Category Archives: Reportage

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 ...

Art in Space

Art in Space | Greg Betza
I’m excited to share this latest bit of good news with you. I was contacted earlier this year by a company designing a new Chicago office space for a global consulting firm. The company had seen my reportage drawings of Chicago and thought they wou ...

Sketching The Line

Sketching The Line | Greg Betza
I’m honored to be included in the Canadian ART IN TRANSIT show “Sketching The Line”, an exhibition of reportage drawings made while of commuters and subway-goers. Back in 2007-8 I took advantage of my time on NYC subways by drawing anyone I cou ...

Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium | Greg Betza
As many of you know, I designed and illustrated the animated commercial for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to witness the action first-hand. I thought it would be great to draw from the actual event…so I did. I have t ...

Mast Stepping

Mystic Foremast Stepping | Despina Georgiadis
The other day in Mystic Seaport, there was a ceremony to mark the “stepping” of the foremast of the Morgan. That’s when the mast of a ship is erected onto the ship. The Morgan of course is the last wooden whaling ship in the US, and it has been ...

Chicago

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Chicago | Greg Betza
Last week, Studio 1482 illustrator Dominick Santise and I attended the Workbook Creative Carnival in Chicago. We then spent the next 2 days creating reportage drawings around the city. Now I love NY, but Chicago is like a friendly, clean, slightly mo ...

What a difference four years makes

2013 Inauguration Rehearsal | Dominick Santise
Technical issues aside (you get what you get when you post every twenty years), I was finally able to merge the paper and the computer to post the drawings from last Monday’s event. Momentary cyber-defeat conquered, the day was better than I had ho ...

1,462 Days later

1,462 Days later | Dominick Santise
More drawings to come tomorrow, the whole story, and all the unsorted details. Visit onedrawingaday.com for more info about today’s drawing. ...

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 ...
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