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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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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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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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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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, […]

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Neutral Milk Hotel

It’s been a few months since I did a reportage at a concert so it felt great to get out and draw. Neutral Milk Hotel is a special band. I’ve been a fan since the 90s and,without getting into detail, they haven’t toured since. Last year they announced a world tour, which almost completely sold […]

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The Monochrome Set

I was privileged to be asked to photograph The Monochrome Set on their recent tour of the US. Having not played in the States for over 30 years, I was truly intrigued by what I would see, and I was blown away by their performances. During the shoot I was able to put the camera down […]

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Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

In response to Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the New York and New Jersey area, I and the other illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a print of one of their favorite New York City images to raise money for the displaced victims of the storm, through the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. For each […]

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Destroyed again and again

I spent Monday and Tuesday nights at Destroyer shows. They were great. Those of you who follow my blog know that I have made a habit of creating reportage drawings at live music events and have covered Destroyer on more than one occasion. Here are some past shows, here and here. If you haven’t given […]

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