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Happy New Year! A look back at 2017

Here’s MY personal Best Nine of 2017. 🎉 This year has been a crazy, unexpected whirlwind! Especially for me creatively. So I wanted to look back and choose 9 pics from my feed that I think made a mark on me as an artist. 🖌 It’s important to look back to see how we grow and change and take notes for the future. This year I expressed many sides of my personality, the fun side with my fuzzbutt bees, 🐝 the environmental side with the 3 eyed Ajna, 🌍 the ridiculous side with my zombees. 💀 I opened up in ways I hadn’t before, like sharing my fan fiction art through Patreon (Bethyl forever!), deciding to channel love over hate with my new @coreyhelfordgallery show “Sky”. I pushed myself technically with “La Madre” one of my biggest most intricate paintings to date, I painted a boy, “Dorian Grey” mixing rainbows and literature, 🌈📖 I spent a year completing my rainbow fox, and I brought my love of doll furniture together with my love of custom toys! I published my first ever online comic “Davinchibi” and launched my Etsy with the help of Asami! Tasha, my amazing coordinator knocked it out of the Park this year! She helped me build my Patreon and so much more. 🙌 I did things this year that I hadn’t done before, traveled more than ever and took creative risks. It hasn’t been an easy year, I think many can relate.😌 This year forced me to push myself to work harder and deal with tragedies. 2017 almost felt apocalyptic. Hate surfaced in ways I didn’t expect and it hurt my heart so gravely that I changed my entire direction for my solo show for Corey Helford next year. I decided to take a stand for my beliefs that ALL humans are equal.💖 I want my art to inspire and heal, to bring people together, to spread love. I hope that I’ve brought smiles to your faces and been there through the hard times. My new motto is “Love over Hate”.💞 I have some big plans for next year, I talk about them here on my new Huffington Post interview. You can read it here!  Now that the year is ending it’s time to look forward to what we can accomplish in 2018! 😊 Stay strong and let your freak flag fly my lovelies!! I can’t thank you enough for all your likes and comments and support. You make me so happy! 😁 I want to wish you the Happiest New Years ever! Let’s celebrate with love! Big hugs and all my best!

San Diego Comic Con Goodies Preview

It’s almost here! I’m so excited to show all you lovelies all of the lovely goodies I’ve been working on to bring to San Diego Comic Con! I’m coming back to my same booth location 4723, so come find me in the Fantasy Illustrator section. Here’s a handy-dandy map!

I’ve been focusing a lot on one-of, limited and small run goodies and apparel. And I’m bringing lots of it to booth 4723! I’ll have a handful of pieces from my LiveHeroes apparel collection, like these.

I’m also bringing mugs to SDCC! I’ll have 2 different designs of full-color print mugs, like these “Arachnia” ones. Isn’t she gorgeous! You can get one at booth 4723. 🙂

I’m bringing coaster sets and socks to SDCC booth 4723! You can mix and match 4 coasters to a set, but quantities are limited so come pick your favorites early in the show! The socks are super pretty too, each pair is all-over-print and super comfy. There’s 4 different designs to choose from, or you could get the whole set!

Totes totes totes! I’ve made a bunch of 1-of tote designs and colorways for my booth 4723! Each one is double-sided printing with a colored handle, and lots of them have zippers! They’re machine washable, so don’t be afraid to use them every day and freshen them up in the wash!

Is your pin game strong! It can be with the new Tuttleina and Rainbuns hard enamel pins I’m bringing to SDCC! These lovelies are polished hard enamel with a smooth surface, and locking pin backings on the back, so they won’t fall off your favorite bag or cardigan, or where ever you like to pin your treasures!

I’ve also got a big beautiful collection of printed vintage plates coming to SDCC! Each plate is truly one-of-a-kind and can’t be reproduced the same way. They make amazing wall decorations or additions to your curio cabinet, or anywhere you’d like to display a unique treasure!

I’ve got lots of new and unique plates for the show, so I’m going to bring new designs every day to booth 4723! Come check them out and be sure to visit on different days to find your new favorites. I’m also doing something fun and new this year! I’ve made 3 original drawings on Shikishi boards and I’m going to raffle them to supporters who purchase new goodies from my booth 4723.

I’ll give raffle tickets to supporters and have daily drawings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So if you’re at the show and you purchase from my booth on Wednesday Preview night, I’ll give you a raffle ticket for the Thursday evening drawing. It’s going to be so much fun! I’ll draw raffle tickets on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so to be eligible you need to be at my booth 4723 in person at the end of the day (the exhibition hall closes 7pm). I’ll see you lovelies there, and thank you in advance for your support for my art!

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!

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!


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!


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!

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!

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!

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!


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!

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!