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Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by tanjadrawing Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba by tanjadrawing
Proud to present my first color portrait! :dance: And to my amazement it actually turned out pretty good! I really enjoyed working with color, it's so different than just using grey pencils, so I'm definitely gonna use it more often.
This is Willemijn Verkaik in the role of Elphaba from the Broadway musical "Wicked". She played Elphaba for 3 years in Germany and is currently playing Elphaba in Holland! She is worlds best Elphaba and not to forget, she is Dutch! :D
She is absolutely amazing and I'm planning to go see her play Elphaba again with the last performance of "Wicked" in The Netherlands. :excited:

I also had the great honor to meet Willemijn Verkaik for real after the show! She really took the time for everyone with signing and taking pictures. I was there with a friend of mine and when she was busy with writing her autograph for me, my friend showed this portrait (that I made for her) to her! And she was just speechless! My friend said something like: "she wouldn't show it herself" and then she looked at me with big eye's and said: "well, what's wrong with it?!" and I was like: "....uhh....yeah I don't know!" :blush:
I really love my friend for showing it, because I indeed would never had showed it to her myself.

I really feel more and more satisfied with the result which had a lot to do with all the great responses that I get from you guys and of course from Willemijn Verkaik herself!! :faint:

Thank you all SO much!! :blowkiss:
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ItsLyric99 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
WILLEMIJNNNNNNN <3 <3
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yesss! :D
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xX-LittleWaitress-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning,
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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xX-LittleWaitress-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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NeverDoubtILove Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow beautiful, just beautiful!! I immediately saw it was Willemijn Verkaik ^^
Love the coloring :)
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Especially for complimenting on my color work, because this was my first try out for colored pencils! :blowkiss:
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NeverDoubtILove Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem and...keep on coloring ^^
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konihonyin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Gorgeous!!!!, perfect
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Also for both favs!! Much appreciated! :blowkiss:
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mikulover98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Love!!!!!!!!!!! This is beautiful! Plus knowing the fact that your from the Netherlands makes you that much cooler!
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hihi thank you so much!! I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the fav too! :blowkiss:
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mikulover98 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Yay! :3
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FlyBackHomeToMe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soooo amazing! I've seen this picture a lot of times on the internet (Dutch Wicked FBpage, Tumblr, etc.) but now I finally found it from the original artist :D
You did such an amazing job on this one!! Willemijn is a true legend, I saw her five times as Elphaba in The Netherlands and she left me completely speechless every single time!

I just keep staring at this haha, I wish I could use colours like that!
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oww thank you so much!! You make me blush! :blush: 
Yes Willemijn is indeed a true legend! I have seen her six times as Elphaba in The Netherlands and have ordered tickets, to go see her in London at her premiere as Elphaba in Wicked UK! 
After seeing her for the first time as Elphaba, I was really blown away and became an instant fan!

Thanks again and also for the fav! :blowkiss:
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celinibini Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i love this so much! Willemijn is so AWESOME!She is so damn talented and she plays the role of Elphaba so perfect! *-* ♥
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! And YES she is amazing!! :blowkiss:
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citruscouture Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is lovely! Your use of colour is really impressive - I'm always tempted to buy some really good coloured pencils and try it out. Maybe one day! :D
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much! Well this actually was my first attempt to work with colored pencils.
You should really try it some day! :lol:
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citruscouture Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's definitely on the cards very soon! If you don't mind me asking, what brand of pencil did you use, and did you enjoy using them? I want to invest in a good set! :)
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry I never replied this message :blush:!! I actually use pencils which you can also use to make an aquarelle. So those aren't the most proper pencils to use for portraits I guess hahah! But if you want to buy these, they are called: "Art Grip Aquarelle from Faber-Castell".
Good luck choosing the right pencil set! :D
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citruscouture Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries about the late reply, and thankyou for the advice! I'm definitely going to invest in some soon :)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! It's a lovely feature! :blowkiss:
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Erozja Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:hug:
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Rogi37 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Aww, Willemijn, gosh, I love her, she was so amazing as Elphaba. Such a strong voice. ANd beautifully drawn
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes she is totally amazing!! She's even gonna play Elphaba on Broadway in February next year!!
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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Rogi37 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
on broadway, oh wow, thats so awesome. I only ever watched her as Elphaba and everytime my heart was overwhelmed. Shes perfect, simply perfect
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LolliOzdust Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaawh this is just beautiful, the detail is stunning, it looks so much like her! The eyes are gorgeous. :love:
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much!! And also for the fav!! :blowkiss:
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LolliOzdust Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaawh, no problem. your work is so beautiful :)
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benjet7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! It's really one of the greatest Elphaba drawing I've seen so far. The emotion, the color work, your drawing is simply... Wonderful ! :D
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow thank you so much for posting your comment!! You made me very happy!! :tighthug:
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Monique-Art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wauwiee wel echt heel goed gelukt!
Wat je reageerde bij mijn tekening, over dat de kleding erg moeilijk is, klopt idd. Maaar de kleding is echt super goed gelukt bij jouw tekening! :O
Echt top!:heart:
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww dank je wel!! :tighthug:
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Ishtarstar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Wonderful! Its so striking. I've seen Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba and she is just amazing
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow thank you so much!!! Yes, she is absolutely amazing!! And she is also such a nice and modest person! :la:
Also a big thank you for all the :+fav:s!! :blowkiss:
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MaryKaoru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So fantastic!! This were your first work using colors?? Can't believe it! Amazing job!
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it was!! Thank you so much!! :tighthug:
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MaryKaoru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hardly can believe it! hahaha... you're welcome! :hug:
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha well at first I really thought it would be a disaster, because it was my first attempt using colors and had actually no idea how to use them properly. But as unbelievable it may seem, it turned out well for the first time! :D
I almost don't dare to start a new one now, because this one went so well and maybe it was just beginners luck! ;P
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MaryKaoru Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But till you try, you'll never know! ;)
Hhaahah... I want to see a new one! :clap:
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahha yes that is absolutely true!
I will begin a new portrait very soon! :D
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JacobChilds Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :blowkiss:
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JacobChilds Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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FoolofaTook97 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats beautiful! How long did it take you to make? Theres soooo much amazing detail!!! Congrats and I'm sure you'll enjoy watching Wicked! I loved it! :D
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oww thank you so much!! :blowkiss:
Well I'm always working on a drawing for several days. So I guess it will be something like 5 to 6 days, but not whole days of course.
Yes I'm really excited!! I'm going to see it saturday for the second time! :D
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing! i love it!!! xxxx
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tanjadrawing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :hug:
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