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My name is Andrea Cabral, I'm 19 years old and a sophomore at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I love drawing, cartoons, and reading/making webcomics. This blog features my own sketches and finished work, whether it be fan art, my own creation, or a request. You can make your own request for anything you would like me to sketch in my ask box, or browse through the work I've already posted. And if you like what you see, feel free to subscribe! ;)

COMICS I READ:
Homestuck / Lackadaisy / Cucumber Quest / Hark! A Vagrant / Monster Pulse / Sakana / Axe Cop / Helvetica / Boxer Hockey / Bear Nuts / Romantically Apocalyptic / Paranatural / Best Friends Forever / This Is Not Fiction / Manly Guys Doing Manly Things / Monsterkind / Three Word Phrase / Gunnerkrigg Court / Nimona / Octopus Pie / Ava's Demon / Bad Machinery / String Theory / And a TON more I'll add some over time
If you know some good webcomics out there send me some recommendations in my ask box, I'm always looking for new stuff to read :)

ART TAG
HOMESTUCK TAG

 

Anonymous asked
Your art style is adorable and I love the dancing with Jane stuff because its so adorable and you are just so amazing! I hope you have a nice day!

This is such a nice message and I got it a few days ago but I forgot to reply ahhhhh!! THANK YOU SO MUCH <3

Anonymous asked
Just wanted to let you know that I really love your art style and I think you're awesome. -//u//- Anyways, heres my question: what motivates you to keep drawing and/or what inspired you to start drawing in the first place?

Thank you very much!!! :D I wouldn’t say I have anything really motivating me besides being in art school, which is great because you’re surrounded by other artists and their work. I always find inspiration in my animation classes, for one because there are so many students who make fantastic work but also because we’re always screening films having to do with our current assignments that really motivate me to come up with ideas and work on projects. Animated films and shorts have always been a huge inspiration to me both when I’m drawing and when I’m animating. I was really inspired by the cartoons I used to watch as a kid on nickelodeon and cartoon network, and I think that was what got me into drawing in the first place. That, and my grandma’s paintings were both inspirations for me really early on, I’d say. Thanks again for the compliment, and thanks for the questions too ‘cause I didn’t think anyone would be interested in knowing that stuff about me, haha! ^^ 

sar-uh-oh asked
Hi! I'm Sarah and I have a question about Massart.... Again. I asked a question a little while back and I'm curious about stuff again. How did you go about choosing your liberal arts classes? On the website I could only find the list of required classes for each major and no list for what liberal arts classes are available. I just want to know if you know where a list is or if it's all cross-registered stuff because of the Colleges of the Fenway thing :) thanks!

Hello again! ^^ Here is a pretty extensive list of all or some of the liberal arts courses. Some of them aren’t available for certain semesters so you would have to check on DaVinci to be certain what classes are available. Personally I’ll try to go for whatever course sounds interesting, but that’s most of them anyhow so when I’m registering for classes I’ll just choose whatever one best fits into my schedule. You could cross register if you want but I don’t know a lot about that kind of thing since I’m not planning to do that any time soon. 

Requested by billnyehthesciencewweh for Jane and Dirk dancing in fancy clothes~
I drew Jane dancing with Tavros before so after drawing this I&#8217;m just picturing every Homestuck character waiting for the golden opportunity to dance with Jane Crocker. 

Requested by billnyehthesciencewweh for Jane and Dirk dancing in fancy clothes~

I drew Jane dancing with Tavros before so after drawing this I’m just picturing every Homestuck character waiting for the golden opportunity to dance with Jane Crocker. 


I should really try drawing characters from this show other than Dipper and Mabel (and Waddles). 
I drew the triangle guy though that&#8217;s a start

I should really try drawing characters from this show other than Dipper and Mabel (and Waddles). 

I drew the triangle guy though that’s a start


Always a pleasure to make people ship odd pairings. 
They&#8217;re doing some swing dancing or smth

Always a pleasure to make people ship odd pairings. 

They’re doing some swing dancing or smth


Here&#8217;s a link to a bigger version for the small text~
Yaaay more people want to cosplay my designs!!! For future reference I will make a cosplay reference for any of my original magical girl/trickster/etc. designs for those who ask. I don&#8217;t cosplay myself so if any part of this needs further clarification let me know. :)
Original drawing~

Here’s a link to a bigger version for the small text~

Yaaay more people want to cosplay my designs!!! For future reference I will make a cosplay reference for any of my original magical girl/trickster/etc. designs for those who ask. I don’t cosplay myself so if any part of this needs further clarification let me know. :)

Original drawing~

fandomsandcountriesinthetardis asked
Hi can I please use your Jake x Roxy picture? I promise to source you!

What would you like to use it for? Most likely it’s a yes if you’re going to source me but I’m just wondering. 

sar-uh-oh asked
Hi! I'm Sarah and this fall I'm going to be a freshman at Massart! I'm having trouble deciding whether I should go for Illustration or Animation and I was wondering if you might be able to tell me if the animation program there is more stop motion or 2D/3D computer animation focused? If it is more computer animation focused then id probably go for an Animation degree because I want to work for movies or video games. If not, I think illustration might be more practical for me. Thanks!!!

theawkwardartist777:

loscomicos:

Hello Sarah! In the animation department at MassArt you essentially dabble in all different mediums, though sophomore year I know classes focus on traditional paper/pencil animations and Adobe Flash, and then you take separate classes in stop motion and CG in junior/senior year. You use simpler mediums in your sophomore year so you have a good fundamental understanding on how things move that you can apply to any form of animation later on. Learning how to animate in a fluid and realistic way will be the focus of many classes you take such as Animation I, II, III, IV, as well as Character Animation, Drawing for Animators, etc. etc. 

Here are some animation courses offered at MassArt, and here are the required courses for majoring in animation (“Studio Electives” would be the courses you can choose like CG Fundamentals, Sound Design for Animators, and even illustration courses if you’d like). Once you go in as a freshman I believe you have until March to declare your major, and before then they have all kinds of events to help students get to know the different majors offered. You still have plenty of time to choose your major, and in your freshman year you’ll get many opportunities to visit the different departments and see what would really be the best option for you. ^^

That’s really helpful! I’ll just see what I like the best! I’ve been looking into animation for awhile now and I think that’s what I’m going to end up going into. Thanks so much! :)

No problem! :) The animation department is a lot of fun, I totally recommend it. It’s a lot of work, but you have fun doing it and it’s such a great moment when you finally finish a film that even the most stressful times can be worth it. Plus you’re basically surrounded by a bunch of friendly dorks who love cartoons, so you’ll make a lot of friends, haha!