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Afghan Girl by TitusBoy25 Afghan Girl by TitusBoy25
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]
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MadameThenadier Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.

Great job on the painting though!
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh,i know the story...impressive.
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AmazingDart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
thank you for drawing this im so happy that people think of Afghanistan and its beauty. Proud to be an Afghan! thans again amazing job!
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure,I'm glad you like it!
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
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).
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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...
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Lost-N-Beauty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
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
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you are right!:)
Thank you!
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elgriego Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this...
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!:)
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samii5 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
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]
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jutheo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
The original of this capture is from the National Geography magazine.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The photographer Steve McCurry published the picture in National Geographic on the June 1985!
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sho0o-sho0o Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
i love Afghan Girl
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!:)
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aini-aini Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Wow I've seen this photo everywhere, this is an effing great artwork, enough said.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks,i'm glad you like it!
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Izzime1980 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I remember seeing that on a National Geographic magazine a few years ago. It's such a hauntingly beautiful picture. You captured the girl wonderfully.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks,it's really an amazing picture and it's hard to capture its beauty!
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Izzime1980 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
It is and it such a haunting picture too.
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TheRedRidingHood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent. I knew the portrait. He had a successful gallery in December/January in Milan.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much,i appreciate it!:)
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salmanwaheed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
man ur good.. :)
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man...
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salmanwaheed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
no probs .. okie now im working on a photomanipulation.. ill show u what i come up with once its done and would need a lil help in blending and stuff:)
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great,show it to me when it's done and i'll give u some advices/help if necessary!:hug:
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salmanwaheed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
:hug:
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Cowgirllizzy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Real seen the real pix
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
???
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vampyre1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally wonderful painting! :clap:
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much dear friend,i appreciate it!
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vampyre1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My totally pleasure dear friend, it was just amazing, really beautiful painting! :)
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful! And the eyes are stunning!
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much,i'm really glad u like it!:)
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure friend!
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irinama Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional
Beautiful work :hug:
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much dear friend,i appreciate your constant support!
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sinlessxcity Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
oh my god, the most perfect eyes I have ever seen! :heart: :love:
they are soooooo intense, and I don't know! but it is the most powerful gaze I've ever seen, it's breath taker :O
she still have amazing eyes, but not that much like in this one
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very well done, of course! ;)
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank u very much my dear,i was also fascinated by Sharbat Gula(Afghan girl)'s eyes....I'm glad u like how i painted her!:):blowkiss:
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sinlessxcity Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
:love:
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giota4u Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
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.

your work is great in this.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's right....to me is such a sad story..to become international famous and to have no ideea...sad,sad,sad!Anyway she have the most stunning eyes i ever saw!
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giota4u Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
me too, i agree :P
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riviera2008 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
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.
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U are so right about it,i was also fascinated by her story...just amazeing and impressive!
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riviera2008 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
yes, but I also read , she leads a hard life in poverty and allthough she is famous because of this oicture , she never had any advantages from it .
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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..
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damien-c Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Well done.
The only thing that's missing is the credit to the original photograph, which is Steve McCurry.;P
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much,i appreciate it and i did credit the original picture,it's a link in the description,pls read it carefully!
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TNT-M4v3r1cK Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Awesome!
Is this based on the pic that was in National Geographic a few years ago?
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