Archive for May, 2010

Renegade Craftin Lodge

Posted in animals, Hybrids with tags , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2010 by scratchyb

Some of the Creatures of the Arboretarium have made their way to the Renegade Handmade store, appearing in their Spotlight Gallery as part of the Craftin’ Lodge show.  Check it out if you are in the Chicago area, the show will run until around mid-June.  If you can’t make it, the animals can be seen online at the RenegadeHandmade site.  You can see the Racoonigator, Caterpigler, Octophant, Porcubear, Scorpmunk and Sploth there.

For the people who follow the weekly adventures of the Odjits, my posts will probably be a little irregular these next two weeks.  I’m working on a number of ideas for the Constructor Craft Fair in Berwyn June 6th.

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Odjit Wednesday–Ice Fishing

Posted in Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by scratchyb

“Bait”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

IF–Equipment

Posted in Illustration Friday, Process with tags , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by scratchyb

Cheating here, this is actually an old concept sketch I did for what was going to be a relief block print.  The end result was just way too complicated for linoleum, the material I used when I was doing that kind of work.  But the Illustration Friday topic for this week was “Equipment”, and I couldn’t resist bringing this out of the drawer.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Illustration Friday–Fearless

Posted in Illustration Friday, Process, Technique with tags , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by scratchyb

Fearless

The stranger stood inert like some kind of giant mushroom.  All around it the earth was barren and dry, maybe from its arrival, maybe because of the nails, or pipes, or roots, it had inserted into the ground.   The people were going to avoid it, and hope that it would die off.   More than a few thought of burning it.  But then some kid walked up to it, and did a funny thing: he held out his hand.  What happened next would change the world.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Evolution of the Odjits

Posted in Art, Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , on May 13, 2010 by scratchyb

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Illustration Friday–Cocoon

Posted in Art, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by scratchyb

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Anatomy of an Odjit

Posted in Art, Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by scratchyb

It occurred to me that I’ve never really explained the Odjits to anyone.  They were always just these odd little creatures who did grievous harm to one another for amusement, a warped sense of helpfulness, or just pure spite.  So I’m planning to have a series of drawings that might shed some light on the fellows, starting with some of the more confusing elements of their outer anatomy.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010