Wednesday, December 29

Monday, December 27

almost done

latest commission...been working on this through christmas. just a little more to go

Thursday, December 23

merry christmas eve eve

AAAHHHH my mom made fudge and i can't stop eating it! not that i'm complaining.

so i've been posting inspiration more on my tumblr these days and keeping this blog more for personal schoolwork/life updates, and i think i'll probably keep going that way...but i promise to update more often, and be less boring :)

as soon as the semester finished, i had to make a flyer for my office (i'm the new graphic designer! woo!!) and now i'm working on a painting for someone that they'll be giving as a xmas gift, so i'm on a tight timeline.

in case you didnt know, CHRISTMAS EVE IS TOMORROW!! :) :)

when doing my xmas shopping yesterday, i got myself 2 early xmas gifts in the form of new shoes...and i'm obsessed with themmmm

we just moved over the summer, and i've been away at school, so i haven't had a chance to unpack and really decorate my room at home or anything, so i put up xmas lights in my room to get it more festive

missing new york already, but i got my giant skyline pic over my desk :)

when my mom came to pick me up in new york and take me home for break, she stayed the night and we went to dinner and to radio city music hall to see the rockettes!

i think that's all for now. i have to get back to this painting...i'll post pics when i finish, as well as other recent work!

happy holidaysss!!!!

the galaxy

i made an animation inspired by this haiku by Kobayashi Issa,

A lovely thing to see:
through the paper window's hole,
the Galaxy.
unfinished, the end is just a placeholder an will be edited.

Wednesday, December 15

to da window, to da wall

in august, i was a Student Orientation Coordinator and i, along with the other 2 SOCs, got to plan and execute an art project that the entire incoming freshman class could be involved in during orientation weekend. our idea was to have each student write or draw on an index card their expectations or personal goals for themselves in the next 4 years. then we collected them all and velcroed each card to a huge 30'x10’ canvas that we painted to look like a silohuette of the nyc skyline. above it read “windows of opportunity”, and it hung on a wall in the theresa lang center.
i freehand-drew the skyline and freehanded and painted the “windows of opportunity class of 2014” type 

Saturday, November 13


from Don Quixote:

 “The scepters and crowns of actor-emporers,” responded Sancho Panza, “are never pure gold but only tinsel or tinplate.”
  “That is true,” replied Don Quixote, “because it would not be proper if the finery in plays were really valuable instead of merely illusory and apparent, as the plays themselves are; I want you, Sancho, to think well and to have a good opinion of plays, and to be equally well-disposed toward those who perform them and those who write them, because they are all the instruments whereby a great service is performed for the narration, holding up a mirror to every step we take and allowing us to see a vivid image of the actions of a human life; there is no comparison that indicates what we are and what we should be more clearly than plays and players. If you do not agree, then tell me: have you ever seen a play that presents kings, emperors, and pontiffs, knights, ladies, and many other characters? One plays the scoundrel, another the liar, this one the merchant, that one the soldier, another the wise fool, yet another the foolish lover, but when the play is over and they have taken off their costumes, all the actors are equal.”
“Yes, I have seen that,” responded Sancho.
“Well, the same thing happens in the drama and business of this world, where some play emperors, others pontiffs, in short, all the figures that can be presented in a play, but at the end, which is when life is over, death removes all the clothing that differentiated them, and all are equal in the grave.”

Sunday, November 7

kinetic type

for my motion graphics class, our midterm assignment was to make a commercial about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) using kinetic type. created in adobe after affects.

What are you eating? from Delaney Gibbons on Vimeo.

Monday, November 1


did i ever post this? i think i might have already but even so, it's worth posting again because my friend has such an amazing voice, you will be glad you checked her out.

(poster is 18x24; acrylic paint, fabric paper, and micron pen on bristol)

click hurrr to listen to pretty music written and performed by jenny

numero uno

i was REALLY excited to do this piece because it was my first commission piece that was not for immediate friends or family. i am ecstatic that the client (ah listen to me, so profesh!) is very happy with it :)

some work-in-progress photos, followed by the finished piece at the bottom:

rough sketch

rough sketch w digital color

9"x14" acrylic on illustration board, sealed w/ matte medium

after re-reading, i think i should resolve to be a little less giddy-12-year-old-gets-asked-to-the-dance-by-8th-grade-hottie-and-whole-life-is-changed when telling you about my commissions.......but i think i'll let it slide this once 


click through to vimeo to see a description of the project assignment. otherwise, enjoy this hastily created documentation of a concepts project from a couple weeks ago :)

The Strange Spectacle of the Suicidal Spaghetti from Delaney Gibbons on Vimeo.


motion graphics assignment from a few weeks ago, created in After Effects

Urban Outfitters Commercial from Delaney Gibbons on Vimeo.

Monday, October 11

mother nature: my alter ego?

concepts class assignment: make a self portrait 11"x17" or larger, using only things that can't be found in an art store.

i give you: my self portrait, or close to it?  approx 20"x23" on cardboard, created with crunchy peanut butter, crackers, salt, powder coffee creamer, coffee grains, lip gloss, almonds, cashews, pistachios, and flowers


Wednesday, September 29


"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people,
things, literature, music-the world is so rich,
simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful
souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."
Henry Miller

"I froze before the keyboard. I couldn't think of a damn thing to say. No poems, no prose, no words. The pain cannot even be alchemized into art, into words, into something you can chalk up to an interesting experience because the pain itself, its intensity, is so great that it has woven itself into your system so deeply that there is no way to objectify it or push it outside or find its beauty within."
Elizabeth Wurtzel

"I like making images that from a distance seem kind of seductive, colorful, luscious and engaging, and then you realize what you're looking at is something totally opposite. It seems boring to me to pursue the typical idea of beauty, because that is the easiest and the most obvious way to see the world. It's more challenging to look at the other side." 
Cindy Sherman

on inspiration

my course load is intense this semester and i have lots and lots of reading to do–i wish there was more creating and less reading (oh i love reading, you know this, but i like it for enjoyment and discovering new characters and words and styles of writing, not for analyzing it to death)–but anyway in between reading assignments or chapters or whenever the text gets blurry and bumps into each other and i know its time for a break, i look at blogs and tumblrs and art websites and photography and illustrations and cards and friends' work and old sketchbooks and sometimes i'll have music on and as tired as i am i just want to keep going and clicking and finding and it keeps me awake alive

Monday, September 27

illustrating motion

 school assignment; final piece is 16x20" done with scrap paper, tissue paper, matte medium, acrylic paint and marker on foam core board

starting to realize its nice to see the work-in-progress pics, from inspiration to concept sketches to final piece.

ok g'night

Sunday, September 26

a little cold

to those who don't write and don't make art, they tell them to try it when they are feeling down. let it sort your thoughts, they say. let it be a release. but to those who write and make art and try to sort our thoughts and find a release, they have nothing to say, because their remedies didn't work for us. it is dark now, a little cold, and we are so full of the wrong thing, and so empty of something we can't put our finger on.

Monday, September 20

my flowers died

it was beautiful

schools in full swing

but i feel like i fell off the rope and am drowning in the river.

my sketchbook and my recent subscription to netflix are doing their best to keep me sane