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Michael Jackson, Eternal Child

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This is a painting. The sad teddy bear symbolizes Michael's difficult childhood.

I also wanted to express how hesitating Michael was at the end of his amazing life.

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Please, don't miss my 3 other MJ portraits:


By Michael Jackson

Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for the world that I come from
’cause I’ve been looking around
In the lost and found of my heart...
No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities...
’cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me...

People say I’m not okay
’cause I love such elementary things...
It’s been my fate to compensate,
For the childhood
I’ve never known...

Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my childhood?

People say I’m strange that way
’cause I love such elementary things,
It’s been my fate to compensate,
For the childhood I’ve never known...

Have you seen my childhood?
I’m searching for that wonder in my youth
Like fantastical stories to share
The dreams I would dare, watch me fly...

Before you judge me, try hard to love me.
The painful youth I’ve had

Have you seen my childhood....

(The poem appeared on [link])
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KinjalkLara's avatar

Wow 😮 I bow to you for depicting his pain so nicely. I wish if Michael was alive. How happy he would have been to see this,to see that there are people who understand him so much and so nicely.😢

BabyLadybug's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I love this. Its a shame he had to die. He was a legend. I think it came out wonderful, no flaws. how long have u been drawing for? for sometime im sure because this is amazing. I love how u made him in his pjs with the teddy bear..but whats with the bird may i ask? It fits the picture well but i dont quite get it. I have to admit, i was never a MJ fan until he passed cuz my parents were affected by it. then i listened to him and he was amazing. This picture has to be one of the best fan pictures i have ever seen <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> Thanks for helping to keep his memory alive <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
vividgrim's avatar
Not a critique.
BabyLadybug's avatar
srry D: im not good with critiques XD
vividgrim's avatar
Just remember to point out what can be improved on and what was done well.
CopperScaleDragon's avatar
I do love these Ben.  I loved Michael and I think he was very wronged by the world in many ways.  I love it when I see people remembering the beautiful soul I believe him to have been.
MichaelJacksonONE's avatar
MJ is ALIVE believe MJ never died
ladybat2's avatar
This image is stunning! It speaks about Michael on so many levels. The details and the coloring.... Ben I have always been a fan of your art depicting the Israeli Palestinian conflict. This is the first time I viewed your artistic spirit out side of that.
I wish the whole world could see this creation of Michael through your eyes. Amazing!
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tajmonsta's avatar
Gorgeous! very lovely :)
cheethawolf's avatar
I remember I once was looking for a photo of him in google images and I saw this. I instantly thought it was a photo, when I opened it, I realized not, but is so well done that it seems it is. Good work!
theApple70's avatar
the texture of this is just woah :D
StrawberryR's avatar
The teddy bear scares me a little, but I love the detail- especially the reflection in his glasses. Good job!
billiejeandacat's avatar
wow you are a true mj fan
awesomesauce123's avatar
this is amazing. the detail, the effort. the teddy bear...oh yeah, and the stuffed animal isn't bad either, if you know what i mean. you are my mj hero :clap::hug:
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TellMeWhereItHurts's avatar
All your MJ drawings are amazing :clap:
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Wonderful Work. Love It.
AnneMarie1986's avatar
This is the most beautiful picture you ever made,honest!It's horrible that M.J.died so unexpectly.

Indeed,King of Pop had terrible childhood ruined by his spoiled,selfish and arrogant father,Joe Jackson.Not enough he didn't loved his son,and yet he bursted out with laugh at news his son's dead,just like he heard some joke no one wished to listen to.

M.J.'s father has supposed to die for his cruelity against his own son and the other kids,not Michael Jackson.Joe Jackson didn't deserved for that to take a money from his dead son.This old piece of shit asshole cared only himself and now he wants to use his son's children to make them musicians and then make the hell in their own childhood.

I hope Joe Jackson die!:chainsaw::fork::rage::

F%@$ You,Joe Jackson.I wish you death!:skullbones:
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