Bob's ART du Jour

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 and ENJOY!!

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Location: New England, United States

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!)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Face of Honor

Not a painting of the day, but, a cover piece to a upcoming special edition of stories about Honor Harrington, by David Weber for Subterranean Press due out later in the year. I got on a portrait kick again-to digress I did portraits back 30 years ago in High School, and made money drawing pretty girls and families around Christmas time. Hey it was better than what most High Schoolers were doing which was waiting on tables. My recent portrait cover for Teddy Roosevelt for the same publisher re-awakened my muse to do these. Honor is, in this story, in her teens. She has eyes that are slightly Asian, a feature a borrowed from a dear friend of mine for the last 28 years. She also is part other ethnicities as well, so I dialed all that into the final image. Because it was more about Honor than, say, action, things blowing up(which the covers for his mass market books do quite well) I wanted to tone it down and just do a comtemplative portrait, in some kind of space gear. Anyway, I did the painting 14x18 inches and in oils. Alot of fun. I need to do more portraits. When I exhibited my Roosevelt piece at the World Fantasy Con, alot of people were shocked at me going into portraits as in "You do THIS too?" Sometimes, you have to think outta the box. It was also a nice break to do this from the dinosaur book.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's gotta be fun to have a go at something a little different once in awhile, and you did a great job on this one.

6:41 PM  

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