Ducks!

My neighbor feeds the local duck population so I benefit by always having these feisty creatures nearby. My daughter loves them and I’ve just begun to start exploring them visually. Here’s a study from last week… 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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Lido Beach Sarasota

Lido beach in Sarasota Florida is where my family and I spent the first few days of fall this year. Didn’t plan it that way, but that’s how it worked out. Ironic since fall is often the time when I mourn the passing of warm weather and the descent into the looooong cold winter months. […]

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DISNEY PEOPLE

I guess I can’t stop searching through my drawing pads and finding drawings created a while back. This is a drawing of people at Disney World. Trying to learn about picture making, design, line, etc. Have to say, its been interesting to look over these drawings and see where my head was at! And theirs!!! […]

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Dumbo

With Disney beginning to open up their theme parks, here is an older drawing made before the Dumbo ride was “re-imagined”. This meandering drawing I believe got cut short (see the people putting on ponchos and the umbrella) as the rain started to fall. You can also see the ink on my thumbnails starting to […]

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Honfleur

Here is a drawing made in the port town of Honfleur, France. The building is the Saint Etienne Church. You can read more and see more from my trip here: https://www.studio1482.com/armchair-travels-honfleur/ And check out Studio 1482’s other Armchair Travels… Greg Betza ©2020

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Iris 2014

Having so much time these days I’m sure you find yourselves looking into the past. Whether through your memories or through digital files, and sometimes we stumble upon something we had forgotten. Such is what happened with this drawing from 2014. Greg Betza ©2020

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Holding Strong

Part of staying close to home has been the realization that so much happens when you aren’t really paying attention. The number of bird calls I have discovered echoing through my neighborhood grows by the day. I also have noticed, just like watching a pot boil, that one should NOT watch grass grow. Nothing happens […]

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Grand Junction

Last August my family and I spent a week in Grand Junction Colorado. I had never heard of the place, and though I had an idea of what Colorado would be like, Grand Junction did not fit what I had in mind. It is much more “Utah”, much more desert and what you may think […]

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