Camilla and Killer Tentacle Octopus have been working on a very special collaboration, combining art, fashion and sculpture. Wearable tentacle crowns , inspired by Camilla’s painting The Dream Melt, are now live on Kickstarter.
These wearable crowns were first hand-sculpted, and cast in resin. This allows them to be both lightweight and durable, with wig clips sewn into the base for secure application when worn.
These Tentacle Crowns make for beautiful accessories, cosplay pieces, and collectors items, in their decorative and easy-view packaging. The Tentacle Crowns are live on Kickstarter now, with a variety of reward tiers available. Rewards for pledges include different crown colorways, prints, artwork, merchandise, jewelry and more.
Choose your favourite and pledge your support for Killer Tentacle Octopus x Camilla d’Errico here.
Camilla has been painting up a storm, and reveals the finished painting “Sea To Sky”. This fiery-eyed maiden is adorned with crows and tentacles, tied up in a dainty bow under her chin. Sea To Sky is available as an 11×14″ Mini Print here.
Camilla also releases “Farfalla” Mini Prints. Farfalla means Butterfly in Italian, the sound of which seems to compliment the emotion of the artwork. Farfalla Mini Prints are available on The Camilla Store.
On Friday Thinkspace will be celebrating 5 years of being one of LA’s coolest contemporary galleries, and they are opening a group show with 48 artists that represent their past, present and future. The show is simply called the V Year Anniversary Show.
This is my painting, called “Where the Wild Things Squirm”. It’s Helmetgirl and tentacle goodness! It’s 16 x 20, oils on wood panel, and framed. Interested in buying the original? Email Andrew Hosner: firstname.lastname@example.org. For this show, Thinkspace interviewed all the artists with 5 questions, and mine are here.
’5 Years / 5 Questions’ with Camilla d’Errico
What were you doing back in 2005 when Thinkspace started?
I was studying Illustration and Graphic Design at Capilano College in Vancouver, BC. Living for the first time away from my family and friends hatching a new path for myself. I started showing in galleries and found my passion in art.
Name 5 things you can’t live without in your studio?
Music. My Mac. Anime figures. Grapes. Art books and manga.
Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?
Hopefully my series Helmetgirls will be in full swing and I’ll be drawing that feverishly, along with Tanpopo and a whole world of figures and possibly producing my first anime. In five years from now I also hope to be living 4 months of the year in South East Asia in a remote little village, painting the days away, creating paintings that really re-inspire me!
What have you got coming up in 2011?
The release of my art book published by Dark Horse Deluxe and a toy line. I’ll be illustrating a fantasy graphic novel with a French publisher and a comic book for Spanish singer Monica Naranjo. As for paintings I’ll be doing a few very select group shows and working on a new body of paintings for Opera Gallery in New York.
I won’t be at the opening, but would highly recommend to anyone to go to this show if you can!
A new month means a new Featured Print of the Month and we are really excited to share May’s Print: LITTLE PINK INK MONSTERS
This special print is now available online and on sale for $25 for the month of May.
Remember that with each additional print you order, it is only an extra $1.00 in shipping.
We hope you enjoy one of Camilla’s cutest cephalopod-inspired images. We know there are a lot of you who will be looking to add this awesome print to the other Octopi-inspired prints in your collection: Octogirl, Blueberry Sucker and Tickle Monster or maybe this will be your first. Either way, we are happy to share it with you this month.
Happy May Everyone!