Category Archives: WIP and Sneaks

Join My Adventure Club on Patreon

I’m super excited to share a new project I’ve been working on for you lovelies! I’ve launched my band new Patreon page! Patreon is a place where I can connect more with my supporters and share more new art, behind-the-scenes looks at my process, and even what’s most important to me like Loki and my secret hobby (oh yeah, did I mention I secretly write fanfictions about Walking Dead and vampires??). It’ll be like joining my Adventure Club to share in my creative process!

One of the things I’m most looking forward to (and terrified of!) is sharing my fanfiction writing. But after I started mentioning it’s my hobby when I’m at conventions, or have visitors in my studio, everyone’s so excited and supportive to hear about it! So I’m taking the plunge and going to put it out there! Now you can subscribe for chapters of my Walking Dead fanfiction I titled “Loss And Gain”. I’ll add new chapters every month! This story is about WHAT IF Beth had survived being shot. What would happen to her and the group if she met up with them again? What if Beth and Daryl could finish their conversation in the kitchen? And what happens when they face off against Skin Walkers, a serial killer, and a herd of walkers!

I also have a lot of ideas for behind-the-scenes process content to offer only through Patreon. Finally I can do things like offer one-on-one portfolio reviews, share more videos, time-lapses, photos from my studio, and art that I make that doesn’t get posted on social media.

Patreon’s also a great way to get your own commissioned artwork! Every month I’ll be taking a small number of drawing and fuzzy bee painting commissions. You can sign up here!

There are loads of cool goodies and giveaways I have planned too. I’ve got to stop myself from giving everything away though, so you can come see what’s new here! I’m so thankful for your support for my art. Honestly, I can’t do what I do without your support, and by making contributions to me and my artwork you support a lot of small businesses and independent creatives I work and collaborate with too. It’s a big, wide, wonderful and amazing chain of being able to create and share all the rainbows and manga art in my heart with the world. And I thank you so much! So come check me out on Patreon!

San Diego Comic Con Part 2 New Releases

Get ready my lovelies! San Diego Comic Con is almost upon us! Are you as excited as I am? I can hardly believe it’s already been almost a year since SDCC. And in that time, I’ve planned lots of beautiful exclusive, one-of-a-kind, and new release goodies for you!

I’ll be back at my booth location 4723 so mark it on your maps! My booth is in the Fantasy Illustrators section.

This year I made lots of One-Of-A-Kind types of items for fans visiting my booth#4723! I’ll have Tshirts and Tanktops in brand new and one-of designs, so if you see one you like in your size,  don’t miss out, because there’ll only be one or two like it at SDCC.

 

These are previews of designs from my Liveheroes collection you can find in extremely limited quantities at my SDCC booth 4723! I’ll also have a few of my new Liveheroes long strapped bags, check them out!

If you can’t make it to SDCC though, don’t sweat it! You can order items from my Liveheroes collection online here. They ship internationally too!

I’ve also made one-of Scarves and totes for the show! These color combinations of zippers and straps won’t be made again, so if it’s love-at-first-sight, add your favorite to your collection! My totes and even scarves are washable (scarves like to be hand washed in cold and hang-dry) so don’t be afraid to wear and use them!

Photo by Britney Berrner

I’ll be making new necklaces for SDCC booth 4723 too! I’m thinking some rainbow and surreal images- you’re going to love them! I’ll only make 1 of each image design per frame & necklace chain style, so each one will be individual. Make sure you pick out your favorite early in the show!

I’ve made a very special collection of plates for my SDCC booth 4723! I’ve been scouring the corners of the earth together with my plate printing artisan partner, BeatUpCreations, and I’m bringing a big beautiful offering of one-of-a-kind printed vintage plates to Comic Con. Each plate is One-Of-A-Kind, and I’m going to bring new ones each day of the show for everyone to have a chance to find something special, so make sure you come check them out! Here’s a peek at just a few of the designs coming to SDCC:

 

I wish I could show you all of them, but it’ll be a fun surprise for fans in person to discover new plate images every day! So come visit my booth 4723, and if you can’t make it to the show, stay tuned to my newsletter here for upcoming releases of vintage plates on my Etsy!

