working

  I grabbed the nearest drawing tool which happened to be a sharpie and I started looking online for different models to draw. Their poses are always exaggerated and therefore interesting and the lighting make their faces so fun to draw. Keep on working… Greg Betza ©2018

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Practice

what you preach. I always tell my students to work with media that they’re not comfortable with, or don’t think they like working with. It’s in that struggle that you grow. So for the longest time I’ve dreaded the feel of oil pastels. I don’t know why, but they never seem to work for me. […]

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Pillows

Caring for a newborn is seriously difficult! Not only is it exhausting but simple chores become impossible. I’ve noticed that the more hectic life gets around here the messier our couch pillows get. On a pillow scale of one to ten, today is up there! Ha. Here’s a drawing of the husband taking a well […]

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Backyard Flower

This summer I took a lot of time to plant flowers and tend to my garden. I’m no expert, I just pick what I think is beautiful or has the right color, etc. This particular plumed celosia is so beautiful. I tried to capture it but trust me I fell short. Greg Betza ©2018

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The Guernica Pilgrimage

I recently returned from a summer trip to Europe, where I finally saw Picasso’s famous mural, Guernica, in person for the first time: hanging in its home in the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid. Friends and artists Margaret Hurst, Susan Buroker, and Julia Sverchuk were also there with me for their first viewings, we called […]

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From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Greg Betza, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Peacock.” #ODADarchive I made this quick drawing at the San Diego Zoo about 10 years ago. Quick because this peacock wouldn’t stay still! #sandiegozoo Greg Betza ©2016

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From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Greg Betza, from back in 2016. It’s titled “R&R.” #ODADarchive I’ll soon be taking a few weeks of vacation so I was reminded of this quick piece I did on the beach in Aruba a few years […]

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