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Majestic - Pastel Drawing by secrets-of-the-pen Majestic - Pastel Drawing by 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:
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♥14x18 for $65 - [link]

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:iconmjportraits:
MJportraits Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Do did really good, again!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! 
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:iconalynfederico:
AlynFederico Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  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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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Woah, thank you!! :D
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:iconherbert45:
HERBERT45 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
VERY NICE.  WHAT I CALL "TOP SHELF" WORK.
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:iconsakura-kaze:
sakura-kaze Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! That's really good!
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:iconmanondrawings:
Manondrawings Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
This is amazing ! 😵😵
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:iconartrefugium:
ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   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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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! This is still one of my absolute favorite pieces. :)
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:iconartrefugium:
ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   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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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really love working with pastels. :D
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:iconartrefugium:
ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :hug: (I by the way also love the kitty you're working on at the moment :D)
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconartrefugium:
ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :hug:
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:iconsarartistt:
sarartistt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! Your hard work can be seen.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconsarartistt:
sarartistt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icontekmeb:
tekmeb Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent one!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconbthslayr:
bthslayr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
incredibly well done!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconamargantah:
Amargantah Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconj-corrigan-93:
J-Corrigan-93 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
omg :iconpiccolowtfplz:   this is amazing :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icon1mjfan:
1MJfan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing...... Fantastic!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icon1mjfan:
1MJfan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! This really is a masterpiece!
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:icondrawtoonzstudio:
DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is AMAZING.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   General Artist
I like MJ! :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Me too!
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for March and April! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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:icongarrettstanly:
garrettstanly Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Awesome work! Should be a DD
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you!
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:iconyouarenotalone2:
youarenotalone2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I am speechless tooooo! Gosh, this is freaking AMAZING!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Speechless, speechless...
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Marvelous job! You have amazing patience but the results speak for themselves; it brings great results!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much!
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:iconzimnika7:
zimnika7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I saw your work in tumblr.com. Only admiration! Thanks!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconkheekhee:
KheeKhee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ur amazing artwork will live as legend like Michael did..Michael is a legend,n u did a great job by doing a potrait of him! salute !
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconrentintent:
rentintent Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Amazing!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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