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Old Tech by Rob-Caswell Old Tech by Rob-Caswell
Another old Traveller image from '89. This one is an Ancients' robot found by the PCs.... which turns into a sabotage 'bot as it scrambles through their ship.
For DGP's "Travellers' Digest" #16... which I think was a featured adventure by Bill Connors.

Ink, tone film, on illustration paper.
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Peebo-Thuhlu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Wait....?

I thought this was the 'Cooking' bot...and the other illustration was the 'sabotage' bot...?

"Players may hear the sounds of rustling and tinkling if they move or shake the construct"

;)

Very much cheers to you and yours.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
D'oh!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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PoshSingularity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artist
It reminds me of a pea plant/ pea pod. Botanical inspirations?
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I forget if I was drawing on any botanical themes, but I certainly was aiming for "organic".
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice design.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I was goin' for something a bit different - outside my usual design zone.
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Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You succeeded; reminds me of some of Phil Foglio's Gaulimaufrey stuff and some John Byrne's Fantastic Four run. Definitely not standard Traveller fare.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heh - now that you mention it I can see both of those influences :D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Again wow :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, sir! :D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Welcome, sir welcome :D
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very cool :) Love the look of it... so totally alien from the standard bots... and Ancient at that. Yet another reason I need to get another Traveller game going so I can spring it on my players :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I was trying for something that, at least, felt like non-human robot design. It's on four legs here, but it has six. They're retractable.
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed and the soft curves and all... more alive looking than mechanical
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Whipscars Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I didn't know you used to illustrate for Traveller, but when I first glanced at that image, the first thought that popped into my head was, "Expedition to the Barrier Peaks!" before I got a closer look at it. Ah, old-school gaming art always takes me back. . . .
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Old school gaming.... that's me! ;)
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Whipscars Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You and me both, good sir.
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, but this old stuff takes me back. You were actually quite inspirational to me back then. :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D I think you just gave me the biggest smile of my day....
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jonsan90040 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
grandfather will not be pleased!
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D
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Lindaontherack Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Reminds me of Roger Deans cover for the "Reylayer" album.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love Roger Dean! Not sure I remember the album cover, though?
*consults Mr. Google*

Um... the snakes?
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:omfg: ooooooooh....
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, you don't want this thing crawlin' into your pants!
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Been there, done that! [link] ;P
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Are you the Tranashula?
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Nope, I'm a plushy hedgehog! :D
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Orrr...maybe you do! *heh* Biotech is always cool. Great design!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
No I don't!!!

But yeah... biotech IS cool :)
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