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!!

My Photo
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!)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dragon's Domain- Final Cover

Here's the final cover to my how to paint dragons book, due out in Sept. Ordering info is on Amazon. Click on the above header for this post.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


"Moment of Truth"(oils, 8x10, SOLD)

"Duster"(oils, 8x10, SOLD)

May is the month of tornadoes. I'm personally fascinated by them, how fast they develop and in such a short time, can do so much destruction. It's awful to see but one cannot help but stand in awe of the power of nature. Anyway, a couple of little tornadoes...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

Bob Eggleton, Frank Frazetta, Ron Walotsky, circa 1997
I am not sure what can can said more about Frank Frazetta. His very name defined "fantasy art". There was Frazetta and then, there were the rest of us. He was his own catagory. His visions showed us a dynamic world, where "illustration" truly became undeniably "fine art". I remember an interview at an "Art School" circa 1978 and the question was "So who is an artist you admire...BESIDES Frank Frazetta?" with some dismissiveness. I always resented that, because here was a man who was not only a brilliant draughtsman and painter, but also lived his dream and showed many of us it was okay to think those amazing, fantastic ideas and draw them. I had the honor of meeting the man in 1997, along with my late friend Ron Walotsky. Ron so aptly titled this picture "Frank Frazetta and Two Guys". It was really true because we felt we were meeting a god of art. And as it turned out, he was a real sweet guy full of kind words for both of us. Frank leaves us a legacy of the fantastic that, will always take it's place at the top.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

And yet another...

First Spaceship On Mars(8x10 inches, oils, SOLD!)
I sort of made this ship somewhat like the design of the Cosmostrator from THE SILENT STAR(1960) but this time, I put it on MArs. The painting sold right out of the to do!

And...MORE paintings...

"The Dream of Flightless Birds"(oils, 9x12 inches, SOLD)'

"Where The Wind Comes Whippin' "(8x10, oils, SOLD!)

I was a guest of honor at a fun little SF con in Tulsa Oklahoma called Conestoga. So, I did up two paintings relative to the con and it's locale. The top is based on the convention's "mascot", a Penguin, which seems to be the mascot for the entire city!!! I saw them everywhere. Not real ones but, like this, a representation. So, here we have this little guy, wistfully watching a rocket take off. The bottom piece is a somewhat large tornado. I love painting tornadoes and nature in fury in general so this was a joy to paint. I have to get back to smaller, more spontaneous work of this sort.