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 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!)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lovecraft City

Here's a conceptual drawing for a private commission based on H.P. Lovecraft's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. I love working this way when I am able to and starting ideas with a whole lot of drawings. Drawings are so rare these days it seems save for movie concept work. But notice to the right, the effigy of Cthulhu which is crux of everything in Lovecraft's works.
I did this with charcoal, sepia and white on a toned paper.

7 Comments:

Blogger MManzieri said...

Superb and great interpretation, Bob!

I'm in love with all your 'Lovecraft' paintings!

--Maurizio Manzieri

12:17 PM  
Blogger Eric Orchard said...

I'm listening to this on audio right now and this is the perfect, unsettling companion to this story. I love how everything in the landscape is slightly weird and the sepia tone is really effective.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Maurizio!! I'm honored you stopped by!!! Been a fan for years!!! Thanks for the kind words! This will only be the center of the painting. More fun at the edges.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Hi Eric!!! What audio? WOW! I'd love to get my hands on this!

Thanks for the cool words my friend. It means alot to me to get this feedback!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Jim Belfiore said...

Cool.

Did you see the Lovecraft art writeup over at io9? You got some mention.

http://io9.com/5019979/tentacles-and-cosmic-sf-the-art-of-lovecraft

9:34 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Thanks. Yep, that site is interviewing and showcasing me for August. I did some answering of stuff for this Lovecraft book promo review. The book is amazing.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Filippsky said...

Очень красивый рисунок-обожаю такую технику!

7:23 AM  

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