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.

sluttynuggets:

superhighschoolleveldork:

"digital art isn’t real art!!!!1!!!!".

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is this a reaction or an example

(via daggerleonelli)

I know this is my art blog and I try to avoid posting anything remotely personal but this kind of stupid, backwards mindset is absolutely infuriating. Although I respect the fact people are entitled to their own morals and opinions, I have almost zero respect for ones like these.Thought I’d share just a handful of shitty comments I found on this particular post so people can rage at the fact that people like this legitimately exist.
So I’ve decided to cull half of the T-Shirt colour combos in half, based on the top 8 choices you liked (and those posted on Facebook). Keep in mind the lineart is cleaner if it’s dark lines on lighter background rather than the other way around (the details get a tad ‘jumbled.’), but light on dark does ‘stand out.’
Here’s the new candidates! Larger view!
Could you guys help me out and vote for your favourite(s)?

Everytime I open up Adobe Photoshop it’s like walking into my home. It welcomes me in with that sense of familiarity you get when your keys unlock your front door. I know essentially where most things are, where they go, and how they work and have done so for about ten years. Occasionally, I notice something I didn’t before or decide to change up my routine, but at the end of the day Photoshop always greets me like an old friend.

Now I’ve opened up Adobe Illustrator and it’s like walking into the home of a sentient alien species living on a distant planet in a different galaxy in an alternate dimension. Time to crack out the tutorials, it’s baby steps all over again.

So here’s my T-Shirt design for my University’s Marine Biology pub crawl. This semester’s slogan is “That Shit Cray” with a crayfish on a beer pint. Also, FYI, FUMBA = Flinders University Marine Biology Association.

The hard part now, is picking what colour schemes to use. The background colours are the actual T-Shirt colours and the print will be one colour. Here’s some mockups that I’ve done, but people are slow on getting back to me on which ones are their favourites.

You can see a larger version here to help you out.
SO, my dear followers, which colour combination do you like best?

rene-art:

The Fabric of Life (Updated)

Flipped the image horizontally so now the chirality of the DNA Helix is correct (so chemists, please stay off my back now, even though I purposely didn’t add in the major and minor grooves because it doesn’t look as good).


Buy as prints, Tees, hoodies and more from my Society6 account!

This somehow got nearly 18,000 notes overnight and I’ve gained about 1,400 followers because of it. And with that, a lot of messages asking if they can get The Fabric of Life as a tattoo.

The answer is yes, as I am humbled that my work is significant enough to be implanted on someone’s body for life. I really do appreciate everyone who has asked for permission, but I can’t always answer my messages and it gets a bit tedious replying ‘yes’ to each one. 

So yes, you can get it tattooed. Yes you can get it modified (for tattoo purposes only). No, it doesn’t have to contain my signature (tattoo purposes only). All I ask is that you enjoy it and send me a photo of the finished result if possible and the tattooist’s details (I’m trying to work up a personal collection of people who have my work tattooed).

A quick welcome to all new followers and I hope you all have a nice day!

Anonymous said: okey i know that you dont take art requests but i think that it would be great see the ninetales drawn by your own hand...

Sadly Ninetales isn’t part of my favourites so I won’t be drawing it any time soon.

catandcrown said: i just thought you should know, your blog popped up on the right hand side bar of my dashboard in the 'recommended' section, which means its really popular! :D

Wow, I was wondering where my huge influx of new followers and notes came from 0__0 That’s really cool, thanks Jamie!

theparanormalmedium:

In memory of the ANZACs, past and present. ~Lest we forget ~
"Face Of Death"
Face of Death (written by Billy Little) A dark-hooded figure stood by my side On the blood soaked ground where I lay I was trying to pretend he wasn’t there I wished he would just go away He just stood there looking at me With his black featureless eyes Expression of joy showed on his face He was waiting for me to die I realised my time was very near For my body was feeling so cold I always knew that I would die young I wasn’t intended to live to be old I knew someday that I would die But like this was not planned I envisaged dying in a comfortable bed Not on a battlefield in some foreign land He finally bent and took my hand As I took my final breath I looked up at this hooded figure Right into the Face of Death I’m free at last, I’m free from my burden No more will I have to fight again I fought for freedom and lost my life I hope I did not die in vain

theparanormalmedium:

In memory of the ANZACs, past and present. ~Lest we forget ~

"Face Of Death"

Face of Death
(written by Billy Little)

A dark-hooded figure stood by my side
On the blood soaked ground where I lay
I was trying to pretend he wasn’t there
I wished he would just go away

He just stood there looking at me
With his black featureless eyes
Expression of joy showed on his face
He was waiting for me to die

I realised my time was very near
For my body was feeling so cold
I always knew that I would die young
I wasn’t intended to live to be old

I knew someday that I would die
But like this was not planned
I envisaged dying in a comfortable bed
Not on a battlefield in some foreign land

He finally bent and took my hand
As I took my final breath
I looked up at this hooded figure
Right into the Face of Death

I’m free at last, I’m free from my burden
No more will I have to fight again
I fought for freedom and lost my life
I hope I did not die in vain

Not art related but: 

  • Dragons
  • Dragon type Pokémon
  • Really cool stance animations
  • Fuck yeah Dragons, and fuck yeah Pokémon
  • That is all

(Source: bosq, via shining-latios)

Archival ballpoint pens; do they exist and where can I acquire such majesty?

Not felt tips, not gel-tips etc. They are amazing for darkness and crisp linework, but they just aren’t able to create the delicate tones that ballpoints can achieve. And ballpoint pen is one of my favourite ‘mediums’ but is highly disregarded in the art community. If I want to continue using it, I should make sure that its going to stand the tests of time instead of fading. Some people have suggested just refilling the barrel of a ballpoint pen with archival ink and work with that, but the consistency is still not the same.

tingcat:

rene-art:

Realistic Pokémon Series; favourite three Pokémon per type.

Phew, I’ve only done ten of these in about a year. I have so many more to go!

See my other realistic Pokémon sketches and interpretations here.

My DeviantArt.

I’m studying Rene Campbell for my GCSE Graphics final piece.

I thought these looked familiar.

I always get flattered when people study my work, that’s really cool. Thankyou!

sosuperawesome:

Ashley Mackenzie, on Tumblr

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(Source: sosuperawesome, via berrizcombo)