Delaney is a student currently enrolled in my foundation drawing class at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan New York. Delaney is from sunny California and you see that sunshine ring through in her artwork.
I knew right off the bat that I was going to ask Delaney if she wanted to film a sketchbook video, I was so happy when she said yes. I think it’s important to see a sketchbook like Delaneys. Mainly because it shows no fear.
Delaney has absolutely no fear. She just draws in her sketchbook not worrying if everything is going to come out perfect. I’m one of those people. I’m always looking to make that perfect drawing, that finished product.
If you can relate then Delaney’s sketchbook is a must watch. You want to think of your sketchbook as a draw dump. Just let go and practice. Let the cards fall where they may. Throw out the perfectionist mentality and good things will happen. You can save the perfectionist mentality for you finished art.
There are so many great things to take away from Delaney’s sketchbook. The fact that she just draws so much is one of them. The other is that she is in constant experimentation mode. I really do believe that your sketchbook should be a place for experimentation.
What stuck out to me while watching the sketchbook video was when Delaney mentioned that she has to add color after the fact. She showed a drawing with no color, I immediately got where she was coming from. For Delaney’s style of work color is a must.
I’m going to certainly experiment with using a bit more color myself. I hope you enjoy Delaney’s sketchbook.