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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!

Lightbox Expo Pasadena 2019

Hello my lovelies! I’m at Lightbox Expo in Pasadena this weekend Friday, September 6th – Sunday, September 8th. Make sure you stop by my Table #211 to say hi and check out my goodies for you.

I’ve got oodles of books – including my newest releases: Pop Manga Drawing and The Zodiac.

You can pick up one of my lanyards: I’ve got fuzzbutts or my girls. They’ve both got an adorable charm that comes with them!

My Zodiac prints will be available. As well as a small selection of mini bee prints.

Show is open today – Friday – 12pm – 6pm. Then come by Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Sunday 10am – 5pm. Table #211. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces!

 

 

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

Pop Manga Drawing and Zodiac Art Books are LIVE!

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the official release of my new book Pop Manga Drawing! Head over to The Camilla Store on Etsy to get your copy!

As added incentive to buy through me you’ll get an exclusive postcard with your order of Pop Manga Drawing! I like to give little goodies to my fans and supporters. It makes me happy to see you all happy!

And last – but definitely not least – my newest art book “The Zodiac” has released on my Etsy shop too! “The Zodiac” and Travis Louie’s “Animals That I’ve Known” Dual Art Book is a limited edition, 54-page softcover book chronicling a selection of new and current works by both myself and Travis Louie. The catalog contains 12 artworks from each of us, and each artwork is accompanied by its own statements and tales. The art book is limited to 800 pieces worldwide! So don’t miss out on it! 

And as one last extra bonus there are limited quantities of sketched and signed copies of “The Zodiac” available on my Etsy shop. So head over 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.

Check It Out! New Pop Manga Drawing Book

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!