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Majestic - Pastel Drawing
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Published: March 17, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 secrets-of-the-pen
Three years ago, I drew a black and white close up of this same portrait and that one drawing gave me a huge love of portraiture and broke the boundaries of what I thought I was capable of in art. So when I was commissioned to draw it again, except this time, 4x as big and in full color - I jumped into the challenge! I have learned so much from this piece. About pastels and color, but also about myself as an artist and how VERY much I love what I do. I thrive on details and intricate work and this portrait is one of my favorite art experiences of my life and I'm really going to miss working on it!

:bulletred:Created with:
General's Chalk Pastels
Derwent Tinted Charcoals
Derwent Pastels
White Acrylic paint for highlights, applied with a tiny toothpick
Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper in Tan.

:bulletred:Finished in a little over 200 hours.

:bulletred: Size: 18x24 inches

Prints for Sale at Etsy:
♥18x24 for $95 - [link]
♥14x18 for $65 - [link]

Work in Progress:


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Info: [link]

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Image size
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IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Comments (167)
potente789's avatar
potente789|Professional Traditional Artist
yay michael-great artwork !!!!
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Cassielink's avatar
Cassielink|Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Cassielink's avatar
Cassielink|Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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Menkhar's avatar
Menkhar|Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely amazing!
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MJportraits's avatar
MJportraits|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!
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secrets-of-the-pen's avatar
secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lilyas's avatar
Lilyas|Professional General Artist
Do did really good, again!!!
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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AlynFederico|Professional Traditional Artist
I've seen more than my share of tribute pieces to Micheal Jackson but this one by far rocks them all.  To say that it's excellent work makes fantastic pale in comparison.


Wicked good.
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Woah, thank you!! :D
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HERBERT45's avatar
VERY NICE.  WHAT I CALL "TOP SHELF" WORK.
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sakura-kaze's avatar
sakura-kaze|Student Traditional Artist
Wow! That's really good!
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Manondrawings's avatar
This is amazing ! 😵😵
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ArTRefugiuM's avatar
ArTRefugiuM|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And every time I have a look at your gallery, my eyes get stuck on this incredible piece of marvelous art :o This is probably one of the most awesome drawings I've ever seen, absolutely unbelievable. :o :clap:
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! This is still one of my absolute favorite pieces. :)
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ArTRefugiuM's avatar
ArTRefugiuM|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :hug: It's also one of my all-time faves in your gallery :) You're a magician with pastels! I absolutely love your work :heart:
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really love working with pastels. :D
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sarartistt|Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! Your hard work can be seen.
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secrets-of-the-pen's avatar
secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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sarartistt|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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tekmeb's avatar
tekmeb|Student Traditional Artist
Excellent one!
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secrets-of-the-pen|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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