Drawing Live

Here is a drawing of guitarist Steve Selvidge supporting the band Bash & Pop at a show last Saturday night in New Jersey. I was able to, easily, get unusually close to make a few drawings…and the light was great for once. Anyway, here’s Steve doing what he does. Greg Betza ©2017

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An Orange Day

Well, on paper it was actually more like a yellow-beige day, but in the bottle it looked rather orange. PMS I don’t remember orange. I usually write it down. Today I didn’t. Today I was working on zero caffeine, central nervous system on idle, and time was shifted in the wrong direction, at least for work. […]

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Toilet Paper

I have had the fortune in my life to have been able to see how things work. And more importantly, why. Trying to explain moments and processes to someone who has no point of reference for such a situation is sometimes near impossible. We need comparisons in life to make examples of, to build a […]

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The Anomalies

To say that I find joy in picking a spot, sitting down and drawing is an understatement. It is like no other experience that I can compare. Part social analysis, part cultural happening—a study in shapes and patterns, motion and line—it is easy to get lost in the reportage. There is so much that comes […]

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Chalk Walk

Sorry for the late post, but I spent the early part of the day at Brookdale Park, here in Bloomfield New Jersey. I was helping out a local ad agency promote the ‘value’ of this great park to its visitors. Along with a few other illustrators and students from Montclair State University, I was asked […]

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Superbowl Sunday

It’s always so much fun to look at a huge mess like this scene from the demolition site of the old Giants Stadium. It’s “eye candy”. From the mountains of gravel to the crooked metal beams, the whole scene became one giant texture.  See a couple of more drawings from that day on my blog. […]

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View from my window

I made this drawing from a window in my old apartment in Hoboken, NJ. Windows provide unusual and sometimes unreachable vantage points which will make your drawing unique. And remember if it’s too hot (or cold) to go outside, there’s always the window! Greg Betza ©2013

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Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

In response to Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the New York and New Jersey area, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a print of one of their favorite New York City images to raise money for the displaced victims of the storm. For each donation of $50 or more, you will receive a […]

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Let us pray

In Japanese symbolism the koi represents perserverance in adversity and strength of purpose. With another storm approaching this afternoon in New York and it’s surrounding states let us pray that this storm causes no harm to anyone and gets moved, weakened or buffered in some way and we continue to persevere through the hardships. – […]

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Construction

From the date, you can see this is one from a while back. I was living in Hoboken, NJ at the time and this drawing was made during the construction of an addition to Stevens Institute of Technology. I love how a drawing can become a historical document. drawing by Greg Betza

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