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National Geographic Coffee Mug featuring the drawing Afghan Girl by Jean Haynes

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Afghan Girl Coffee Mug




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Our ceramic coffee mugs are available in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. Each mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.


11 oz.

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Excellent drawing of Sharbat Gula as seen in the photo used for the 1985 issue of National Geographic

WOW! I really love this! her eyes are so vivid!

And the eyes? Sooo good! I've come back a few times to see 'em!

incredible capture of her eyes, the true spirit of this women. Breath taking piece.

hey, i love to see when this photo makes people's hands create! Nice work. Thanks for joining the contest!

Thank you Gregory and Carl. I had read the follow up article and seen the later photos of this woman, she looked weathered and worn, but , you are right, she still had her striking green eyes. This drawing was actually done in colored pencil. I did it while I was working at a law firm in college as a receptionist. It took me about a week to draw in between phone calls and helping clients.

Jean: This is an masterful rendition of the Afghan girl from the original photograph by Steve McCurry. You may know that he returned to Afghanistan to see if he could locate the woman more than 20 years later. In fact, he did locate her and, as he expected, she had aged--but her green eyes were the same. I believe those jeans had been exported into this region by the invaders led by Alexander the Great. Did you do this with pastels?

Hi Jean, thank you for your nice comments on my art... it is alway appreciated, and inspires me... Wow... do you have a great eye... we see the world through the same lens,even if we use different cameras... i knew this image instantly... LONG-TIME member of the Society... it was only when i clicked on the image did i see what an incredible repro it is... you NAILED the eyes, which have haunted me since the first second i saw the cover... great portfolio... gregory

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This is a drawing of the National Geographic photo of an Afghan girl.

About Jean Haynes

Jean Haynes

I have always had a passion for art. As I child I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be an artist. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for Art and live in the Richmond, Virginia, area. I focus mainly on portrait paintings and nature photography, but also do the occasional landscape or still life. I work in several mediums. I often do commissioned pieces. Please contact me at if you would like to discuss any commissioned work. I also have jewelry and photographs available for purchase on my Etsy website: Anyone wishing to use my images for illustration of commercial media, including websites, should contact me for rates and permission.

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