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We here I am again… after another loooooooong absence. For whatever reason I just haven’t felt driven to create much art this year, and something in me feels guilty about coming to DA purely as a spectator. All I can say is that I sure hope this lull passes because I’m much happier when I’m creating!

I’d be lying if I said political anxiety here in the U.S. wasn’t part of the problem and with the outcome of the last election I find myself driven to become even more politically engaged to preserve the progress made over the last couple of decades. But I’ll attempt to minimize bringing my political baggage into the DA sphere which is about art, entertainment, and escape. I know that barrier won’t be 100% impermeable, but I’ll do what I can.

I’d like to shout out a BIG thank you to whoever gave me the anonymous membership boost! That was a joy to discover… and joys are a valuable commodity of late. I’ll try to participate more and make the expense worth your while… but “try” is the best I can promise and clearly doesn’t pass Yoda muster.

My first book cover of 2017 just rolled out this week! It’s not precisely a “new” work, but it’s a tuned up older image and it’s on James Cambias’ first self-published e-book, “Outlaws & Aliens”. This is affordable entry into Jim’s work, if you haven’t already read him. He tends to write good SF adventure with a solid science underpinning. I hesitate to actually to use “hard SF” to describe it since, to many, that implies dry, concept driven work. Jim’s work ain’t dry and it won’t require a calculator to appreciate. He has two fun novels already published by Tor Books: “A Darkling Sea” and “Corsair”. I can heartily recommend both!…

And how about that "Rogue One"? I haven't enjoyed a Star Wars film as much since "The Empire Strikes Back"! As always let me close with a selection of neat DA stuff you might have missed… and my personal wish for ALL of us to have a happy, fulfilling 2017.

Hidden-base by bluesey Friendship 7 by GrahamTG Mosquito pair by jncarter  Spruce Moose by Alex-Brady-TAD  Space Engineers_ Journey by IvanLaliashvili  Filming the Aquashuttle by thefirstfleet     Ambition 1 Lander by MacRebisz The business end by GrahamTG Gem Cosplay from The Empath ST TOS by imonlyhalfvulcan Epistellar Horizon by elreviae Discovering by QAuZ Thunderzeka by Andrei-Pervukhin Blade Runner by MarkRaats Sulphur Fields by TK769 They should have sent a poet by Colourbrand

Pool Party... 7 by erogenesisCGI Seventh Sister by Rathskeller7  Ambition 1 Ascent by MacRebisz  SEVEN JEDI Final Poster Struzan Inspired by hapajedi To Golden Light by QAuZ  Commissioned: The Lorentz (Updated) by Colourbrand Aspirations by jollyjack  Flyby III by ahaas  Warthog says 'BRRRRRRRRRRT' by Loopydave

  • Listening to: Various SOMA-FM feeds
  • Reading: Not enough!!
  • Watching: Netflix's "Travelers"
  • Playing: Exploding Kittens
  • Eating: Well
  • Drinking: Less


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Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
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.


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sae-von Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
You suppose you could do TWOK versions of some AOY ships from StarTrek Online?
Deepblu742 Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2018
Hey Rob aka Arcas, sadly I've been a lurker on dA for much too long as well, but damnnnnn, sure do miss your awesome presence around here. Wish you the best in whatever life has done to occupy you of late & the may the twisting road of life as we get older and less bolder not be too hard. 
RebelleValor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Star Trek art! I love your paintings of the ships! So very nicely done!
Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome talent and gallery!!!
Check-out mine!
JordanBritt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Hello, there!

Just wanted to pop by and tell you that I really like your Star trek and Sci-Fi art. Hope all is well with you and looking forward to your future art.
ElectricARC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Hi Rob. Hope all is well in your local. Maybe the weather will finally settle down a little across the country in this new year.
kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
JESzasz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
 A happy birthday to you!
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