Get ready lovelies! Because my newest coloring book is coming this September! It’s official release is September 8th. But starting tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th at 9AM PST, I’ll be starting my own PRE-Orders for the book for my wonderful fans!
Why should you pre-order from me you ask? WELL! If you purchase the book directly from me – more of the sale actually goes directly to me the artist instead of into the pockets of Amazon or the like. It’s a great way to support me as an artist.
But! An even BETTER reason for you is that when you purchase through me you will receive exclusives not available through the regular retailers!
With every book pre-order from August 8th to September 7th I’ll be giving away an exclusive postcard with a never-seen-before color variant of the book’s cover! And every purchase will receive emailed digital rewards of 2 coloring pages not included in the book itself.
Also! There will be an option to pre-order a book that will come with an original sketch!! There will be very limited numbers though. So jump on that fast!
Remember though that this is just a preorder. The books won’t actually ship until after the official release date in September. So be excited! But be patient 😘
As many of you may be aware (and if you aren’t – no you’ll know), all of our shipping takes place in California. There have been some delays from COVID but now a new issue has reared its ugly head at us.
The United States Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented shipping delays, especially from its Santa Clarita sorting center. Unfortunately, this is the main service we use and that is the main sorting center our packages go through before leaving California.
We are getting your shipments out as quickly as possible but sadly we don’t control the speed of the post office. Your items are on their way, and we ask for your patience during this unexpected development.
My Junebug release is now Live on The Camilla Store on Etsy and on Store.camilladerrico.com ! You can add one of my new “Rosea” limited edition prints or smallrun merchandise to your collection. One lucky order from each placed between June 27-29 on each Etsy and store.camilladerrico will receive an original graphite drawing packaged in their order and 2 digital coloring page files emailed to them after June 29!
June27th at 9amPST I’m launching NEW products and prints with giveaways and 25%off prints. There are so many new products for you to love- bandanas, pins, pillowcases, scarves, one of a kind tote bags and so much more.
New bandanas are releasing June 27th in two differentpatterns, Fuzzbutts and Capuchina. New Buzziac and Cancer scarves are coming too!
Plus my first Spectrum girl “Rosea” from my current soloshow “The Colorwheel” is debuting. Open edition prints will release on store.camilladerrico.com and a limited edition hand-embellished version will go live on The Camilla Store on Etsy at 9am June 27th.
AND some original paintings will also be available! Look at some of the cute Fuzzbutts coming on June 27th.
Don’t panic! The Camilla Store on Etsy isn’t closing down. I’m just making some changes and my team needs a day to get things sorted.
My Etsy Shop is moving locations from Virgina to California. So from today, May 25th at 3PM PST until tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th at 3PM PST, the shop will be on Vacation Mode while my team makes the transition.
All current orders will be processed and shipped from Virgina by the end of the month. Any new orders after the transition will be processed and shipped from California.
Thanks so much everyone for your patience and understanding! My team will still be checking messages during the transition. So don’t worry.
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!
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.
My last sale of the year is NOW LIVE on my Customizable Print Shop from 9AM PST on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2019 until Monday, December 30th at Midnight (PST).
My Black Friday Sale was so well received I decided that I wanted to give one last give to all my wonderful fans before the end of the year. You have all been so fantastic and supportive of me and my art and I wanted to give a little something back.
So make sure you use the code BOXING2019 at check out to get 25% off your entire order of prints.
As an added bonus every order will get a free mystery mini print with their order! So keep your peepers peeled on your package for that. It’s an image that I have never made into a print before – and it’s adorable trust me – so don’t miss out on it!
One last thing lovelies: If you’re sad you couldn’t get your hands on some of my retired prints – well be sad no more! A select few have come out of retirement for the sale, but come down as soon as it ends.
So if you’ve been wanting to get your hands on: Sour Patch, Dorian Grey, Blueberry Candy Sucker, or Bubs – then wait no longer! snatch yours up during the sale before they are gone again for good.
So have a very Merry Christmas! And then shop to your heart’s content on my Customizable Print Shop between 9AM PST Dec. 26th and Midnight on Dec. 30th.