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Junebug Release June 27-29

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.

Between June27th 9am Pst – June 29th 9pm Pst save 25% off prints on store.camilladerrico.com and The Camilla Store on Etsy.

TWO lucky orders placed during the release between June 27th 9am PST – June 29th 9PM PST will receive an original graphite drawing added to their order.

And every order during that release period will receive a bonus digital coloring page file of this image.

EPSON MFP image

Drawing Lesson

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!

Pop Manga Drawing Contest is Live

I’m celebrating the release of my brand new book, Pop Manga Drawing, by hosting a drawing contest! You can enter by drawing my Fuzzy Bee 🐝 lesson or Angry Flower Power 🌸 or BOTH!

Here are 2 full lessons from my book you can follow! (Right-click and select Save or Open Image In New Tab to get the largest lesson file size!) Once you’ve finished, post your drawing with the hashtags #PopMangaDrawing and #PopMangaDrawingContest on either Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and make sure to tag me in your post! I’ll be picking 5 winners to send a copy of the book along with an exclusive signed mini print, international entries are welcome as well! So get drawing, you guys! ✏

The contest runs from Sept 2-14 so you’ve got almost 2 weeks to show me what you got!! Good luck, everyone and have fun! 😘
There’s NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter BUT, it is ages 18+! Contest is open internationally, but void where prohibited or restricted by law. If you have questions, email info@camilladerrico.com

The Big Summer Release – Coming Soon!

Hello all my wonderful fans! SDCC is over and its bittersweet. I always have a blast, but I love my time to come home and unwind afterwards.

But just because the madness of SDCC is over doesn’t mean I don’t have something great in store! My Big Summer Release is coming to The Camilla Store on Etsy – Friday, August 9th at 9AM PST/12PM EST.

I’ve brought back all the goodies that were left from SDCC and they will go up for the Big Summer Release. But everything is limited or one-of-a-kind so make sure you get to my Etsy early so you don’t miss out!

First up – KIMONOS! I have VERY limited quantities of my Moonflower and Leo SDCC Official Convention Exclusive Kimonos. They each come with an SDCC Official Exclusive tag and a certificate of authenticity. This is it people! When these are gone – they are gone forever! So make sure to get yours while supplies last.

I have only a handful of my original paintings left from SDCC – but they will all be live and available for purchase on my Etsy Friday, August 9th at 9AM.

Some paint-embellished sketches will also go live on the 9th. These are from SDCC and all that I have left! My next sketches won’t come until my Halloween release – so if you want your very own drawing, this is a great opportunity as they are extra special with the paint embellishments!

My large and small Mystery Bundles from SDCC have made their way over to my Etsy. These are a great opportunity to snatch up some signed, fine art, limited edition, or discontinued art or items! Every single package is different.

The Large bundles include: two 11×14 prints (there are signed, fine art, out of print and limited edition prints at random – you could get something extra special), one postcard and one sticker.

And the Small bundles include: two postcards (one of my original concept art, the other: a pop culture image in my art style), two stickers (some designs have been discontinued or were limited edition) and one enamel pin (many of these pins have been discontinued are limited edition or special edition). Lots or opportunities to get something rare and special!

My Camilla girls and Fuzzbutts lanyards will be available in limited quantities as well.

My SailorBuzz pins will also be available! Isn’t sure friggen AROABLE?!

And just in time for school: my Star Bees and Rainbow Bees backpacks will be available!

Last but not least I have some cool giveaways! For all orders between the 9th and 12th, I’ll be giving away one of these sweet pencils. But only while supplies last. And then one lucky order will be getting this sketch and a super awesome bonus!

So set your clocks! Friday, August 9th at 9AM PST/12PM EST! Head to my Etsy store early or you’ll miss out!

San Diego Comic Con 2019 – 2.0!

San Diego Comic Con is just FIVE DAYS away! And I’m in high gear getting everything ready for all you wonderful people. Find me at my booth #4723 same as last year (and many years previous) and make sure to say hello and check out all the great things I have coming your way!

I know I already made a post for SDCC, but I just have so much great stuff coming that I had to share more with you!

Brand new lanyards! Two designs with adorable charms featuring some of my favourite girls and my fuzzbutts will be available so make sure to come by and snatch yours up.

I’ve got one new pin design to share! And she’s limited edition. Say hello to Sailor Buzz! She’s my mini painting turned into this adorable pin limited to 100 pieces, 70 will be available at SDCC. And because I love all my fans – 30 will be released on my Etsy Shop when SDCC opens Wednesday, July 17th at 6pm PST!

And I just LOVE painting my little fuzzbutts. I went all out of San Diego!

I’ve got 15 new pop culture bee mini paintings making their way to SDCC! So make sure you come by my booth #4723 early so you don’t miss out on your favourite.

I also have some other originals coming San Diego way.

I have 4 new mini girl paintings, and a handful of new original sketches.

