Robot Opus 1

‘Robot Opus 1’ is the first one on a series of illustrations in which I am currently working. The illustrations are done with pen and black ink on Bristol paper.  Their dimensions are 5 ½ x 7.

I might also work a couple on a larger size and even some in color using gouache.

I am having a lot of fun and I hope that you too will enjoy this series.

Robot con Mariposa - Opus 1



Curious Shorts: A Creepy Collection of Terrible tales!

These are two of  the illustrations that I recently made in the Edward Gorey style for the book “Curious Shorts: A Creepy Collection of Terrible Tales.” By filmmaker and storyteller David Rothmiller. A fun reading for those who enjoy stories out of the ordinary with an eerie twist.

The book is available from Amazon.

Click here!Ivan Camilli illustration for the book A Creepy Collection of Terrible Tales.


Ivan Camilli illustration for the book Curious Shorts: A Creepy Collection of Terrible Tales


Yesterday, Friday, October 5 TH, 2010, I had the chance to meet animation artist David Weidman at the opening of his art show at The Animation Guild’s Gallery 839. The Cheerful ninety-one animation artist veteran signed my copy of his book “The Whimsical Works of David Weidman.” David worked as a background painter in the animation world of the 50s and 60s, painting backgrounds for Hanna-Barbera Studios and UPA’s Mr. Magoo, Gerald Mc. Boing Boing, Jay Ward’s Crusader Rabbit, and many others.The exhibition was of his original vintage serigraphs created during the 1960’s and 1970’s. David created his works directly on the screen, not using any intermediary mediums.  The exhibit features the evolution of his use of the medium from the early works that resemble fanciful animation backgrounds to the layered later works that show off the medium to best advantage. Beautiful artwork indeed! Besides, is not every day that you meet a veteran from the old days of UPA’s Mr. Magoo and Gerald Mc. Boin Boing! The exhibition will be on display until October 26 at The Animation Guild’s Gallery 839, 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, California.




Sometimes I can’t help myself!. I might be working on whatever project and then, I feel the urgency of having to scribble whatever my brain wishes.  These where done a couple of months ago while freelancing for a client. I had a piece of paper on the drawing table which I used to sharpen my pencils, but also served as a drawing surface for the spontaneous scribbles that dwell in my head and wished to come out of it.