Category Archives: Art & Illustration

New Cover Art for Bloodworth Comic Kickstarter

Hi guys! I’m excited to share a new project I’ve been working on. I created a cover illustration for “Bloodworth” comic issue#3, which is now live on Kickstarter! Bloodworth is a comic project crowdfunding the production cost for its 3rd issue, but you can get the previous issues, along with the new one, through the campaign here and start reading the comic for pledges of $5+!

Here’s a look at the original graphite drawing I created. You can pledge on the kickstarter for the original artwork as one of the reward tiers here!

 

You can also support the Bloodworth Kickstarter by pledging for an art print of the cover image. I’ll be signing these art prints before they go home to your collection! And if you’re strapped for cash, other ways you can help Bloodworth are by Liking the Campaign here or sharing on social media! Go, Bloodworth, go! 🙂

See You Soon Vancaf Vancouver!

It’s almost time! I’m back at Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (Vancaf!) starting tomorrow May 20 & 21. Vancaf is a FREE to attend event that focuses on supporting independent comic artists & illustrators, so it’s a great way to find cool art and spend the weekend! I’ll be at table J1 in the Gym, so come say Hi if you’re in the Vancouver area!

As a special treat, I brought some of my Comicpalooza exclusive colorway release “The Baby Rebellion” prints home for Vancaf! I only have a limited amount, so come pick your up early!

I’m bringing 2 original drawings to Vancaf! I picked these lovely frames for these cuties, and will have them at my table J1 this weekend at the Roundhouse Center in Yaletown, Vancouver.

I’ve got mousepads I’m bringing to the show too! They’re an awesome way to add some artwork to your desk or work station.

I’ve brought a handful of Dream Melt pouches to my Vancaf table J1! These beauties are double-sided and machine-washable, perfect for arts supplies, pencil case, crafts, makeup, travel bags or what ever else your heart desires!

More Prints!

I’m bringing lots of lovely prints to Vancaf! I’ll have 11×14″ and also some large 16×20″ prints for you, my lovelies! I’ll also have new prints of Fishbowl, Capuchina, Pop Goes The Weasel, Angelica, and more!

New Customizable Prints Online

I’m back from Comicpalooza, and I’ve got big news! I’m changing things up with my ONLINE SHOPS! Now The Camilla Store on Bigcartel is my PRINT SHOP! Whohooo! I’ve set it up for you to be able to customize prints of my artwork, so that you can choose which image you want, the size you want, the paper you want, as well as if you would like it SIGNED or not. 😉

I know this is a wild turn for my prints but there are a few reasons why I’m doing this. For years, I’ve been traveling to conventions and offering con goers tons of variety of prints at different prices and papers, while making a super limited amount available online. I realize now that this isn’t fair to all those who can’t come to the shows, so I want to change that! I want to share my art library with everyone, not just those at conventions. 😉

I really respect your support for my artwork, so I want to honor that by being really honest with you about the other reason why I’m doing this.

Things are really different now than they used to be. It’s a lot more expensive nowadays to make and store a lots of prints, and that’s just the honest truth. I spend a lot of money to make the prints for everyone, especially when I get lots of comments that say “I want that as a print! Please make it!” So I do…but then not everyone who says they want, it buys it…. 🙁 It’s tough for an artist to see their supporters beg for prints on Social Media, then spend time and money making them, and lots of people who said they’d pick one up- don’t. Did you know the government taxes stock kept in inventory? That’s not fun, but it’s a reality of being an artist that you might not hear about. And, I totally understand, things come up and it’s not always possible to collect a new print.

SOooooooooo! I figure this new version of my Print Shop will be a better and more economical shop for you lovelies and for me too! You’ll get a LOT more of my images available and I don’t have to guess which images you want. YOU GET TO CHOOSE! Yay!

So I’m trying something new to give you guys more options for your budget and wall-space, by doing customizable prints! This way, you can pick your size and paper type on my Bigcartel here, and get your print made your way! This lets me offer a bigger library of print images, and I’ll be able to update it with new artwork too. I really hope you like it!

I’m excited and I hope you are too!

You guys have been so amazing in your support and enthusiasm for my Etsy shop, and deserve a big THANK YOU with all the rainbow squishes I have! My Etsy coordinator Asami has been having a blast getting to message with you and see your reviews, and work on making sure each order is packaged with love. That’s something I’ve wanted my Etsy to be about; hand-made, limited and special kinds of goodies that make their way from me to you. You are all ONE OF A KIND supporters and deserve all the love for allowing me to do what I love to do, which is bring art to the world!

