The Art of René Campbell

Artist(s) Drawing
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.

My sketch near David Attenborough’s foreward The magazine is free to read online here.


Do you ever see art that’s so damn good it actually makes you really sad? Like when you see it, it feels like someone came over and kicked all the air out of you - and your heart just sinks and you feel so limp and numb with awe? I feel like that every day. And it’s somehow worse when it’s brand…

This is me nearly every single day. I follow so many great artists that are so successful and talented and skilled. I’m inspired by them but always so jealous of them as well. Know that your talent is unique and phenomenal though Kate!

Flight Of ParadiseFirst completed art for 2014! Derwent Studio Pencils, Black Felt Tip and White Gel Pens on Kraft-Coloured Stonehenge Paper (38 cm x 28.5 cm).Completed in about 6-7 hours.

The Disney Renaissance + sceneries

(Source: mickeyandcompany, via birdarangs)

The birds are pretty much done! Not sure about the background though. To leave it blank or to add something simple, suggestions?

Anonymous asked: Happy birthday, have an awesome day :)

Thank you anon! My day has been superb. Got a bit burnt at the beach though XD


Thank you kindly! I didn’t eat any cake (not a fan) but I had a lot of cocktails and nice food in Gold Class at the movies :) Although the waitress spilt an entire mojito on me, poor thing!

Anonymous asked: Happy b-day ur an amazing artist have fun!!!'

Thanks anon, a lot of fun has been had so far (and I haven’t had any alcohol yet). Hope you have a nice day :-)

I’m thinking about joining this Daily Spitpaint thing. Taking 30 minutes each day to draw to a certain theme could really help me brush up on my skills.

Twenty years old today! I’m off to the beach, to dinner and to see the Hobbit in Gold class. Thanks to everyone for your support with my art over the years :)

More progress!

I turn twenty on Monday; that’s two decades! On another note, I finished work early this Boxing Day so I’m going to get back to drawing my birds. I’ll update later. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas (for those of you who celebrate that sort of thing)!


Based on the trailer it seems like Toothless has taken a massive leap from Deadly nightfury to innocent baby lizard. He probably is just letting his true scales shine but its freakin great.

(Source: themaidenofthetree, via fluffbutts)

Anonymous asked: File a copyright claim with tumblr! Don't let kids steal credit for your work like this. The more it gets passed around, unsourced, the more chances of someone else taking it. Reupload the original yourself! Claim all your works bc they're very good.

There’s really no need to file a copyright claim. This has been around for ages, edited and posted without credit or whatever over so many websites it’s a lost cause. Most of the times it’s just ‘tweens’ submitting it that have no idea what a source is, and my signature is relatively intact on the bottom. I’ve only ever seen one person try to claim it as their own on DeviantArt by drawing over my signature and watermarking it, but I managed to get that taken down (why anyone would want to claim this as their own is beyond me. The eyes aren’t even the same size wot).

It’s a drawing that took little time and effort to do, which is why I’m surprised it’s my most popular. Well, not really. It seems to appeal to the Tumblr masses because it’s ‘angsty and hipsterish,’ when really it’s just a trivial drawing that is lacking in every area possible. I’ve already re-uploaded the original and now watermarked it but with so many of these floating around there’s a bit of a snowball effect going on. If people are going to post my art around without asking for permission or crediting back to me, I’m glad they choose this one because it’s really quite terrible (no, it really is compared to my other work).

I am impressed that my not-so-good artwork is so well-received but disappointed that it’s not my better artwork (or the fact that no one on Tumblr knows what a source is haha!). Anyway here’s the proper version. It really doesn’t bother me with this one at all. I could sell the original for a Happy Meal it means that little to me.