I’m so pleased to get to share with you all my next solo collection I’m creating for Haven Art Gallery, opening May 11th. Preview the collection online here. The Zodiac has always been something dear to my heart and a way of connecting with my family and others around me. In the Zodiac, there are 12 signs. Each sign has its specific qualities, personalities and characteristics that tell how they will interact with the world around them, be it people or life itself.
We can, as humans, connect with the stars themselves through the zodiac. Astrology determines how these constellations relate to human activity and connect us with celestial phenomena. Each sign represents specific characteristics of behaviour and personality traits that dictate the roles that we play in the world. Their archetypal nature helps to give us an understanding of a sense of purpose in the universe.
When painting the Zodiac, I wanted to create images that blended my knowledge and love of the star signs with what each sign’s traits mean to me personally through my experiences. We all are unique, yet when we look at the horoscope we can identify similar traits in others that bring us together. The zodiac tethers people together in a mystical way.
I’ll be travelling to Haven Art Gallery to attend opening reception May 11th for the debut of my Zodiac solo exhibition collection. I hope to see some of you at opening reception 6-8pm at Haven Gallery! Please inquire original artworks for your collection by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and Preview the collection here.
My new Pop Manga Drawing book is coming soon! Preorders open April 24th at 9AM PST on The Camilla Store on Etsy. I’m so excited for you all to see it! I created 30 brand new step-by-step lessons including advanced and master class lessons. The first 100 Preorders will receive a preorder exclusive sticker and signed postcard! I hand-embellished 20 of these postcard babies with extra glitter to give them an extra special touch.
When you order directly from my Etsy or custom print shop it supports me directly as an artist. Adding fun and exclusive bonuses to your orders you can’t get anywhere else is a way I can say a big Thank You for your support!
After you place your preorder for Pop Manga Drawing starting April 24th on Etsy, preorders will ship after July 12th. You can preorder your copy here.
Check out my NEW book Pop Manga Drawing! It’s a Step-by-step how to draw followup to my book Pop Manga, with all new lessons and art. 30 new lessons, baby! In my first book I taught you the basics, and now you’re moving on to advanced and master classes.
Pre-orders for my new How To Draw book will launch on my Etsy Shop April 24th. The first 100 preorders will get an exclusive Signed postcard and sticker! Every order after that will get one of two EXCLUSIVE postcards that you can only get from my shop! These are postcards you can color and enter to win a free sketch by me! When you order from my store you help support me directly as an artist. The books will ship out to you in July when they arrive to my shop!
It’s almost here! The last show of what I dubbed Conagedon is coming up fast. Designer Con is where I’m headed next. I’ll be there all weekend signing November 16-18 at booth#2334.
Signing & Exhibition Schedule
Friday November 16
The Shard Show 2 – Custom 5” Shard Dunny
Check out my custom painted Scott Tolleson x Kidrobot Shard Dunny available at Brokepiggy and Scott Tolleson booth#2005! I was invited to contribute to the custom group show alongside many other wonderful toy artist creations. You can inquire the original painted custom at booth#2005.
Saturday November 17
I’m presenting on a Kidrobot themed panel at 1PM talking about a fun new series I contributed designs to for 2019! I don’t want to spoil any surprises yet, but I think fans of Arcane Divination Dunny series will be pleased! Stay tuned for Room# and more details soon.
Sunday November 18
I’m signing at FYE For Your Entertainment Booth#2200 from 12pm-1pm alongside TOKYOPOP Founder and Editor, Stu Levy, for The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey graphic novel release! I contributed the cover artwork, colored with Amanda Duarte, for the FYE Exclusive cover variant. You can pick up your copy at FYE retail stores or FYE booth#2200 and bring it to my signing!
Where are my merpeeps at! I’ve hand-embellished a limited edition of 10 Jellymaid 8×10” Fine Art Prints as a Designer Con exclusive release! Each print is signed & numbered with hand-painted embellishments, releasing exclusively at booth#2334.
Hand Painted Custom Toy Pop Up Gallery
I’ve been a busy little bee painting some of my favourite custom toys for Designer Con! It’s my one convention of the year I focus the most on creating custom one of a kind art toys. This year I was especially inspired by the human rainbow and my themes from my Sky solo show.
Each of these rainbowtastic cuties is hand-painted and complimented with 3D elements to make them unique and individual. They’ll be available at booth#2334 but my Patreon First Dibs patrons will get a Preview and Presale opportunity to collect a handful of originals before the show. You can sign up for First Dibs on Patreon here.
All the love and beauty of an original painting combined with the romantic gesture of a Lover’s Eye! I’ve created a collection of original Lover’s Eye paintings especially for Designer Con. These beauties will be available exclusively at booth#2334 starting November 16th so visit early, original artworks find new homes fast!
Aria 3D Sculpture
I’ll have a very few of my limited edition release Aria 3D Sculpture from APPortfolio! Only 200pcs were made worldwide, and each one includes hand-painting and flocking embellishments and crystal eyes. A lot of heart and soul went into these breathtaking pieces over a year of development and I’m so excited to share them with you! You can collect one in person at booth#2334 but collect yours early because only a handful of pieces will be available for the whole show! If you can’t make it to DCon, you can order one online here.