I honestly love you all. You have no idea! I am SO LUCKY to have such wonderful people like you who cheer me on and support me. I hope you all have the most amazing day and if you want to email me and ask about this new shop please do! Email my main lady, Tasha aka my coordinator at info@camilladerrico.com. She’ll explain what the deal is, and Asami will also be available to chat through Etsy!

Because, fret not, my collectors! I’m still going to do Limited Edition and Exclusively Rare prints. But this new Print Shop is for all my open edition prints that are part of my convention and art library that I’ve released in person, just not online. So for all my rare and limited, one of a kind, items including closed edition prints you can still find them on my Etsy Here!

Big Squishes!!

Camilla

 

Comicpalooza Opens Today!

I’m so excited to be here in Texas for the first time! Comicpalooza opens today at the George R Brown convention center in Houston, TX. My booth is #41 in the Publishers Pavillion, in front of the main exhibition hall entrance.

I’ve brought lots of goodies! Including one of a kind printed vintage plates, designer socks made with Todiefor Clothing, totebags, convention exclusive prints, goodies and more!

My artwork “Shipwrecked” is on this year’s Comicpalooza badges! So cool!

I snapped some fun photos from my hotel! Take a look at this mondo mama convention center.

And, of course, I leave rainy Vancouver BC and just bring all the rain with me to Houston! 😉 I’m the bringer of rain. Every time I visit California: it rains. Even in the summer. And now I can say the same about Texas! But that’s okay, I’ll be cozy and dry in the convention center at booth #41!

I’ve brought plenty of totebags and fun goodies to my booth! If you’re coming to the show, be sure to pick up my convention exclusive colorway of “The Baby Rebellion” print, I’ll sign it too!

Today is also my live painting panel from 4:30pm-5:30pm in room 371C! I’m working on a new painting, so come visit and we can chat, I’ll take Q&A, and talk about how I make my paintings.

Special Release Tonight on Etsy

If you can’t make it to Comicpalooza for “The Baby Rebellion” totebags, then fear not! I’m releasing a handful of them on The Camilla Store On Etsy tonight at 6pm PST. I’ll also be releasing the beautiful printed socks I take to conventions!

My Etsy goodies are often very low quantity or limited pieces (such as plates or graphite drawings) and can find homes really quickly! But, putting an item in the shopping cart doesn’t reserve it, so it’s possible it will get bought while you’re still shopping. So if there’s something you’re really excited to collect, try and checkout with it separately first. Then if you make a second order of less limited goodies, my Etsy coordinator Asami can work with you on combining the packages and postage if you send a message to TheCamillaStore on Etsy. 🙂

May The 4th Be With You Release Preview

It’s no secret that I love Star Wars! They’re some of my favorite movies, and I remember watching them over and over as a kid. How could I not? It was one of the first times a Princess (and I repeat, PRINCESS) I saw in a movie instigated a political rebellion! Talk about a strong female character! So I’m celebrating my love for Star Wars this May 4th with new original artwork and goodies on my Etsy releasing 6PM PST!

I’m releasing a small run of totebags in 3 different designs inspired by some of my favorite Star Wars characters! These bags are double-sided, have a zipper at the top, and are machine washable to keep them nice and fresh! These beauties will go live at 6PM PST on May 4th, here.

Take a look at these beautiful Totoro totebags that will go live on May 4th too! They’re so colorful and fun, so collect yours starting from 6PM PST May 4th on Etsy here.

I’m releasing two more totes on my Etsy, May 4th at 6PM PST! “La Capra” and “No Ordinary Love” will be available, so check close to release time!

New Postcard Sets

I’ve gotten to draw some really fun characters over the years! And I know I shouldn’t play favorites, but, come on- Han & Leia are so cute together! I’ve got new postcards sets especially for May 4th that you can add to your collection, or send them off to friends or family! They’ll release 6PM PST on May 4th here.

 

Original Artwork

A few original framed graphite drawings will also release May 4th at 6PM PST! Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and originals usually find homes quickly, so be sure to set a reminder to check Etsy Here at 6PM PST!

Signed Prints

I’m releasing a handful of signed prints on my Etsy on May 4th, too! This will be the first time online fans have a chance to collect “Betas on my Mind”, “Angelica”  and “Butterfall” as a print, and there’ll be other favorites like Muffler, Aria, and La Capra!

Some of these prints have very few signed pieces available, so be sure to check early at 6PM on The Camilla Store on Etsy, May 4th!

