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 process.

Houndoom process.

Took some advice from RJ (Arvalis) and decided to re-evaluate how I shaded the metal (the legs and torso compared to the rather over-the-top fore wing). I’m planning on adding more textures, dents and scratches that also show fleshy tissue underneath for a more ‘organic’ look.Due to university restrictions and family issues, I won’t be working on much art for the next week or so.

One more assignment and two exams left and I’m free until next semester!

Anonymous said: You are a very good artist. All your drawing are so pretty and detail! Very nice!

Thankyou very much, I’m glad you think so!

henshin-a-jojo-baby:

rene-art:

Starting to add detail and stuff.

Looks like a Cassowary from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Or a Cassowary in general, as that’s what I’ve based it on mostly (and Secretary Birds).

henshin-a-jojo-baby:

rene-art:

Starting to add detail and stuff.

Looks like a Cassowary from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Or a Cassowary in general, as that’s what I’ve based it on mostly (and Secretary Birds).

Starting to add detail and stuff.

Deviant of the Day

aspokemonblog:

Todays featured deviant is ReneCampbellArt with their amazing realistic pokemon interpretations! Names of the pieces are displayed under the work.

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Realistic Pokemon: Froakie Evolutionary Line

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Realistic Pokemon: Garchomp

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Realistic Pokemon: Banette

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Realistic Pokemon: Houndoom

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Realistic Pokemon: Arcanine

One of my favorite deviants ^-^ Don’t forget to add them to your deviantwatch here —> http://renecampbellart.deviantart.com/

mstrkrftz:

Crater Lake by Glen Murray
Skarmory progress. Time to actually make the metal reflections look how they should in the real world.

Anonymous said: Excuse me, lady. Do you have a boyfriend?

I do indeed, for the last four years and eight months! It’s been a very fun ride so far :)

mstrkrftz:

Trip to heaven by Dariusz Łakomy

So very excited to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 next week!

And for my assignments and exams to conclude this semester. I will have more art soon!

“Poor people stay poor because they do arts degrees.”

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Sophomore Engineering Student (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Poor people stay poor because other artists have allowed the industry to degrade to a level that people drastically undervalue art. In graphic arts, an independent artist typically makes below minimum wage. So many people take advantage of starting out and struggling artists, that they offer “exposure” as compensation. Or a hideously low rate. I have had people offer to pay me just $5/page for color work. And they saw nothing wrong with this offer. This is for something that I typically spend 4-6 hours per page on. And there are artists out there so desperate for ANY money, they will accept those offers. And thus perpetuate the idea that this is okay.

No, poor people aren’t poor because they take art degrees. They’re poor because there are entitled assholes who take advantage of them so they can turn a bigger profit.

Art is everywhere. Try to imagine a world without it. Without graphics. Without font design. Without logos. Everything done in the same, bland typefaces, with no images and no sense of color. Artists are more than people who sit and make pretty pictures. They are what gives companies an image, an identity. So why are they treated like the lowest possible rank?

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