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The Koalabat cometh

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids, Process, Technique with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by scratchyb

What can I say?  The wings are an example of the dangers of crosshatch addiction.  Yes, they are crosshatched in.  I do, in fact, understand that there are mediums which can fill in dark spaces much more efficiently, but I prefer doing things the painful way.

Koalabat

All images © Eric Battaglia 2009
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Now this looks tasty

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids with tags , , , on August 5, 2009 by scratchyb

Meet the caterpigler.  It is roughly the size of a pig.  Nobody knows what happens when the cocoon hatches, but there’s always a couple of tattered animal remains near the discarded husk.  The caterpigler itself is vegetarian.

caterpigler

Goodnight and pleasant dreams.

New Art on Etsy

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids with tags , , , on July 17, 2009 by scratchyb

I added a new piece to my Etsy store.   It’s another addition to my ongoing series about the denizens of the Arbortoreum.  Yes, I butchered the word “arboretum” on purpose.  The Arbortoreum is a special grove for trees that have cracked under the pressure of life in this world.  They just sit and dream of crazy animals that inhabit them.  This here’s a scorpmunk.

Scorpmunk

Scorpmunk

I was going to quit this series after I had about five or six, but I’ve had a couple of cool brainstorms and I think I have at least 10 out of my actual sketches alone.

Goat-ape beast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by scratchyb

Here’s a blend between goats and ape. Yet another hybrid from the arbortoreum.

Goat-Ape

Goat-Ape


Living in the deepest part of the Arbortoreum, the goat-ape is mild-mannered and omnivorous. They are especially fond of bone-marrow.

The Racoonigator

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2009 by scratchyb

Still keeping up with the Arbortarium mixed-animal series. My self-publishing ambitions haven’t pushed that to the sidelines yet. This is the much feared racoonigator. You don’t want to find one in your garbage.

Racoonigator in tree.

Racoonigator in tree.

Snouty little bastard.

Snouty little bastard.

Nightmares from the Arbortoreum

Posted in animals, Art, Hybrids with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2008 by scratchyb

There is a place where trees are planted that cannot, and will not, ever grow quite right.  Some people say they are insane, others say they’re just mutant trees.  They are all taken to a place of rest, a place free of animals and people.  An Arbortoreum.  There they sit in silence amongst each other, and while away their twisted days by dreaming of animals to dwell under and within their gnarled boughs.

dowlsmall

The Dowl, a deer/owl hybrid.

This is the start of a new series of original ink drawings done on basswood plaques.  These drawings will be available from the Old Scratch store as they appear.