Stickers

I added these sweet treats to my Etsy over the weekend! “Rainbow Roll” and “Soul Seeker” are now vinyl stickers you can put on your sketchbook, laptop cover, and they’re even weatherproof to go on your car! You can find them here or pick one up with your goodies on my May 4th release!

 

Calgary Expo Is On!

Hello from Calgary Expo! The show is on, and my booth is set up at guest artist tables X4-5! I have lots of prints, books, totes, and goodies, so if you’re in the Calgary area, be sure to stop by and say hi!

I’m giving a live painting demo at Kensington Art Supplies booth x20-21, Friday at 3pm! Come and watch me work on a new painting and chat, I’m happy to sign books, too!

 

On Saturday, April 29, I’m presenting a panel at Calgary Expo on my book Pop Manga Coloring Book! You can come and color along with me on pages from my book. I’ll bring some colored pencils, or you can bring your own from home! My panel will be in Palomino room AB on Saturday at 11am. See you there!

 

I’ve brought lots of goodies to Calgary Expo this year! Check out these beautiful totebags of my painting “Hello My Neighbor”. If you can’t make it to Calgary Expo, fear not! I’ll also bring some to my next show, Comicpalooza in Houston TX, May 12-14.

 

 

Visit Camilla at Calgary Expo

Get ready Calgary, I’m headed to Calgary Expo for my next trip! I’m coming back to tables X4-5 in the Main Hall Guest Artist Section, and bringing new art and goodies with me!

Special Events

I’m going to be live painting at the Kensington Art Supplies booth Friday, April 28 from 3pm-4pm. Come visit and watch me work on a brand new painting! I’ll have copies of my How-To guide “Pop Painting” at the expo, which shows step-by-step how I make my paintings, with lots of photos! I’ll be signing books all weekend, so come say hi!

Pop Coloring Panel

I’m presenting a panel on Pop Manga Coloring Book this weekend at Calgary Expo. Come to room Palomino AB on Saturday April 29th at 11am and you can color pages from Pop Manga Coloring Book with me! I’m bringing some packs of colored pencils for you, or you can bring your own, and pick up a Calgary Expo exclusive printed page of Pop Manga Coloring Book. See you there!

Geek Girl Gathering

I’ll be part of the Geek Girl Gathering on Friday night! This will be a mixer-type event with other geeky and awesome creative gals, with drinks and prizes, so come say Hi!

Scheduled Start Date & Time:  Friday, 28-Apr-17 8:00 PM
Scheduled End Date & Time:  Friday, 28-Apr-17 10:00 PM
Scheduled Room: Palomino E

Win An Original Painting

I have exciting news! Calgary Expo attendees have the chance to win one of my original oil paintings! Complete the Calgary Expo Passport event for a chance to take home my original framed painting “Bowl In The Wind”, inspired by the Masters of the Universe! More details about the Calgary Expo Passports are found here.

Prints

I’m bringing prints to my Calgary Expo tables X4-5! Come find me there where I’ll have “Betas on my Mind”, “Aria”, “Muffler”, “Dream Melt” and many more!

Hard Enamel Pins

Is your pin game strong? It can be! I’m bringing “Sunny Side Up” and “Sir Reginald” hard enamel pins to my tables X4-5. Hard enamel pins have a beautiful polished surface, and rainbow glitter in Sunny Side Up’s rainbow bacon blanket!

Stickers & Coasters

I’m bringing vinyl stickers for the first time to Calgary Expo, and mix and match coaster sets! These stickers are great for putting on laptop covers, sketchbooks, even your car! Come check them out and pick our your favorites at my tables X4-5 this weekend.

Original Artwork

I’m bringing a small number of original drawings and Japanese Shikishi boards to Calgary Expo! I’ll take a limited number of headshot drawing commissions each day at the show. They could be pen & ink for $75 or graphite drawings for $100, here’s a look at one I did in Chicago!

Books

I’m bringing lots of books to Calgary Expo! You can pick up a copy of my graphic novel series Tanpopo GN Vol 1 & 2, or copies of my How-To books “Pop Manga” and “Pop Painting”! I’ll also have lots of copies of “Pop Manga Coloring Book”, so you could bring your new copy to color with me at my Coloring panel Saturday 11am in room Palomino AB! Or collect a copy of my newest artbook “Rainbow Children”. I’m happy to sign books for no extra cost, and you can ask about sketches in books at the show!

Totebags

 

Calgary Expo fans will have a chance to pick up one of my beautiful “Moonflower” totebags, or a new “Hello My Neighbor” tote! Each tote is double-sided with a zipper, machine washable, and strong!

