My girl

This is my daughter. I realized recently that I haven’t drawn her in a while. Drawing children is so enjoyable for me, they do crazy things with their bodies and never stop for more than a few seconds. Greg Betza ©2021

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Twisted

I love watching the sandhill cranes in my yard twist themselves into so many different pretzel-like configurations. The contrast of their snake-like necks and legs so skinny I can’t believe they don’t snap is really exciting to draw. Hope that comes through! Greg Betza ©2021

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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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