Search for images or info

Riverboat

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


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 pencil and just a bit of shading. This didn't take too long, maybe an hour, from start to finish.....

Hey Kerry, I was thinking, do you think it would be a good idea to change "Your Car Drawings" to a more general "vehicles" category. That way all car, truck, boat, plane, any vehicle can all go into one place? Just an idea......


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael, that is a very good idea, thank you! I can't change file names but I have amended Your Drawings and Your Car Drawings pages to mention that all vehicles can go into the car category.

I love your drawing, as always! It is very well done.

Return to Michael Betz.

His First Bike

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


This is what happens when a person who likes to draw gets bored....they will draw just about anything. One of my son's bikes was just sitting on the patio while I was out having a smoke....and low and behold, this ended up on paper.

This was done with a regular #2 pencil, no shading, no blending. This really did not take very long, I think maybe 30 minutes....if that. I hope you enjoy.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael
If I did that, I end up with unintelligible scrawl. I can only find solace in the fact that you may have been drawing longer than me! I think it's brilliant.

Return to Michael Betz.

Chinese Junk

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I did this in about 40 minutes from a book my son had. It was all about different types of boats and ships.

Usual mechanical pencil, and a sketch, no rendering or blending.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael,
It has instant appeal, doesn't it? I drew a junk from a travel magazine and it's one of my favorites. You've done a fantastic job and in such a short time. You never cease to amaze me.

Return to Michael Betz.

15th Century Ship

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas )


I like to from time to time just draw a sketch type drawing. Just paying more attention to the object itself rather than details.

I like the raw form of sketches....it can be a lot of fun.


***Note from Kerry:
Michael,
You say this is a sketch yet I can still see and feel the wind in those sails! The rigging is very well done, too. All in all, I really like this one. I just love the purity of pencil on paper.

Return to Michael Betz.

F-16 Falcon

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


This drawing came about due to a suggestion made by Betty "Boo". When I posted my Boeing Stearman, she had suggested that I do a whole series of planes.

So, I went to my local library and picked up a book on all types of aircraft....here is the first one of that series, well...I guess it's actually the second in that series.

The F-16 is what the famous Thunderbirds fly. A very capable aircraft, with a tremendous amount of destructive power. Thank you Betty for the great suggestion!


***Note from Kerry:
Michael, I'd like to thank Betty too, your drawings are fantastic! I love the dash of color, impressive, and again the detail just leaves me speechless.

Return to Michael Betz.

Titanic

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


Just a simple sketch of the fateful Titanic. Nothing special with this one...no rendering, no real shading, just a raw sketch of prolly one of the most famous ships in history.

I used my trusty mechanical pencil... this took me maybe 45 minutes.....oh, this is also the last of my already drawn pictures. I either have to start my "incomplete collection" or I have to get on the ball and draw some more.....or...maybe both....hehe.


***Note from Kerry:
Ah Michael, you still make me laugh -- your words "a simple sketch" has me in stitches!

You can upload whatever your heart desires, complete or incomplete, I am sure you'd still get lots of admirers. You just have a knack that attracts.

Return to Michael Betz.

Tanker

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


This was done from the book of ships that my son Jared had. Just a sketch using nothing but a mechanical pencil.

This took me maybe 30 minutes, once the guide lines were in place.


***Note from Kerry:
Michael, your drawing is lovely! I feel like you do these for me, I love this style of artwork, the simplicity yet the huge statement it makes. You draw like you know me...

Return to Michael Betz.

Harley Drawing

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

Harley

Harley

I did this one several years ago. I do from time to time add a lil color in my drawings, depends on the feel of the drawing.

I love anything that has wheels and a motor, typical man, I know.

When I do add color, it is almost always with colored pencils, a few markers here and there, but only if I need a deeper color.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael,
Your drawing shows immense patience, it's really good. I'm sure it will be popular, thanks for sharing it.

Return to Michael Betz.

X-Wing

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I was taking a look back at the drawings I have done in the last couple of years and it hit me....neither Jacob nor my wife have a drawing from me....
So I am working on a larger project for my wife, and I decided to do one for Jacob. Me and my boys are huge Star Wars fans.....this is an X-Wing fighter from the Rebel Alliance. I also included a typical X-Wing pilot, and the Rebel Alliance emblem.
I used my 2B mechanical pencil, my HB mechanical pencil, a 2H pencil, and a black pencil on the Rebel Symbol. I also used 2 tortillons, and a gum eraser, and my retractable eraser....this took me all together about 5 hours.
Jacob has not seen it as of the writing of this description, but he will see it within the next couple of hours......


artist
Note from Kerry:
Michael, that drawing is way too cool!! The addition of the emblem and pilot complete the awesome overall effect. It will look absolutely fantastic in a frame and I'm sure Jacob will LOVE it.
If I had to guess how long this took you to do, - just going by the detail, I would have thought more than one day! Great job, mate!

Return to Michael Betz.

Boeing Stearman

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


My son Jared has a book of famous aircraft. I was looking through the book and just loved this picture of the Stearman. So I sat down to draw it.

It was an actual photograph and not an artist's rendition. I simplified the background.....well....mainly because I am lazy...lol.


***Note from Kerry:
Michael, you mean you claimed artist's privilege? Sounds much better than lazy! I sure wouldn't call you lazy.

My first impression was "Oh, wow." Your drawing is fabulous. It screams patience and lazy certainly doesn't fit in anywhere.

Return to Michael Betz.

Square Rigged Sailing Ship

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


This one is a sketch that I did from that boat and ships book that Jared had from the library.

I had almost forgotten about this one, but was looking through my collection and found it stuck in a pocket in the back of the portfolio.

I did this with just a mechanical pencil, and took me...oh...I think a little over an hour....all the sails is what took the longest...lining them up and stuff....


***Note from Kerry:
Hello pond mate!
Your drawing is excellent, what more can I say? I admire the way you have portrayed water with so few strokes. I really hope young artists study your work, you make things look so simple to draw. Dunno, I just love everything you have produced. I'd hate to be forced to pick a favorite!

Return to Michael Betz.

F-18 Hornet

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I did this one today. It's the 3rd installment in my suggested plane series.

This is an F-18 Hornet. A very capable, strong fighter/bomber that was instrumental in leading Operation Desert Storm, and the bombing runs on Libya, plus many other battles.


***Note from Kerry:
Michael, "spectacular" is the first word that came to mind as I viewed your drawing. I love the fine lines, the crisp artwork, the detail ... awesome...

Return to Michael Betz.

Locomotives

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I did these sketches of old style locomotives. I have always wanted a train set ever since I was a little boy....but alas, never had one...:(.

Simple sketches done with basic materials. A mechanical pencil, and that's about it. All three took me less than an hour.


***Note from Kerry:
Hey Michael, I always wanted a bike and never got one! (Just thought you might feel better if I commiserate with you!) In hindsight I'm glad because it has made me appreciate everything I have worked for and acquired.

You've done a great job with these sketches, if I had to guess how long it would take to do them, I'd be way off! They are so neat and so detailed, it's great work by you.

Return to Michael Betz.

XML RSSFollow me

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Copyright © 2005 - 2016 www.allaboutdrawings.com. All rights reserved.

top of the page