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Katherine
Artist | Student | Varied
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"Love is the reason for it all." -- Dorothy Fields

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So! I don't end up posting on deviantArt all that much anymore. I try to, but the art I do that I have the time to properly take pictures of is few and far between. If any of y'all still want to follow or keep up with me, I have a couple of Tumblr blogs you can check out!

pahein.tumblr.com/

My primary tumblr blog. Full of social justice, fandom, geekery, and happy things.

katherine-rambles.tumblr.com/

Where I post about everything that crosses my mind. I often upload sketches and whatnot, and just in general post about my life. 

k-times-two.tumblr.com/

My woefully underused art blog.

mx-fumetto.tumblr.com/

An RPC (roleplay crit) blog I have.

elsewhere-cafe.tumblr.com/

My indie RP OC blog, featuring Mx. Fumetto!


Thaaaat's about it. I'm still active here-- I check my messages and all-- I just don't have much going on in the way of finished artwork right now. 

Have a good day! 
Mx. Fumetto by pahein
Mx. Fumetto
A character I've had on the backburner for a long time, Mx. Fumetto is getting their very own RP blog on tumblr! Well, okay. Not just their own, but they're the main attraction!

In any event. This was, and is, my main foray into the "item-head" phase that swept through the hobbyist art world a while back. I love the surrealism of it all... which is probably why I went for even more surrealism, with an intangible concept of "Speechbubble" as a head. Something about it just tickles my fancy, I guess! 

For those not in the know, "fumetto" is one of the many words used to refer to speech bubbles. It's the Italian way of saying it! 

I'm hoping to do commissions in this painterly style for about 30 USD a pop. If you're interested, go ahead and send me a note! I don't bite. :meow:
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Ranger, the Lovebird Serval Griffon by pahein
Ranger, the Lovebird Serval Griffon
So I've been trying to do more "painterly" things lately. It's slow going, partially because I do so many other things, and end up practicing a lot of things only a little bit. 

But! Then I do something like this, and I'm just blown away by just how happy I am with my own work sometimes. 

This is a character portrait for a tumblr RP blog I'm going to be setting up sometime in the near future; the blog's pet. His name is Ranger and he's as cute as a button!

If anyone is interested, I plan on doing character commissions in this sort of a style for 40 USD! Note me or e-mail me at katherine(dot)penny(dot)kraemer(at)gmail(dot)com for further details!
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Fox Purse by pahein
Fox Purse
Another thing I made recently! This is a grad gift for the pictured COLLEGE GRADUATE and I'm really excited I was able to get it done on time. It's a little fox purse! And she looks so cute with it. c:

Also, I'm probably going to be taking commissions this summer, since I just learned that neither of the job offers that were lined up for me worked out. :/ 

Such is life! Now I have time for art and programming things, though, so that's nice.
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Bulbasaur Backpack by pahein
Bulbasaur Backpack

After over eighty hours of work all told— from design to pattern drafting to cutting out the pieces to sewing it all together— this behemoth of a project is finally DONE! My baby, my pet, my Bulbasaur Backpack: Aster, I’ve named them. 

Some of you may remember my Hylian Shield Backpack. That got eaten by chipmunks a couple years ago. I got a cool side-bag in the meantime, but it was kinda on the small side, and also letterbags put WAY too much stress on one shoulder. Not for me. So this idea was born— the Bulbabackpack. I’d been collecting materials for years, and wasn’t planning on doing it anytime soon— but then one of my art classes had a DIY project, and, well… Some twenty to-do lists later, and Bulbabackpack is presentable!

I must thank a few very special people who helped me finish this project, ‘fore I forget. 

 Star! Becca, my friend, for driving me to stores when I ran out of findings and other materials, and without whom this project would not have been turned in on time. 
 Star! Merlot, my roommate and friend, for allowing me to steal the coffee table for about a week to work on fabric cutting.
 Star! Rae, my longtime friend, for listening to me whine and in general be way too excited about this. 

Also, shout-out to any of my friends who have had to put up with me shouting “BULBA” excitedly at them. I’m sorry. (But not really.) Thank you for sticking around and putting up with my obsession. 


