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Michael Jackson Leave me alone by JAF-Artwork Michael Jackson Leave me alone by JAF-Artwork
Michael Jackson’s “Leave me alone”

15x20

Acrylic Painting on Canvas

July 01, 2014

I wanna thank my sister Shynn Flores for sticking with me through my depression and journey of painting Michael. I asked her opinions from time to time and thanks for watching some MJ videos with me. Thank you for reassuring my ass when I'm suffering from mood swings and paranoia (muning mode) thanks dude. And for the Loving support and teachings of my sistah Joanna Flores

This will be my 5th artwork for the 5th death anniversary of Michael Jackson. I really wanted to finish it on June 25th but I guess I'm not good with time pressure (I'm still not even satisfied though). I know most of you are always wondering why am I being obsessed with him? Or why do I like Michael so much? Well let me give you my 3 main reasons.

First. Music. When I was just a little girl 4 or 5 years old I used to sneak one of my parent’s cd’s that contained the two songs of Michael ‘Jam’ and ‘Earth song’ and secretly playing it over and over again. He introduced music to me. He showed me how much soul can be embedded in a song and that’s when I started appreciating music, nature and animals. He was my first crush. There's no question for his God-given gift in writing music nor innovative ideas in creating his art. You can put him on stage and give him nothing but a spotlight and a beat you'll see a superstar. He broke language barrier, like how African people loved his music even though they don't have any idea of what the lyrics mean. They even crowned him king in Africa for his influence. He broke the racial discrimination for Black Artists to reign the Music Industry. He influenced most of the artists today. You can see Michael Jackson's fingerprints from fashion to pop music. When he died part of music died for me. To me Michael was the pioneer of music. He’s the reason why I have this passion for music.

Second, Art. I used to think that drawing was just a hobby for me but when I decided to draw Michael for the first time I felt something I’ve never felt before. All throughout the process I have this butterfly in my stomach, and this tingling sensation in my hands, when I finished it I was in awe. I never thought I can draw something like that, I never thought I’ll be that good with pencil. At that point, I became a Pencil Artist. Every time I do an artwork I compete with myself. I challenge myself for an improvement so I decided to paint. Michael. After I finished the painting I never thought I can paint something like that, I mean I didn’t even know that I can paint really cos I don’t paint I’m just a penciller and when it comes to art technically speaking I’m ignorant. By looking at it everyday I always ask myself did I really painted that? It’s the most amazing feeling in the world. Art opened my soul to the mystery of life how beautiful, mysterious and awesome God is. He gave me this gift I didn’t know I had to remedy the scars I can never erase. And every time I draw and paint Michael I have that ‘butterfly’ thing and it pushes me to the limit and I can see myself improving every time. The progress and improvements I owe that to Michael. So most of you are always asking me why I draw/ paint Michael? One of the reasons is pushing myself a little more cos that’s what Michael was all about ‘No boundaries’.

