To celebrate International Women’s Day I’ve made my Goddess “Godiva” print available for 72 hours as a regular edition print on my Print Shop.
So from March 4th 9am PST until March 7th 9am PST – head over to my Print Shop and get your regular edition, lasal, unsigned, Godiva print!
“We all live under the same sky” is an Italian saying about unity which inspired me to create this painting for my “Sky” solo show in 2018. We all share the same planet so we should love each other no matter what size, gender or sexual preference. Beauty to me is about who we are in life, not what we look like.
So like Lady Godiva who rode naked to fight for the people’s rights, my lady is fighting for the rights of women to embrace and celebrate their bodies! We must fight for body positivity and honor the achievements of women who fought for our freedoms.
Coloring Page Giveaway Time 🚨 Because I love you all, I decided I wanted to do another round of FREE coloring pages. With the world still in lock down and everyone inside, it can be creatively stifling SO to let’s have some fun indoors.
Get creative and Snap up all three free pages below, print them off, grab some pencil crayons and settle in for some chilled out creativity! Post your colored art on social and tag me and use #camillacoloringcontest and #camilladerrico so I can pick one person to win a special PRIZE!!
There’s a page from each of my coloring books – available on my Etsy Shop at thecamillastore.etsy.com Grab any of my coloring books: Pop Manga Coloring, Mermaids and Other Sea Creatures, or Cute and Creepy.
Mark your calendars lovelies! Because pandemic or no – I’m still gonna bring you loads of goodies on my Etsy Shop for SDCC 2020’s Comic Con @ Home starting 9AM PST July 21st until 5PM PST July 26th!
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that SDCC has been officially cancelled (and if you hadn’t then I’m SO SO sorry I had to be the bearer of such bad news!). But fret not! I – like many of my fellow artist – am bringing my SDCC merchandise to you online!
I’ve got SO many great goodies headed your way on my Etsy Shop including daily original drawings giveaways; online exclusive fan badges; new mystery bundles; new one-of-a-kind totes, new original art, custom toys, kimonos, a brand new timed release print and so much more!
I’ll have 20% off my Custom Print Shop so make sure to take advantage of that when you head over there for my new Timed Release print “Senshi Hive”! She will be a 16”x20” Lasal signed and numbered print limited edition – numbered to the amount sold during the release. Whether that’s 50 or 500 – who knows?!
Because she’s a print she will ONLY be available on my Custom Print Shop – but don’t fret! Because supplies won’t run out! You just need to purchase her during the release: from Thursday 9am PST July 21st to Sunday 5pm PST July 26th. After the release ends she will be printed to the number that was sold, signed and numbered and then she’ll be gone forever! So don’t miss out on her.
All my other convention goodies will be waiting for you on The Camilla Store on Etsy! There will be brand new original sketches available for purchase. Loads of Sailor Moon art and the sailor scouts as fuzzbutts! And other pop culture art as well.
All the sketches are either 5”x7” or 8×10” and will come framed in ornate white frames. There’s only one of each drawing though! So don’t miss out!
I’ll have a handful of T-shirts available with all new images. They are all handmade in Poland, preshrunk and are really great quality!
There will be limited numbers and sizes. So if it says it’s sold out – then we’ve definitely sold out (unfortunately we won’t have any more hiding in “the back”). Sorry!! So don’t wait to buy the one you want or else you might miss out! Check out a sample fit of an old design below:
This closed up world has been very hard. The physical distance. The emotional distance… Not being able to have an opening for my solo show to share with you all was difficult to swallow. But safety is the most important thing. Because I wouldn’t be anywhere without my wonderful fans!
Even though I couldn’t be there and even though the gallery was physically closed – I still wanted to do something special for the closing of my show!
And for those who want a piece from one of my gallery shows – but can’t afford an original painting – STAY TUNED! Because you’ll be able to own a piece of the show by snatching up one of the apples or bunnies!
Keep your eyes on my social media because I hope to announce these guys soon!
This year has been a crazy one so far – I’m sure you can all agree. But we are all making due and working toward a better tomorrow. I personally have been working my butt off and finally finished all my pieces for my Solo Show “The Color Wheel” at The Corey Helford Gallery .
Make sure to tune into my Instagram @camilladerrico for a few show specific events! On Friday, May 29th at 3pm PST: Travis Louise will be interviewing me about my show. Saturday, May 30th (opening night) there will be two Instagram live events: 5:45pm-6:45pm PST we will be doing a walk through of my show at the gallery. The staff will take a camera and walk through the facility so you can see my show “in person”! Then afterwards at 8pm PST I’ll be hosting a Drink & Draw from my home. So watch me draw and have a drink with me to celebrate my show opening!
The show opens May 30th and runs until July 3rd. I know the gallery is physically closed at the moment – and will remain closed during the stay-at-home quarantine – but you’ll be able to view all my pieces online. And if things clear up, hopefully the gallery MAY allow viewings – but don’t quote me on that.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my pieces please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hello lovelies! I was quoted in an article recently that I wanted to share with you all. Especially since you’ll be spending a lot of time in your home – why not get in the home decor mood?!
Check out the article by Ryan Smith on Redfin. There are a lot of great tips from other amazing artists! Here’s what I have to say on the subject (but elaborated on):
The kind of art in your home says a lot about your personality; playful, thoughtful, classic etc. There are so many ways that imagery can disclose without words your inner mind.
Don’t be afraid to put up art that you love! Your home is your sanctuary so fill it with things that make you happy.
