Hair’s up

Line drawing of a woman at the airport

I don’t know if I did this woman’s hair justice, but it was the reason I drew her. She had so much hair just all wrapped up and there was something very unusual about her hairline. Sometimes that’s all it takes to make me get the pen out and draw. Greg Betza ©2023

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drawing of sunflowers

It was my daughter’s birthday this week and I bought her a few sunflowers. She’d never shown any particular interest in them, but they were beautiful so I bought them anyway. What a great idea that turned out to be. She’s been carrying them around all week! One of the flowers in my drawing snapped […]

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Happy 4th of July weekend

Hoping you all enjoy the long Fourth of July weekend! 🦞🌞 🇺🇸 This #drawing of #RedBankNJ is from a #reportage job for New Jersey Monthly magazine a few years back. I thought it felt appropriate for the holiday. #fourthofjuly #illustration #marina #lobster Greg Betza ©2023    

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Looking around

thumbnail sketches of succulents and plants

I drew a few empty boxes as the light was getting low outside. This helped hide some of the extraneous detail of these plants, and I just went ahead and did some designing for fun. As is often the case I don’t really know where this is leading, but it was good to do. A […]

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My little mover

My daughter is 4. It’s been a while since I sat down to draw her, and wow was it fun. She moves constantly. I really can’t understand how I never really noticed it until I took a minute to really observe her. It’s funny how I missed what was right in front of me. Great […]

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Fire breather

I drew “the dragon” from Universal Studio’s Harry Potter experience back in 2020. Back in 2020 I was just happy to be there doing something rather than locked down doing nothing. Anyway, it’s an impressive attraction, one which has everyone looking up and filled with anticipation. Greg Betza ©2023

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Decided after a long hiatus to join one of the online zoom drawing sessions. A little rust, but eventually I felt like myself after about 3 hours. It was like being in the gym after a long time off. Happy I did it! Here is a favorite detail from one of the drawings. Greg Betza […]

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One last drawing

  This will probably be my last drawing of 2022. I figured since most of my contributions this year were drawings of my surroundings, well the plants that surrounded me more specifically, why not end it with a slightly larger exploration of just that. It’s been a tough year for many and I hope the […]

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