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Welcome to the art hub of Alexandra Graudins!

I'm currently a cartooning major at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. This blog is a center of unloaded artistic passion, be it doodles or completed projects.

For any reason, I can be contacted at: alexandragraudins@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting!

detectivetoony:

Had one of those drop-everything-and-draw moments while watching Garden State.

detectivetoony:

Had one of those drop-everything-and-draw moments while watching Garden State.

— 2 days ago with 6 notes
#doodle  #instagram  #greg takes the stage  #zee  #sketchbook 

Hello, friends! This weekend, September 13th-14th, I will be attending the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD with the School of Visual Arts’ Cartoon Allies organization! We will be selling student work at, from comics to prints to stickers, including copies of my “Greg Takes the Stage” and “TV Head” mini comics.

Make sure to stop by table W75 and say hi if you’re in the area! This weekend’s bound to be a blast!

— 5 days ago with 4 notes
#small press expo  #spx  #convention  #sva  #school of visual arts 
I didn’t realize how nervous I was about SPX until I saw the Exhibitor’s List. (So many amazing artists in one place!)
My social skills will be put to the test this weekend.

I didn’t realize how nervous I was about SPX until I saw the Exhibitor’s List. (So many amazing artists in one place!)

My social skills will be put to the test this weekend.

(Source: toonyart)

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
#doodle  #digital  #selfie  #spx  #small press expo  #stress reliever 
I have a bad habit of whispering answers to myself before I raise my hand or if I’m too shy to talk to the class. Cathi carpe’d the diem.

I have a bad habit of whispering answers to myself before I raise my hand or if I’m too shy to talk to the class. Cathi carpe’d the diem.

(Source: toonyart)

— 1 week ago with 19 notes
#revelations comic  #comic  #ink  #sketchbook  #friends  #she knew the answer on her own anyway  #school of visual arts  #sva 
svavasa:

BLAIRE SAYS!
Submit your questions for Blaire to answer in every issue of the Dialogue.
xoxo

Whipped up a li’l illustration for Blaire’s new advice column. She’s…a joy to work with.

svavasa:

BLAIRE SAYS!

Submit your questions for Blaire to answer in every issue of the Dialogue.

xoxo

Whipped up a li’l illustration for Blaire’s new advice column. She’s…a joy to work with.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#digital  #vasa  #sva  #school of visual arts  #visual art student association 

svavasa:

Format designed by VASA graphic designer Jorden Donahue.
Illustrated by VASA Treasurer Alex Graudins

Hey SVA-ers! Looking for some excitement to start off your school year? VASA’s got you covered! Check out all the events and opportunities we have lined up for you this September! It’s bound to be a smorgasbord of fun!

Have an idea for a wacky event or community service opportunity? Shoot us an email at vasa@sva.edu and it may be a featured event on a future calendar!

(Source: facebook.com)

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#illustration  #digital  #visual art student association  #vasa  #school of visual arts  #sva 

based on a conversation Mom and I had at the dinner table while I was home. (Dad was watching some sports game and sis was at work.)

(Source: toonyart)

— 2 weeks ago with 10 notes
#diary comic  #sketchbook  #sis isn't in the comic 'cause I was mad at her around the time I drew this  #sorry sis 

going to the beach can be a real…beach.

a reflective comic drawn a couple weeks ago while chilling on the beach.

(Source: toonyart)

— 3 weeks ago with 38 notes
#diary comic  #beach  #rhode island  #comic  #ink  #sketchbook  #artists on tumblr 

This was drawn about a week ago while visiting my family, but is rather relevant for me today as well.

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for always being there when I need you, even when I don’t say I do. I love you muchly. <3

(Source: toonyart)

— 3 weeks ago with 24 notes
#artists on tumblr  #diary comic  #comic  #sketchbook  #ink  #depression 
I was an RA for the summer and being on duty the week before checkout was not fun. The duty phone was ringing off the hook.

I was an RA for the summer and being on duty the week before checkout was not fun. The duty phone was ringing off the hook.

(Source: toonyart)

— 4 weeks ago with 5 notes
#diary comic  #sketchbook