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OK, I this is my first REAL blog update of 2015. Which means, I’m back on DA with a more regular frequency. There are a few projects in the pipelines that I hope to be able to talk more about in the near future. While I can’t share story details, I got my assignment for the Star Trek Seekers #4 cover, yesterday, and will be diving into that in the coming days.

While my winter has been “graphic-lite” as far as my output, my mind’s been working overtime on playing with SF concepts. A lot of my musing has surrounded the many aspects of human anatomy and psychology that we take for granted and how changing those parameters in an alien species would TRULY result in something alien to interact with. That may sound basic and obvious, but all too oft SF stories treat aliens like, say, giant, sentient spider-beavers who have the affable personality of cabby. The act of establishing basic communication with a species of which we share few to no common perspectives and priorities may be incredibly daunting.

Playing with all these ideas, many of which require a subtlety that extends beyond the power of most visuals to convey, has lit a bit of a writing fire under my lazy butt. So I’m trying to make it a personal objective to complete at least one SF short story this year. Tune in a year from now to see if I have anything to show for that commitment…

In sad news I just got a letter from Masao Okazaki ( ), who many of you may know as the primary force behind the Starfleet Museum website, as well being the father of cool Star Trek tech creations like the Watchtower class space station and the Archer class scout. Due to some unforeseen health issues he may no longer be participating in Trek fan creations as he’s done for many, MANY years. If so his input will be sorely missed, but his impact on the mythos is already undeniable. I wish him a solid recover from his ailment and hope that he might once again be able to join our creative playground.

I’m not sure what cons I’ll be attending this year. The only certain one at the moment is Boskone, next month in Boston, MA. I’ll be there on Saturday, Feb. 14. I won’t have any art in the show, unfortunately. If you'll be ther, LMK! Maybe we can hook up to say "hi".

I’ll now leave you with an overdue collection of DA’s Recent Greatest Hits by other artists while I close the door on my bunker to prepare for the snowmageddon (™) that’s due to hit us in the northeast within the day.

THE MARTIAN by RHADS Lali at the window .1 by erogenesis-art Helium-3 Farms by SMPritchard LEO Rendezvous by MacRebisz Soviet Moon by MacRebisz Voyager 3 Pluto flyby by MacRebisz Mononoke by Miles-Johnston Space Cowboys by DevonneAmos SHIPS by Seeker800 Blue Flame by dead-robot Alien 5 Factory by djahal Version B also flies by CUTANGUS Silver sunset by KuldarLeement Born of hope by thefirstfleet Lunar Investigation by MacRebisz NASA JPL Comet Hitchhiker #2 by Eimer 2001 by ALAMOSCOUT6 Cooking Noodles by artofjokinen Space Elevator by dustycrosley Nya Furontia by JacobCharlesDietz No Kill I - A Mother's Plea by Ptrope Blackbird Rising by Lueb-Art Commission - Star Wars B-wing by Shimmering-Sword Pirat base by AKIRAwrong MILL10NAIRES by yakonusuke Heart of Nature by yakonusuke Old Rusty's by artofjokinen Nostromo by AndyFairhurst Enceladus Depot by William-Black
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Various SOMA-FM feeds
  • Reading: "Atopia Chronicles" by Matthew Mather
  • Watching: Mad Men


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I am a child of the Space Age and a largely self-taught artist.... but the best way to learn is by doing, and I've been at it since I could lift a pencil. Throw in a lifelong passion for astronomy, sci-fi, and scale modeling, and there you have it - the ingredients for Caswell Stew. Though my educational background is in hard science, my professional career has been a meandering path through many graphics/creative roles (illustrator, writer, editor, computer game design, photography, web design, etc, etc...). For the time being I've settled on "digital print maker".

I live in a beautiful corner of the US Northeast with my wife, two hamsters, and a constantly changing cast of wildlife in the yard. I have no super powers… that I can reveal.

Would you go to Mars if you knew it'd be a one-way trip? 

71 deviants said Yes.
60 deviants said No.
30 deviants said I don't want to go back there!


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riftroamer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your fave on the 300ton Star Class Armored Merchant too :)
riftroamer Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for taking a look and for your faves on the Traveller RPG 30ton ShipsBoat, the Free Trader Beowulf (A. Boulton Style) and the Simba Safari, Rob :)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
You're more than welcome, my friend. The pleasure's all mine!
beltminer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thanks Rob, I really appreciate you having a look,
mean a lot to me man.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D No probs! My pleasure!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you very much for the multiple faves - most appreciated from the talent you are and I respect :D

:thumbsup: :salute:
beltminer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Thanks for the fav, means a lot coming from my composition teacher.
Seriously, thank you man.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
:lol: You're more than welcome. My pleasure!!!
WarpedHalo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
-waves- ;) 
slowly catching up on art side to things ;)
just wanted to say hey ;) 
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ooo! Oooo! Catch up more!!!!

*waves back*
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