the second, you can understand it ending, when you reads the's like it stops mid way through the story.......and Gregory Meguire hasn't finished writing the fourth yet! (I'm a Wicked nut, if you couldn't tell ^^; )
DevilsKid2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOOAAA irony! I am listening to that song right now! XD LOVE!
imagineblisstonight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
She looks amazing. ^_^
Cronic-Daydreamer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very elegent
PyroMorticia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
hah, I'm reading that book right now. :)
Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Saw that show just two days ago. I see now why it's such a hit!

And trust me, the book's a different animal to the play. Recognisable but.. you'll see..!
ParisIzzyLuna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You ve got an amazing style i love the movement in the inkt stroke. The portrait come to live :D
makerofshinythings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
OH MY GOD i love this book and musical! and this captures her essence so perfectly! **love!!!**
Tiny-Bunny-Trouser Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm going to sound ridiculous. But there's a Musical?
I own the book, and it is pretty amazing c:
PICOtuft07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the musical!!
Windego Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very very different, but it's still good. This is great.
4dm677 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FFFFF! I fuckin love this <3
JadeBennett Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, and I am a HUGE fan of the Wicked musical so I'm insta-faving this.
sesshxkag4ever Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
You are an amazing artist everything you put up here is amazing!
The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda reminds me of The Wizard of Oz. Doesn't it to you, Peo?
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