San Diego Comic Con Part 1

I’m so excited to be returning to San Diego Comic Con! My booth is #4723 in the Fantasy Illustrator section, and I’m bringing lots of original artwork with me this year.

I’ve created a new original painting collection I call “Surreal Safari”, these petite oil paintings range in size from 3.5″ to 4×6″ and 5×7″. They’re an awesome way for new collectors to add an original painting to their collections, since petite paintings range in prices from $450-750+usd

I call this little cutie “Pinkie Pie”, inspired by the awesome Axolotl- they’re a amazing part of the natural world! “Pinkie Pie” is coming to San Diego Comic Con at my booth 4723 where I’ll also have prints, but if you can’t make it to the show, you can pick up a print here.

Another amazing creature I discovered this year is the Seabunny- seriously, if you’ve never heard of one, google search ‘Seabunny’ and you won’t regret it! I knew when I saw photos that I had to paint a rainbow one, so here is “Seabuns” for my Surreal Safari collection! Seanbuns will debut at booth 4723 alongside these other cute critters.

I’ve also been working on my Dorian Gray portrait to get him ready in time to join the Surreal Safari at SDCC booth 4723! He’s inspired by my favorite Oscar Wilde story, and if you’ve never read it, I highly recommend checking it out!

I’m also bringing original drawings to my booth 4723 at SDCC! I have a collection of framed 5×7″ graphite drawings I made during my travels in Europe, and I’ve been holding them for a special release. If you’re coming to the show, definitely visit early because each one is one of a kind, and once it finds a home, it’s gone baby gone!

I’m also making original artwork a part of my fan appreciation at SDCC booth 4723 for fans supporting my artwork at the show! I’m going to raffle original sketches on shikishi boards during the con, so come visit me at booth 4723 for a raffle ticket with your lovely new art goodies! I have lots more announcements for SDCC this year so stay tuned everyone!

Happy Canada Day! Celebrate 150 Years With Something Special

Happy birthday Canada! Did you know I’m a Canadian artist, living and working in beautiful Vancouver BC? I love it here! It’s so beautiful and full of nature, and wonderful people, and food, and everything! And every year I like to give a shout-out to all my fellow Canadians and friends of Canada in celebration. I even got my coordinator Tasha in the spirit (by saying “Here Tasha, hold this” and taking photos hehehe).

And this year is Canada’s 150 birthday! Woohoo! That’s a milestone all right. And so I thought to celebrate it would be fun to share the good vibes! I’ve made a code you can use on my customizable print shop here for FREE SHIPPING on orders $150+! Just enter the code CELEBRATE at checkout I’ll ship your prints anywhere in the world to you at no extra cost!

I’ve added new prints to my customizable print shop in honor of Canada Day! Like “Canadian Tiger” here, which is still one of my favorite paintings and much loved by people all around the world. You can also find prints like Aria, Muffler, and new ones like Unraveling and The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

Camilla’s Rainbow Release Roundup

I’m so excited my Rainbow Release is almost here! I was inspired by my trip to Rome this month, it’s such a romantic and vibrant city, and I couldn’t help wanting to create artworks to express my joy for celebrating life and love! That’s why I’ve made new framed graphite drawings I’m including in my Rainbow Release tomorrow June 30, 9am on Etsy here.

I also made some lovely necklaces for release on Etsy tomorrow! I hand assembled each one and carefully chose each image to for each pendant frame. They’re a wonderful way to make art something wearable you can take with you day to day! Only one of each of these designs will release on Etsy June 30th at 9AM PST so snap up your favorite before it finds another home!

I’ve also made a small collection of one-of-a-kind vintage printed plates that will release ! Each one is a vintage plate that’s been printed on, and I carefully chose the artwork to compliment the plate design. There’s only 1 of each, so if there’s one you’re after, I suggest completing checkout with it right away before going back to shop for other less-limited goodies. Etsy shopping carts don’t hold the items on reserve, so it’s a race to finish checkout first. If you place another order afterwards, my Etsy coordinator Asami can help combine your shipments. 🙂

Also releasing tomorrow are a beautiful variety of tote bags! Many are one-of colorways, with strap+zipper color pairings I won’t make again! And I’m releasing some limited-run totes for folks to have more chances at a special bag. They’re double-sided and machine washable, and super strong! So don’t be afraid to use them and wash them! They’ll go live at 9am June 30th here.

There are also a handful of prints releasing for my Rainbow Release! Some are hand-signed, some aren’t, and some are super special Artist Proofs or retired prints! So make sure you read the descriptions carefully when you pick your favorites here on Etsy starting June 30th 9AM PST.

