Category Archives: Reportage

NOT JUST ANY OTHER DAY

When I got back on the DC Metro Friday afternoon I had already decided I would not post anything on Instagram. A single image and a few hashtags doesn’t quite do the subject justice. By the time I was eating lunch a few hours later (first time at B ...

NUTRACKER AT THE SOI

Girls night for the ladies of Studio 1482 included drawing and wine and French food. The theme at the Society of Illustrators sketch night was The Nutcracker. Having a former ballet dancer play the role of the little dreamer girl was a treat. Here ar ...

IMMERSIVE DRAWING WITH MENTAL CANVAS AND MICROSOFT

IMMERSIVE DRAWING WITH MENTAL CANVAS AND MICROSOFT - Veronica Lawlor
Above are some screen shots of a drawing of Central Park that I created digitally. The difference with this drawing is that it is totally immersive – you can move into it, pan around it, let it move past you – this is a dream come true for drafts ...

Debate #1

The most fun I’ve had this political season was live drawing the first presidential debate. The faces, poses, hand gestures, reactions…it’s all too much! Here are a few from Monday’s debate. ...

THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN

This past Sunday Neil and I took a short ride over to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, to see some of the festivities commemorating the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. It was the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, and although we lo ...

GANDHI

Gandhi with color!!! I was so happy to make this drawing with the beautiful flowers surrounding Gandhi! For some reason it made me think of his quote: “An eye for an eye will leave everyone blind.” Gandhi with a Starbucks cup filled with sunflowe ...

Corpse Flower NYC 2016

The other day my son and I went to see, draw and SMELL the famous and rare Corpse Flower at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. It was a great adventure waiting on long lines in the 90 degree weather, and squirming through crowds in the humid ...

Feelin’ the Bern

Bernie Sanders Rally | Margaret Hurst Illustration
The Bernie Sanders Rally took place in Washington Square Park in New York City in June. It was a very peaceful and interesting rally. At that time there was great hope that Bernie would be the Democratic nominee to run for President of the United Sta ...

Hawaii!

Hawaii | Greg Betza Ilustration
I had the privilege to travel to Hawaii this month. Everything you’ve heard is true. The place is paradise. I literally made some of these paintings at a place called the Garden of Eden. I was constantly inspired by the landscape, the beauty just d ...

Austin Houston and Maui

My family and I went on a long vacay and it was fabulous. We were so busy exploring adventuring that I didn’t have too much time for drawing. I am glad for the few drawings I was able to make. Here’s the only drawing I made in Texas when we went ...

The Art of Politics

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I took a class titled Connections during my last semester in high school. The elective was led by two of my favorite teachers. One taught Art and the other English, both focusing on “liberal” studies  w ...

Trains, Trains, and More Trains!

I’ve had a fascination with locomotives, railroads, and trains in general since I was a young boy. An old photo of my father and I sitting in the middle of a circle of Lionel track—train poised for departure—after setting up a new set when I wa ...

Busy, Busy, Bangkok

Bangkok | Veronica Lawlor
Bangkok is one BUSY city. I don’t really know what I expected, I guess my biggest image of Bangkok was informed by the movie The King and I. There were definitely many opulent temples and palaces to admire (more on that in another post) but the thi ...

Downtowns for NJ Monthly

New Jersey Monthly Downtowns | Greg Betza
I was commissioned this summer to work on a reportage assignment for NJ Monthly magazine. Being born and raised in New Jersey it was just that much better to be asked to drive around the state to visit and draw different “landmarks” throughout to ...

Bob Dylan Cover

In Dylan Town Cover | Greg Betza
Last year I attended a Bob Dylan concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. I made a few drawings, and David Gaines, the author of a new book on Bob Dylan, saw one of the drawings which I had posted on One Drawing A Day and asked if he could use it f ...
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