Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Famous Afghan Girl

  1. Sharbat Gula, an Afghan lady was photographed by the famous journalist Steve Mc Curry
  2. Gula was living as a refugee in Pak, during the time of the war when she was photographed.
  3. This image was featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Gula was then around 12 years old.
  4. The team relocated Gula, then around the age of 30, in a remote region of Afghanistan in the year 2002.
  5. She had married and returned to Afghanistan from the refugee camp in 1992. She had never seen her famous portrait before it was shown to her in January 2003.
  6. She is now living with her husband and three daughters.

Medium: Pencil Color

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Scenery in Wash Effect

  1. This particular style of painting in water color is known as the 'Wash-Effect'.
  2. Precise and sharp lines are not made and colors are intermixed to create effect.
  3. Lots of water is applied afterwards as well to make the painting give a blurred feel.

Medium: Water colours.
This is reproduced from a cover page.