Southern Tree

I was recently commissioned to paint a specific tree which is located in Florida near the beach. Here is one variation that didn’t make the final cut, but I do like it. I think it captured a sunny beach vibe, which I so long for on this chilly December day. Greg Betza ©2017

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Type Turkey

I decided to play around with something silly this morning, a turkey made of type. Wish I had a little more time to work on this today, but not bad for a first try. Now it’s time to be thankful…and eat. Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving everyone! Greg Betza ©2017

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Dapper Smoker

I made this drawing last Thursday at the Society of Illustrators Gibson Girl Sketch Night. The male model, dressed in top hat and tux, was the perfect “accessory” for the staged event. Here he is lighting a cigarette, confidently, like he would have in the 1890s. Greg Betza ©2017

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Drawing Live

Here is a drawing of guitarist Steve Selvidge supporting the band Bash & Pop at a show last Saturday night in New Jersey. I was able to, easily, get unusually close to make a few drawings…and the light was great for once. Anyway, here’s Steve doing what he does. Greg Betza ©2017

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Inktober?

Every October I see artists posting that “this one is for Inktober…” or “starting my Inktober…”, and I get it, ink drawings in October. But I’ve never really understood the origin. So I just looked it up and found that it was created by Mr. Jake Parker as a way to improve his skills with […]

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TTG

Stands for “Through The Glasses”. I was in Sweetwater, TN watching the solar eclipse and caught this girl trying to take an iPhone picture of the sun through her eclipse glasses. I have a feeling it didn’t work too well. But hey, it was worth a try. Greg Betza 2017

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I was drawing in Memphis…

…at a dive bar/restaurant (if you can call what I ate food 😬) on the famous Beale street. I particularly enjoyed this bass player’s body language. Memphis is a strange town, a little stuck in time. Looking around it’s easy to imagine Elvis walking around on those streets which is kind of nice. Greg Betza 

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Eclipse 2017

My family and I “eclipse-chased” this week, all the way to Sweerwater, Tenn! Sweetwater had a totality of 2:37, which was truly an unbelievable experience. Words truly cannot express what we saw. If you can see a total solar eclipse in your lifetime, do it. Greg Betza 2017

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