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Missing Child Portrait 17 by johnpaulthornton Missing Child Portrait 17 by johnpaulthornton
What is the "proper" way too paint a missing child? This was inspired by a one inch square black and white image on the back of a "Have you seen me?" mailer.

Oil on canvas.
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Thepuzzlegirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
The work that you do moves me to tears. Your paintings call attention to a topic most people don't think about, whether it's on purpose or because there isn't enough coverage (in my opinion, there isn't enough and simple things are overlooked which keep these children from home...).

As someone who has had to fight her way away from strangers, I know how terrifying it is to think that you'll lose everything and then still worse. And I know the importance of educating people about missing persons cases. I really appreciate every painting you've done. It gives hope that all these children may one day come home safe and sound. :heart: Keep up the great work! :)
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magicalavatarian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This child reminds me of an angel.
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bloodspatteredsnow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Just looking through your gallery made me cry.

It's not fair. No one deserves having to go through this.

Your paintings are amazing.
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Thank you for appreciating the missing children.

Love, John Paul
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ExevaloN Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The eyes are so alive. And it makes you wonder why someone would want to separate this child from his family or why would someone want to hurt him.
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orochimarusgirl541 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I think that this is one of your best.I looked through all of you gallary and its...sad...how some of these kids go missing,then newpapers show one small picture and say nothing about it.
It's hard to say much about it,I'm still young and it's still hard for me to understand stuff...but your pictures help.
It's great to know someone cares about these kids.
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Charlie-Ryuu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one makes me want to cry because he looks exactly like my little brother Eric and it justs breaks heart.
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Eric is safe.

But let your heart fill.
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Charlie-Ryuu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those are very simple but powerful words.
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Charlie-Ryuu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And the way you made those chocolate brown eyes so deep makes me and the way they looked at me remind me eeven more of Eric
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