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


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


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


Pen & Ink fashion illustration

I had such a great time drawing at the Society of Illustrators last week that I came back again last Thursday for their fashion drawing night. The designer Raul Peñaranda provided 4 stunning garments from his collection for the event. Here are some of the drawings I made that night. Thank you to Bil Donovan for hosting the event.  Read More

Nerdlesque sketch night

Sketch night at Society of Illustrators

I finally made it to a sketch night at the Society of Illustrators. The theme was “the Hunger Games Nerdlesque“, which I am not familiar with, but I did my best to capture what the models were putting out. It is always great to draw and even better when you’re sitting at the Society, surrounded by the world’s greatest illustration. Thanks to Ted Michalowski... Read More

Workbook Creative Carnival…


…I’ll be drawing live from the models and performers THIS THURSDAY! If you’re in the creative field and would like to attend, please RSVP here: I’ll be sharing the floor with fellow Studio 1482 illustrators Despina Georgiadis, Dominick Santise and Eddie Peña. Here is a link to last year’s event: Creative Carnival 2013  Read More