Digital drawing

I haven’t posted any of my “digital” drawings on One Drawing A Day and though it is not my preferred way of drawing, I have done quite a bit of work this way so I thought I’d share. By digital, I mean this drawing was drawn directly into the computer. This parrot was drawn on […]

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Memories

Looking back on this year and looking through some old work, I found this drawing I made in Paris in 2006 on the Champs Élysées. This was during the Tour de France, I believe, and the famous avenue was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it. Old drawings are memories. I look forward to finding […]

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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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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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