Category Archives: Art & Illustration

Submerged Exhibition Installation Progress

I’ve arrived in Rome for my Submerged exhibition! It feels so good to be back in such an exhilarating, beautiful and culture-filled city. I can’t help but be inspired! My newest collection for “Submerged”, opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery on the 31st, is being hung. Look at these exquisite frames!

It’s not too late to email sales@dorothycircusgallery.com for original artwork inquiries for Submerged. The opening reception will be held March 31.

I’ve created a small collection of beautiful printed vintage plates, available exclusively through Dorothy Circus Gallery for my Submerged exhibition! Each piece is carefully paired with an artwork image, featuring some of my new Submerged paintings, and some favourites! Email sales@dorothycircusgallery.com for purchase inquiries

 

Spring Releases are Live on Etsy

They’re here! My new Spring Releases and goodies from Emerald City Comic Con are now live on my Etsy shop! I’ve released a collection of 20 different and unique one-of-a-kind vintage plates. I carefully chose artworks to compliment each plate design, and make them all one-of-a-kind artworks!

Also releasing today are 3 original graphite drawings! Each one is 5×7″ and comes framed, and ready to display. You can find them here.

If you couldn’t make it to ECCC this year, I have a small number of Lovers Quarrel limited edition watches and The Sage fine art prints I signed and have available on my Etsy here! This is a limited printing, so once these are sold out, they won’t be made again. 😉

A lucky handful of Sailor Moon fans will have a chance to grab one of my Moonflower totebags! These beauties haven’t been available online until now, and may go quick, so snap yours up here!

New Releases Coming 20/3/17

Goodies are coming to my Etsy shop March 20th! I’m so excited to be releasing 3 original framed graphite drawings, “Pikaboo” (above), “Royal Soottress” (below) and my Lunar New Year inspired piece “Jiha”.

If you missed out on my last vintage plate release, I have a big beautiful new offering of vintage printed plates coming March 20th on my Etsy! Each plate is one-of-a-kind. They’re made on china or bone china vintage plates, and I’ve paired each image very thoughtfully to compliment the plate designs!

Some goodies from my Emerald City Comic Con booth are going live on my Etsy March 20! A handful of Limited Edition “Lover’s Quarrel” metal face wristwatches I made together with Modify Watches will go live at 6PM PST with all my other new releases! This edition is limited to 10 pieces worldwide, and won’t be re-made, so don’t miss out!

A small quantity of my totebags featuring Princess Serenity, Luna and Artemis, inspired by Sailor Moon, are releasing on my Etsy Mar 20 at 6pm PST! Only 15 pieces will be available, so set an alarm for release time!

If you weren’t able to make it to ECCC, I’m releasing the remaining prints of “The Sage” for online collectors! The Sage is the 3rd and final sister piece to my previous fine art print releases, The Frog Princess and The Enchantress. She’s an 11×14″ limited printing that I’ve hand-signed, so once the pieces online sell out, they won’t be made again! The Sage releases March 20 at 6pm PST here.

A small handful of my remaining convention release tshirts and tanks are going live March 20 at 6PM PST on my Etsy! These are all limited edition releases, with very few pieces and sizes available, so once they sell out, they’re gone forever!

Coming March 15 New Online Class With Creativebug

I’ve got something exciting coming soon! On March 15th I’m releasing my first online instructional class with Creativebug on How To Draw Manga Faces! I filmed with the Creativebug team in a beautiful, professional set with amazing equipment, and show you step-by-step how to draw in manga style using tools like non-repro blue pencil, and pen & ink. You can sign up to watch the lesson online here for when it goes live March 15!

Timed Release Prints to Honor International Womens Day

This International Women’s Day I’m celebrating by baring it all! I’m making my painting “Kitty Titties” available as an 11×17” signed print, and “Nips” is releasing for the very first time as a 12×12″ limited edition timed release print! From 12AM PST (Midnight) March 8th to 12PM March 10th you can collect these beauties in celebration of International Women’s Day from my eStore here!

If you’ve been following my art for any amount of time, whether it’s been a week, or for years, I hope you’ve noticed by now that I never set out to offend or put anyone down with my artwork. Life should be fun! We should be able to share art, laughter, and love. And these are the moments that brought “Kitty Titties” into the world via my paintbrush. She is a painting I made to keep in mind that when the world tries to come down on you- about your gender, or what or how you create, or who you are, you can push back and do it with a smile!

