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New Corpsepaint Face

Posted in Art, Projects, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2012 by scratchyb

Today I’ll be putting the finishing touches on this corpsepaint face painting. It’s going to be the sixth in the series. I plan to stop at seven. It’s time to move on to some other projects.


© Eric Battaglia 2012


Pyrography Artist Blair Mclean

Posted in Art, Process, woodburning with tags , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by scratchyb

Yesterday I talked about the dearth of pyrographers kicking it up a notch to create a higher art.  I found this guy Blair Mclean on YouTube and thought I’d point out his work as an example of the concept that I strive for.  He does some incredible straight-line images of architecture and landscapes that kind of put me in mind of art deco and Peter Kuper.  Instead of traditional burners, he uses a torch and metal straight edges.  This is awesome stuff, check out these videos of his process.

IF – Propagate

Posted in Art, Illustration Friday with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by scratchyb


It doesn’t take much to spread the seeds of discontent.  Sometimes just the right little nudge, sometimes nothing more than a breath.

For Illustration Friday.  You can’t see it well here, but the breath was done in silver ink.  I love using silver wherever I can.

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009

Renegade Holiday Sale

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit, Renegade with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by scratchyb

A while back I posted about the Odjits, creatures of my invention who live in the tundra and, well, do bad things.  So this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale, I’ll be debuting these fellas.  As of January 2010, the Odjits will appear as a regular one-panel comic on my blog.

Eric Battaglia © 2009

And that’s not all that’ll be at the fair.  The full volume of the Creatures of the Arboretarium will be there, as will a few other fun surprises.  If you can’t show, I’ll be twittering the fair, so you can follow me that way, should you wish to be led astray.