And as a special treat, 3 orders placed on June 30th for my Rainbow Release will get a bonus tiny art print with an original sketch on the back, made by me! I appreciate your support so much, and hope you love my Rainbow Release tomorrow June 30th at 9AM PST on Etsy Here!

Thank You Roma Cartoon Festival!

Thank you to everyone who visited me at Roma Cartoon Festival last weekend! And to the amazing organizers who all worked so hard (and even through the crazy heat wave!) to make the festival fun for everyone!

I had my fangirl moment meeting Masami Suda, illustrator for Fist of the North Star and much more! Childhood idol right there, so it was awesome getting to say Hello in person!

I’ve had some adventures while I’m back in Rome too, my cousin is a great travel companion! Between the two of us (mostly me) we’ve eaten so much amazing pasta haha. 😉

It’s been a blast and I’m always happy to visit Dorothy Circus Gallery while I’m in town. My original paintings from my Submerged show are still on display so if you can make it to Rome to see them, definitely go!

Roma Cartoon Festival Is On June 23-25

It’s finally here! Roma Cartoon Festival is on and I’m all set up at Guido Reni. I have artbooks, prints, tote bags, one of a kind scarves, hand made jewelry and more! I’ve decorated my exhibition room to be a rainbow wonderland and I hope you get the chance to visit me here!

Important Update:

My Live Painting has been moved to Saturday at 4pm on the Main Stage. I’ve brought a new painting-in-process with me so come visit and watch me work on it in person!

Hello Rome! Roma Cartoon Festival June 23-25

It’s so good to be back in Rome! I’ve landed and am getting ready for Roma Cartoon Festival June 23-25 at Guido Reni!

Rome is one of those cities of the world that I fall head-over-heels in food-love for. The pizza and gelato are amazing! I don’t think I could ever get tired of them, even if I had them every day.

Since Rome is such an old city, and very compact, a lot of people ride motorbikes or vespas. Unleashing my inner road warrior!

I’m so happy to be visiting Dorothy Circus Gallery again where my “Submerged” solo exhibition painting are on display and some are available! If you haven’t seen them yet or are interested in originals you can email sales@dorothycircusgallery.com

I love running around such a romantic and enchanting city, and then take a break for some drawing! I’m working on original graphite drawings I’ll bring to Roma Cartoon Festival June 23-25. I’ll have a whole exhibition room with my art, prints, apparel and special goodies, so if you can make it to Rome please come visit me!

 

Rainbow Release Coming June 30

 

It’s the most rainbowtastic month of the year! To celebrate Pride month, I’m putting together a collection of goodies for my Etsy that span the whole color spectrum, baby! My Rainbow Release is coming June 30th to The Camilla Store on Etsy Here, 9AM PST.

I’ve got a luscious collection of treasures that I hope you lovelies are a excited about as I am! I’ll release one-of-a-kind plates, original graphite artwork, hand-signed prints, one-of-a-kind and small run totebags, and more!

I have a very few one-of-a-kind vintage printed plates that will be available June 30th at 9AM pst! These usually find homes fast, so if you’d like to try and collect one, I suggest checking out the plate only right away. Putting items in the Etsy shopping cart doesn’t reserve them, they’re only confirmed once payment is confirmed, so best of luck! If you want to go back for more goodies that aren’t as limited, my Etsy Coordinator Asami can combine your orders if you message her afterwards.

One-Of and small run totes are coming! I’ll have a handful of one-of-a-kind designs, and if you aren’t able to nab one of those, I’ve made just 5ea of my Candy Escape painting series images in totes! These beauties are machine washable and super durable, so don’t be afraid to use them often!

Some prints are coming to my Rainbow Release too! You’ll be able to find prints of “Rainbow Roll”, “Pool of Tears”, “Puff” and more. They go live at 9am PST June 30, so mark your calendars!

Be sure to keep an eye open as more wonderful releases are revealed in the coming weeks! And follow @TheCamillaStore on twitter, instagram and Facebook Here for sneak peeks and all the news for The Rainbow Release June 30th 9AM on The Camilla Store on Etsy.

Roma Cartoon Festival June 23-25

Rome! I’m coming back to visit you! I’m excited to be featured as a guest artist at Roma Cartoon Festival in Rome, Italy, June 23-35. This is going to be an amazing show, and it’s not often I come to Europe, so if you can make it to Rome please come find me and say Hi!