“Nips” is a painting I created in 2013 (for my “Spilled Milk” exhibition collection!), in response to years of pressure and criticism I received for depicting the nude female body in my artwork. “Nips” was my way of saying that being offended by painted breasts is as ridiculous as breasts lactating rainbows. North America often misconstrues nudity for sexuality, a belief I do not share. I grew up surrounded by European art culture through my Italian heritage and learned to appreciate how beautiful life and the human form can be whether that’s male and female, we are equal! So I’m sharing my contribution to Women’s Day as not just a female artist, or as a woman, but as a person who truly believes we must stand together in support of each other to reach equality and harmony. It’s time to free the nipple people, appreciate art for arts sake and see women and men as equals!

I hope you love these vibrant rainbow beauties as much as I loved painting them, and join me in support of Women’s Day! You can pick up one, or both, on my eStore here from March 8-10.  I’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds of “Nips” prints sold to support both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After the order period closes I’ll print and sign them, so keep an eye open for shipping updates a few weeks after the timed release closes!

Paintings in Progress for Submerged Exhibition Dorothy Circus Gallery

 

Camilla has been a creative powderkeg for her upcoming “Submerged” exhibition! The show opens March 31th at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. Here’s a look at what Camilla has been working on.

 

Some completed artworks have already been revealed! Camilla’s piece “Ajna” is an oil on wood panel painting measuring 12×12″.

Ajna and sister pieces from “Submerged” are Camilla’s first forays into full monochrome painting elements. Camilla shares some thoughts and feelings behind Ajna’s creation:
This painting is all about human perception and our role in nature. I believe we are as much as part of the earth as all the other fauna and animals, yet we don’t always see it. We need to open our third eye and truly appreciate what we are a part of and how we affect the planet.  The colors of her eyes are secondary colors because we tend to put the earth’s life second to our needs.  I believe human beings are amazing and capable of so much. Our greatest assets are compassion and intelligence which is why I wanted to show so much emotion in her. Earth is a beautiful world that is rich in color and life that should be treasured!

“Capuchina” joins the collection for Camilla’s “Submerged” exhibition! Capuchina is an 8×10″ oil on wood panel painting. It’s been some time since Camilla incorporated painting skulls into the composition of her artworks! Long time Camilla fans may remember skulls appearing in Camilla’s “Vain Remains” collection of 2009.
Are you interested to acquire a new original artwork from “Submerged” exhibition? You may sign up for digital preview by emailing sales@dorothycircusgallery.com

Visit Camilla At Emerald City Comic Con

Camilla returns to Emerald City Comic Con! Find Camilla at booth 1532 for brand new original artwork, painted toys, prints, books, goodies and more!
New Prints

The third and final sister piece, “The Sage”, releases to complete the trinity! A few die-hard fans have already collected both “The Frog Princess” and “The Enchantress”. Visit Camilla’s ECCC booth 1532 for the show-exclusive release of “The Sage” 11×14″ fine art print. If you won’t make it to the show, maybe a friend could pick one up for you? If any prints of The Sage remain after ECCC, stay tuned to Camilla’s Newsletter Here for online availability info.

“Butterfall” and “Farlena” join Camilla’s ECCC prints lineup! Collect your print, or one of Camilla’s other beautiful convention prints, at ECCC booth 1532 and Camilla can sign it in person!

A handful of Ophelia open edition fine art prints will be available at ECCC booth 1532! Ophelia has never been available at Emerald City before, so be sure to snap yours up early! Camilla will have a very few “Muffler” and “Aria” open edition fine art prints as well. Lions and Giraffes and Birds- Oh my!

Apparel

Now these are some socks I wouldn’t mind mixing-and-matching! Camilla is bringing socks made in collaboration with To Die For clothing to ECCC booth 1532. Only a handful of pairs will be available, so pick yours up early.

Camilla will have a selection of limited edition and retired apparel items including tshirts, tops, scarves, and more at booth 1532. Quantities and sizes are extremely limited, so be sure to check Camilla’s booth early for the most selection!
Original Artwork

Camilla will have a handful of original graphite drawings and 2 hand-painted toys at her ECCC booth 1532! Each piece is one-of-a-kind and original artworks find homes fast, so check Camilla’s booth early!

