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!)

Saturday, April 03, 2010

British Kaiju...

GORGO (8x10 inches, Oils)


Oddly enough, Japan didn't do EVERY giant monster in the movies. Two were done by the British, in 1960(Gorgo) and 1957(Giant Behemoth) and by the same director, Eugene Lourie(Who also helmed THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS in 1953). I did these to take to the World Horror Con in Brighton. Gorgo was a film that was quietly financed by Japanese investors
back in the day as a way to "compete" with Godzilla! Not coincidently, the film opened in Japan in December 1960 before anywhere else including England where it was made. THE GIANT BEHEMOTH had some Willis O' Brien stop motion that was sadly not as well done due to budget issues. The monster, the "Paleosaurus" is also not as spectacular as he might have looked in the film. Fun stuff to paint.