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, July 29, 2012


Coming in the Fall from Cuppa, and in time for Christmas, a line of my Dragon cups!!! So have a dragon with your tea or coffee!!!!

I'll post a link when ordering becomes available!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

FIRST MEN IN THE MOON-23 years ago!!!

I did this painting about 23 years ago this summer. I remember working on it during the 20th Annv of the first moon landing. It's part of my illustrated book THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON by HG Wells. It has dozens of b/w and color illustrations and many like this one, still hold up after these 20 odd years. I did it for The Donning Company in 1989/90...the book came out and like many books of that line from that company...did only so-so. So...I bought many boxes of the actual books in 1992 and managed to sell alot of them and get them out there! I still have some in the warehouse, and, I sell them as I can. SO, here for $12(INCLUDING POSTAGE book rate) each and SIGNED, you can own one!!! Contact me at my above email, and we can make arrangements!!!

A Dragon in the making!!!

I drew the above dragon a few years ago. It sold too, pretty quick but, I knew where it would be going, to something more elaborate. The above image was also stolen by someone on Deviant Art and, they claim it's their work. It isn't, it's MINE. The hardest part of such a nice dragon head is involving it in a narrative scene.....

Anyway, I dug out the drawing and wanted to make a further extension of it into a painting, so with the help of a photo copy machine, and tracing paper...I did just that, making a scene of it, and calling it for now "WINGCLAW: ALL IN A DAY'S WORK" with a castle in the background that's been hit hard and the rather pleased dragon. I colored in the scene with Copic MArkers which can be like painting. I photocopied the drawing(which was two or three drawings piled onto one!) and did this on card stock. It's an easy way to get a color-test in effect. I liked the result. I will also add to this, smaller baby dragons flying around the lower part of the wings and perhaps up diagonally. The whole painting eventually will be 15 x30 inches. More soon!!!