Archive for monsters

Our Wintery Friend the Wendigo

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2013 by scratchyb

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A little break turned into a bit of an unexpected hiatus. Here’s something I did at the tail-end of 2012. I’m calling it the Wendigo. The lonely hiker continues on, unaware of his own state of deterioration and the force that haunts him.

I’m working on a new site design. I’m using wordpress.com right now, but since I have a host I’m going to install WordPress there and run this blog right and proper. This changeover will most likely occur either over the summer or in the latter part of 2013, as I would like to take my time and do it right.

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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

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

Domesticated Odjits

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

“That why we can’t have nice things?”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2010

Odjit Wednesday

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

“Step right up!”

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Odjit Wednesday-Odjolympics!!

Posted in Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by scratchyb

Robots vs Monsters

Posted in Art, Painting, Process, Technique with tags , , , , on February 1, 2009 by scratchyb

The latest two projects I’ve been working on, aside from the ongoing hybrid animals, have been miniature 3 x 3 inch paintings of robots and handprinted monster-face coasters.  Well, I’m happy to say that at least the robots are coming along just fine so far.

Robots #1 through 3

Robots #1 through 3

I’m going to be putting these up on Etsy one at a time.  Not sure which arbitrary number will be the final one, maybe when I’ve reached 10?  Or 12?

The coasters aren’t going as well.  The best means of protecting the image, so I’m told, is decoupage gloss.  I don’t have any, and haven’t made that trip to the craft store yet.  So that one is on hold.  Not to mention that the order of cork coasters I got was actually slightly larger than the block I was printing with.  Shit happens.  Being as ADHD as I am, I’m already moving on to new things.