Mashing up pop culture characters with other creatures or people is a popular form of artistic expression.
But has anyone ever drawn superheroes, anime heroines, Pokémon, and more in such a delightfully fuzzy way as artist Camilla d’Errico? Self-described as a Pop Surrealist Manga Artist, d’Errico has been an independent artist for over a dozen years. Working with pastels and eerily beautiful imagery, her work is distinctive and adorable. But while her melting rainbow geode portraitures of women are surreal and delightful, Camilla has recently found herself drawing iconic pop culture icons…as bumblebees. We’re buzzing with excitement about her work. Exhibit A: Luke Skyflyer. Get it?!
The Fuzz is strong with this one! ?? My “Luke Skyflyer” bee original graphite drawing is ready to take down the DeathComb in the name of the Rebeelion! ? Can you tell I’ve been having a little too much fun with these Star Wars fuzzbutt bee drawings for my May The 4th release on thecamillastore.etsy.com lol ? This cutie and a fluffy cast of his friends release Friday May4th at 12noon PST (3PM EST) so set your alarms! ? BUT if you want First Dibs sign up to my Patreon.com/camilladerrico First Dibs tier to get early access to the drawings and plates! ? And may the Fuzz bee with you too! #PunGameStrong #ILoveBees #lukeskywalker
Over the years, d’Errico has created art for comic book covers (Bee And Puppycat, Marceline and The Scream Queens Vol 6) and she’s partnered with companies such as We Love Fine and Gold Bubble to create shirts, leggings, and more. Her dreamy aesthetic shines through no matter what she’s illustrating.
If you like her work, you’re in luck. Camilla has an Etsy storefront as well as a website where folks can purchase her art. If you love her style so much you want it on the regular, then consider throwing in on her Patreon where she does monthly giveaways for patrons, along with sneak peeks and other perks. Bonus! Many of Camilla’s bumblebee prints come with wildflowers seeds upon purchase in order to help keep the Earth viable for bee populations.
Keep scrolling for some more examples of her pop culture bee bizzzness. The Joker has never looked cuter than he does in this image:
Why so seriouzzzz? ?? you like my Patreon commission Joker bee I just finished? Mwhahahaaa! Such a cute but evil fuzzbutt!! ? I do commissions and other cool things on patreon.com/camilladerrico and I gotta say this is why I love Patreon so much! Such a cool way to connect with peeps and come up with fun new art. I hope you join so you can support what I do and also get cool rewards. ☺ #fuzzbutt #cutebutevil #saturdayshenanigans #thejoker
And King Triton? Come on.
King Trihive is ready for ya!! My first ever #merbee is available as a print, and would make an excellent #FathersDay gift don’t you think ??? This #BigDaddyBumble is only available on thecamillastore.etsy.com so head on over and check it out, he’s surrounded by lots more NEW goodies for my Junebug Release that launched today! #humblebumble #beesareboss #sale #weekendvibes #fluff #dadsareawesome ?????♂️
These She-Ra and Sailor Moon illos are too much in the best way.
I AM BEE-RA!!✨I’m kicking things into overdrive getting ready for #sdcc2018 with these parody bees! I love 80’s cartoons in case you somehow DIDNT know and #SheRa was my fav growing up! My hand is shaking with excitement as I paint her! Guh the theme song gets me every time!! She’s the fuzziest #princessofpower ever! ?? I can’t believe this is my 20th #conniversary and I can’t wait to see all of you there! Swing by booth 4723 and say hi! ?❤ #SanDiegoComicCon #heman #shera #bythepowerofgreyskull #ihavethepollen #popculture #camilladerrico #MotivationalMonday
The warrior of love and pollen Sailor Buzz, champion of justice! ?? Sailor Moon is one of my all time FAVORITE anime, so I couldn’t resist painting her as one of my fuzzy bumbles for my 20th SDCC conniversary! So this #wipwednesday im painting my childhood for #sdcc2018 ? I’m so excited to unleash these bees at booth 4723 in just a few weeks! You might say I’m…buzzing…with anticipation ?✨ #conniversary #SanDiegoComicCon #SailorMoon #iwannabeasailorscout
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Featured Image: David Elliott, VIZ