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Michael Jackson Moonwalker behind the spotlight by JAF-Artwork Michael Jackson Moonwalker behind the spotlight by JAF-Artwork

“The Man behind the spotlight” by JAF

‘Bad’ Tour London July 16, 1988

May 06, 2014

Acrylic Paint on Canvass 

12x14

I hope you can surrender a minute of your life to read my description. Thank you po and God Bless.

25 years ago two amazing things happened. It was July 16 of 1988 while mama was giving birth to me Michael Jackson was performing his magic in front of thousands of fans in London including Lady Diana and Prince Charles. Aside from the beautiful light captured in perfection, I painted this one for the critics to introduce the Man behind the spotlight. This one is for the critics.

“Have mercy, for I’ve been bleeding a long time now” (-Michael Jackson 1984 letter to critics)

The Moonwalker was a very private person, tortured by the media and money seekers who twisted his truths to lies for money. Some of you physically judged him instead of remembering his contribution to music and to the world, or spending time to know the man behind the spotlight.

(The list is VERY long but I’ll focus on the big ones).Michael Jackson aside from being one of the biggest Environmentalists, ever since he was a kid (Jackson 5 years) performed many benefit concerts and fund-raising. During the Victory Tour (late 70’s) he donated $ 5 million to charity. Donated the 1.5 million he received from Pepsi commercial burn accident lawsuit to LA Hospital and established UNCF Endowed Scholarship Fund (1.5 million), donated 500,000 to united Negro college fund. During Bad Tour (80’s) he invited underprivileged children to watch for free, and donated to hospitals, orphanages and other charities, and gave 150,000 to Lady Diana. ALL his profits from the “Man in the mirror” single went to Charity. Composed the song “We are the world” (largest –grossing single in history) all of it for charity. (87’) Michael donated $20,000 to the family of a young Japanese boy, Yoshiyaki, who had been recently kidnapped and killed. Gave free tickets for three concerts in Atlanta, Georgia to the ‘Make A Wish Foundation’. He received a “Humanitarian Award” from the US President Reagan. In 1992 He funded “Heal the world foundation” to provide medicine to children and fight the world hunger, homelessness, child exploitation and abuse and support programs in 20 countries. ALL his profits from his Dangerous world tour concert (90’s) went all to the Heal the world foundation for charity.  From the Super bowl performance he donated his ENTIRE fees to the foundation. He was listed in 2000 edition of Guiness book of records for breaking the world record of the “Most Charities Supported by a Pop Star”. Gave Nelson Mandela 1 million check for “Nelson Mandela Children’s fund”. He supported 39 Charitable Organizations and personally travel the world to help and donated many more.

Or you can try moon-walking in his shoes.

Suffered from physical abused (by his father) and battered childhood (strictly practice/work, no birthdays), and emotionally tortured and bullied (Big-nose nickname, the reason why he had his nose done). To compensate for the lost childhood he bought his Neverland ranch and focused on helping less fortunate especially children in need and deprived around the world, but instead of thanking him he was accused of pedophilia (The kid personally confessed that he was forced to lie by his step dad for money). Misunderstood and tortured Michael returned it with Love. Fought and won the battle against Racism (MTV refused to release his music video “Billie Jean” because he was black). Michael faced his own battle against Vitiligo that was confirmed in autopsy report (that started on his fingers and hands he created the finger tape and the glove) he tried his best to cover it with make-up first as you can see it in the music video of “Thriller”.  When he started EXPOSING the conspiracy of a group of people using his influence, they tried to shut him up using the media with rumours and accusations to destroy his integrity (including the pedophile allegation). The death threats, and police brutality alone didn’t stop him but Michael was forced to isolate when he was scared for his children’s safety (that’s why they were always wearing masks in public, he was scared of them being kidnapped). After a decade of silence Michael decided to continue his fight against the conspiracy using his last tour (This is it Tour 2009), eventually it led him to his death. So in June 25th of 2009 he was found dead. He even had a secret library of unreleased song s that he planned to release after his death to support his children.

Michael’s influence created what Music is today. He’s a pioneer of the short-story-music-videos. A record-breaking artist, a versatile singer, a historical performer, a soulful song writer, a magical dancer/choreographer, a fashion leader, and above all a God fearing ENVIRONMENTALIST, and a HUMANITARIAN.

So before you judge him take a look at yourself in the mirror and tell me who you are...

Or you say this with me...

IT’S ALL FOR L O V E....

This will be the longest description I’ve done so far... so Thank you for reading! God Bless!!!

