March 29, 2011

Girl With the Green Eyes

You may or may not know of the famous photo that was on the cover of National Geo. probably 20 years ago.  A young Afghanistan  girl  known as the Girl with the Green eyes.   She wasn't even named at the time ...  Just as everyone else was mesmerized I too couldn't stop looking at the photo.  .  . My rendition done about seven years ago, doesn't  even  begin to capture  it... but I am going to try it again... and soon. !  If your interested to see her you can Google  it,  or click on the words above. National Geo.  
   After 20 years Steve   McCurry the photographer found her again.. Her name is Sharbat Gula and no matter what your political views or thoughts about the Afghan people this reminds  us that there are children suffering all over the world.. 

12 comments:

  1. A heart touching story and an amazing drawing. Beautiful work.

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  2. I am not familiar with the original photo but this is fabulous. Those eyes are so intense and captivating. It's to see how you could improve on this.
    As you've said, whatever the country or the politics, it's never the children's fault.

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  3. Wow - I see what you mean, it's striking and her eyes are mesmorising!

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  4. I remember that photo...such intense eyes. She's had a very hard life. Reminds me how blessed I am in a world truly hard on so many others.

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  5. I remember it too! Your drawing is gorgeous! Thanks for a great post!

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  6. I remember that photo ..mesmerizing!!

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  7. I DON'T REMEMBER THE STORY, BUT YOUR DRAWING IS LOVELY, YOU CAPTURED A LOT. RIZZI

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  8. Absolutely stunning portrait of a stunning young lady. I was so excited to see that the photographer found this young woman again. She is still a striking beauty too.

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  9. Yes, I remember this photo so well. Your drawing above is beautiful and I look forward to seeing your current rendition when you unveil your work. It's a great piece to revisit.

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  10. I can only say one thing I am in awe of the artist.

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  11. Yes, I have the issue with me and this is very lovely Barbra!

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