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I am now working under my name as known in SF publishing circles, from my time in SF gaming up through my work on contemporary novel interior genre illustrations and  coming covers for the Star Trek “Seekers” series. The reason for the name change is largely professional and frankly it’s long overdue. My path into the 3D genre has been long, strange, and unplanned. Think of this move as “branding”… and not the kind that involves screaming cows. Arcas will trundle off to the shadows from whence he came, continuing to do his shadowy stuff in those shadowy places, and being referred to in third person.

For this change I went through my whole gallery, re-doing all my signatures… and I can’t begin to tell you how much of a pain-in-the-glutes that was?!! My aching back (really!). I’ve now learned to hate my own prolific abilities. But as a by product I was able to refocus and edit my gallery, pruning out some of the less attractive branches. I was also able to tune up many images, giving them needed tweaks that are now obvious to me with the years of retrospect (or maybe it’s just failing vision?).

So that is, in part, the reason I’ve had such a low profile here in the past couple of months. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in making this change, doing commission work, and taking care of real life (day job, family, etc), leaving little time for commenting, interacting, and creating new personal works. I’m hoping things will start to smooth out a bit come June. Then, come August, Shore Leave happens down in the Baltimore area and the Seekers books start to roll out. WOO-HOO!

I apologize for any inconvenience the name change creates, but this is the last time. I promise.
 
Maybe.

Though “Wilfred T. Bundernoot III” does have a cool ring to it. Hmmm….

As usual I leave you with some recent DA highlights (as I see ‘em). Visit these images/artists and share the love.

Arthur C Clarke-style Space Pod by garryts U.S.S.Valley Forge (Alternative angle) by rOEN911 ReadingAlieeen by maykrender Dark corners of a dead world by ILJackson Senatorial Brief by Balaskas Main Battle Tank by Abiogenisis Deep patrol by NovA29R POISON IVY 1966 by RUIZBURGOS Lali on the Attic 2 by erogenesis-art Sci-fi city by alex-ichim 7th Sector Sea Monster by buryatsky Waterbear by Vladdyboy Guardians Of The Galaxy by Cakes-and-Comics ISS Expedition Coming Home by markkarvon Balls to the Wall by N0T3R The Line MUST Be Drawn HERE! by Ptrope Neptune Cruiser by beltminer Curiosity by KuldarLeement Guardian Angel by rOEN911 ROTHS REVENGE ALTERNATE redux by rblyseth Environment Wip09 by yongs SideComparison02b by NyrathWiz

UPDATE: Phew! I haven't had much time for DA this past month and stuff really piled up! Thanks for the comments, everyone! I'll try to get to answering those, soon.

  • Mood: Dazed
  • Listening to: Tune-Yards
  • Reading: "Raising Cubby" by J.E.Robison
  • Watching: Person of Interest
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:iconkristinf:
KristinF Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A rose by any other name Rob!  Whatever the name you use you are still the same cuddlesome and talented guy :D
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
LOL! I feel even MORE cuddlesome after all I've eaten this weekend in celebrating my wife's B-Day! ;)
:hug:
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:iconkristinf:
KristinF Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha yay!  I hope you bought her something nice!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I tried.... but I made sure she had plenty of shrimp to eat, just in case. It's her "desert island food" :)
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N0T3R Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thanks for the mention, appreciated.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconbeltminer:
beltminer Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thanks Rob!
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:iconerogenesis-art:
erogenesis-art Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yo dude, I shall never forget Arcas and his shadowy influences, may he go in peace, and his victims in pieces... or just check him elsewhere hehe!

Thanks for the highlight my good man!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lali always has a seat at my table! ;)
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:iconiljackson:
ILJackson Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thnk you for the highlight and showing me some other cool art as well.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome! Nice work!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sir - welcome back and nice name change.

I cannot wait to see the great inspiring art you have and had to "sort out".

Place has been rather dull sir without you :)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks, my friend!
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Deltigar Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I like the trend. We are who we are. I think you will also make it easier for folks who join DA in the future to find you, if they already know who you are.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've already had a few old friends on DA who had no idea I was here. Plus fans from my Traveller days can find me easier. Overall it's just a better solution.
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AbaKon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Yet another of my friends comes to grips with the person he truly is inside, setting aside preconceived notions about gender, race, species, and more. Let me be among the first to welcome you to your new life. I hope you will be comfortable with your choices and happy with a new outlook.

5secondfilms.com/watch/what-ha…

I love you, man. And I always will.
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:iconjames-is-james:
James-Is-James Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, now I can google your  new name....
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
You could also try Wilfred Bundernoot, while you're at it! :)
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
LOL! Have fun.
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Wait a minute?! Rob Caswell and Arcas are the same person! Oh my gosh, when did this happen and why wasn't I told...where the memo...when was the meeting. Nobody tells me anything around here. ;P :lol: :D
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Arcas could be Rob Caswell, but is Rob Caswell Arcas?? See... that's where it gets all fuzzy.

...

LOOK! A squirrel! Go get 'im!
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
As long as you don't try to use that memory-wipe kiss on me that Superman does...then it's okay.Sweating a little... 
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Don't fall alseep! ;p
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
:stayawake: Staying awake.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:kiss::kiss::kiss:
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I am a dummy! 
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master-ninjabear Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Doth not a rose, by any other name, still cost $80 BUCKS A DOZEN?   SERIOUSLY?
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah... but that's why I stay outta the flower business ;)
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wilfred T. Bundernoot III--too bland.  How about Aloysis Quentin Throckmorton Jr. , Esquire?
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
FAR too common.... ;)
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:icongunnut51:
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the heads up. :)
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Casperium Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I saw your artwork and article as Arcas Art on that online site about scifi book covers and they had the Star Trek ones you did.. Congrats!!
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well at least you can change your name.
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Taka67 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
After some careful editing, what you're saying is:

"Arcas will" "
continuing to do his shadowy stuff in those shadowy places" "the kind that involves screaming cows."

:o
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
LOL.
I rather doubt we'll see the cows ;)
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:iconjames-is-james:
James-Is-James Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But if we could they would look like this...
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:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
No, but their screams will haunt our dreams....
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RUIZBURGOS Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature!
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
“Wilfred T. Bundernoot III”.... <checks username availability>  What?!  Already taken? Oh well...
(The usual experience with such things)  ;D
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers for the highlight mate
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Rockin' stuff as always, my friend :)
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