Archive for August, 2010

The Auction

Posted in Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by scratchyb

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

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Heat Wave

Posted in Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , on August 18, 2010 by scratchyb

Cartoon of melting creatures

“Is it me or is it hot out here?”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Pyrography work

Posted in Art, Process, Projects, Technique, woodburning with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by scratchyb

I’ve been quietly slipping into woodburning as a medium, with relatively little fanfare, since it’s largely been an experiment.  At this point, I’d say I’ve learned a few good lessons so far.  On my latest piece, part of the Creatures of the Arboretarium series, I used all the nibs that came with my single-temperature, cheap little burning pen.  Each one has a different effect.

I learned a few little tricks along the way, like keeping the nibs clean from carbon buildup to keep them burning clear and even.  Light sandpaper or a razor generally do the trick.

I’ve also started figuring out what each nib can do, and how to use the different burn styles between them to create new effects.

If you’re careful, you can even use a blade to lighten up some areas that may have been over-burned.

And the finished piece.  It’s a pangolion.  Basically a pangolin (sort of a scaly anteater, also called a living pinecone) and a lion combined.

A Day in the Orchard

Posted in Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , on August 12, 2010 by scratchyb

“Can I borrow this?”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Odjit Wednesday–Frisbee fun

Posted in Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by scratchyb

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010