Sharbat Gula (Pashto: شربت ګله, literally "Girl of the world") is an Afghan woman who was the subject of a famous photograph by journalist Steve McCurry. Gula was living as a refugee in Pakistan during the time of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan when she was photographed. The image brought her recognition when it was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine at a time when she was approximately 12 years old. Gula was known throughout the world simply as "the Afghan Girl" until she was formally identified in early 2002. The photograph has been likened to Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa and is sometimes popularly referred to as "the Afghan Mona Lisa".
2H, HB, B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B Woodless graphite 8B Kneaded Eraser Electric eraser Mars rasor A4 reference Steve McCurry
hi, just wanted to say that u are an AMAZING artist, so much so that I used this drawing of urs as a reference for my drawing. Please check it out and give me some tips and pointers. Much appreciated. Thank you
AMAZING JOB!!!!! Honestly I watched your entire gallery it's a great fantastic fabulous work!! I don't think that there's any body who can draw that perfect!! thank you for the description I enjoyed it : )
Thank you for sharing. I see great apprehension in that face and such awful sadness. This was done just in pencil? You are an absolutely remarkable artist. Can you spare some talent because I'm in desperate need of some and you've obviously got more than enough to spare because you are amazing.
Now this is my all time favourite National Geographic photo cover. The girls eyes are just incredible and you have captured all the elements. Her eyes tell such a story and I cannot believe how you have captured that so perfectly.
This is beautiful with a capital B. Bravo for attempting to render in pencil one of the best-known photos ever--and making it work as a drawing. Is there actually a slight greenish tinge to her eyes, or am I imagining it?
Wonderful description, and nice drawing, can I use your detailed description in my post for my artwork rrefrencing this photo? Soon I will be uploading my version of this photo, and you identified it so well. Great job...