Calgary Expo Charity Artbook

Calgary Expo makes beautiful themed artbooks with proceeds being donated to the Make A Wish foundation of southern Alberta. I’m honored to contribute artwork to this year’s themed artbook, “Fairy Tales & Classic Monsters”! You can pick up a copy of the artbook at the Calgary Expo Store in Hall D, and if you bring it to my table X4-5, I’ll sign my artwork page! Visit the Charity Auction for a special print of my expo artwork page, details are found here.

Good Friday Releases Are Coming!

Goodies are coming in time for Good Friday! I have a bunch of treats planned for you lovelies, all releasing tomorrow, 9AM PST on The Camilla Store on Etsy! I love spring, and nature and animals, so I’m celebrating this weekend with these fabulous new releases!

Harietta Limited Edition Scarf & Prints

My painting image “Harietta” is releasing as a big, beautiful scarf! Only 50 pieces of these gorgeous girls were created, and they’re made of a super soft semi-sheer poly georgette fabric.

Each scarf measures 57×57″, and can be hand-washed and hung to dry, to keep them as fresh as a spring daisy! I’ll be releasing them at 9AM PST here, alongside prints of Harietta in 11×14″ and 16×20″ sizes.

 Original Drawings

Two new delightfully spring-y original framed graphite drawings release tomorrow! “Bunny-fu” (above) and “Tres Chique” are 5×7″ graphite and colored pencil drawings that will each be available Friday the 14th at 9AM PST here.

Vintage Plates

A collection of one-of-a-kind printed vintage plates releases tomorrow, April 14th on The Camilla Store on Etsy! I’ve carefully chosen each of these images to match the authentic vintage plate designs, in celebration of this weekend!

Since these are vintage plates, each one is truly one-of-a-kind, and can’t be reproduced exactly! They will go live at 9AM PST, and often find homes quickly, so check early at 9AM PST release on Etsy here!

One-Of Totes

I have a special surprise for you! I’ve made one-of totebag designs in honor of my Good Friday release at 9am tomorrow on Etsy here! Each of these 16×16″ bags is double-sided and machine washable, and has a zipper! There’s 1 of each that will release tomorrow on Etsy, so grab your favorite fast!

Hard Enamel Pins

Long weekends are amazing for sleeping in, am I right? Gudetama knows! He’s the master of sleeping in. 😉 I’ve got brand new 1.5″ “Sunny Side Up” hard enamel pins releasing on The Camilla Store on Etsy at 9am tomorrow! The rainbow bacon even has glitter in it, delicious!

And what’s this! One lucky collector will be able to score this special Gudetama one-of framed 5×7″ print! This little cutie will go live at 9AM PST here on April 14.

Stickers

New stickers are hopping in to The Camilla Store on Etsy starting tomorrow at 9am PST! These rainbowrific “Rainbuns” stickers are sure to brighten your day! And as a special treat, 20 Etsy orders placed between April 14-17 will be randomly selected to receive a special giant sized Rainbuns sticker!

Grazie Rome and Dorothy Circus Gallery!

I’m back home in Canada now after an amazing trip and opening reception at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome! Italy, you slay me with your sheer unrivaled beauty, and all your amain pizza and gelato.

This trip was such an amazing experience that brought me back to my Italian roots. I spent a lot of time with my family getting back in touch with my Italian side. I adore the culture and the language so I cant’ tell you how fun it was to speak it 24/7 during my trip! It’s always great to stay in touch with your culture.

I explored a lot of the cities art. Spent hours studying various masterpieces until my eyes started swirling. Its going to be really fun to incorporate what I saw and was inspired by into my art now.

A big and humungous thank you to the ladies of Dorothy Circus. They were so lovely and wonderful. The show is spectacular and the opening was unbelievable. Thank you to the fans and supporters who came by. I was pretty excited to meet Paolo and see Alessia Lannetti at the opening. I was surrounded by lovely people and amazingly talented artists.
I have so much to share and learn and give thanks to this trip!
I hope that my artwork can bring as much joy to Rome as Rome brought to me. If anyone would like to contact the gallery to enquire about making one of my paintings all their own to love and cherish please contact sales@dorothycircusgallery.com.
Big hugs Roma I will miss you!

Continue reading Grazie Rome and Dorothy Circus Gallery!

Womens Day Prints Update

Take a look at these beauties! I signed the prints from my Women’s Day release before I left for Rome, and the prints are on their way to my team so they can be sent home soon! Keep an eye on your inboxes for shipping updates on your Nips and Kitty Titties prints.

Because of your support, over $400 was donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! Thank you for making my first Women’s Day fundraising effort a big success!