I might post the pattern online if there’s any interest; my patterns are far from… clear, however; and I did some (many) alterations after I got the patterns onto a computerized format. So I’d have to go through and label and clean up the file, alter stuff, add things… And, honestly, having done the project myself… it’s a loooottta work. At least, with the materials I used, anyway. 


I don't think I'd be interested in making one... QUITE this big... ever again. However, I could be talked into making a smaller, purse-sized one! If you're interested and want a quote, send me a note. 

Some notes on its construction:

 Green Square Bullet Nearly all of the parts are supported by at least one layer of 1000 denier Cordura and high-density 1/2 inch foam. Many parts, such as the body, have two layers of cordura as well as craft facing for reinforcement and form. This backpack is made to last. And— I don’t know if you’re aware, but Cordura is some of the most durable fabric I’ve encountered. I can’t rip it. I can barely stretch it. I’m not that strong, mind, but… it’s pretty darn impressive. 

 Green Square Bullet Fully lined with cotton.

 Green Square Bullet The main compartment, the body, contains 3 pockets on the side— one zippered, two free. Large enough for any number of doodads and books and whatever my little artist heart desires.

 Green Square Bullet The bulb has a total of three pockets. One pocket, between the bulb and the body, contains the vines and attachments when not in use for the backpack straps.

 Green Square Bullet The vines have a clip at the end, so that they can become the backpack’s straps, or else  be unattached. Or, I dunno, hang from the ceiling. Whatever works. 

 Green Square Bullet The pattern was designed from scratch by me. I am inordinately proud of how it came out. I’ve not drafted something this complex before; it was a great challenge. 

 Green Square Bullet All told, between hours worked and materials, I value this backpack at nearly fifteen-hundred dollars. Most of that is in the hours I put in to be able to make it. I could make cheaper/smaller/etc versions if people were really interested. (Single-layer canvas, for example, would take much less time. Especially since I already have the patterns. Mind, canvas won’t fall the same way…) 

 Green Square Bullet The vast majority of the work was completed between May 5th and May 18th of 2015. It’s a birthday gift to myself, kinda~

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Having been in use for about a month now, I am glad to say that Aster is still holding up strong. In fact, these photos were only taken just a few days ago! Aster spends most of their time staring at the ceiling as they wait for me, but the grin on their face tells me they're happy to see every new ceiling they get to see. 

A lot of you haven't seen me around lately. That's mainly because it's hard to art while I'm doing school. But, now that I'm free of classes for at least a summer, y'all might see me around a bit more. At least for now. 

In the meanwhile... look at Aster! Aren't they just lovely? :heart:

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Pokemon & Bulbasaur © Nintendo

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So! I don't end up posting on deviantArt all that much anymore. I try to, but the art I do that I have the time to properly take pictures of is few and far between. If any of y'all still want to follow or keep up with me, I have a couple of Tumblr blogs you can check out!

pahein.tumblr.com/

My primary tumblr blog. Full of social justice, fandom, geekery, and happy things.

katherine-rambles.tumblr.com/

Where I post about everything that crosses my mind. I often upload sketches and whatnot, and just in general post about my life. 

k-times-two.tumblr.com/

My woefully underused art blog.

mx-fumetto.tumblr.com/

An RPC (roleplay crit) blog I have.

elsewhere-cafe.tumblr.com/

My indie RP OC blog, featuring Mx. Fumetto!


Thaaaat's about it. I'm still active here-- I check my messages and all-- I just don't have much going on in the way of finished artwork right now. 

Have a good day! 

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holly-morningstar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav on "AfterGlow"!
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sheeps-wing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
thank you for tha fav!!:happybounce: again!
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sheeps-wing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
thank you for the fav!:D
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ZimtBeadwork Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello!

I'm just checking if dA swallows my notes or it swallows all the incoming ones. Did you get my note from Jun 13, 2015, 3:46:56 PM ?
If it's just that you didn't have the time to answer, that's perfectly fine :D 
I'm just really worried about technical errors.

Zimt
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Ah! Yes, I did. Sorry I didn't reply, I was waiting until I had some more progress to show you. ;)
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ZimtBeadwork Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Phew okay!
That's fine - can't wait to see it ;)
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superayaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav!
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starkt2k Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
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32692010 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks a bunch for the fave ^^
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Juddlesart Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday :)
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