Pike’s Peak, almost

Rocky Mountains illustration

So I’ve been spending some time out west and while in Colorado I attempted to “paint”, with crayons, Pike’s Peak. It was really a great day spent with my son drawing until the sun began melting our crayons right on the top of the rocks we were drawing from. That was fine, it happens. But what […]

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Max Groove

Max Groove

I spent a week in Kansas City, MO in July and made my way down to one of its famous jazz clubs, the Green Lady Lounge. On that night, performer Max Groove (not his real name ;)) performed his organ duo with a drummer (can’t remember his name :(). Great guys and great music. Greg […]

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Buena Vista

Louie's Ice Cream-Buena Vista Colorado

I’ve been traveling and keeping a small journal for the last month or so. Here is a drawing of a little town in Colorado called Buena Vista. It’s small but every shop either has very nice gifts and homemade items or really, really good food. There’s also rental shops for kayaks and surfboards, bikes, etc. […]

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Balanced Rock

balanced rock, colorado

I made this quick drawing at Balanced Rock in Colorado Springs, CO. Balanced Rock is well, a giant red sandstone formation that appears to be precariously balanced. People love to do “the pose” where they’re holding it up. It is beautiful though, wow.   Greg Betza ©2019

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Kansas

Kansas plains and cattle

I’ve been traveling cross country this summer and yesterday I traversed the plains of Kansas. Aside from a few cows dotting the landscape, not much to see. But there is something beautiful in the golden plains and the multiple greens of the crops. I tried to capture that here, and a few cows. Greg Betza […]

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Gaming

While spending time in Columbus Ohio I stopped in at an arcade/bar and did some drawing. It was fun to see all of the different people huddled together for the common social activities of gaming and drinking. Greg Betza ©2019  

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Cape Man

Man in a cape illustration

Happy Fourth of July. I didn’t have time today to find a more “suitable or patriotic” piece of art, so I’m hoping a drawing of a man in a cape will suffice. Enjoy the holiday fellow Americans! Greg Betza ©2019

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Glasses

I drew this many years ago with pastels and pencil for the glasses. When I photographed this piece, the light from the flash reflected on the glasses making them look metallic. A pleasant, unexpected outcome! Greg Betza ©2019

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Ideas on paper

That’s how I start my assignments. I put down my thoughts and ideas on paper. No matter how rough, disconnected or strange, I get them down…and  almost always the pieces start to come together. Here is an early thumbnail sketch for a recent job I completed. See how it turned out here: http://www.gregbetza.com/carbon-credits-for-propublica/ Greg Betza […]

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Acropolis

Here is a drawing made in Athens about 10 years ago. I stayed at a hotel with a beautiful view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Amazing place.  You can see more drawings from my trip here: http://www.gregbetza.com/category/reportage/greece/ Greg Betza ©2019

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