And great news: if you have every wanted to see me paint (and my videos on Instagram leave you wanting more) you can come and watch me paint LIVE! I’ll be at the Holbein booth #5104 on Saturday, July 20th 11:00am – 12:00pm painting, chatting and answering your questions. So swing by and say hello.

More exciting news: Pop Manga Drawing makes it’s convention debut at SDCC 2019! I have 30 all new lessons on how to draw inside. You can pick up your copy at my booth #4723. If you can’t make the show you can grab your copy on my Etsy shop.

I’ll also be doing a signing for this book at the Penguin Random House booth # 2913-U on Friday, July 19th at 11:00am – 12:00pm! So drop by and say hello. But as always, I’m more than happy to sign your books and prints for free at my booth.

And lastly I have some great giveaways!

I’ve got double-sided Superfan SDCC Badges that will be a gift of one for every purchase of $50 or more plus tax. But I only have 100 to give a day! So make sure you come early so you don’t miss out on yours.

Next I’ll have 50 signed postcards to give away each day – a different image each day! They will go to the first 50 sales of each day

And I’ve saved the best for last!

I’m giving away an original drawing each day! with each purchase you get the chance to draw from a bag of gold coins. Whoever pulls the white coin – wins the drawing for the day!

I hope you’re all as excited as I am! It’s coming up so fast but I can’t wait for it to finally arrive! I’ll see you lovelies there at the San Diego Convention Centre, July 17th – 21st. Booth #4723

San Diego Comic Con 2019!!

I am so unbelievably excited you guys! Words cannot describe… SAN DIEGO COMIC CON BABY! It’s just over a week away – July 17th-21st – and it’s the 50th Anniversary of the show! Can you believe it?! Because I can’t! And I’ve been going almost half the life of the show – 22 years! And because the show has been so good to me – and you the fans have always been SO amazing – I have some great gifties in store for the show!

You can find me at the same booth as always: BOOTH #4723!! I made some handy maps for ya since the con centre so vast.

I’ve got brand-new clothing designs, OAK jewelry, original paintings, new pins, OAK totes, pop culture bees, my Pop Manga Drawing, The Zodiac art book, zodiac art prints, zodiac bees, some really awesome SDCC 2019 Exclusives, and so much more!! Absolutely everything will be available at my booth #4723.

Exclusives first!! I’m so excited for all of these – you have no idea. First up: my Stan Lee commemorative SDCC® Officially Licensed – SDCC 2019 Limited Edition 16×20 foil stamp print! I call him “Stan Bee”.

He is coloured by the talented Lime Town Studios and there will only be 50 of him available. So come early!

Lets keep the cute bee theme going and talk about my SDCC® officially licensed – SDCC 2019 Exclusive Limited Edition Pins! Say hello to “George Blueney” – he’s adorable, sparkly, and limited to 100 pieces.

You all should know my love of Sailor Moon by now. And if you don’t – well you will soon. I decided this year for SDCC I would bring my love of bees and my all time favourite OTP (one-true-pairing) Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion together! So here they are: my SDCC® officially licensed – SDCC 2019 Exclusive Limited Edition “Prince and Moon” pin set. This couple is limited to 100 set pieces. So make sure not to miss out!

Next up are my SDCC® officially licensed – SDCC 2019 Exclusive Limited Edition Kimonos! And you guessed it – I’ve got more Sailor Moon for you! “Moonflower” will be an SDCC Exclusive Limited Edition Kimono of 70 pieces! She’s a shorter kimono than the one I released previously on my Etsy shop, but she’s sporty and fun! She’s made of feather fabric that’s very breathable so you’ll be able to beat the California heat!

My last exclusive is my Leo kimono. My zodiac painting “Leo” will be an SDCC Exclusive Limited Edition kimono of 100 pieces! She’s made of gorgeous chiffon and is so breezy and elegant! All my kimonos are made by EcoDigiTec in BC, Canada.

If you like my zodiac – get ready! You’ll be able to get my Zodiac Bees – the Buzziacs – for the first time ever at a convention at SDCC 2019!

They will be available as both mini prints (in very limited quantities) and sticker sheet sets: you get all the signs as cute little weather-proof vinyl stickers.

Next on the zodiac: my newest art book The Zodiac will be available, along with prints of ALL my zodiac ladies!

You can get the book which collects all 12 of my girls from my Zodiac show at the Haven Gallery as well as 12 pieces from Travis Louie’s “Animals That I’ve Known” show. And I’d love to sign any of my prints or books for you lovelies – at no charge!

And last – but not least on the zodiac train – my Aquarius purse!

She is limited to 25 pieces. Made of neoprene – scuba material – so she’s weather resistant. And she’s cruelty free! Vegan leather. No animals hurt here baby! These purses are super spacious and machine washable. So they are an everyday kind of purse.

Are you all still with me? I hope so! Because I’ve still got more for you!