Vintage Plates

Hang on to your hats! A collection of one-of-a-kind vintage plates printed with Camilla’s artwork releases at ECCC booth 1532! Each piece is unique and will range in size and cost,  offering options for most every collector. Plates find homes fast, so visit Camilla’s booth early for the most selection.

 

Signing at Kinokuniya Booth 1713

Swing by Kinokuniya booth 1713 Friday Mar 3 from 11-11:3am for Camilla’s signing! Kinokuniya will have brand new release Camilla totebags available alongside Camilla’s books. Signatures are free, so stop by!

New Paintings For Submerged Exhibition at Dorothy Circus Gallery

Camilla has been painting up a storm for her new “Submerged” Exhibition opening at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, March 31th! Camilla has a collection of 6 new paintings underway. Let’s take a look at some of their progress.

This new painting, “Fishbowl”, includes Camilla’s first ever Seabunny to appear in one of her paintings! Have you seen Seabunnies before? Google them! You won’t regret it!

We can see clues on Camilla’s palette that she was working on “Ajna”. Camilla and Dorothy Circus Gallery revealed the final image for Ajna recently. Camilla shares some thoughts about “Ajna”:
This painting is all about human perception and our role in nature. I believe we are as much as part of the earth as all the other fauna and animals, yet we don’t always see it. We need to open our third eye and truly appreciate what we are a part of and how we affect the planet.  The colors of her eyes are secondary colors because we tend to put the earth’s life second to our needs.  I believe human beings are amazing and capable of so much. Our greatest assets are compassion and intelligence which is why I wanted to show so much emotion in her. Earth is a beautiful world that is rich in color and life that should be treasured!

Camilla’s painting “Capuchina” has been revealed! These colorful skulls are a playful take on a usually macabre subject.

Camilla will be unveiling a new,  large size oil painting, “La Madre” for Submerged exhibition. This piece measures 20×24″, larger than many of Camilla’s contemporary artworks. She will be a show-stopper for sure!

Keep an eye on Camilla’s social media @camilladerrico #camilladerrico and here on the blog for more updates as artworks develop for Submerged at Dorothy Circus Gallery March 31! Are you a collector interested in acquiring an original from Submered? Drop us a line at info@camilladerrico.com

Camilla’s Feb 3 Releases Launch Overview!

Can you just feel the love? It’s in the air! Camilla’s February 3rd releases launch soon, in time for Valentines! Check out these adorable hand-painted toys which will be available at 9AM PST Feb 3 on The Camilla Store on Etsy.

Camilla’s Etsy is designed for hand-made and limited release goodies from Camilla’s in-person events, special occasion treats that ship separately from prints on The Camilla Store on Bigcartel. Releases will be small quantities, limited editions & treasures uncovered from Camilla’s studio, and happen unexpectedly, with items of varying price points for all types of collectors. Follow along here on Camilla’s blog, subscribe to the Newsletter here or follow Camilla’s social media @camilladerrico #camilladerrico and Twitter @helmetgirl so you don’t miss a beat!

Graphite Drawings

A sweet collection of framed graphite drawings launches on The Camilla Store on Etsy Feb 3rd at 9AM PST! Pieces range in price from $125-$180 and come framed, ready for display!

Printed Vintage Plates

Camilla makes printed vintage plates available to fans online for the first time Feb 3rd at 9AM PST on The Camilla Store on Etsy! Plates range in size and cost from $60ea -$115 Each plate is one-of-a-kind, and once sold out, will not restock.

 New Limited Edition Hard Enamel Pins

Look what flew in just in time for Valentines! A set of white lovebird hard enamel pins launches on The Camilla Store on Etsy Feb 3rd at 9AM PST. These birdies are a set Camilla designed with the thought that one is to keep, and one is to share with someone special to you; a friend, family or significant other. Or maybe your collection is special to you, and you’ll keep both! Only 100 sets were made, and once sold out, will not restock.

Flying solo this Valentines? Camilla’s got you covered! A limited edition of 100 pieces of Camilla’s “Flying Solo” lovebird hard enamel pin release at 9AM on The Camilla Store on Etsy.

Releasing on The Camilla Store 12Noon PST

But wait! There’s more! New and Limited Edition fine art prints release on The Camilla Store Feb 3rd at 12noon PST. Order yours before Feb 15 and receive a bonus Tanpopo Valentine card!

Ophelia releases as an open edition hand signed fine art print. Made on heavy archival 300gsm Entrada Rag paper, these beauties come in your choice of 11×14″ or 16×20″ size.

