The Art of René Campbell

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The general art blog of René Campbell, a 20 year-old female currently residing in a little city in South Australia called Adelaide. I study Marine Biology by day, work as a bartender by night, and draw everywhere and anywhere inbetween!

I post my finished pieces of artwork and drawings, sketches, works in progress, photography and thoughts. I will also tend to reblog things that inspire me or what I enjoy. If you want to see nothing but my artwork, you can find it here or through the links below.
NOTE: I do not take commissions at this time and most certainly do not take art requests. Thankyou.

Arcanine process.

Some more Scyther progress! Should have him done tonight :)

Charizard process.

So let’s pretend that Scyther’s real lizard eyes aren’t there and that the pseudo-mantis eyes are his real eyes.It looks like he’s pulling the biggest ‘Hai guiz!’ derp face hahaha.

► Sam Halladay
Scyther WIP!


Skarmory, the “armor-bird” Pokemon, has hollow wings that allow it to travel up to 180 mph. Its nests are usually found in thorn bushes, where continual scratching of its skin hardens it into an iron-like state. Skarmory has much in common with the Andean Condor and shares characteristics of Pteranodons. It is also similar to many mythological, metallic birds like the Stymphalians, the Gagana, and the Alicanto. Galvantula, the “electric-spider” Pokemon, is 2’7” and weighs 31.5 lbs. Its name is galvanism (electricity produced by chemical action) + tarantula. Galvantula likes to use electrically-charged silk to ensnare prey. The electricity stuns the victim, allowing it to consume the target at its leisure. Arcanine, the “legendary” Pokemon, has long been admired for its beauty and speed, and anyone who hears its bark will grovel before it. Arcanine is based on the Ryukyuan, mythical creatures inspired by lions. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians that invite good spirits and repel evil ones. It could also be based on the Haetae, a fire-eating dog with similarities to tigers. Scyther, the “mantis” Pokemon, possesses blade-like forearms that are capable of slicing through logs and become sharper by cutting hard materials. Its name is a combination of scythe + -er (suffix that references its sharp blades). Scyther draws inspiration from grasshoppers but its face is more reptilian, with resemblance to dinosaurs and dragons.

Concept Sketch, by René Campbell.


Erik Jones / Red Winter / Colored pencil, acrylic, wax pastel / 16”x20” / 2014


Erik Jones / Red Winter / Colored pencil, acrylic, wax pastel / 16”x20” / 2014



photos of butterfly and moth wings taken by linden gledhil at seven to ten times life size.

"evolution is written on the wings of butterflies" - charles darwin

Seeing the microscopic wonder that is a butterfly’s wing always makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov, author and lepidopterist (and not necessarily in that order).

You’ll want to check out Nabokov’s butterfly sketches, whimsical fantasy species presented as gifts to his wife. And don’t miss his gorgeous butterfly-inspired poem, “On Discovering a Butterfly”.

Finally, don’t miss this great video from Smarter Every Day in which Destin goes full microscope on some butterfly scales. Beautiful stuff:


( by Carlos Rojas)
#596 GalvantulaFull view!
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Giratina so far.

I’ve had a really bad day, so i thought i would carry on with the beast instead of some other things. ive sent off a commission to be checked and im working on another, so im looking at stuff ive yet to do. this is the closest to being done out of them all. plus the twitch plays pokemon one im thinking of making a conflict between red and AJ (gold), so i will wait until he actually faces red, when i can see his full team :)

Anyways! here she is so far, one with the ghost friends and one without. and also, a progress gif! because i thought maybe some people might be interested? hope you like her so far.

reblogged with a working Gif! sorry guys!

Unf Jamie, this is looking AMAZING and is the best realistic rendition of Giratina I’ve ever seen.

Nearly half way through! Might have this uploaded today :)
Galvantula WIP.