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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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NeverDoubtILove Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow beautiful, just beautiful!! I immediately saw it was Willemijn Verkaik ^^
Love the coloring :)
tanjadrawing 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:
NeverDoubtILove Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem and...keep on coloring ^^
Gorgeous!!!!, perfect
tanjadrawing Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Also for both favs!! Much appreciated! :blowkiss:
Love!!!!!!!!!!! This is beautiful! Plus knowing the fact that your from the Netherlands makes you that much cooler!
tanjadrawing Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hihi thank you so much!! I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the fav too! :blowkiss:
Yay! :3
FlyBackHomeToMe 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!
tanjadrawing 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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