Third, Life and Love. Aside from the talent only some of you know how Michael shared his gift and heart to the world. Did you know that Michael Jackson have done charities MORE than concerts? During his tours sometimes he would disguise himself to escape paparazzi to visit hospitals and orphanages. In December 1996 when Michael Jackson performed in Manila, Philippines he visited paranaque community hospital and donated money from his tour for the renovation of the hospital, and gave Christmas gifts to 300 orphans in Manila. When he was just a little boy he saw children in Africa when he was watching tv and promise his mother to do something about it, and he did. He’s the only one in this world who raised hundreds millions of dollars for charity. Donated most of his earnings from his singles, and concerts to charities and funded “Heal the World” foundation to provide medicine to children and fight the world hunger, homelessness, child exploitation and abuse. Every week he entertained sick children with cancer and invite them to Neverland. After reading Michael’s book his Autobiography “Moonwalk” written by Michael himself with his own words of the real truth I admire him more than I used to. I’ve learned so much about him. How intelligent he was, creative, imaginative and perfectionist ever since he was just a little boy. Because he lost his childhood (work and physical abused) he became sensitive to children's pains and sufferings. He said they reminded him of himself a lot. But they came up with so many lies and the worst was child molestation. The accuser confessed to his Psychiatrist after Michael's death he said he lied about the abuse and was forced to do it by his father for money and he said wherever Michael is he hope he can forgive him. But I think it's too late now cos the world believed the lies and everyone turned against him. People judge him because they are ignorant, they don’t really know the truth just taking in what the press and tabloid printing for money. According to his bodyguards what people don’t know was even after the world turned against him while he was still funding his foundation he kept giving money and helping homeless people ANONYMOUSLY, people have no idea that it was Michael Jackson who helped them. After reading his bodyguard’s book “Remember the time” revealing the aftermath in Michael’s life I’m not ashamed to say that I cried. How he suffered from depression how the tabloid and lies really broke him and his children was his only refuge so he did everything to protect them from the public and media. How he loved his fans and Michael used to say he owed everything to the fans. He literally read all his fan mails and Michael even cried reading them. Every time he’s in public when people would crowd around he would warned his bodyguards “Careful, I don’t want my fans to get hurt”. Set aside the talent and Michael’s contribution to the music and entertainment history what I admire the most was his big but fragile HEART and his Philosophy in Healing the World. Michael wanted and taught his children that philosophy they even continue his father's legacy not in music but in charities. Prince and Paris are working on different charities now whether for the sick children or for the environment. Michael used to ask them how can they change the world even the world turned their backs there was one thing still on his mind, which was giving back and healing the world. Most of you truly misunderstood him because of what you hear and see in your tv screen but no artist can be as caring, giving, loving and talented as Michael, and NO ONE can ever reach my heart and touch my soul like Michael Jackson did.

Michael Jackson inspired me and changed my perception in Music, Art, Life and love.

I painted Leave me Alone for one purpose. Respect or just leave him alone. Every time I hear critics disrespecting Michael feels like they are slapping me in the face really. Leave me alone short film is my number one favorite aside from its brilliant creativity prior to cgi's these days but most of the effects here were literally handmade cut and paste by hand. Leave me alone is all about the garbage that’s been in press for so many years. In the music video the media and tabloids built a big circus around Michael and in the end he broke free. I painted this particular picture with his two pets Bubbles (the chimp) and Muscles (the snake). Michael was one of the first Environmentalist celebrities before leo or others. Michael said the reason why he loved animals was because they are innocent enough not to want something from you like money or judge you unlike everyone around him did, but animals they just wanted to be your friend.

Thank you for reading my friend and God Bless you.... “It’s all for LOVE”
-JAF
— with Michael Jackson.



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:iconpreciosasana13:
preciosasana13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If there is a word wich meansmore than 100000000000000000 perfect, this is it!!!
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CarmenGutierrezID Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016   General Artist
Wonderful art !!! Congratulations.
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NekoChowArtists Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've never been so jealous of a monkey and a snake in my entire life....
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FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
it's a wonderful work !!!! :love:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Adzee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This outstanding work, love skin tones Jaf.
Regards
Adam
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Adam!
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AbigailBolin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful painting, it is so realistic! It flows, and looks real! You can see the hard work put into it, as nothing is left rendered without quality. Fantastic job capturing someone like MJ in that moment in time with your paints:O
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much AbigailBolin! God Bless you!
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ArtbySiren Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful.
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ArtbySiren!
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msluzhelena Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
just amazingHeart Heart 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much msluzhelena!
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BowlFreak Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
totally awesome piece!!!...b-r-a-v-o!!!!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Thank you so much BowlFreak!!!! Bless you!
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sarartistt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing, super flawless. You paid meticulous attention to every little detail, and the description too.

