Archive for January, 2010

Clumsy-Illustration Friday

Posted in Art, Painting, Process with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by scratchyb

woodburn and painting on wood

Clumsy

In the beginning, there was no evil, but for a jar that Deity kept locked up in a cupboard, leftover from a previous experiment with another universe.  To keep His new project from being tainted, He called upon one of his angels to take the jar out of the studio, far far away.  Only his weakest and ugliest runt showed up.  Deity sighed, and gave him the jar.  “Take care with this, and remove it to a location far away.”

The crooked angel almost made it to the edge of the world, before the jar simply slipped from his hands and shattered on the ground, allowing evil to scatter to the ends of the earth and there flourish.  And so, Deity shrugged his shoulders and started on a new project.  The poor malformed angel was given the world to do with as he wished.

This is a WIP I started for Illustration Friday.  I’ve been wanting to pursue woodburning as an element in my work, hoping to find a balance between the woodburned elements, and those using paint or ink.  So far, seems way off balance.  I also used my new Dremel for the bird’s outline.  Weee fun.

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Odjit Wednesday-“Stitch in Time”

Posted in Art, Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by scratchyb

A Stitch in Time . . .

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Illustration Friday: Wilderness

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by scratchyb

Another Illustration Friday piece.  I’m trying to participate in this to keep my mind in art mode when I’m not at work.  The actual piece I wanted to do for this one couldn’t be finished in time, but I do intend to complete it.  This is a sketch I did over the weekend, while in Wisconsin for a relaxing mini-vacation.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by scratchyb

Thanks for lending a hand!

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

“Sentry” Golem #1

Posted in Art, Painting, Process with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2010 by scratchyb

This is something I’ve had in mind for a while: a series of these creatures that are just kind of inspired by the random shapes my kneaded eraser ends up in. I think of them as golems, but looking at this one, I know some people think of this as an alien.  That’s okay too.  It’s an alien golem.

Here’s the drawing I did a few years back that got me thinking of this idea.  This one’s done with pastel pencil and pen and ink.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Illustration Friday: Confined

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by scratchyb

Sometimes even freedom can be confining.

My first participation in Illustration Friday.   A very simple acrylic painting, with some extra fine detailed lines added with ballpoint pens.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by scratchyb

“So that’s what it does.”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009