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Afghan Girl

8x11 Smooth Bristol

Drawing: Kelvin Chen
Model: Sharbat Gula
Photo: Steve McCurry
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tpatrick Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing!!!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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anakomb Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to bombard your message bank! I love seeing the old works of artists and comparing them to new. You have improved so much! and yet this drawing is wonderful too! You are doing just so fantastic! :D
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I love your feedback. Please come back often and leaving me feedback. Yes, It's fun to look back and see how far I've gone and how far I will go. :)
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anakomb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
awesome
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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spatzgurl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! The eyes definitely hold you.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Ghoghnous Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kelvin this is beautiful , I drew this a number of years ago and it looks horrible , I posted on 5PM.com , which I am thinking of taking it down and getting it ready for campfire , :))
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, this is one of the most famous portrait photo ever shot. Many artists are inspired by it and drew from it.
Your old drawing is your valuable asset, you can always refer to it and remind yourself how much you've improved. :)
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yvonne-marry Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is incredible! The details and the shading are simply perfect.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This was done back in 2010. It was fun to look back and see how much my drawing has progressed :) Thanks for your comment.
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Whimsnicole Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great rendering! That has been one of my favorite photos for a long time. Nice job.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You have a very beautiful gallery as well. :)
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SteinarLoevli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! I am speechless!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This is my earlier work :)
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SteinarLoevli Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it is still amazing! But i can see that you have many amazing drawings, so I added you to my watch! :)
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch:)
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SteinarLoevli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure :squee:
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angemuet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Wow!! I have always loved the photograph of the Afghan Girl ... she is beautiful and her eyes, what can be said of them? that gaze cannot be described, one has to actually see the photo, can only imagine what it is like in rt. your drawing is stunning, absolutely stunning and your talent is amazing.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This was actually the very first drawing I've done since a long break from the drawing board. :)
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angemuet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
looks like a LOT of talent was pent up and just flowed from you when you finally got back to drawing then!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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EvilRagdolls Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing by the way :D
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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EvilRagdolls Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I saw her on the National Geographic a few years ago
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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SandraLeeShadows Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Nice work!!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice words!! Thanks :D
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SandraLeeShadows Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
^^ Keep it up and I'll be happy. You're a gret artist!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your compliment :)
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SandraLeeShadows Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
You're welcome ^^
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kathia909 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing skills!

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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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mel1995 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
looks awesome! this is one of my favorite photos of all time!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
me, too. The most famous photo/portrait!
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to have you join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, thanks for the invitation :)
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graphiteimage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done youve managed to capture such feelings in this portrait
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love it when I could connect people's feeling and emotion through drawings and words. I like your comment.
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graphiteimage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome it is a very expressive piece :)
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Ciahra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lovely eyes, so expressive
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DRunkCoWBoy69 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
one of my favorite pictures =D. Did you happen to see the article where they found her again i think it was like 30 years later. Could be wrong on that 30 years part.
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
About 17 years actually. More info could be found in the reference link from Wikipedia. Thanks for your comment.
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, its Sharbat Goula (I don't know how to spell her name) I have both the original NatGeo the photo came from and the one where they found her 17 years later. Very good!
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kelch12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WindSeeker, you're correct. I have now included the reference link to Wikipedia :)
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WindSeeker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Its a lovely portrait, both in reality and in your interpretation. You did a good job on her eyes.
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