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!)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dragon's Ring Demo

Here's the pencil-in start of the painting. It was fairly large at 24x36 inches.

After pencilling it in, I block in the colors in oils. I tend to like to use the base colors of what I will be using for the detail work. This painting came together pretty fast here. I like to leave pencil lines showing.

Now, I start the detailing in of things. All this goes fairly easy and I always start with the head and eyes, as that defines the rest of the beast... the finish will follow...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Stephen King and Rick Baker....

Been busy and travelling to the UK to scatter my mother's ashes these days not to mention kind of busy. So it's back to blogging after a break. Here's a new image(top) I did for THE ART OF STEPHEN KING due out from Centipede Press next year. It's IT himself, Pennywise the Clown which I'd always wanted to do and got the chance to be paid to do. Below is a complete happenstance meeting in London at Forbidden Planet with Oscar winning monster maker guy Rick Baker and Dave Elsey of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He and I literally entered the store at the same exact time! So I introduced myself and we had a nice chat, he knew who I was which was nice too, he said "Oh HI! What are you doing here?"

Friday, May 08, 2009

Yes, Go and See Star Trek...

STAR TREK is fantastic. In a word. This "re-boot" is the best thing that could have happened to an aging franchise that ran out of new blood and ideas before even the last film was out. What this largely new cast does is not impersonations of the actors we knew so well onscreen, but they capture the CHARACTERS perfectly. Leonard Nimoy's appearance also gives the film a touchstone to tie it to the pantheon of the series. You'll see how it works.It's hard to descrbe and, I won't spoil anything for anyone. The visual effects are stunning. It has a great pace and sense of direction, and never feels like a TV film, which most of the 80's and 90's films somehow wound up doing. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE(1979) for all it's faults was the last film that came out with a "big picture" feel to it, such as this new one does. I've been a fan since the start in 1966, so go out this weekend and enjoy this film.