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Bayern by Rob-Caswell Bayern by Rob-Caswell
The Bayern was a research starship from the RPG "Traveller: 2300" (later renamed "2300 A.D."). This image was created for a piece about the ship published in GDW's Challenge magazine, circa '87. Though I wasn't consciously thinking of it at the time, my stylized starfield has since reminded me of van Gogh's "Starry Night" [link] each time I've revisited it.

Pen Ink on i-board.
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ShishBaobab Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student
What program did you use?
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Program? This is hand drawn.
Seppl-von-Bayern Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Bayern is the name from my homeland XD
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
PT73 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah the days I lived and breathed Traveller. 
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ah the hours spent watching McHale's Navy!! :D
Vendomarrion Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I agree with all these posts...seeing your art reminds me of the golden age of college gaming in the late 80's!

I am trying to re-live some of that fun with a new campaign, and am going to go into insane detail on the Bayern. In my campaign I always called the ship Orion (The great Hunter was always pursuing the 7 sisters; it seemed appropriate) and the computer Atlas (father of the mythological Pleiades).

With your permission first (I am just doing this for some fun with my old friends, nothing commercial), I would like to scale this great picture to design the ship decks. I know there is a great image of the vessel as if it was a blueprint from Polarstern Architekten, but that vessel is no where near to scale; entirely to large when reverse engineered from the data given in cannon.

Would you have an image of the drawing without the star field? That would enable written details with pointer lines to be easily seen. Thank you.

I wish I had the capital to ask Laurent Esmiol to render this in 3d.

Thanks again Arcas-Art for all your great work!
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please, feel free to use this drawing as a jumping off point for your own inspiration! I'm delighted that my work can still inspire some fun SF game play even decades after I drew it!!! :squee:
riftroamer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my. I want model this vessel. Not good. I'd never make it to the 2300AD Calendar deadline if I'd try. ;)
Great work as usual...
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, there's a lot to model here. Not a good choice for a limited deadline ;)
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