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.

Galvantula is real!That’s a Green-Bottle Blue Tarantula spiderling.
Realistic Galvantula concept in progress.

(Source: hellanne, via jasonlimberg)


Near Kötschach, Austria | Wolfgang Moritzer


Near Kötschach, Austria | Wolfgang Moritzer

(via mentalalchemy)

The NOPE steed is coming along well.


Illustrative Birds by René Campbell

I tend to draw birds in this style more than other animals. It must have something to do with the geometric intricacies in feathers and wings.

Mediums include ballpoint and felt-tip pens, coloured pencils or digital paintings.

I’ve received hundreds and hundreds of commission requests, offers for exhibitions and merchandise for my art in my life time, especially in the last few years.

I’ve turned down essentially every single offer because I am too selfish and lazy to draw things for others that I don’t feel like drawing. It’s this terrible mindset that I’ve had ever since I was little.

It makes me super happy to see artists here going on board with every project and commission they receive and striving harder. There are people out there that struggle for work but go between heaven and Earth just to receive it. While here I am, getting things served to me on a silver platter and I turn it down. I take my talent for granted and I finally feel so ashamed.

So my advice for aspiring artists is to keep putting yourself out there, striving to improve, listening to constructive criticism, trying something new and always jumping at every opportunity for work. It’s artists like you that make a difference and offer the best for the industry.


Coral fans - Thailand


Coral fans - Thailand

Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area, all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef.

Last week, the first shark, a 3 metre Tiger, was killed as part of WA’s approved shark cull policy, where she received four bullets to the head (after struggling on a drum line for hours) and the body was dumped further out to sea. Now QLD has approved for reef dredging to expand a super highway, where sediment and traffic are already said to cause more damage to our already-struggling reef.

Plus culls to Crocodiles (even though they’re quite overpopulated) in NT/QLD and the proposed removal of world heritage forests in TAS are also on the agenda. Antarctic animals can no longer receive any help from Australia without approval or they will be ‘dealt’ with. And there’s been a quarter cut to funds for the CSIRO.

I am so ashamed of our Federal Government and many of our State’s Governments. After all this effort to try and help the environment and to push scientific study it is starting to get taken away from us so suddenly. All for money.

How is this okay? And what are your thoughts?

I really want to draw but I’ve been too busy playing Banjo-Kazooie.

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wasting a lot of time drawing something you end up not liking


(Source: beksboys, via fluffbutts)



Incredible paintings by Simon Stalenhag. More details here 


Update for Scolipede. Wasn’t liking my shading, so I’m redoing it so it looks more Centipedey.