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Swapdoodle Assortment Three by kramwartap Swapdoodle Assortment Three :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 4 Swapdoodle Assortment Two by kramwartap Swapdoodle Assortment Two :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 5 0 Swapdoodle Assortment One by kramwartap Swapdoodle Assortment One :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 0 Cute and Cuter by kramwartap Cute and Cuter :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 0 Owl Girl by kramwartap Owl Girl :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 3 1 Rainbow Dash Paints A Rock by kramwartap Rainbow Dash Paints A Rock :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 0 Painted Rock of a Woman Smelling a Flower by kramwartap Painted Rock of a Woman Smelling a Flower :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 0 She-Ra ATC by kramwartap She-Ra ATC :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 6 0 Jack Russell Terriers ATC by kramwartap Jack Russell Terriers ATC :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 0 Chucks ATC by kramwartap Chucks ATC :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 3 0 Rainbow Dash Doesn't Know Anything About Ballet by kramwartap Rainbow Dash Doesn't Know Anything About Ballet :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 0 Rainbow Dash Fish Fortune by kramwartap
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Molly Rae Hakkarinen by kramwartap Molly Rae Hakkarinen :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 3 0 Sylvie by kramwartap Sylvie :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 0 Jeannette Manga by kramwartap Jeannette Manga :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 2 Not Jeannette by kramwartap Not Jeannette :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 0

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Voden by Nimphradora Voden :iconnimphradora:Nimphradora 1,264 37 Rogue ( X-Men Evolution ) by AyyaSAP Rogue ( X-Men Evolution ) :iconayyasap:AyyaSAP 3,914 169 Magical Devices for Everyone #17 by Lighane Magical Devices for Everyone #17 :iconlighane:Lighane 1,231 189 Art God by kawacy Art God :iconkawacy:kawacy 7,077 111 Green Throne Post by yuumei Green Throne Post :iconyuumei:yuumei 4,306 89 Two-tone Mesh Elven Cape and Skirt by Firefly-Path Two-tone Mesh Elven Cape and Skirt :iconfirefly-path:Firefly-Path 1,563 49 RougeVsBunny:After by OmegaSunBurst RougeVsBunny:After :iconomegasunburst:OmegaSunBurst 742 35 nick and judy by PiemationsArt nick and judy :iconpiemationsart:PiemationsArt 1,871 91 Psyche and Eros / The Last Task by JanainaArt Psyche and Eros / The Last Task :iconjanainaart:JanainaArt 763 28 No Evil by TheSitciXD No Evil :iconthesitcixd:TheSitciXD 584 73 Goddeath by Kryseis-Art Goddeath :iconkryseis-art:Kryseis-Art 662 52 Bulma by kawacy Bulma :iconkawacy:kawacy 8,986 167 Spider Gwen by Axsens Spider Gwen :iconaxsens:Axsens 3,854 83 Zodiac#2 by megurobonin Zodiac#2 :iconmegurobonin:megurobonin 1,261 23 VA-Studios: Skinwalker by Remarin VA-Studios: Skinwalker :iconremarin:Remarin 3,597 75 Skull Man by deimocrates Skull Man :icondeimocrates:deimocrates 159 28

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Swapdoodle Assortment Three

This is an assortment of Swapdoodle (a free Nintendo 2DS/3DS app) sketches that I've drawn and exchanged with others online over the last few months.  While the basic program is free, you have to pay real money if you want more than black and red ink (and you only get a very limited quantity of it at that) to draw with, which is kind of lame, but it does present an interesting artistic challenge to work within those restrictions.  The little guy in the bottom left corner is me, or, more accurately, my Mii--I wanted to keep the dates, so, I didn't crop him out of the photos.  Some of the drawings are from my head, but I use books and magazines as still life models for most of them.

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Swapdoodle Assortment Two

This is an assortment of Swapdoodle (a free Nintendo 2DS/3DS app) sketches that I've drawn and exchanged with others online over the last few months.  While the basic program is free, you have to pay real money if you want more than black and red ink (and you only get a very limited quantity of it at that) to draw with, which is kind of lame, but it does present an interesting artistic challenge to work within those restrictions.  The little guy in the bottom left corner is me, or, more accurately, my Mii--I wanted to keep the dates, so, I didn't crop him out of the photos.  Some of the drawings are from my head, but I use books and magazines as still life models for most of them.

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Swapdoodle Assortment One

This is an assortment of Swapdoodle (a free Nintendo 2DS/3DS app) sketches that I've drawn and exchanged with others online over the last few months.  While the basic program is free, you have to pay real money if you want more than black and red ink (and you only get a very limited quantity of it at that) to draw with, which is kind of lame, but it does present an interesting artistic challenge to work within those restrictions.  The little guy in the bottom left corner is me, or, more accurately, my Mii--I wanted to keep the dates, so, I didn't crop him out of the photos.  Some of the drawings are from my head, but I use books and magazines as still life models for most of them.

