since I’ve already drawn one thing for this album already I wanted to step up my game and challenge myself to draw things that I usually avoid drawing (like dogs and backgrounds), and I wanted to do something wizard of oz inspired since brooklyn has audio clips from the movie incorporated in her music.
John R. Neill illustration from the excised chapter of “The Patchwork Girl of Oz,” titled “The Garden of Meats.” The chapter itself has not turned up, but several pictures have. This is kind of creepy, no?
oh my god here they are
Friendly reminder that in this chapter a race of vegetable people grew human children in their gardens to eat, and it was declined for being too disturbing. Also friendly reminder that we’re talking about Baum’s and Neill’s Oz where nothing is too disturbing,
Okay, so almost everyone knows Idina Menzel because of ‘Frozen’ or from her role as Elphaba in ‘Wicked’
Everyone, this is Kerry Ellis.
She’s a west end performer, who’s also played Elphaba in Wicked. This is a rendition of her singing ‘Defying Gravity’ produced by Mother.Fucking.Brian May.
Yes. Brian May from Queen.
I seriously recommend you watch it because it’s the Defying Gravity we all know and love, but with a rock sounding element similar to the sound of Queen.
This is really good
Showtunes combined with the greatest rock guitarist ever*? Yes, I will take some of that.
*I will fight you to the death on this.
I think I’ll try
And you can’t pull me down!
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!
I saw Wicked last weekend; I’m still hooked on the songs and my heart still flutters when I listen to them, this song in particular. I wish I could do this musical justice, but I doubt I can ever convey all the wonderful feelings it gave me through a simple drawing!