Well done! :D
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Zulphia! The details of the Snake was a pain haha... and Thanks for reading my description!
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sarartistt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :)
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DemonicAlex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS JUST SO COOL! HOLY SHITFabulous Pewdiepie Emoticon Fabulous Pewdiepie Emoticon 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAW! Thank you so much!
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RobertoDS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
amazing!!! :) (Smile) 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Igotmo4 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014   Digital Artist
awesome!!!Chicken Dance 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw hee hee!!! Thank you!!!
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Igotmo4 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Digital Artist
LOL you welcome!:) (Smile) 
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vanillacokelover Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I just can't imagine in my wildest dreams that anyone would be able to do this kind of painting.... But you did! It's amazing, breathtaking, mindblowing, beautiful, unbeliavable... It is beautiful! ♥ You have amazing gift! I just can watch it literally hours... It looks so real that I'm thinking that how someone can do that kind of work... Shortly: I LOVE IT!!! ♥♥♥
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow really? Thank you soooo much vanillacokelover!!!!! God Bless you!!! You made my day a beautiful one... like I'd be smiling for the rest of the day thank you!!!! God Bless you my friend!!! heee hee aaaww!!!
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vanillacokelover Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Heee hee!! ;) You're very welcome! You made my day also better with that work :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
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18Taurus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
completely and utterly in love with this. It is the most beautiful piece of Michael Jackson art I have ever seen. When I first saw it, it rendered me speechless that's how amazing I think this is. I literally had to stop and just stare at it because it is so beautiful. I love it. You did and amazing job. Clap 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thank you sooooooo much! wow you made my day thank you my friend 18taurus thank you thank you!
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18Taurus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, you truly have a gift. Like I said it is the most amazing piece of art attributed to Michael Jackson that I have ever seen. I believe if he was still alive he would be as amazed and stunned of the beauty of it as I am. Peace and Love, Taurus 18 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thanks again my friend!!! thank you soo much Taurus 18!!!
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18Taurus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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JokerIsMYFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
seriously, this is the BEST drawing of MJ I've ever seen in my life.. you did an amazing job :heart:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thank you sooo much God bless you!
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Chicoandpaco1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love this it is beautiful! You are so talented!:)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much God bless you!
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Chicoandpaco1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
U too!😘😊
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Honestly. I can't even tell you how amazing this picture is. It's so realistic in every way. Your work is beyond amazing... it's reached it's OWN LEVEL of amazing. Michael would LOVE this and he's probably smiling warmly at this painting. I know he appreciated art and this is definitely ART. What makes it even more amazing.... is that it was painted in love. :) Every detail about this painting is FANTASTIC! The shading, the highlights, the detail. Those scales on Muscles are phenomenal.  :) You also perfectly captured the emotion on his face, he looks perfect. This painting is divine. Plain and simple.  I love this work, honestly.... I'm a fan of yours as well. :D

Your description.... it made me get very choked up. You spoke the truth so beautifully. Every word you wrote is filled with emotion and I love that you wrote this. It was an amazing message about an amazing man. I know Michael really appreciated what you wrote too. You're a very deep person and I can really relate to how you feel.

Keep up the amazing work. :) :heart:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't thank you enough wings of sapphire. Thank you for your heartmelting words God bless you. I can't paint this one if I don't have that much love I have for this man. I love him soo much and I know a lot of people too... and this is my tribute to him and to those who love him... so this is also for you my friend. God bless your soul my friend... thank you...
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
You're more then welcome! I only spoke from my heart. :) Thank you very much for the gift. :) I appreciate it. :) :heart:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate your words and your heart! God Bless you!!! It's all for LOVE!!
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww thank you. :) It's always all for love! :D
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IgorLevchuk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this picture made me smile. There is a few notable MJ drawings on DA but this one is true find for me. So many joy and light at this painting.
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... thank you IgorLevchuk!!
Really? Hehe... aww.. that's amazing thank you so much!
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mammonwu26 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Unbelievable!I assumed It's a photo orz perfect work!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo much!! God bless you!! ♡♡♡♡
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barbaramj Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks simply AMAZING. Your ability in painting is stunning O.o
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much God bless you!!!
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