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Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at zillabob@cox.net and ENJOY!!

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I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Concepts! Concepts! Concepts!!!




See? I have been busy! Here's some concept sketches to some upcoming covers I am doing. Top: The Dinosaurs of Mars-cover to a great Caitlin Kiernan book. The idea was to make an almost 1950's view of dinosaurs-you'll have to read the story to get the context, 2nd down: Dragon Done It-combine hard boiled detective mysteries and, magic in a book edited by Mike Resnick and Eric Flint and this is what you get! 3rd& 4th down, two Heinlein books I am doing. All these will eventually become covers, all the sketches were approved on the first shot-which means it's my best idea and thus, they'll be good pieces. I visualize things in my mind, and "see" the compositions and sketch them down with charcoal....it's a nice spontanious way to work.

7 Comments:

Blogger Tessa said...

I am all for martian dinosaurs. The world definitely needs more of them.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all are spectacular! Nobody does dinos better, can't wait to see the finished pieces.

dave

10:26 PM  
Blogger Daniel Potvin said...

Love these Bob; it's really fun and instructive to see your concept sketches. Make sure you let us see the fianl pieces too !

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Really great to see concept sketches. Thank you for sharing this part of your process.

I think the 'film noir' themed one could have a title of "It followed me home, can we keep it? Huh? Can we keep it?"

I also love the wee beastie peeking around the box.

Magic too? Hmmm. Is that a dragon tail behind the woman or her tail?

Annie

8:11 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Dan-thanks for the comment! I certainly will post the finished works!!!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Annie-thanks! Yeah, that one came to me after alot of sweat and hair pulling. However, I like the result alot!!!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Michael Witter said...

Dinosaurs on Mars is no longer science fiction Check out my video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8B83fCYOM

10:58 AM  

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