Don’t miss out on hand-embellished limited edition and artist proof fine art prints of “Frog Princess” and “Pramella”! Once sold out, these babies will not be remade.

Special Thank You Giveaway

Camilla is so super thankful for your love and support! To show her gratitude, Camilla is gifting an original graphite drawing inspired by Cupid and the Valentines season, titled “Lover Boy”, to one lucky recipient who places their order on The Camilla Store or The Camilla Store on Etsy by February 6th. “Lover Boy” will be shipped to its lucky recipient separately with a special Camilla themed gift card, perfect for writing and giving to someone special!

Camilla’s February 3rd Releases Roundup

Camilla always professed to be a hopeless romantic. In the spirit of Valentines day, Camilla has new artwork and special releases coming February 3rd!

The Camilla Store on Etsy – Special Releases

Camilla releases one-of-a-kind printed vintage plates on The Camilla Store on Etsy, coming February 3rd at 9AM PST. Each plate is specially chosen and paired with a beautiful Camilla artwork image, lovingly applied in a special printing process, and ready to add to your collection. Plates will range in cost from $55usd each to $110usd each.

Hand Painted Toys

Camilla releases 2 brand new hand-painted toys on The Camilla Store on Etsy Feb 3rd 9AM PST! Each piece is one-of-a-kind, painted on Kathie Olivas Vinyl Scavenger and Wandering Misfit toys. Each piece stands approximately  2.5″-3″ tall, and comes paired with adorable matching accessories.

Original Graphite Drawings

Camilla has created an adorable collection of 5×7″ framed graphite drawings to release Feb 3rd on The Camilla Store on Etsy. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and features embellishments in pink inks fitting for the Valentines season!

Limited Edition Hard Enamel Pins

Camilla loves lovebirds! They’re so sweet and romantic; they mate for life, and symbolize love and togetherness to many people. Camilla releases a special set of hard enamel pins inspired by her painting “Ophelia”. Each matching set comes with 2 lovebird pins. Maybe you’ll give one to your special someone, or keep both for your pin collection? These sets are limited to 100 pairs, and will release Feb 3rd on The Camilla Store on Etsy at 9am PST.

Camilla has something else up her sleeve- an homage to anyone “Flying Solo” this Valentines day. This adorable little lovebird is a hard enamel pin with rose gold metallic finish, made approximately 1.5″ in size and in a limited edition of 100 pieces only. Once sold out, they will not be remade. Collect yours on The Camilla Store on Etsy Feb 3rd releasing 9AM PST.

Releasing on The Camilla Store

Camilla’s painting image “Ophelia” releases Feb 3rd on The Camilla Store as an open edition hand signed fine art print! Available in your choice of 2 sizes, each print comes hand-signed by Camilla, made on beautiful 300gsm Entrada Rag paper with archival inks. Collect your Ophelia print before the 15th of February and receive a bonus Camilla’s Tanpopo themed Valentine card in your order.

Artist Proof and Limited Edition Prints

Camilla’s “Frog Princess” Embellished Artist Proof Fine Art Prints are coming to The Camilla Store Feb 3 at 12Noon PST! Camilla’s lineart artwork of Frog Princess released as a limited edition print through Forbidden Planet London in summer 2016. A hand full of Camilla’s Artist Proofs are releasing for fans all over the world to enjoy. Collect yours by February 15, and receive a bonus Tanpopo Valentines card in your order!

Camilla’s lineart artwork “Pramella” embellished limited edition fine art prints are coming to The Camilla Store Feb 3rd 12noon PST! Pramella is an edition of 25pieces only, signed and numbered on 8×10″ sized 300gsm entrada paper. Collect yours on The Camilla Store by February 15 and receive a bonus Tanpopo Valentine card!

Restocking on The Camilla Store

Camilla’s “Puff” 12×12″ signed prints return to The Camilla Store Feb 3rd at 12noon PST! Each print is hand-signed by Camilla, and ready to be framed and loved!

Special Giveaway

Camilla is so thankful for your support! To show her gratitude and share some holiday love, Camilla is gifting an original 5×7″ graphite drawing inspired by Cupid, titled “Lover Boy”, to one lucky recipient. To be eligible to receive “Lover Boy”, place your order on The Camilla Store or on The Camilla Store on Etsy between Feb 3-6. One order will be chosen at random and receive this darling original artwork. Good luck, and thank you for your support!