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I’m not sure how many of you are psyched for the release of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, but I am. A year ago that statement would have surprised me. In part because I never had any real draw towards the comic. But after seeing all the great trailers and clips out there, I’m hooked. At least hooked enough to dare to have some good expectations. It looks like good, pure fun!

Guardians Of The Galaxy by Cakes-and-Comics Guardians Of The Star Wars Galaxy by Cakes-and-Comics

Part of what appeals to me is having some rock ‘em, sock ‘em space adventure that doesn’t take itself too deadly serious. My younger self liked that stuff, but now I find I’m drawn to more works that let you laugh once in a while. Or a lot. I’m not talking about space comedies, like “Spaceballs”, but dramatic shows with a well written humor subtext like “Firefly”. They remind me a bit of the crazy space adventures that I shared with my buddy Bill ( ) in my old RPG days.
Guardians of the Galaxy by Artdude529
My intolerance for ponderous, deadly serious SF is what turned me away from the series “Enterprise”. The scripts felt so dreadfully self-important and dry … not to mention sloppily written with plot holes the size of 18-wheelers. Inversely it’s why I so enjoyed books like Andy Weir’s “The Martian” (now being made into a film by Ridley Scott) and James S.A. Corey’s “Expanse” series (being developed as a series for SyFy). Sure, the basic plots are serious business, but the characters are willing to laugh at themselves and their challenges, as we all do in real life. Well… at least those of us that are fun at parties. And I'm talking about well-written, clever humor, not the forced belly laugh of a Jaj-Jar Binks fart joke written to amuse six year olds.

Another element that appeals to me about “Guardians…” is the 70’s SF production design. As you can probably tell I have a real soft pot for that look so they’re hittin’ my sweet spot. I’m sure the movie won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure looks like its gonna make my palate happy!

 Guardians Of The Galaxy by AndyFairhurst

Two days ‘til I’m off to Shore Leave ( ) in Baltimore, then it’s back home to see “the movie” (!!!) and to start my next cover assignment – a piece for a Kindle release of an Allen Steele novella. Catch ya ‘round on the digital playground! ‘Til next time, here’s a handful of DA eye candy worth gobblin’ down:

Scrap ship by badillafloyd Hover craft by simonfetscher Alien Jungle-2 by ahaas Kelway Station by Jim197 Intergalactic Faerie by Fredy3D Callisto Mission Spacecraft Command Deck Overhead by William-Black Futuristic City 7 by Scott Richard by rich35211 Leonidas in Dry dock - Ventral view by Hummakavuula Unification War Era Wingship by William-Black Stake out - DC New 52 Batgirl by yayacosplay The Seekers - Log One - for Rob-Caswell by Ptrope starship by Paul-Lloyd Lady In The Night by markkarvon USS Endurance by dragonpyper Volutz-Tinzin by kaario Gentle Giant by Chrisofedf Destiny Angel (Captain Scarlet) by Small-Brown-Dog Forty Second Boyd by N0T3R Powhatanortho by XFozzboute Encounter by Drell-7 Martian Rust by MacRebisz Sisters in the Stars by Ptrope

Man… you guys leave me in awe!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: SOMA-FM
  • Reading: "Seekers 1"
  • Watching: Nina Paley animations


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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.

If you're planning on seeing "Guardians of the Galaxy" in the theater, will you be going to the 3D or 2D showing? 

55 deviants said 2D
15 deviants said 3D
1 deviant said I'm vision impaired so I'll just go for the one with the best sound system


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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Hey thanks for the faves and by the way, those 3 DD's you got are well earned ;)
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!!!!!! :D
flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks a lot for favin' and the watch!!! :D
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
pulchra-mortuus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Your Ringworld art is too much for me to handle. Wowwee.
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man!!!! :D
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey dear,
thanks for that favourite! :)
Hope life is nice to you!
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
As you can probably tell, it's sure been busy! I've had little time for DA. I looked through your updates last night and there's some GREAT stuff there. But I'm so behind in commenting that I intimated myself. Hopefully I can find time this weekend. You know I don't like to just say "nice render" on your work. They deserve more insight! So here's hoping....

And I hope life/love have been wonderful for you too?!?
LmAnt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
if you haven't anything more important to do than commenting on dA you must have a horribly boring life, buddy :D
(hope you get the message between the line(s) ) :)

Life is beautiful to us
it's Summer :)
All good :)
Athan1995 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for mentioning my deviation! :D
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