Archive for creature

The Final Creature from the Arboretarium

Posted in animals, Art, Renegade with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by scratchyb

That’s it, this is the last one.  Here’s a little preview, a better shot will come later, as I get time.  Meanwhile, back to the grindstone preparing for Renegade.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

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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.

Odjit Soccer

Posted in Art, Cartoons, comics, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2010 by scratchyb

Penalty Shot

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

Odjit Wednesday: Happy V-Day!

Posted in Art, Cartoons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by scratchyb

The First Killss

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

Odjit Wednesday

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

Thanks for lending a hand!

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009