I’m hand-embellishing fine art prints especially for SDCC! I’ve made an edition of 5pcs of “La Madre” 16×19″ fine art prints, and once these are sold, I won’t be reprinting this size again! She’s exclusive to SDCC, and I’m embellishing each print by hand with metallic paints. I’m also bringing hand-embellished prints of Ophelia to booth 4723! These ones I painted with gold and silver metallic paints to make them extra special, releasing exclusively at SDCC!

New prints are coming to SDCC too! Come to my booth 4723 for new releases like “Foxy Lady”, a new colorway of my Mermaid & Narwhal, “Pinkie Pie” prints, and lots more fan-favorites!

I have a brand new Hard Enamel pin design coming to SDCC booth 4723! This new design is a limited edition of only 100pcs, and a SDCC Exclusive. Also brand new for SDCC are stickers of my painting image “Hello My Neighbor”! These are inspired by one of my favorite films and ghibli characters, Totoro!

My new artbook release, Femina & Fauna 2nd Edition is also coming to SDCC! This is a new and updated edition of my sold-out “Femina & Fauna” artbook from Dark Horse Comics. For this edition I added new artwork, a new forward by Simone Legno creator of tokidoki, and a new section showing the creation of my painting “Aria”. If you’re an artbook collector or know an art lover, this is a great book to add to any collection!

I’m bringing copies of my Pop Manga Coloring Book too! These are loads of fun, and I love seeing your colored pages if you post them online and tag me #camilladerrico

There’s lots I’m bringing to SDCC, even more than what I can share here, so come and visit me at booth 4723! I’ll sign prints and books, and don’t be shy to ask to take a photo together! I’ll keep posting more photos and sneak peeks on social media, and you can follow @thecamillastore on Facebook, Twitter & IG for more updates on goodies too. See you soon in San Diego!

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!

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 !

How To Draw Manga Figures Class is Live on Creativebug

I’m so excited to announce my 2nd Creativebug video class, “How To Draw Manga Figures”, is now live! I worked with their professional recording team to create beautiful, thorough step-by-step lessons on drawing manga. This class is the 2nd one (I have one on Manga Faces here!) and now you can watch it on the Creativebug website by signing up here.

Creativebug is a fantastic online learning community that offers video lessons from lots of different creative instructors by monthly subscription. You can sign up for a free trial and have access to loads of amazing, high quality, professional video lessons. It’s an awesome way to support creators directly, and learn new creative skills! I had a lot of fun making these videos, and I hope you enjoy getting to watch them! Check out How To Draw Manga Figures here!

 

Studio Sneak Peek And Upcoming Events

I’m so excited to show you guys my studio! After months of renovations, it’s all been worth it. This is my sanctuary. My creative safe-haven!  I’m so in love with how everything came together, and how creatively energizing it is to have a dedicated place to channel all my creativity!

Let me give you the tour! This is my computer workstation where I have a Wacom Cintiq touchscreen. These babies are amazing for Photoshop. Highly recommended!

It’s really important to me as a creative and an artist to support my fellow artists and creative friends, so I have a library and collection of books, artworks, toys and other things to creatively energize me through the day! It’s so lovely to be able to have a cup of tea and look through an artbook, or listen to one of my audiobooks surrounded by beautiful things other artists made with love, while I create my own paintings!

Speaking of what I love- look at this little nugget! Loki loves the patio outside my studio, and has his own dishes and favorite sleeping chairs. Just like the little prince he is!

My studio is also where I keep lots of special goodies and one-of-a-kind samples, proofs, and treasures. I’m going to be opening my studio up for invitation-only events, tours and release parties! So if you’d like to sign up for an invitation to my events in my Vancouver BC studio, email info@camilladerrico.com !