American Family Insurance

Last year I was commissioned to illustrate a national campaign for American Family Insurance. The illustrations focused on the linear path we take in life, how that path evolves over time, and how AFI can help you along the way. The illustrations were used for billboards, print ads, animations, and other marketing materials. There were […]

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Raul Peñaranda

[sgmb id=”1″]Here are drawings from last week’s Society of Illustrators special sketch night featuring the designs of Raul Peñaranda. #penarandaworld #soi128 #gregbetza #illustration #fashion  

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Bloomingdales

I was commissioned by Bloomingdales to ‘live-paint’ portraits of their customers. It was so nice to see their clients’ faces when they saw their likenesses appearing on paper. I don’t often talk about art with people who are not artists and it amazed me how impressed and fascinated they are by the process of creating art. […]

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Scooter LaForge at SOI

[sgmb id=”1″]I was fortunate to have the opportunity to draw #ScooterLaForge’s fashions last week at the Society of Illustrators. If you’ve read my post from earlier this year you’d know just how wildly inventive and unpredictable his fashions are. It is a dream to draw. Here are the drawings… Thank you to the Society, Scooter […]

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Downtowns for NJ Monthly

Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ drawing

[sgmb id=”1″]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 help make the case for the best downtowns in New […]

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Bob Dylan Cover

Bob Dylan Book Cover

[sgmb id=”1″]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 for […]

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Art in Space

Chicago reportage drawings by Greg Betza

[sgmb id=”1″]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 would make a great addition to the space. I’m truly […]

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Cinerama and The Wedding Present

Cinerama and The Wedding Present

Of all the shows I’ve been to (and drawn), this was my first outside of the US. The Wedding Present has been one of my favorite bands since high school and Cinerama is another band I’ve grown up with, so you can imagine how happy I was when I learned they would be performing in […]

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Mont Saint-Michel and Honfleur

reportage drawing by Greg Betza

Thanks to a very good friend I had the opportunity to visit these two amazing places. Mont Saint-Michel is out of a fairy tale. I can’t imagine there is another place on earth like it. Its abbey reaches so high to the sky as if it is literally reaching for God. I did a few […]

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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 […]

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