Combining a variety of art shows a very well-balanced home, but make sure to keep a cohesive look. For example, having a variety of art but having similar frame styles helps to declutter the space while still adding a lot to the room.
Blend your space with objects that play off of each other. It’s also very important to know where you want to draw the eye, have a focal point in the room and then add to the space with art and décor that compliments it.
Check out some photos of my former studio for ideas!
Just in time for those Aries birthdays – a new scarf! April 4th I’m launching my beautiful new Aries scarf on TheCamillaStore for only 72 hours! April 4th at 9AM PST until April 7th at 9AM PST. After that they will never be made again.
Because of the craziness of the world right now – we may not be able to go out of our homes but we should still celebrate and enjoy life. And look good doing it!
This beautiful scarf is hand made by a wonderful company here in British Columbia, Canada. And in case you’re worried – they are taking all necessary precautions for the health and safety of their workers and customers. Everything is safe and sanitary!
The scarves feather screen printing of my original painting “Aries” from my Haven Gallery solo show “The Zodiac” – May, 2019.
Each scarf is approximately 45″ x 65″ in size. And made of a beautiful Poly Georgette Chiffon fabric that is machine washable! Yay!! The colour doesn’t fade. So it stays beautiful and vibrant.
Each scarf order will come with a bonus gift – because I love you all so much. So make sure to mark your calendars for April 4th at 9AM PST so you can get your order in early at TheCamillaStore!
Only those people who order a scarf between the 4th and 9AM PST on the 7th will get one of these babies. And they will never be made again. So don’t miss out!
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! And hopefully SANE! I’m going a bit store crazy… And I know it always helps me to shake up my creativity. So I thought it’d be fun to share one of the lessons from my Pop Manga Drawing book – FREE! Right here! So get scrolling and start drawing!
If you have the book already – start following along on page 62! If you enjoy drawing and like the lesson below, you can get you own copy of the book here on my Etsy Store.
STEP 1: For this piece, you’re going to draw a full circle (even though half of the face will be covered up by hair) using a hard lead like an HB or by gently drawing so that you don’t press too hard. It’s important to have the proper shape and structure of all objects no matter if you see them or not!
STEP 2: Use light lines to add details to your character. Don’t press too hard, okay? The trick here is to establish the hair first and then fit in the sun buddies after. So, don’t be afraid to draw over your initial circle shapes.
STEP 3: Refine the elements of your drawing either by switching to a softer 3B lead or by adding a little bit more pressure to your current pencil. You want to focus on the ebb and flow of the hair. Using confident strokes, try to maintain a continuous line, breaking only when you get to a juncture. I start at the bangs and then move down to the rest of the hair.
STEP 4: Erase your underwriting with a soft eraser. It’s okay to erase some of the outlines you’ve established. Bows your Cuba ce yo correct and redraw parts!
STEP 5: Work on one object at a time. I chose to focus on the girls eyes as well as her bear ears. Use quick little strokes to simulate the fur. Shade in her eyes moving from top to middle. Drawing the eyes and ears will require several layers of shading and texture.
STEP 6: Refine the suns. I chose to draw the suns before the hair because the suns overlap the hair. As a result, it’s best to establish them first. Use a softer 4B lead to achieve darker lines and gently go over your outline. Thicken the lines that connect at the main subject to provide more definition. Give each sun a little face to add some personality.
STEP 7: Now, jump into the hair! For this stage of the drawing, turn your paper around as you draw to get nice, fluid lines. Start with light, subtle lines to get a feeling for the hair. Then, as you get confident, firm up you pressure and draw in more stands of hair. For stylistic purposes, I like to add more hair at the edges and leave less of it in the middle.
STEP 8: Using a softer 4B lead, finish up the eyes, the ears, and the hair. Remember; it’s totally okay to draw over the lines placed earlier. Doing so just adds more texture and depth. For the eyes, make sure to darken the tips of the irises so that she doesn’t have a startled look. Slowly build up shadows. Start with light pressure, and then turn your paper and draw over that area again with former pressure. Repeat this process several times until you get a nice shadow layer.
FINISHING UP: Go over your drawing and add in darker edges and lines. Clean up any leftover underdrawing and add little wisps of hair here and there.
I hope you had fun! Make sure you share you work when you’re done on any social platform. Be sure to tag me so that I can see your masterpieces!
Every day I’ll be live streaming on Instagram TV at 12PM PST doing a drawing for my lovely fans! And 4 lucky Pollinator print orders will get a wonderful surprise come delivery day: one of my original drawings!!
ECCC may have been postponed but I’m not going to let that get me down! So during the time when ECCC would have been -March 12th-15th – I’m having a Timed Release of my painting “Pollinator” as a fine art print on store.camilladerrico.com and my Etsy Shop!
From Thursday, March 12th at 9am PST – Sunday, March 15th at 9pm PST you’ll be able to purchase a copy of this print. But after that? It’s gone!
During the time of the release I’ll also be offering 20% off site wide on my Etsy Shop!
There will be two editions available. The regular edition will be a 16″x20″ on Entrada fine art paper for $75 USD. Limited Edition to the number purchased during the timed release.
And then the Hand Embellished Edition will also be 16″x20″ on Entrada fine art paper, hand embellished with paint by me, for $125. Limited Edition to the number purchased during the timed release.
As an added bonus I’ll also be doing live streaming on my Instagram of 4 sketches I’ll be giving away to 4 lucky (and random) orders during the release.