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Goodbye To You by cying Goodbye To You by cying
Most people don't know that I'm an avid Buffy fan. This drawing is from one of the first episodes I ever saw, Tabula Rasa. The Willow character has been suffering from an addiction to magic, so much that it drives her lover, Tara, away. I gave Willow a more neutral expression than in the episode, to suggest her dulled senses caused by her addiction.

Willow's framed much smaller in the actual episode, which I prefer, but unfortunately my sketchbook was not large enough to capture both Willow and the surrounding frame. You can get a similar frame when viewing this as desktop wallpaper, where the white borders extend to the edge.

This pencil study is from my trusty sketchbook (now getting quite full actually), 5" x 5". My pencil isn't very dark, so Photoshop was used to darken and accent a few highlights.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
I think you did a masterful job of this picture, then.
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paulacritikian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
wow
it is incredible
i lovedLa la la la 
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Art-Allure Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Before I even read the description I knew it was from that episode, GREAT portrayal :D
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LegolasLove Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Great job!!! I love it! :D
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TigerBell11 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Wow, that's a great drawing. It was such a sad scene.
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OokamiRose Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
:O I love this! I have the whole 7 series and willow has always been my fave character :D (her and Xander of course :D) such an emotional episode for her and yet still entertaining with the other scoobies :)
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MagicalMoon66 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Wow what a great sketch! :D You captured her expression very well!
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I don't know the show, but this drawing is so beautiful :heart:
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AstronSoul Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Man one of the saddest scenes of the show, but the drawing is amazing!
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Catnip1996 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Agh that SCENE! oh jeez i hated it... so sad... i cry so easily with this show and i sware i've seen nearly every episode three or four times over :P
But i love this! Awesome. i love Willow AND your work!
Well done!! :D
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CookieDoughx3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a huge fan of Buffy and I love the way you showed Willow in this picture ♥
Keep it up!
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Mlox3i Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looooove willow *_*
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MysticTwist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I love this scene, and you've drawn it so beautifully... It's heartbreaking all over again.
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Pavora Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
SO BEAUTIFUL! Amazing work! Full of emotion.
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diskotanz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW . i love this .
great job ! i can feel the emotion .
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loveisallyouneed98 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
I have always wanted to draw that exact picture. Have you ever had art lessons and how did you draw Willow's lips? I have drawn her before everything about my drawing of her looked just like her except for the lips. Could you give me some pointers? Please.
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Redger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
wow you are an amazing artist thats a wickedly good darwing.
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AddItUp96 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!

I love Buffy.
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Kels-the-Small Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
That is an extremely affecting episode, I'm not surprised it grabbed your attention!

This is AMAZING!
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kit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am absolutely OBSESSED with willow..

this is my favorite picture drawn of her, ever.
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SneakySapphire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I love this. I wish I had even 1/10th of your talent. As others have said, great capture of the moment!
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FaeDesires Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Tabula Rasa always makes me and my friend sad. Willow's the best.
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Diamonds-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Ab. So. Lutely. Stunning!!!
:+favlove::+fav::+favlove:
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MarahBear Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student
Simple and beautiful.
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msmoose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
i looks just like the scene and it looks just like her
fabulous
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kyzmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Dude that rocks!
And Michelle Branck rocks 2!
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spike4buffy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
That is one of the most beautiful drawings i have ever seen. The way you captured the emotion in her face im in awe!
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I love it! I'm a total BtVS addict, and I think you did an awesome job! ^_^
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inulovedog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
+ this is a great epi
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inulovedog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
this is apsolutly amazing! this looks like Alyson and you are a great drawer
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sophitschku Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
good job! I find it very fascinating that you did her expression so well without going in detail. I think that's really difficult ^^
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Riku-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I'm a huge Buffy fan and this picture shows the emotion for that scene perfectly.
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Freakzee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
As A huge willow fan, and A huge fan of this part in the series. I must say I love your picture.
=x=
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irasaku Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Student Writer
wow! you're an amazing artist. i thought i noticed something about her expression. in the episode she's practically bawling.
go tara x willow!
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Azula15 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg...beautiful. amazing. so realistic!
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nightmarehymn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007   Writer
that was awesome, it was from wrecked right or was it tabula rasa
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communionnimrod Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Student Photographer
Beautiful. That episode makes me cry.

I just got done making a music video dedicated to Willow and Tara - and in the subject of the addiction in your picture - plan to make a video revolving around her addiction

BUT! You did an amazing job capturing Willow in that scene. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm definitely going to favorite it.
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SolariAradia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant. :D

am off to re-watch the episode now lol
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kimmi-b Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
I think with the white surroundings makes the picture stand out even more.
This scene made me cry.
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ColorfulGreyscale Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
This is great! I even recognized which episode it was from and everything, just by looking at it. Beautiful work ^^
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SSawyer9825 Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
this is really good.
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner May 24, 2007   Photographer
Oh my gosh, this absolutely breaks my heart!!

Amazing job!
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Snuffles379 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Student General Artist
again this is brilliant, I cryed so much during this scene.
I'm a huge buffy fan by the way. you really brought the feeling of the scene to the picture.
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Saudadina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
wow ! great drawing ! i love this scene, so moving...i get why you changed her expression, though i think i lied it better when she seems to suffer so much. it's awesomly resembling !
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LorneyToons Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Interface Designer
This is AWESOME! Great job!
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Sl1mSh4dy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
That's really amazing
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im-so-random Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
ok! This is just truely amazing! Dazzling! It's wonderful!!
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Little-Miss-Kit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Thats amazing! looks just like it! go u! :star:
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TwistedSyn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
I drew this same frame from Tabula Rasa too. [link] Altho yours is much better in it actually looking like Willow and getting the position of her body right. I love how Goodbye to You fits so perfectly with the end of this episode.
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Tru-Slayer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice pic, u did an excellent job!!!
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