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A new WIP

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids, Technique, woodburning with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by scratchyb

Woodburn artwork in progress

I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing with the center portion.  I’ve got a few ideas, we’ll see what works best.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

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Thrillist writeup and other updates

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by scratchyb

I got a little write-up in Thrillist recently.  That was cool to see, and I’ve noticed some increased traffic to my Etsy shop.

Speaking of which, I’ve posted a couple of new wood-burn and acrylic pieces on Etsy.  I’m trying to get a group of these smaller paintings out there before I start work on some of the larger ideas I have, since I already know those are going to be more involved.

Skull Priest started out as a design for a linocut, and then was turned into this woodburn.  I’m basically fulfilling my need to mess with Aztec and Mayan influences here.

Siblings was going to be more of the Aztec influence, but I’m seeing a lot more Wild Thing here.  What do you think?

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

My attempts at abstract

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2011 by scratchyb

I don’t know if you can call these properly abstract. I’ve been experimenting a little bit beyond the figurative, that’s weird for me. These are woodburn paintings. I burned in the design and then painted around it with watercolor and acrylic.

I’ve not been blogging lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on anything. I’ve got this Egypt themed box and a few other things up my sleeve that I’ll be posting about soon.

This stuff’s going to be posted to my Etsy store soon.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

Illustration Friday–Reverse

Posted in Art, comics, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2011 by scratchyb

watercolor and pen and ink drawing of tree

The latest for Illustration Friday.  The theme is “Reverse.”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

Illustration Friday–Chicken

Posted in Art, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by scratchyb

Watercolor illustration of a chicken and eggs.

For Illustration Friday 1/14, the topic was “chicken”. I did this in watercolor and ink, and then I scanned it and fixed as many of the more glaring mistakes as I could in Photoshop. I’m not big on actually composing an illustration digitally, mainly because I can’t afford the right tools and simply spend way too many hours staring at a screen to devote any further time than I have to. Still, it comes in handy for little things like thickening the lines bordering the egg whites and yolk.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011

A New Piece on Etsy

Posted in Art, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by scratchyb

Here’s a little Trilobite for you, just posted on my Etsy store.

Photo of Trilobite woodburn painting

 

All images © Eric Battaglia 2011