Prints are coming to Designer Con booth 2334! You can pick up new prints like Sun Kisses, Mamba Mia, Godiva, Little Miss Goo, Hydie, and more, and I’ll sign em all for ya! There will also be pop culture inspired fuzzy bee prints like these adorable cuties.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of my newest artbook The Beehive, you can find some at Designer Con booth#2334! It collects 72 pages of Fuzzbutt cuteness, and it’s a limited edition printing! Once it’s sold out, it won’t be reprinted. Snag your copy and I’ll sign it for ya! There will also be copies of my artbook Femina & Fauna and my new Mermaids coloring book!
An exciting new official collaboration is coming from APPortfolio and I! I’m sure you’re going to be tickled pink ( ;D ) at what we have in store for you lovelies for 2018! This little teaser from the digital sculpt of my upcoming toy release was posted over the Holidays on APPortfolio social media here. You can follow @apportfolio for more upcoming hints and release details!
Who’s ready to Bumble Rumble? The swarm is coming! Oh mama have I got so many fun new things for all you lovelies releasing Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy Here. You’re going to love it! Here’s a roundup of just some of the goodies you’ll find when I unleash my swarm of treasures, giveaways and sales for Black Friday’s Bumble Rumble Release. Remember to use the code FREESHIPBF on Etsy and my Custom Print shopNov 24-27!
There will be original 5×7″ framed graphite drawings releasing! Each is one of a kind, and a great way to start collecting small original artworks. I’ve been inspired by the ocean and mermaids while I make my next coloring book, so some fun fishy friends are joining the release on Etsy Nov 24 at 9AM PST!
Printed Vintage Plates
Plates a plenty! I made a new collection of printed vintage plates for my Bumble Rumble release. Some lucky collectors have snapped up some favorites as part of their Patreon First Dibs reward (Click here for details on getting First Dibs) but I still have plates coming to Etsy Nov 24 at 9AM PST! Each one is an authentic vintage plate that I’ve carefully paired an image with, and made into beautiful art!
I can’t stop painting bees! Trust me, if you tried to stop me, I’d probably tell you to buzz off 😉 ha ha! But seriously, I love these little fuzzbutt bumble babies! Some original petite bee portraits are releasing on Etsy here on Nov 24 at 9am PST. Original artworks usually find homes really fast though, so set your alarms and check early for the most selection!
I’ve made some little treasures for my Bumble Rumble release! You can find hairpins and necklaces releasing Nov 24 at 9AM PST on Etsy here.
One-of Apparel and Scarves
I know you guys just love wearable art, so I’m releasing some during my Bumble Rumble release! These are limited and one-of items, so if you spot something you love in a size that works for you, snap it up! Because they won’t bee here for long. 😉
Some bags are coming to Etsy too! There will be one-of and small quantities of tote bags, and a few of my bags from Liveheroes! You can get yours with free shipping during my Bumble Rumble release by using the code FREESHIPBF
Pins, Postcards and Prints
Look at these busy bees! I’m releasing new bee prints, postcard sets and hard enamel pins as part of my Bumble Rumble release Nov 24 at 9am PST. There will be hand-signed 5×7″ prints, and 11×14 prints of my painting images Cirque du Miel and Weaver, and 12×12″ Ajna prints.
I’m also releasing a limited edition hand embellished 5×7″ bee print I embellished with glitter! They’re signed and numbered in an edition of 25pieces only, and once they’re sold out, the edition won’t be remade!
Check out these sweet little bee hard enamel pins! They have glitter in the wings, and a locking clutch backing to keep them right where you put them.
These 3-piece postcard sets are coming Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy! Send them to your friends, or keep them in your collection! You can get free shipping on your order with the code FREESHIPBF Nov 24-27
Save on Prints And Free Shipping
Save on select prints Nov 24-27 on Etsy! You’ll be able to choose from a variety of hand-signed prints, and you can use the code FREESHIPBF to get free shipping on Etsy or my Custom Print Shop Nov 24-27! Keep in mind prints from my custom print shop are made to your order, so please expect a few weeks for your prints to be made!
Gifts with Orders
I’ve made new goodies as a Thank You for your support! When you order during my Bumble Rumble release Nov 24-27, you’ll get stickers and a new temporary tattoo in your order! Orders of $75+ will receive a special Black Friday postcard, or spend $150+ and receive a sketched postcard instead!
And as an extra special Thank You, I’m going to include an original bee drawing in 2 random orders during my Bumble Rumble Release Nov 24-27 (Patreon First Dibbers included!) I made these cute little bees themed around Black Friday! I had fun making the black on on Sakura of America Gelly Roll pens and black paper. Check them out if you get a chance!
