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Artist Michael

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

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Artist Michael Betz has contributed well over 100 drawings to this site and each one is unique to Michael - he has a tidy style and he provides plenty of valuable advice in most of his story lines.

Check out Michael's drawings at allaboutdrawings.com or find them by scrolling towards the bottom of the page.

Visit Michael's introduction page to learn more about this amazing artist.

Michael shows what can be achieved by following a tutorial from an established artist, just like his famous "Nail In Plank". Also, he likes to take initiative and create fun things to draw. For example, one day he sent in an idea for a left hand drawing challenge (seen on same link as the nail) and he's not afraid to share and show his own results.

My favorite thing of all is that Michael loves to share his preferred drawing tools along with tips on how to use them to achieve cool effects in your drawings.

There are so many drawings by Michael that it is impossible to pick a favorite. He loves to use a mechanical pencil (which is my first love) and he always draws something special when he feels emotionally attached to world events. For example, see his brilliant portrayal of a 9/11 Fireman...

9/11 Fireman Drawing
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Segment Drawings 
I actually did this segment drawing last month. This is the last completed drawing or excercise that I've done. I did this one as an excercise from …

Cabin Heater 
Yesterday (Sunday) we all went up to my wife's mother's cabin at Mt Charleston for a family BBQ for Memorial Day. This cabin is pretty old, it's …

Left Handed Barn 
My third left handed sketch. Again, done in charcoal. I am just not feeling it with these left handed sketches.... ...it's just, compared to what …

Left Handed Alvin 
This is my second left handed sketch. This took a little longer. A tremendous amount of practice....nothing feels natural with my left...even …

Money 
I started this drawing for my wife who said I can't make money drawing....but I couldn't finish it...I had to spend the subject....:) Note …

Pencil Drawing Exercises 
I played around a little bit today with J.D. Hillberry's realistic texture style, and this is what I came up with. I used a 2B mechanical, an HB, …

Country Sunday Painted 
Some of you may remember an old drawing I submitted a long time ago, drawn in pen called Country Sunday ....many of you may not...:) I got this program …

Personl Project Final 
Here is what I believe to be the finished product of my Personal Project. I am also including some close-ups for details. It was looking at these …

Personal Project Update 1 
Here is an update to the Personal Project I uploaded a couple of days ago. This is showing the end part of Phase 2, which is the foam characters. …

Personal W.I.P. 
I am starting a project that is a bit different than what I have been doing, well, not actually different, but more.......I decided to let you all in …

Drawing Tools 
Here is the typewriter eraser that I have mentioned a few times, and Kerry had asked about. It is an incredible tool for straight line highlights and …

Stone Work 
This was a drawspace.com challenge drawing. I didn't get the chance to finish it before the challenge deadline. I submitted it as is, and posting …

Dagger 
This was a tutorial by Brenda Hoddinott using advanced hatching and cross-hatching techniques. I don't really care for the harsh contrasts of hatching …

Drawings With Color 
This is #3 of the 6 I have been working on. I saw this picture on a cover of a magazine.....it just looked so innocent.....had to give it a go. …

Paper Sun 
Sorry for my absence....just been busy with the kids school, been practicing my drawing a lot more lately. I actually have 6 drawings that are in the …

Halloween Pumpkin 2010 
Hey everyone...no I have not been abducted by one of Jim's drawings....lol. I have been busy. I did get a drawing done and submitted. But I wanted …

Happy Halloween 
I did this one as a personal Happy Halloween to everyone here at allaboutdrawings.com. The spectre comes from a book called Drawing And Painting …

On Your Mark 
I have found myself in a slump with my drawings. No picture is turning out right for some reason. I feel like an author with writers block. I was …

Landscape Drawings by Michael 
This to me is a sketch. I did this one while waiting for my sons after school. This is the back parking area where I meet them. I purposely didn't put …

Fighter 
This is the one that I just finished that I had mentioned in another thread, yeah, the one I freaked out about no blending stumps...oh my mind shivers …

Drawings of Super Heroes 
This was to be part of my super hero collection, but alas, it fell by the wayside. I used my usual mechanical pencil with Kodak colored pencils. …

Military Guns Unfinished 
My oldest, jacob (12) had a book from the library that was all about military stuff. He asked me to draw some of the guns...so here is what I got done …

Sci-Fi Drawings 
This was almost a casualty of my "Incomplete" collection...it was saved by my kids. They really wanted me to finish it...so...had to keep them happy. …

