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Molly Rae Hakkarinen by kramwartap Molly Rae Hakkarinen :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 2 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 These Ladies Don't Match by kramwartap These Ladies Don't Match :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 0 Life Advice From Elsa by kramwartap Life Advice From Elsa :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 1 1 An Old Classmate by kramwartap An Old Classmate :iconkramwartap:kramwartap 0 2 Manticore at the Hair Stylist's by kramwartap
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Comm:Let It Snow by Lopoddity Comm:Let It Snow :iconlopoddity:Lopoddity 1,570 29 The Lament of Sathariel by PeteMohrbacher The Lament of Sathariel :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 2,612 42 Sakura Kitsune by Ailinn-Lein Sakura Kitsune :iconailinn-lein:Ailinn-Lein 1,254 69 Needle Felted Cat by YuliaLeonovich Needle Felted Cat :iconyulialeonovich:YuliaLeonovich 1,436 61 Tiger Lily Inspiration by christophersean Tiger Lily Inspiration :iconchristophersean:christophersean 1,099 0 Youth by xnhan00
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Kida by Raichiyo33 Kida :iconraichiyo33:Raichiyo33 7,292 253 Yoga with Mikiko by Zombiesmile Yoga with Mikiko :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 3,319 135 Miniature Pickles by fairchildart Miniature Pickles :iconfairchildart:fairchildart 394 97 Anubis - Artdoll by Escaron Anubis - Artdoll :iconescaron:Escaron 758 74 Cherry Fairy by Izunichi Cherry Fairy :iconizunichi:Izunichi 1,670 84 Late Night Drive by Earthsong9405 Late Night Drive :iconearthsong9405:Earthsong9405 1,590 48 Boa Hancock by NeoArtCorE Boa Hancock :iconneoartcore:NeoArtCorE 4,188 80 Needle Felted ferret by YuliaLeonovich Needle Felted ferret :iconyulialeonovich:YuliaLeonovich 918 41 Commission for 4EverfreeBrony by Dormin-Kanna Commission for 4EverfreeBrony :icondormin-kanna:Dormin-Kanna 975 45 Mini Nimas! by rossdraws Mini Nimas! :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 5,296 113


Molly Rae Hakkarinen

[Ink, No.2 pencil, and permanent marker--I really messed up the fingers/hand holding the dog's head!]

Meet Molly Rae Hakkarinen. Molly was one of my childhood classmates, but she's been dead for almost a quarter of a century now. About half-past-midnight, early on Friday, August 19th, 1994, she was out walking with another young woman when the pair decided to try crossing US Highway 41. Molly never made it to the other side. Donald Ranta, a 59-year-old man, hit her with his car, near the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, claiming that he didn't see her because she was wearing dark clothing. Molly was badly injured by the impact, in critical condition, and, despite everyone's best efforts to save her life, she died two days later at the hospital on August 21st. Molly had only been fifteen for a little over a month. Today is also her birthday; she would have been thirty-nine this year.

If you have children, never feel foolish for warning them to watch out for traffic, no matter how old they get--tragedy is never more than a single step away.

After all this time, I'm not sure why I still care so much, but I do. Beyond seeing each other in the hallways, at recess, etc., Molly and I barely knew each other. I didn't have the hots for her or anything like that. The one time I can even remember her speaking to me, she was quite cruel. And yet, I couldn't even type this up without tears and snot running down my face. All I really know about Molly's interests in life are that she was a member of the local Ishpeming branch of the Salvation Army, loved Dalmation dogs (although she never had one) and enjoyed the music of the bands Poison, Slaughter, and Skid Row.

I've never forgotten Molly, I'm sure that she's never far from her surviving family's thoughts, and I hope that our other classmates think of her from time-to-time as well.

This is a transgender woman I know that goes by the name of Sylvie.  She saw the drawings I did of the young woman I used to go to school with and asked me if I'd do a portrait of her, so, I figured, why not?  I did this last night before I hit the sack with No. 2 pencil, ink, and permanent marker.
Jeannette Manga
This is sort of a Japanese manga-ish take on the young woman I dreamt about.  I was just messing around and this was the result.  Ink, colored/graphite pencil, and permanent marker.
Not Jeannette
So, this is another attempt to render the mystery girl I once went to school with two decades ago.  I used a photograph, from Facebook, of a woman, named Jeannette, who might have been the girl in question, as a still-life model, and tried to draw a younger version of her to see how that would look to me, but I failed completely, as it looks nothing like Jeannette, or anyone else I know, or used to know, for that matter.  This was done in graphite pencil, ink, and permanent marker.


Mark Patraw
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Current Residence: Michigan, USA


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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 :)
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.
Potatoheadmaster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Thanks allot for the Leatherface Fav.

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.
kramwartap Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Thanks!  I don't know about that cyber-osmosis though, lol!
erosarts Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It'll work.  We have the technology!
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)
ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav: ! :D
MessyPaperCut Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
great stuff man!
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