-JAF       

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:iconbaderawolf88:
baderawolf88 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! The detail is incredible. Love it!! <3
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! Bless you!!!
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Adzee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was an amazing perform, I saw him three times in London. The third time I was so close to the stage, when used the cran to glide forward he touched my hand and my head.

Great job Jaf.
Adam
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! you have a personal encounter with him? that's awesome!

Thanks so much Adam!
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PickyPepper Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! Heart The detail work is amazing! 
PS--I'm a huge fan of Michael Jackson. I'm lucky to be born on his birthday! :happybounce: 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! really? you have same birthday? that's awesome!
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PickyPepper Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! 29th August! La la la la 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.... that's the coolest!!
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lenetta16 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus christ, this is amazing *___*
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hee hee!!! Thank you so much!!!
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JokerIsMYFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your drawing! :3

I read the description and it made me love Michael even more, he was simply amazing :heart:
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw! thank you!!! he was.... God bless you my friend! It's all for LOVE!!!
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JokerIsMYFreak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes :meow:
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Chicoandpaco1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So amazing!! Do u like my mj art?
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! Sure!!!
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Rose-Pop Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best MJ drawing I have ever seen. I really and truly mean it. I honestly thought that this was just a picture for the longest time until I click on it and looked more closely. I am so taken aback! I mean, really! That belt!!!! OMG! And then his shirt with the wrinkles! His hair is just amazingly highlighted.

I agree with every word you said. And it was beautiful. I wish that people would research a bit more about Michael before they just voice their loud opinions.
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much rose pop God bless you My Friend. The reason I Did the description Cos I Have A Friend Who Criticised Him A Lot and Im Happy To Say Its A Success Cos Shes Starting To Appreciate Mj Now. Thanks Again My Friend
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Rose-Pop Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is really starting to like Michael? That's awesome!!! 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes her exact Words Were 'Im starting To Appreciate Him' Im So Happy To Hear That From Her
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank
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rattissia Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Beautiful!  Very well done.  I sent you an email I hope that you can check it. :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you rattisia. God Bless You My Friend. Okay I Will Check It Out
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
so amazing!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God bless you thank you my friend
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
is a pleasure!! Clap Clap 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again my friend!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Hug 
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xKurrMeowx Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an outstanding painting, I love every bit of it. I read all the description and I completely agree with you. Hope he's now in a better place. He would be so proud of this painting, good job :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you so much my friend God bless you!! It Is Nice to Know That he is in a better place I Agree
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clc1997 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
amazing!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thanks!
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barbaramj Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just... amazing. Great job!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you GOD bless You!
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michaeljackson13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dear lord...how do you even O_o
so amazing!
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You My Friend God Bless You
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michaeljackson13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome love
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I read your description and it was very touching. I always try and make people understand Michael more. When I talk to them and they start speaking ill of Michael I usually bring up the points you stated here. It makes me so sad that people treated him so horribly. He didn't deserve it in the slightest. I always feel so bad for him and I admire his strength. The amount of times Michael was beat town, ripped to shreds, and spit on... it's crazy. But he always persevered on and he always wanted to help people. A lot of people in his shoes would have given up and gained a more negative opinion of people but he never did. I love him so much for EVERYTHING he did. He's my idol! :heart:

Great painting of him too it's absolutely stunningly gorgeous! :) Thank you so much for sharing this! :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much My Friend. Yes Its The Reason Why I Did The Description And Im Happy To say That It Is A Success. One Of My Friend Was A Hater But recently She Confessed That She Is Starting To Apppreciate Mj And im So Proud Of It. Cos We The Fans Are soldier And We Are Here To Defend him.
Thank You So Much My Friend remember Like Mj Used To Say 'it Is All For Love'
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
That's good. :) I don't like MJ haters because they usually hate him for reasons that are the fault of disgusting lies and greedy people. I'm glad your friend appreciates MJ more. He was an amazing person. He had such a pure heart. :heart: I have always thought of myself as a soldier. I always defend Michael and when people start making jokes about Michael, it makes me mad. We are what I and many others like to call "Soldiers of Love". We are MJ's Soldiers of Love. :) I proudly call myself one. :) You are very welcome. It will always be all for love. :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes my friend. We are his soldiers and I will give my heart out just to defend him. I'm doing another artwork for his 5th death anniv tribute I'll post it here :) God bless!
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Sounds good! I'll go take a look if you posted it. :)
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I already posted it here. It's leave me alone with bubbles and muscles. Hope you check it out.
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Wings-of-Sapphire Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm going to check it out right now! :) Sorry I was so scarce. :)
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ulltraz Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic job!!!Love 
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JAF-Artwork Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ulltraz! as always!!! Thanks!!!
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ulltraz Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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