Fall textures II

I used more of my homemade walnut ink for this drawing of autumn herbs and pods sitting in a dish shaped like a leaf. I love the textures of fall. But I think for the next one I’ll abandon my feather quill dip pen because it isn’t very comfortable. The ink doesn’t flow the way […]

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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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Silversides

I was in Sandy Hook, NJ for a day last week with my so who was taking a class with the Littoral Society. They learn how to seine with nets and examine the marine life and they took a botany tour to learn about the plants that thrive in salty environments. I took a moment […]

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