Sears Willis Tower

The Sears Tower in Chicago – now called the Willis Tower – is the second tallest building in the United States. (The new One World Trade building in Manhattan is taller.) When I was in Chicago last year for the Urban Sketchers Symposium, I found it a challenge to include the building and still have […]

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The Bean

I just returned from Chicago, setting for the 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium. I always enjoy these events, not only because it’s a chance to re-connect with friends made over the years, but also because I meet so many people in my workshops who are excited to be drawing on location. What could be better […]

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chicago

Here is a small drawing I made while visiting Chicago last year. I was trying to convey the gritty feeling I had always associated with that city. But to be honest, it is really quite a beautiful, clean place. The grit was hard to find. See more drawings from my trip here. Greg Betza ©2014

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DuSable Bridge

Drove out to Chicago two weeks ago for the Workbook Creative Carnival. Had a blast drawing around town with Greg soaking up as much as we could see in a few days. Check out some more of the drawings I did while finally getting to visit this beautiful. A trip not to be missed.—Dominick

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Road Trip

I too took part in the Workbook Creative Carnival last Thursday (see Dominick’s post from yesterday) in Chicago. Dominick and I headed out for the windy city by car and did as much drawing as we could along the way. Here is a drawing of the Trump International Hotel and other buildings along Michigan Avenue. […]

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Wrigley Field

On a recent trip to Chicago, I took my family to Wrigley Field, a baseball landmark. The 98 year old ballpark is incredibly charming and the lack of modern conveniences makes it feel a bit more like what it’s supposed to be, a day at the ballgame. Some of these new stadiums make it almost […]

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Go Cubs!

Unfortunately, fans of the Chicago Cubs can chant til their voices go, and they still wont get a championship win from their beloved team. Its a curse that has outlived Boston’s curse of the bambino. These fans seemed so jaded that even when they clapped at a home run, they couldnt muster up a smile. They […]

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