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.

Trying to pay artists with ‘exposure’ as compensation is NOT OKAY!

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Slooooow progress!

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).


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Some more progress. The colours aren’t that saturated, I blame it mostly on the lighting in this room.
Work in progress, still really early stages.
More lecture doodling. I shall call it ‘Tri-Jaw.’ 

Loosely inspired by one of my favourite childhood movies, Tremors! Check it out if you haven’t yet!
More progress! Time to start detailing.
Decided to keep going with this. Also, phone filters are fun!

So I found my ‘Deceiver’ piece and thought “What if I made a coloured digital copy that is more print friendly?” So now I have something new in the works. The early stages are uptop, the original piece is down the bottom.

I’ve decided to stick with the lineart and black shadows for this one as it is a distinguishing feature in the original work and I want to keep that. 

Doing the lineart is much harder the second time.

Cheeky lecture sketch!
Insect wings are more time consuming than I thought, and I have some busy days coming up so don’t expect Scyther to be finished for a few days!
Some more progress.
Ick I just realised her nose is a tad short and I positioned it wrong! Good thing I’ll be redoing this in colour!
Current work in progress, ‘Lionfish.’

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.