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!
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 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2020 – UPDATES COMING SOON
Chicago is over and I’m so excited to head to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) March 12th-15th! Come find me at Booth #108 for lots of great new goodies!
I’ve got some great ECCC Exclusives coming your way!
“BeeBucks” a brand new piece made specifically for Seattle- the birthplace of Starbucks. She will be available as an ECCC Exclusive Limited Edition 5″x7″ Hand Embellished print. Only 25 pieces will be available! So come early before they sell out.
Then I’ll have this cutie “Where the Wild Things Squirm” available.
She will be an ECCC Exclusive Limited Edition 14″x18″ Hand Embellished Fine Art Print. Also Limited to 25 pieces. So don’t miss out!
Next up: Convention Exclusives! So these goodies will only be available to purchase at conventions – not online.
Say hello to “The Baby Rebellion”! I loved the Mandalorian so much – Baby Yoda stoke my heart!! So I wanted to dust this cutie off and try it out at conventions. I hope you like it!
I decided to make on of my NYCC mini paintings into a convention exclusive print as well. So “My Neighborhood Friends” debuts as an 8″x10″ print at ECCC! I think it’s adorable – but I absolutely LOVE Miyazaki…
Speaking of Miyazaki – I’ll have a limited quantity of my “Ghibili Gals” Limited Edition Glitter Print available at ECCC as well! So come get these gals while they last.
I’ll have two brand new makeup bag designs for you too!
I know how much you love my Sir Reginald and Loveless Bird. So they will be available in limited quantities at the convention.
I’ll have 3 brand new bath salts for ECCC: Beachfront Breeze; Bora Bora Explora; and Sea to Sky.
They will all be available in limited quantities in two sizes: 500g/16oz and 225g/8oz.
There will be so much more available at my Booth #108, March 12th-15th. So make sure to come by!
Go! Go! Go! Head over to my Online Store (remember – NOT my Etsy Shop this time!) and snatch up my great goodies before they are gone.
My sale lasts from now – 9AM PDT, February 4th – until 9AM PDT February 15th, 2020. But some items are one-of-a-kind and will go FAST! So don’t wait.
All prints on my Etsy Shop AND my Online Store are all 15% off – no code required! Prices are already marked down.
What’s Valentine’s Day without valentines? Get my new set of Bee-lentine’s Day Cards! Each set comes with one of each of the 4 images. Gold embossed. And limited edition! They are standard business card size. So the perfect size.
Make sure to snatch up one of my brand-new original bee mini paintings. There are only 5 available – so they won’t last long!
But don’t despair if you miss out on the original you love! Because all 5 of the new Valentine’s Bee painting images are available as mini prints for the duration of the sale! So you can pick up your favourite image even if you miss out on the painting (or it’s out of your budget – because I feel you my lovelies… I feel you.)
I’ve also made some new handmade one-of-a-kind necklaces, keychains and brooches. Even an adjustable ring! There aren’t many of these goodies, and they always sell fast, so get your favourite before it’s gone!
Jewelry is always a great Valentine’s gift. So that’s why I’ve made sure to include my limited edition “Queen Bee” silver/rhodium and 14K gold plated necklace in the release. It comes in a pretty blue gift box. And with every purchase of this necklace you get a set of Hero and Villain Bee sticker sheets! It’s a swarm of bee cuteness!
Next up is my pink bee collage makeup bag. These are brand new and a limited edition of 30 pieces. So they won’t last long.
Last – but definitely not least – are my new Limited Edition 2020 Valentine’s hard enamel pins.
“Love Stings” is a hard enamel pin – limited edition of 150 pieces. He’s a new design and meant for everyone. But mostly for those who know that love really can sting.
“Bee My Honey” is my first ever 3 piece hard enamel pin set! Limited edition of 150 sets. Perfect for sharing with your significant other – with the golden heart to spare!
And because I love to spread the love all orders will receive a free gift – while supplies last.
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.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So I’ve got one of Team d’Errico’s elves headed down to Calgary for the Calgary Expo Holiday Market the last Saturday of this month – Saturday, November 30th! Find all my great goodies at Booth #437.
Make sure to stop by to collect all the staples of the booth: prints, buttons, mini prints, pins, and stickers. Limited copies of her books: Pop Manga, Pop Painting, Pop Manga Drawing, Pop Coloring, Pop Colouring Mermaids, The Zodiac, Femina and Fauna, Helmet Girls and her self published art book The BeeHive.
There will be lots of clothes in an assortments of sizes and styles. This is your last chance to get clothes at a con before the end of the year, Calgary. So get yours this Saturday!
And for the first time, get a kimono at the Holiday market! A VERY limited quantity of kimonos will be available for $95.
Limited edition Christmas postcards will be available for all 5 for $20 as a set. And get one of the greeting cards for $5/ea (while supplies last).
Get your hands on a OOAK handmade necklace. A handful will be available at the show. So get yours!
Black Friday is swiftly approaching. Gird Yer Loins! I’ve got so much in store for you on my Etsy store and my Custom Print Shop – it’s INSANE! But exciting insane. So mark your calendars and set your alarms for Friday, November 29th at 9:00AM PST so you don’t miss out on my one-of-a-kinds, exclusives and limited editions!
Straight from Designer Con be the first to snatch up the last of my one-of-a-kind custom toys.
They are super limited so make sure to buy them first before someone gets your favourite one.
Very limited quantities of my Designer Con Exclusive print Fayette will be up for the sale as well. So if you missed DCon this last weekend then this is your chance to get your copy of Fayette on my Etsy shop.
And the time has finally arrived!! My Ghibili Gals limited glitter print has finally made it to me! And well worth the wait I promise.
These gorgeous girls are 16×20 and are embellished with glitter in the soot sprites. They are amazing! So make sure you get yours before they sell out.
Now for the Black Friday Bumble Rumble Sale Exclusives! First up: My black bee Kimonos.
These gorgeous beauties are handmade in Canada and are a limited edition of only 100 pieces. Each kimono will come with an exclusive matching postcard. And a lucky 20 buyers will get signed postcards! Don’t miss out.
Next up my Inverse Leo 16×20″ Fine Art Print.
This beauty will be limited to only 30 pieces and is only available on my Etsy shop (NOT available on my Custom Print Shop – sorry guys!) And once it’s gone it’s gone! So don’t miss out on getting one for yourself or a loved one.
I’ll have oodles of one-of-a-kind totes – Black Friday style!
There will be handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry in so many funky styles. I just love making them! Grab your favourite up or tell your sweetie to get it for you for Christmas.
I have so many great things in store! So don’t miss out.
Designer Con Anaheim 2019 is finally here! I’m here signing at booth# 3017 with new one-of-a-kind original artwork and custom designer toys, limited edition fine art prints, one-of goodies and apparel, and much more.
I’ll be signing at booth #3017 all weekend until the end of the how on Sunday Nov 24. Come find me for new art prints, and I’ll sign ’em for ya! You can pick up my DCon exclusive 11×14″ Fayette limited edition fine art print here at the show, there’s only 50 pieces, and once they’re sold out, they won’t be remade!
Also available is my limited edition Ghibli Gals 16×20″ print with glitter embellishments! You can collect one at booth#3017.
Toys toys toys! I’ve created a collection of hand-painted and customized toys especially for DCon booth#3017. I sculpted and modified some of my favorite Kathie Olivas Wandering Misfits and Janky figures to bring my inner rainbow out through the platforms.
It’s extremely rare for me to make custom toys, so don’t miss out on the chance to pick up an original from booth#3017!