Afghan Girl

Afghan Girl

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Afghan Girl



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Title: Afghan Girl
Pixel Artist: Stickman  (Level 7 Sheriff :: 18683 points)
Posted: 7/9/2008 19:07
Palette: 9 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    10 faves    0 avatars

Trying to get the correct angle of her face was a pain in the a***!!

Here's 2 reference images I used:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/ATA/24083DC~DC-Comics-Wonder-Woman-Posters.jpg
http://pics.livejournal.com/vasco_pyjama/pic/000635b7.

Was trying to get a golden age comic book feel. I think this one came out better than the first attempt I did way back.

P.S Quote is from Boyd Matson.
Edit: Changed colour scheme

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RodrigoCard (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 1/30/2011 16:34

Very well done!


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Balamoot (Level 10 Maniac) @ 7/12/2008 15:17
Here is smth attractive.

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MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/12/2008 11:12
Excellent   I think you've really captured the comic book inking style.

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Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 7/12/2008 04:31
it's the McCurry photograph! I've seen the original print and it's spectacular. nice idea and rework of the photo. I like it a lot. very original. just a very small thing you can improve: there's something strange with the lips, maybe too much contrast? dunno. btw great job

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virus616 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/11/2008 20:08

That was one of my favorite photographs.

This is so cool. It's true though, we don't know anything about her. But the strange beauty of her eyes remains.


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Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/10/2008 04:56
@Jal/Expand: I read an article about the National Geographic trying to find her location along with a more recent photo of her. Her face shows a hard life, but those eyes are still there.

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Expand (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/10/2008 03:55
yeah, her name is Sharbat Gula.
I recognized her immediately. Very nice job.

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/9/2008 23:20
btw, we do know her name and story. She is now in her 40s and married and fugly.
National Geographic did a whole thing on her last year I think.

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JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/9/2008 22:56
yeah..good job with this. i also recognized this right away.

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/9/2008 22:54
Such the famous face, great pic to use. I recognized her immediately and must say that your attempt at the intensity of her eyes is great with this palette. That photo is all about her eyes and their depth...anyhoo, great job :)

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