My Aria busts from APPortfolio are making an appearance. But there will only be three of them at the show – so make sure to come early so you don’t miss out.

I’ll have a handful of one-of a kind handmade jewelry: necklaces, brooches and keychains.

As well as original paintings, one-of-a-kind drawings, giveaways, mystery bundles and oodles more!

I can’t wait to see all your smiling faces! So stop by to say hi, snatch up my exclusives and limited editions before they are gone, get a picture or an autograph – I’m here for you!

See you all July 17th – 21st at Booth #4723 at the San Diego convention centre!

Pop Manga Drawing Release Coming July 2nd!

Happy Saturday my lovelies! I’ve got some exciting news! My newest how-to book Pop Manga Drawing goes live on The Camilla Store on Etsy on July 2nd at 9am PST!

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. It’s a follow up to my 2013 book: Pop Manga Drawing: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots and More.

And as an extra incentive to order directly from my Etsy – all Pop Manga Book orders will receive one of my exclusive postcards!

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! So Thank You!

But guess what? THAT’S NOT ALL!! I’m releasing my Zodiac book on my Etsy store at the same time! Get all 12 of my new Zodiac paintings from my Zodiac solo show at the Haven Gallery as well as 12 works by Travis Louie in this Limited Edition art book!

A limited quantity are also signed and sketched!

So make sure to set your alarms for July 2nd at 9am PST so you don’t miss out on these limited items!

Junebug Release Now LIVE!

Alright my lovelies! My Junebug Release is now LIVE! Swarm over to my Etsy store to snatch up my one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and original mini paintings before they are gone! I’ve only got a handful of each so don’t miss out on the one you want!

My first ever kimonos are now live! Pink Lemonade is the first image to debut on my long chiffon kimonos. These beauties are limited edition so make sure you don’t miss out on adding it to your wearable art collection.

My “Rainbuzz” hard enamel pin is carrying on the pride month pride with her adorable rainbow fuzziness. She’s limited edition too – so snatch her up for your swarm while she lasts.

And last but certainly not least: my Zodiac bees – The Buzziacs – are available for the first time since their unveiling at my show at the Haven Gallery in May! And you can now get them as adorable mini prints OR awesome stickers! The stickers come as a set! So no matter what your sign, you can enjoy all of their adorable cuteness!

So get going my lovelies! I don’t want you to miss out! Head to my Etsy store now!

Pop Manga Drawing Book Preorder Start April 24

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.

Spooktacular Release Coming To Etsy Oct 20th

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and I’m bring out the tricks and treats! This Saturday October 20th at 9AM PST, a collection of new ghoulish goodies and fun new release is coming to Etsy. Here’s a look at what I have in store for you lovelies!

Halloween-y themed pins are coming to Etsy! A very few Handicat and Trick or Treat bee pins that will go live on October 20th at 9AM PST along with a brand new Zombee pin in 3 different ghoulish colorways. Each is limited edition and won’t be remade the same way again once they’re sold out! You can choose from two glittery Zombees or a super fun Glow In The Dark variant! Online fans will also have a chance to score a new Queenie bee colorway!

New Walking Dead inspired postcard sets are coming to Etsy, with an extra twist, they’re battling a Zombee swarm! I love The Walking Dead and couldn’t resist making some of my favorite characters into cute chibis, digitally colored with Karina Siu. The set releases Oct 20th at 9AM PST here.

New original artwork is coming to Etsy! I’ve been drawing up a storm for Drawlloween and you’ll get a chance to collect new spooky themed originals starting 9AM PST on October 20th on Etsy here. Each drawing is one-of-a-kind and find homes quickly so set your alarms for release time on Saturday!

New prints are coming to Etsy on October 20th! Get your Halloween on with new petite fuzzy bee prints inspired by some of my favorite pop culture characters! “Edward Stinger Hands”, “Beetlejuice”, “He-Bee” and more will be available as 4×6″ Petite prints. Keep your eyes peeled for a handful of remaining Limited Edition NYCC Exclusive Miss Duplexity embellished fine art prints going live on Etsy Saturday 9AM PST!

Is your sticker game strong? Beef it up with new sticker designs coming to Etsy! You’ve got to see these Holographic Zombees in person, they’re to die for! 😉 See what I did there? These beauties and more are coming to Etsy Oct 20th at 9AM PST!

Trick or Treat! This year I’m sharing the spooky love and orders placed release weekend will get an extra surprise! 100 lucky orders will get a TREAT with a bonus release exclusive 1″ Zombee button. And another 100 orders will get a TRICK instead with a bonus Glow in The Dark Creepy Crawler in their package. One super lucky order will receive an original Zombee graphite drawing, and I’ll sprinkle in a new Halloween themed sticker into orders placed on the weekend for good measure!

This year I’m throwing a collector’s Halloween Party at my Studio in Vancouver! I’ll have new goodies, refreshments and a Costume contest with a prize! If you’d like an invite, email info@camilladerrico.com for details.