One thing that I particularly enjoy about looking at art students' work is the sense that the student is playing with her myriad fascinations and joys as she gets to know herself as an artist. For Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, those fascinations include Hannibal, cicadas, a dash of Japanese cuteness and quotes that are inspirational without being sappy.

I recommend checking out Valero-O'Connell's Tumblr, not just to look at more of her art, but also to see her geek out a bit about the things she draws. It's easy to see why her pen wanders where it does. You can also nab some of her prints over at Society6.