Circus Performance

Pen & Ink drawing by Greg Betza

Last week at the Society of Illustrators Sketch Night two very talented acrobats performed their brand of contortion and feats of strength, and mixed in a few fashion poses to boot. I enjoyed the variety, the interesting shapes they created with their bodies as well as the surprise of each pose. You really never knew what was coming next. The poses were also very quick, which... Read More

Natori

Japanes Fashion illustration by Greg Betza

Last night was a beautiful night of drawing at the Society of Illustrators. Geisha Glamour Night, featuring Japanese Kimono’s and Obi’s graciously provided by Natori. Thank you to the SOI and Bil Donovan for hosting.    Read More

Vanity

Drawing by Greg Betza

Its taken me a few weeks to get these drawings shot and ready, but finally here they are. This series is with the models, Emperor Vanity and Chip Cirrhosis. Interesting names, interesting models. The costumes were elaborate but tasteful, and they did seem to intentionally carry a deeper meaning. I had heard about Vanity and had never had the opportunity to draw him until this night... Read More

Scooter LaForge

fashion illustration-greg betza

Last Thursday night I was back at the Society of Illustrators drawing fashions created by artist/designer Scooter LaForge. Aside from a few photos I saw online I really didn’t know what to expect, and after seeing his work, I don’t know that I could’ve been prepared! I mean that in a good way! His work is surreal, spontaneous, very New York, and simply interesting.... Read More

Lingerie

Pen & Ink fashion illustration

Another great night at the Society of Illustrators. This time, Lingerie Night. The lingerie, by designers Oscar de la Renta and Betsey Johnson  was provided by Tina Wilson, creative director for Carole Hochman/Koman. There was also a photo shoot happening which featured a male model. Here are the drawings…  Read More

Burlesque night

pen & ink by greg betza

So in my continuing attempt to draw as much as possible, I’ve been taking advantage of the wonderful sketch nights offered by the Society of Illustrators each Thursday. These drawings are from February’s “Burlesque” Night. The models were great in their recreation of this fun, sexy, and playful performance style. Props included balloons, top hats, lingerie... Read More

Tattoos

figure drawing in ink

Fun night at the Society of Illustrators last Thursday, a tattooed model. It was my first experience drawing body art, and I really enjoyed it. The only issue was that this man had such an interesting face that that was really all I wanted to draw, but I was there for the tattoos so I did manage to keep my focus there. Ha, the problems I have! I drew a ton that night, but managed... Read More