Roma Cartoon Festival is held in the Guido Reni district, and will be open from 10am – 8pm June 23- 24 and 25. It’s held in the same building as my solo exhibition “Submerged” collection is on display through Dorothy Circus Gallery, so definitely go check out my original paintings too!

Roma Festival Events:

Friday June 23 – Live Painting 4-5pm

Saturday June 24 – Signing 4-5pm

Sunday June 25 – Signing 4-5pm

Roma Festival is preparing posters and thirts with my artwork, “Where The Wild Things Squirm” on them! Posters will be available for my signing, and you’ll be able to purchase a tshirt from the event as a momento of your visit!

I’ll be bringing prints, books, apparel and goodies to Roma Festival! Come visit me in my guest artist exhibition room and check out the special things I have for Roma Festival. I’ll be bringing prints of “La Madre”, “Where The Wild Things Squirm”, “Hello My Kittyland”, “Strawberry Whispers” and more!

I’ll have a limited number of copies of my “Rainbow Children” artbook and a handful of Helmetgirls artbooks at Roma Festival! These can be hard for fans in Europe to find, and especially rare to find a signed copy, so come pick yours up!

New Jewelry

I’m so excited to share my new handmade jewelry! I’ve made these necklace pendants with my art in them, each one paired very carefully to match and compliment the frames, and will have them at Roma festival June 23-25. If you’d like to see me make more for my Etsy, let me know on social media!

One-Of Totes

I’m bringing a handful of Tote Bags and one-of-a-kind scarves to Roma Festival! I’ll only have one piece of each design, so if you see one you fall in love with, snap it up! I’ll also have an extremely limited selection of my new Live Heroes collection apparel, but only a handful of pieces will be available, so be sure to come visit me early for the most selection!

New Social Media for The Camilla Store on Etsy

I’ve got awesome news! My super Etsy Coordinator Asami is on social media for The Camilla Store on Etsy! There are so many goodies and fun behind-the-scenes things to share, so she’s going to post those to The Camilla Store on Facebook here, Instagram and twitter @thecamillastore This’ll mean I can share art on my main accounts, and if you want all the details about my goodies and releases, you can follow them on @TheCamillaStore !

Asami helps answer Etsy messages and does the shipping for orders, so you can ask her questions directly on social or by emailing thecamillstore@gmail.com ! Just take a look at some of these treasures that are coming to The Camilla Store on June 30! Asami is going to be sharing more peeks at them as we get closer to release day, so make sure you follow @thecamillastore !

Femina and Fauna Cosplay Contest Announcement

Hi guys! I’m excited to announce I’m holding a contest together with Dark Horse Comics in celebration of my Femina & Fauna Artbook 2nd edition! This is a new edition of my artbook, Femina & Fauna, that sold out of 4 printings! In this new edition, there’s a new forward by Simone Legno of tokidoki, new cover, new artwork and new behind-the-scenes content in addition to lots of art from the first edition of Femina & Fauna. The book goes on sale July 12, and you can preorder it here.

In honor of Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition, I’m holding a cosplay contest, similar to my 2016 Rainbow Children Cosplay Contest. To enter, make a cosplay inspired by one of my Femina girls paintings, and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #FeminaCosplay #CamillaDerrico and tag @camillderrico  @DarkHorseComics by 11:59PM PST July 11th. 4 winners will be chosen and receive prizes!

Grand Prize: A signed copy of Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition with an original sketch inside by me! You’ll also receive a signed print of the art image that inspired your cosplay.

3 Runner Ups will receive a signed copy of Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition.

Here are some of my paintings from Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition to help inspire your cosplays!

Sweet Peacock
Lions and Lambs
Fox Hime
Aria
Diana Dreamcatcher
Yuuta

I’m so excited to see what you come up with! Make sure to tag me so I can see, and that your account is set to Public. For this contest Dark Horse and I are asking no photoshopping or digital enhancement, we want to see you get creative with your outfits! Happy Cosplaying!!!

 

 

Contest legal details from Dark Horse Comics: No purchase necessary. Contest is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Instagram. Must be 18 years of age by entry date. Contest entries only accepted if submitted by 11:59pm (PST) July 11, 2017. Instagram profiles must be set to public for qualifying entries. Four winners will be selected by Dark Horse’s staff based on merit and opinion from all applicable entries. Grand Prize Finalist will be chosen by Camilla from DH winners. Winners will be notified by July 21, 2017. Entry becomes the property of Dark Horse upon receipt. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name and Instagram handle for the purposes of promotion of the contest without further compensation. Contest void where prohibited.