Wine & Spirits

1409_CVR

I was asked to created an extensive series of illustrations for Wine & Spirits magazine for this month’s special issue on the “Art and Science of Wine Tasting”, including the cover! The only downside was I had about 5 days to do it. Sometimes, if I am available, it is my favorite way to work. Job comes in, focus on it and work constantly until it’s finished…and... Read More

Investment Advisor

Greg-Betza_Home

I’m really pleased to share this series I illustrated for Investment Advisor magazine. The topic is heavy, depression and suicide among retired men, and I wanted the illustrations to carry that kind of weight as well. I decided to use textured, somewhat “messy” backgrounds with shaky graphic lines, and slightly uncomfortable designs for the figures…hopefully... Read More

Guitar Aficionado

greg-betza_tree_of_life

An amazing illustration commission came to me about a month ago. I was asked to illustrate a story about a 100 foot tall Honduran Mahogany that has become a legend to guitar makers. The tree was found and felled nearly 50 years ago, but it fell in a ravine and could not be extricated. 16 years later it was rediscovered, purchased, and it’s figuring and pattern (in the grain... Read More

Retirement Advisor

greg-betza_UnderTheStars

Here are a few spots I did for Retirement Advisor magazine. The illustrations were all based on quotes by leading retirement-financial advisors. The “money-boat” was based on a quote about targeting areas where money is in motion. The party-goers under the stars illustrates a specific charitable event, “An Evening Under the Stars”. The original quote is about... Read More

Waitrose Kitchen

waitrose_greg-betza

I had a chance to learn about cricket! Waitrose Kitchen, the magazine of the British luxury supermarket chain Waitrose, asked me to do a series of illustrations to accompany a story about ‘team’ of cricket player chefs, restaurateurs and foodies. Unusual combination, but I always enjoy illustrating a topic I know very little about. Here are the drawings of the cricket... Read More

Public Speaking

Final_cover

Apparently Pearson has been publishing this book for quite some time and was looking to update the cover. From what I was told they always use illustrated covers for this series, so I was thrilled when my work was selected for the ninth edition. Public speaking has never been my favorite activity, but it was a fun cover to do! And I hope it helps me warm to the idea of speaking... Read More

DRAFT magazine

Greg-Betza_DraftMagazine

Sometimes I’m amazed at just how fitting a job is for me…as if the client knew me in advance. When I was asked to illustrate a feature for DRAFT magazine, I was thrilled. For those that know me, I’m a HUGE fan of craft beer and DRAFT asked me to illustrate a beer release party! Needless to say this was a fun piece to do…I even used a few friends as models…and... Read More