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A couple of Christmas presents

Posted in Uncategorized, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by scratchyb

A few things I made for presents this year:

A wood burned, African-themed box.

The tree from Alice.


All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Creepy Holiday Greetings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 23, 2010 by scratchyb

Okay, I like my creepiness, especially around the traditionally goodie goodie holidays.  So imagine my joy when I saw these on i09, one of my favorite blogs

Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Odjit, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by scratchyb

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Odjits in Hawaii

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by scratchyb


All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

2010 off to a rocky start

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2010 by scratchyb

Clogged sinks and downed servers have thrown me off my New Year rails.  I’ll have to resume at full speed ahead when all the other stuff is over and done with.

Dream Drawings II

Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2009 by scratchyb

Here’s another couple of dream drawings. I have to say, it’s refreshing to be able to do stuff like this and gag that inner critic that’s been nagging me all my life.


Building a body of work

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2009 by scratchyb

I’ve been working on a number of things lately, trying to get a body of work together.  Torn between some illustrated book projects and having a drawing-a-day format with a relatively consistent body of work in terms of style and medium.  But I can’t get committed to anything just yet.  I even forgot about Drawing Day 2009.

On building presses

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2009 by scratchyb

I’m interested in building my own printing press, which probably won’t go any further than that because I have all the power-tool talent of a chimpanzee.  Anything other than light drilling would inevitably lead to a trip to the hospital and a post later on explaining why I would have to give up my art aspirations, as I now have ten toes and two thumbs.  But still, one can look, and I like the letterpress project I found the other day on BoingBoing.  Anyway, new ideas and all, but realistically, I’ll probably stick to printing by hand, and take an official letterpress class somewhere sometime.  Still, it seems like a good fit with some of the project ideas I’ve been having lately.

A Thousand Black Cats

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2009 by scratchyb

Old Scratch is contemplating the practice of sending a thousand black cats to torment those who annoy him.  They could eat the living entrails of the offender while smashing their plasma TV.

Aside from that, Old Scratch wonders if Rate My Drawings is worth exploring.

Goat-ape beast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by scratchyb

Here’s a blend between goats and ape. Yet another hybrid from the arbortoreum.



Living in the deepest part of the Arbortoreum, the goat-ape is mild-mannered and omnivorous. They are especially fond of bone-marrow.