It’s almost here! Every year I make a fun release and sale for Black Friday and this year and unleashing a swarm of new goodies. (He he see what I did there?). Releasing at 9AM PST on Etsy there’s going to be original artwork, new plates, handmade jewelry, totes, coasters, one-of apparel and bags, limited edition hand-embellished and signed prints and more! When you order from The Camilla Store on Etsy or my custom Print Shop Herefrom Nov 24-Nov 27 with the code FREESHIPBF you’ll get FREE SHIPPING worldwide! I’ve also made new giveaway goodies and will be adding original artwork to 2 orders placed Nov 24-27 as a extra special bonus gift!
I’ve got goodies galore releasing on Etsy starting at 9AM PST Nov 24! You’ll find new coaster sets, tote bags, hard enamel pins, one-of scarves & apparel and more!
These cutie-patootie buzzy bumble hard enamel pins are coming to my Bumble Rumble release on Etsy Nov 24 at 9am PST! Each pin has glitter in the wings and a locking clutch backing, meaning they’ll stick right with you on all your adventures!
I’ve got a handful of convention exclusive hard enamel pin colorways launching on Etsy! A few Saskatoon Expo Rainbuns pins and Designer Con albino glow-in-the-dark bee colorway pins will go live Nov 24 at 9AM PST! Each of these editions is limited to 100pcs only, and once they’re sold out they won’t be made again, so don’t miss out on these cuties!
Keep an eye peeled on Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy for one-of and small quantity goodies like totes, clutches and bags! Goodies like these find homes fast, so snap up your favorites and use the code FREESHIPBF to get free shipping!
A handful of new signed and limited edition prints are coming to The Camilla Store on Etsy Nov 24! Keep an eye out for SALE items too from Nov 24-27 and get FREE SHIPPING worldwide on your order with the code SHIPFREEBF.
I’ve made new plates coming to my Bumble Rumble release! Each of these beauties is a one-of-a-kind printed vintage plate ready to join your collection. They’ll range sizes and images so there’ll be lots of variety! Be sure to set your alarm for 9AM PST on Nov 24 for release here!
Black Friday is my biggest sale event of the year and so I’m bringing back a super fan-favorite promo of FREE SHIPPING on all orders worldwide with the code FREESHIPBF! You can use this code on Etsy here and on my custom print shop here from Nov 24- Nov 27 at 11:59pm EST. Please remember my custom print shop makes your print to your order choices and takes a few weeks, especially if they need to come to my studio in Canada for signing first!
I’m so thankful for your support and especially when my art gets to be part of special gifts like for holiday shoppers. So I’m giving back too with extra bonus giveaways and thank you’s. I’ve made new temporary tattoos to add as a bonus to Etsy orders, a giveaway postcard for the first 200 orders, a sketched-on postcard for orders valued $150 before shipping cost, and I’m making original artwork to slip into 2 lucky orders placed between Nov 24-27!
It’s time for a coloring contest! It’s been too long since my last one, so I’m opening the floor to something fun and creative for all you lovelies! Download and print off, or color digitally, one of my two new graphite drawings “Queen Bee” or “Spirited”. Show me your colored picture by posting a scan or photo on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #camillacoloringcontest #camilladerrico If you tag me I’ll be able to see them faster! Make sure your account is set to public so I can find them! On November 18th 11:59pm PST the contest will close and then I’ll pick 2 winners, and send each of them an original drawing!
Both of these lovely original framed 5×7″ graphite drawings are coming with me to my DesignerCon booth 1701 next weekend, Nov 11-12 at the Pasadena convention center! I’ll have loads of new goodies including original petite bee paintings, graphite drawings, custom painted toys, one of a kind jewelry, plates, handbags, apparel, totes, new convention exclusives and more! You can find me at booth 1701 here,
For all you who are like me and channel your inner vintage-loving-granny, I’m bringing one of a kind printed vintage plates! Take a look at these sweet treats I’ll have at my booth 1701
I’ll let the rest of them be a surprise! But each one is one-of-a-kind, so be sure to visit me early to pick your favorite. I’m also making hand-painted custom vinyl toys and petite bee paintings! Scope these babies out,
I’m also releasing a DCon exclusive hand embellished limited edition fine art print, and matching limited edition enamel pin! These Pinky bee prints are going to come hand signed and numbered in an edition of 25pcs, and I’ve embellished them with glitter. My DCon exclusive limited edition hard enamel bee pins are glow-in-the-dark, AND they have glitter in them too! What a perfect pair!
I’ll see you at the convention to pick up these fuzzy wuzzies, or, if you’re one of my Patreon First Dibs rewards members, you’ll get a chance to add one to your collection before the convention! If you want to get First Dibs on special releases like these, you can sign up here.
I’m also bringing some one-of tote bags, new one-of and small run purses and apparel from my Liveheroes collection to DCon booth 1701! Come check them our early in the show, because with goodies this limited they find new homes fast!
There will be prints and books at my booth 1701 too! I’ll have new prints like my “Pink Lemonade” and “The Last Unicorn”, but I’m only bringing a handful, so don’t miss out on your chance to add them to your collection! I’ll be signing prints and books all weekend, and if you’d like your artbook or copy of Tanpopo with an original sketch inside, ask me about it at the show!
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!
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!
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!
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!