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IF-Sweater

Posted in Art, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by scratchyb

“While it is warm, troll-wool is terribly scratchy and uncomfortable, as anyone who has brushed up against a troll’s pelt would know.  Of course, they wouldn’t share that knowledge, because most people who came that close to a troll simply didn’t come back.  Sven’s mother had told him to always show his appreciation, and common sense told him not to offend Grandma Troll.  So he thanked her for the new, somewhat ill-fitting sweater she had knit him from the very wool off her arms.  Then he stood very still so as not to irritate his skin any further.”

From “Grandma Troll,” an imaginary fairy tale.

Illustration Friday’s theme this week was “sweater”.  I did have in mind a monster and boy, with a sweater knit from the monster’s fur. It turned into this troll idea after I thought of making the monster a grandmother, and the story fell into place in my head as I was drawing.  It’s possible this could turn into a full-fledged picture book.

 

© Eric Battaglia 2011

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Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by scratchyb

“Step right up!”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

IF–Adrift

Posted in Art, Illustration Friday, Technique with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by scratchyb

This is a scratchboard piece I just did for Illustration Friday.  The theme was “Adrift.”  As I drew, I started to develop a story around this situation.  I might try to expand it to a short graphic story.  I have plenty of scratchboard.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Illustration Friday: “Muddy”

Posted in animals, Art, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by scratchyb

Muddy

The three-trunked glorfnet is a mud-dweller, unlike its wooly cousins in the far north of the planet.  It thrives on the bacteria that lives in the mud, and rarely ever leaves its nutrient rich, albeit, messy, home.  Consequently, it is also far less intelligent than its arctic cousins.  Many glorfnets have plants growing on them, usually the blue-leaved premanian vine.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Odjit Wednesday–Stay Warm!

Posted in Art, Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by scratchyb

Stay Warm!

Mandy thinks these are horrible.  She’s disturbed at how much delight I take in drawing the Odjits and their, well, odd behavior.  Do I really need to say that these critters are not exactly role models?

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Illustration Friday: Wilderness

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2010 by scratchyb

Another Illustration Friday piece.  I’m trying to participate in this to keep my mind in art mode when I’m not at work.  The actual piece I wanted to do for this one couldn’t be finished in time, but I do intend to complete it.  This is a sketch I did over the weekend, while in Wisconsin for a relaxing mini-vacation.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Illustration Friday: Confined

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by scratchyb

Sometimes even freedom can be confining.

My first participation in Illustration Friday.   A very simple acrylic painting, with some extra fine detailed lines added with ballpoint pens.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009