A Skeleton 
This is a loose rendition I just did today. It is of Bernard Siegfried Albinus' 1747 drawing titled "A Skeleton". I omitted the rhino that was …

The Yard Sale 
This is what happens when you ask someone who draws to help you out with a yard sale. This was several years ago, my wife and mother-in-law were …

The Brave 
This was done many years ago. I used a regular #2 school pencil. I don't remember how long it took me.......another small homage to my ancestry. …

Hallows Manor 
Here are the pics I promised of the imvu 3D room that Marty's Hoggie and Claire's old house inspired. This is my Avatar, Miznike69 showing you the …

Marty's Inspiration 
This is a 3D room that I derived on imvu. It was inspired by our good friend Marty's, Hoggie and Claire's Old House story. I modeled it after the house …

Drawings of Planes, Trains, Ships and Bikes 
I saw this in a drawing book of my sons, and I decided to do a few of the boats that they had in there...this is one of them. I used my mechanical …

Nightmare 
I am a Nightmare On Elm Street Fan. I drew this several years ago. I screwed up on the girl so much that I couldn't fix her face cause I had already …

Model A 
I was thumbing through a automotive history book..... did you all know that the local library is an awesome source of drawing subjects??? It almost …

Loungin' Dragon 
I am not exactly sure where I saw this now...I don't recall. I just kinda liked the way he looked...all loungin' and stuff. So of course...I had to …

Hoggie And Claire's Old House by Michael 
I too was intrigued enough to take a stab at this old house. As for the kids and driver? Who knows? There are a number of places they could be, …

Drawing The Human Form by Michael 
I did this one based on a portrait of our oldest son that I just loved the way it turned out. So, I felt that I needed to draw it. I used a regular …

Animal Drawings by Michael 
This is one of the strangest looking predators I have seen. Their unique shape makes them easily identified. Not quiet as fearsome as The Great White, …

Into Thy Hands 
I drew this many years ago, at a time when I was very heavily into the Bible. It got a little damaged over the years....(yeeeaaahhh kids...lol). …

Car Drawings by Michael 
I drew this one in commemoration of Ford Championship Weekend. I have never attended one of these, not that I wouldn't. My wife is a big Mustang …

One Of My Failures 
Here is one of my "failures" I had mentioned that I would post. The front tire is waaaayy too small for the truck and the proportion is off through-out. …

My Dark Days 
I drew this one in the dark days of my youth. I really can't explain too much about this....suffice it to say, it speaks for itself...... ***Note …

Portfolio Cover 
I drew this picture to be the cover for my portfolio of drawings. I just started drawing ideas and linked them together in a collage type format. …

Drawings by Jayme, Jared and Jacob 
Hello Kitty is one of my favorite characters. I love drawing. I want to keep on practicing. I tried my best on this. **Note: This is my 10 year …

Midnight Flower 
I call this Midnight Flower because I couldn't sleep last night, so I was up till after 3:00 a.m. drawing this one. I used my mechanical pencil with …

Marty's Pirate Contest 
The towering pirate Stan reaches for his pistol a second too late before the Musketeers Rapier finds it's first target..... Not my best work, but …

Mood Collage 
I am not exactly sure what I was feeling at this time. I was studying to be a Pastor, but was fast losing interest in that career (very long story). …

Clowns Together Forever 
I drew this picture for my wife when we first started living together 12 years ago. By this time I had begun using a mechanical pencil, and only …

Big Rig 
I did this drawing some time ago. I had originally done it for someone else, but then I ended up not seeing them again (long story), so I just kept …

The Gift Offered 
I know this is supposed to be Pencil Drawings...but my other religious drawing, I put in here, so I will keep them together. I did this one in '98 …

Wilderness Friends 
I am part Cherokee....I regret that I know nothing about that side of my heritage. But I do like to draw Native American stuff. Well, to be honest, …

The Piercing 
This was inspired by the movie The Passion Of The Christ. It's pretty self explanatory..... ***Note from Kerry: Michael, I really admire your drawing …

9/11 Fireman 
I have always been into drawing. I did this right after September 11th, and I guess you could call it my personal therapy. Please note, I did …

Swords On Hold  
This is the other piece I am currently working on that needs to be put on hold for now... until after surgery and recovery. It is graphite on Ledger …

Heart Locked 
I drew this one for my wife during a slight altercation, (yeah, like I'm the only one..lol). Anytime I have had to be......ummmm...."on staycation".....I …

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