Veteran’s Day

It is Veteran’s Day in the United States and I’d like to express my sincerest thank you to all who have served. Here is a drawing which came to mind today. It’s from the early stages of the project I worked on for the Vietnam War documentary by Ken Burns. For more about the project, […]

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masked

I saw this young woman sitting with dyed white hair and purposely left dark roots. Though her color palette was really striking and the blue mask helped make it even more so, I long for the day these masks are no more. Greg Betza ©2021

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Red chair

I was recently at the airport looking for the obligatory “waiting at the airport” drawing, and I saw these fantastic red chairs. Really fun to draw and an older woman happened to be struggling with her phone in a heavy purple jacket right on top of it. Greg Betza ©2021

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Jersey City

Porta-Jersey-City

Here was an alternate drawing for a reportage project back in 2015. I remember it being one of my favorite jobs, just sitting at a table on a closed street, getting paid to make drawings. I never ate at the restaurant Porta though I hear it was quite good. Greg Betza ©2021

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Quick dip

I got the old dip pen & ink bottle out to study the sandhill crane this time. I feel like this is getting closer to the feeling of length and sharpness that is so apparent when they walk around. Amazing because they are also so graceful! Greg Betza ©2021

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Quick brush

I tried over and over this morning to draw my daughter. She would sit still just long enough to make me believe she’d stay there for at least a minute or two, but as if with eyes in the back of her head, as soon as I laid brush to paper she’d completely change her […]

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Ducks!

My neighbor feeds the local duck population so I benefit by always having these feisty creatures nearby. My daughter loves them and I’ve just begun to start exploring them visually. Here’s a study from last week… Greg Betza ©2021

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