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Michael Jackson by admhire Michael Jackson by admhire
"What one wishes is to be touched by truth and to be able to interpret that truth so that one may use what one is feeling and experiencing, be it despair or joy, in a way that will add meaning to one's life and will hopefully touch others as well.

This is art in its highest form. Those moments of enlightenment are what I continue to live for."

Michael J. Jackson © 1988


Pencil, graphite, final editing in photoshop; reference image: link.

Dedicated to his fans; we love you more, Michael.


Edit: Sorry to be annoying; I uploaded a scanned version of this portrait because my scanner caught a bit more of the shading detail than did my camera.

Bigger version to download: (.psd file) link.

Detail of image: link.
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:iconmoonwalkermadness14:
MoonwalkerMadness14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Woooooow
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconagwasere:
AGwasere Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlindsiplier:
lindsiplier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Ugh!! So amazing, the use of lines & shading!!
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconironmanrox27:
IronManRox27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! He is so handsome.
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:iconvanillacokelover:
vanillacokelover Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist
I love this picture very much! It's so beautiful and perfect!... <3
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbri-iheartart-mae:
Bri-IHeartArt-Mae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow...just...wow. I love this so much <3  it's so detailed and... Gahhh it's perfect!
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:iconpegasister1029:
Pegasister1029 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Whyyyyy did he have to do this to himself? He was so handsome, then he did that shit! And now he's dead.......FML. Big Fool Emoji-30 (Mah feelz hurtz) [V4] 
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:iconcowgirl199:
cowgirl199 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this pic!! It's truly amazing :)
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:iconnukuu:
nukuu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING  I'm a big fan of Michael and can I just say wow
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
i had saved this pic on my computer and didn't know u did this!...superb job on my main man MJ...unfortunately u were capturing a bad period in his life, but great nonetheless!!!
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, again!
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
scratch the last question....i just now saw ur response to it,lol
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:iconbowlfreak:
BowlFreak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
hey, who is the girl in ur "soulmately" pic?
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:iconbenaqelcapucino:
BenAqelCapucino Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow..
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmarta4762:
marta4762 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
awesome!
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:iconladydiaana:
LadyDiaana Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
simply Magnificent
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:iconzimnika7:
zimnika7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I saw this portrait on the Internet. And it is pleasant to me to recognize the author of this drawing. It is a fine portrait! Thank you! :love:
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:iconenchantingpurity:
EnchantingPurity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I love how this was made while Michael was still alive.
Beautiful piece of art and beautiful quote.
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:icondanligon:
Danligon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Amazing texture, amazing technique. Congratulations! we all love mj (:
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:iconbarbaramj:
barbaramj Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing realism!
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:iconafropower97:
AfroPower97 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This is a-freaking-mazing 8O
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:icongustaletbe:
gustaletbe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
WoW , it's perfect and bealtiful ...
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:iconhilopoint7:
hilopoint7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
im blown away now that looks like a photo
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[smile] thank you.
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:iconhilopoint7:
hilopoint7 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
No problem sir
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:iconkinztastic:
kinztastic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Photographer
I cant believe this is a drawing!! EXCELLENT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbunnycarrottree:
BunnyCarrotTree Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This picture... is digging into my soul, very deep. His eyes, says everything. Innocent as an angel.
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[smile]
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:iconbilliejean5809:
billiejean5809 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not much to add to this stunning piece, just to real ....................almost scary real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconvixzrr:
VixzRR Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was still alive when he made this ;( :iconsadplz:
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:iconskippymyboy:
skippymyboy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
i know:((((((
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:iconraimondsy:
Raimondsy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This looks fantastic
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconjaianarkali:
JaiAnarkali Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a true fan to draw him even in his later years!! :D I'm sure people have said this to you before, but the love in this piece is so incredible, JUST like his personality. Thank you.
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. [smile] I am grateful, truly, for the love you mention.
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:iconsmoothcriminal100:
SmoothCriminal100 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Looks like a photo, from far. lol
Love it!
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconultimatefrieza:
UltimateFrieza Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A true epic piece of art hear and really captures the look of MJ. Great artwork :)
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnormalsoverrated:
normalsoverrated Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Great work! I love how you did a picture of him when he was older, now that's real MJ fan <3
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. [smile]
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:iconasmakhalil:
AsmaKhalil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: Perfect.
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:iconadmhire:
admhire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very, very much.
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:iconcapellidigatto:
capellidigatto Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is groovy! :iconclapplz:
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