Category Archives: Reportage

VAROOM!

Varoom Magazine Reportage Drawings | Greg Betza
I was pleased to be asked to contribute my reportage drawings to VAROOM! magazine. The publisher Derek was looking to feature illustrators that reportage live music and he was a fan of the drawings I made of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks last year. H ...

The Art of Urban Sketching

The Art of Urban Sketching | Greg Betza
I’m pleased to announce my inclusion in the Quarry Books release “The Art of Urban Sketching“. It’s a great book filled with many incredible artists, including fellow Studio 1482 members Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst. The book is based o ...

Breaks in the Armor

Breaks in the Armor | Greg Betza
I’m pleased to announce that Merge Records will be using my reportage drawings of Crooked Fingers as the artwork for the upcoming album “Breaks In The Armor”. This is an honor for me as I’ve been a fan of both Merge and Eric Bachmann (Crooked ...

The High Line

The High Line | Greg Betza
I spent some time in NYC a few weeks ago and I had a chance to visit The High Line. The High Line is a park above Manhattan’s west side. Originally an elevated freight railroad line, it was converted into a public park and opened in 2009. It has a ...

An Afternoon with the CPDSA in Central Park

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS | Margaret Hurst
This is a drawing from the afternoon with Liz Steel from Urban Sketchers and Veronica Lawlor from studio1482.  I call this guy, (he doesn’t skate), Martini Man, because “he’s shaken, not stirred.”  I drew him with consistent up and down sha ...

Rebuilding Ground Zero

Ground Zero © Greg Betza
I spent some time at Ground Zero Friday. It’s an incredibly powerful place, I imagine unlike any other. The site has been transformed into a city of cranes and construction. I can’t help but think that this is exactly how it must have looked in t ...

Or Maybe Not

Had I hesitated, when the moment struck, this would all be for naught. I would be stuck on the very page I have been staring at for too long. Constantly returning to continue, but finding I am never quite sure where I left off, so I begin all over ag ...

CA Illustration Annual 51

Communications Arts Greg Betza Spread
The Communication Arts Illustration Annual is out. I received my copy yesterday and as I reported a few months ago, my reportage series on Times Square has been recognized. I’ve always felt that CA is one of the best publications for illustrators a ...

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser Autograph © Greg Betza
I had the privilege of attending the Milton Glaser lecture last night at the Society of Illustrators in NY. What struck me most was that I and the members of Studio 1482 approach our work and careers with a very similar philosophy to Mr. Glaser. He s ...

JAZZ at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center © Greg Betza
By way of a friend, my wife Despina and I were granted access to reportage a performance at JAZZ at Lincoln Center. An opportunity like this doesn’t come along often so we really went for it. The performance by Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Marc Ca ...

Use Your Words!

Use Your Words! | Dominick Santise
One day last April I took some time off from the Second Avenue Subway drawings (ok, I had lunch first, it was kinda cold out that week). As I sat in my favorite restaurant I got in a quick drawing from within Nicks on the upper east side before headi ...

Geyser On Second

Geyser On Second | Dominick Santise
Got a nice email from Ben over at The Launch Box the other day and realized I never posted this one here. It was the image of the day two weeks ago on Studio 1482s One Drawing A Day site that we started in June. Thanks to HOW for giving us a little m ...

The Untitled Art Project

The Untitled Art Project - Eddie Peña S1482
This was the last stop for Bravo’s open casting calls for a new hour long competition series among 13 up and coming contemporary artists. Yes, I was in front of the White Columns at 5:30 am on a Sunday morning. There were a few other tryouts there ...

You Get in the Hole

You Get in the Hole | Dominick Santise
It’s been a couple of months since I have been down to the construction site on Second Avenue and actually since I have been on the blog to see where I left off—promotions and schedules and all sorts of work related stuff. So of course I was surp ...

100 Days Later

Inauguration | Dominick Santise
So, one hundred and one days ago I decided to make the trek down to Washington, DC. Not merely as a supporter but as an artist, reporting on the event. The idea struck me just before the election. This was going to be pretty historic no matter what h ...
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