Past pastel study

Here is an older drawing of my wife, in pastel. I love layering the colors, it’s basically like dry painting. Or even more so like collage where you just place colors on top of one another. I always say I need to use pastels more, maybe this time! Greg Betza ©2021

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stopping

…to smell the roses. I think I must’ve been inspired by Dominick‘s post and took the time to stop for an hour. I took a walk and found some rose bushes in bloom, and right beside them a park bench to sit down, how perfect. I haven’t had much time to “leisurely” draw lately so […]

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Inked

fashion illustration Greg Betza

Took part in a society of illustrators fashion sketch night last week. Here is a drawing made with ink. You can see a video of me creating it on my instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/gbetza/   Greg Betza ©2021

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Riverview

This painting is not of a “river view” it is actually a pond or some other small body of water, I’m not sure…but it is located in Riverview, Florida. Hope that wasn’t too confusing. Liquid ink on watercolor paper. Greg Betza ©2021

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1 minutes

1 minute fashion poses

“1-minutes” are what these short poses are sometimes called. They’re great for capturing body language and design. What I find is that they tend to be honest and instinctual. Less time to think and only time to react. It’s great exercise for the mind and hand. These 2 thumbnails are from a recent zoom drawing […]

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The end

masked people drawing

The end of 2020; so many have been anticipating this symbolic transition into better times. Me too. I made this drawing at Universal Studios last month. Creating it reminded me of all the many, many people I’ve drawn in real life over the years and how different it was this time. The masks, the uncertainty, […]

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Sandhill Crane

sandhill cranes drawing

When you move to a new area there are always surprises, some good some not so good. Luckily we have been greeted by much good so far, including a trio of sandhill cranes that spend a great deal of time near the pond behind my house and often come knocking on my patio door.  I’ve […]

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Thankful

Of all of the years I can remember this may be the one I’m both thankful for and thankful to see end. Personally it has brought new perspectives, new growth and a new home. I am extremely thankful. I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that however you’re celebrating […]

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