This is entirely draw/painted in photoshop cs3 and my second digital paint!I must say i was always fascinated by this picture so i decided to paint the most beautiful eyes i ever saw! More details about the original picture by Steve McCurry u can find out here [link]
I recently saw a documentary about this girl. The reporter went back to look for this girl who is a woman now. It was sad to see that her hard and troubled live took it's toll. She looked tired and much older then she should have looked. Sorry to see this beautifull face was no longer there.
Even though you did this a long time ago... I have to comment lol. I didn't realize that this was a famous pic and so when I did my first art manip it was on this picture that I found on some off the wall free stock site. I worked hard on it and when I was done... It looked great (for a first time) I made her a new veil... It was supposed to be what she may have looked like if she had the money that other girls her age had. I too loved her eyes. So when I was done, I showed my husband my before and after. He knew right away what photo it was and told me that it was one of time life's most popular covers EVER. Mine was not a painting, it was a manip. So I learned not to ever use that stock site again. Because I haven't made anything as good as my first project lol. But since I know that photo like the back of my hand I can say without a doubt that you did an EXCELLENT job with all of her.. especially her eyes and skin texture. (wish I could paint).
Thank you so much,this was my first(or second) digital painting i guess. I know...i learned the hard way the same stock rules,just as you,i guess. Digital painting it's such a huge time and patience consuming(i have neither), that's why i only made a few. I think my latest digital painting [link] got a bit better but it was an exhausting task, took me like a couple of hours every day, for more than a week... Btw i would like to see that manip you made but i guess it's not in your gallery...
No, I didn't put it in because the rules on Manips are different then painting. Because really you can paint anything your only using your talent and sometimes memory. Your actually using the photo for a manip. I know you do both and do both well. It was my first. Quite a few mistakes, but actually better then anything else I have done. Like I said, because I know exactly what the details and stuff looked like on that photo.. I know you did a great job with it. It maybe time consuming but maybe you will get faster when you get used to it. You haven't done that many. If I had that talent I would continue with it. Look how good your manips are and I am sure you were not as fast when you first started as you are now..You know what they say... Use it or lose it
i was fascinated by her eyes too..... well, at first. n then everyone were saying that were scary... nyway check out my version of the same pic. n coincidentally it was my second digi painting made on cs3 using mouse [link]
oh my god, the most perfect eyes I have ever seen! they are soooooo intense, and I don't know! but it is the most powerful gaze I've ever seen, it's breath taker she still have amazing eyes, but not that much like in this one
i kn ow this picture, this little girl's eyes are really fascinating.
i heard steve mc curry returne to Afganistan to find this little girl which made him well known to the world through National Geographic and after a lot of searching he found her, she now lives in her own house and has two kids and she didn't have the slightest idea about the whole stoy about her foto.
I remember this picture . It was on the title of my first national Geographic and I was amazed by this beautiful face and her eyes- I still am and you made a wonderful digital painting from her . She was 14 or so when that was taken and 2 years ago a photographer searched her and found her and took the same pic again of her at the age of 34 - she still has the same amazing expression in her eyes. Thanks for the fav on "lonelyness" btw.
Wow...i was thinking the same thing..after the cover from National G she became famous in the whole world and for 15 years she had no clue about it,she didn't knew that so many ppl were amazed by her picture,her story..