The Delicate Arch

The Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, it’s that beautiful orange-red rock formation on their license plate. I didn’t really know what to expect, and honestly I expected to be underwhelmed by another touristy landmark. Boy was I wrong. First, the 1.5 mile hike was intense, climbing nearly 500 feet. Out of […]

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Carlsbad Caverns NM

Hall of Giants, carlsbad caverns

I have been to a cave or two in my day, but nothing prepared me for what I saw at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. WOW. The natural beauty, the fantasy, the awe. I really don’t have the words to describe it. Here is a drawing from the Hall of Giants, a series […]

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Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

I’ve been traveling and travel journaling as well. Here is a spread that I made at the Colorado National Monument. It’s an extraordinary place where “Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama.” It’s not always on the radar when heading on a trip of National Parks, but I assure you it’s not […]

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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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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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Urban Sketching Handbook

Happy to announce that my book, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing has been released this month by Quarry! It’s illustrated with my location work, along with the work of my friends at Studio 1482, Urban Sketchers, and Dalvero Academy. It has ideas and advice for creating reportage drawings and telling stories with your […]

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