RJ Derby

RJ Derby


I'm RJ and I'm an Australian digital artist. I've been creating art pretty much my whole life. Sometimes, when I'm alone, I often think maybe I was born with a pencil in my hand. Then I remember I'm alone and I freak out.

Growing up, I dabbled in my artwork, not really taking it very serious. I mean, I was told I'd never earn a living with that "drawing crap" so why bother. I suppose good old societal conditioning saw me not focus too much on my art in the early days of my weirdness.

Around the age of 20 I discovered the fascinating world of digital art, and fell in love. But... I still didn't take my art serious. Sure, I did a lot more of it than I had when I was younger, but there was still that old "drawing crap - not money - no life" words in the back of my mind. I did my art as a hobby and went to work to make someone else rich, be treated like a second rate human being and make my pockets seem to get deeper.

It was only recently that I decided to take my artwork a little more serious.

My artwork tends to dwell in the darker areas, though each piece has an emotional story behind it's creation. But, I could sit here all day writing things about who I am and what my art is like, yet I'm a true believer that a picture is worth 1000 words. So, jump in and check out some of my artwork, and if you like what you see... please support my work by making a purchase. You'll be awesome.