Thursday, July 8, 2010

camilla d'errico.

I can't believe I haven't posted about her already, but I will now...
For the past couple of years, Canadian-Italian artist Camilla d'Errico has been an inspiration of mine, with her innocent looking girl characters pictured with cute animals, soft yet vibrant colours, and mingling of cyberpunk and nature. She has the cute-with-an edge aesthetic that's so popular in the modern art and illustration scene (pop-surrealism?) but infuses it with her own painterly style. There's a warmth in many of her paintings, with their sunny colour palette and dappled lighting, but considerable angst in other works.

She was also involved in pop singer Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes, a comic published by Tokyopop and a sort-of-promotional project for the singer's album. It's more than just advertising, though, and is darker than what one might expect for such a venture, the plot involving a pact made between a small devil and the main character.

More of her work can be found here:

She also has a shop full of lush and shiny goods including her comics and apparel (which I might buy from in the near future) here:


Camilla said...

Thanks for your super kind words and for sharing my work with your readers :)

Glad you like the shiny stuff in the store!


The lunchbreak op shopper said...

not bad at all :)