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Cute and Cuter
This is an American Greetings card that I modified and gave to my Mother on her 69th birthday (the 27th). I made little hand-drawn charms of the dog, Jethro, and the cat, Princess Butter Crumb, to hang from the clothesline that runs between the two sides of the card. [Done in ink, graphite pencil, colored pencil and permanent marker, on white paper, glued to cardstock, and then hung from the line with red embroidery floss.] The clothesline should be taunt when you fully open up the card, not drooping like pictured, but, there was no good way for me to shoot a photo of that without somebody holding the card open for me.
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Owl Girl
A woman that belongs to the same Multiple Sclerosis Facebook support group, that I joined back at the end of June, asked all of us if we'd send her youngest daughter, who's turning seven on October 21st, a birthday card and tell her about what it's like having MS. Said girl knows that her mother is different from other mommies, but her mother wants to show her that a lot of other people have the same condition too.

Now, that is a somewhat unusual thing to want to do on a young child's birthday, and some of the other women in the group gave the mother some crap about it ("You have MS, not her.", "Don't ruin your kid's birthday like that.", etc.), but, I figured that it was a relatively harmless thing to try, and processing that your mother has an incurable illness is probably a difficult thing for a young girl to come to terms with, so, it might help. Anyway, I decided I'd do it and told the mother to ignore the haters questioning her parenting and that I'd send her daughter a card.

I asked the woman what types of things/themes her daughter likes and she told me that she's a girly-girl that loves owls and rescuing animals. I tried to find an owl birthday card in the store, but, didn't have any luck. I found some other bird cards, but they were doves and stuff like that, and more for adults, not children. I also contemplated making a card for her from scratch, but, if, I'm being honest, I don't have a whole lot of interest or enthusiasm for making much of anything these days, so, I split the difference, picked out and bought a ballerina mouse card, and drew a portrait of the girl (using photos from Facebook as reference models), with an owl on her head, in the interior that I hope she'll like.  

Writing a letter to a soon-to-be-seven-years-old girl about what's wrong with me was kind of a hard and awkward thing to do. I tend to be verbose [editor's note: "tend"?], but, as she's still learning how to read, at her mother's request, I had to keep it relatively simple and short for her to understand. On one hand, I didn't use a bunch of big medical terms that she probably wouldn't know, but, on the other, I don't like "talking down" to children either and didn't want to insult her intelligence with "baby speak" (in other words, I didn't want my letter to read like a Dick and Jane book), so, while I limited my word choices, I didn't make it super elementary either. It's hard to remember what my reading level was like at seven, that's for sure! I mean, I know I could read fairly well at that age, but, how well? And, of course, I was very careful not to be negative about having MS or what the future may hold for the health of her mother or myself. Physically, I'm not doing too bad right now, so, it's not like I had anything all that terrible to tell the girl anyway. I just wrote that I give myself shots three times a week, to try to keep myself from getting sick again, or, if I do get sick, so that it (hopefully) won't be as bad, and that sometimes my vision doubles or I get really tired. I don't feel that my letter would upset her in any way. I suppose it was even kind of therapeudic on my end as well.
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Mark Patraw
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ConanRock Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
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kramwartap Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
You're welcome!
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gundam5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
ADD to watch due to phenomenal talent and epic art work :O

no really your dedication and caring for details is impressive :)

and the best part is your taste in games is very similar to mine

castlevania , final fantasy 8 and 9 , silent hill , TMNT ... you name it :D

but i have one question , why dont you use materials like super sculpy firm or green stuff which have greater detales capability and good for small models ?

anyway i really enjoy you work so thanks for all the great art :)
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kramwartap Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words!

As to why I don't use other modeling media, I've just always liked working with paper/cardboard and they're very inexpensive and easy to obtain.  I have dabbled with various clays in the past though.

I actually did purchase a multi-color Super Sculpey kit a few months-or-so ago, but, other than opening it up to inspect the contents, I haven't done anything with it . . . someday perhaps.
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Potatoheadmaster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Thanks allot for the Leatherface Fav.

JD
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erosarts Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Your paper mache and paper craft stuff is awesome.  I'm going to have to watch you.  Maybe some of your skills working in three dimensions will rub off on me by some kind of cyber-osmosis.
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kramwartap Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Thanks!  I don't know about that cyber-osmosis though, lol!
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erosarts Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It'll work.  We have the technology!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Thanks for +faving my dragon sculpture! There are many more handmade dragon figurines in my gallery, if you'd like to take a look. :) (Smile)
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