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Here you will find all of my work, from art to jewelry!

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Behold some of the best art on DA! My inspiration lies here.

Real Life to Anime Portraits!

Bishoujo's Anime Portrait by OtakuECKen's Anime Portrait by OtakuECTristan and Carla's Anime Portrait by OtakuECPowers and Carr Portrait by OtakuEC

Want to see what you look like as an anime character?

:star: Click here to view more samples of anime portraits

:star: These portraits are $30 for a black & white lineart or $60 full color per person or pet. If you'd like to order a portrait, read on!

:bulletred: E-mail me at least one good photo of you, a loved one, or pet. The drawing will be based off the photograph, so the quality of the image does matter.

:bulletorange: All portraits are shoulder up in my own anime style. I will only do minor revisions upon request.

:bulletyellow: If you'd like, I can write the person or pet's first name in katakana somewhere on the image.

:bulletgreen: All portraits are digitally created. You will receive both low and high resolution files via e-mail that you can post online or print.

:bulletblue: Payment must be up-front, sent via PayPal to Portraits are finished between 1-7 days depending on the number of orders I have in queue. I can only work on art commissions Monday-Thursday. The earlier you send me your payment and photos, the sooner I can start your project.

:bulletpurple: E-mail me at to send me your photo(s), or send your link(s) to me via a DA note. Thank you! ^3^

Handcrafted Jewelry for Sale!

OtakuDzNs Jewelry Shop - Click to view more!

Spring of the Fireflies Necklace by OtakuEC

Price Menu:

Prettyful Pink Daisy Bracelet by OtakuEC
Daisy Bracelets $6
Spring Fields Daisy Necklace and Bracelet Set by OtakuEC
Daisy Necklaces $12
Sea of Grapes Bracelet by OtakuEC
Loom Woven Bracelets $22

Looking for fun, colorful beaded jewelry to add a bit of pop to your wardrobe? Check out OtakuDzNs jewelry shop! Each piece is made with love by Emily Cammisa, a freelance illustration artist who does everything from character drawings to graphic design commissions. If she's not making art, she is passionately beading away and making lovely adornments in her unique, whimsical style. Emily also does custom jewelry commissions in any color/material/design you like. Find everything from necklaces, lariats, bracelets, and earrings in a wide array of colors and styles. Happy shopping!





10/1/14 Art Commission Overhaul

Hello my lovelies! You may notice that I have (once again for the millionth time) changed my art commission page. I no longer have two links for personal and commercial commissions, and no longer is my commission page a massive wall-o-text contract full of stuff that people likely never bothered reading anyway. I have paired it down and simplified it tremendously, which is a lot less stress for me, and a lot easier for you guys who may want to commission me. The only thing I haven't yet completed is my samples and price list catalog which will be very straight forward; you see an image and a price listed next to it--simple! I also updated my resume, my portfolio, and my website (wooo progress!)

If you're wondering why I am doing all of this, I am gearing up to push my freelance art business to a whole new level. It's going to be streamlined in ways it has never been before based on everything I have learned these past four years since I started doing this professionally. I am really excited to see how it goes once I start getting commissions. Hopefully my new process will end my struggles with giving people estimates. Too many times I have underestimated how much time a project will take and it's never fun having to tell someone I went over-budget. I've lost out on a lot of money because it would be bad business to jack up my price and charge someone more after I already quoted them a lower price. I am hoping to cover my buns and make sure all of my clients are happy and my pricing is super clear from now on. If you ever wondered why I mark down my labor time on literally every single piece I submit, it's because I have been documenting and timing myself over the years so I know what to charge for every sort of art I create. 

Anywho, that all said, my only concern is of course competing with other artists working in my niche at my skill level (or above) since I know the DA art economy is crap. Yep, I said it. People who charge $5-$20 for a fully rendered, gorgeous illustration are a problem for me and any other artist who has rent and bills to pay and needs to make a living wage. I won't relent and lower my hourly rate, as I feel I've worked hard to get to this point and my art is valuable. I do fear that no one will commission me because they will still feel my prices are too high. I guess it all boils down to people who truly value my art will pay my price, if not they can go elsewhere. I also know that when I advertise my buns off, even for cheap $10 gigs, I get next to no takers. Hopefully after I whip up this gorgeous price sample catalog, all of that will change. I am also going to try advertising on YouTube as well to drum up interest. This won't be easy, but I am determined to be successful at freelancing and break free of the 'starving artist' syndrome I have had for far too long.

The above image is a fanart of Wobbly Headed Bob that I made for my dad a few years ago, since he enjoys Jhonen Vasquez' comic 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.' He is the very image of how I feel with my financial struggles and difficulties in freelancing xD I don't wanna be Bob forever. It's time to make a change!

 Anime Sketch Commissions- OPEN for business!

To my dear watchers, please consider sharing this or commissioning me for a sketch. I’ve been in dire financial straits for months now with very few art commissions to sustain me. I desperately need the income, so please help!

Sketch Commission List

1. Liz-66 *Payment received 7/1/14 - DONE!*

2. silentline26 *Payment received 6/14/14 - DONE!*

I am OPEN to do many more of these, as many as 20 a month. Please e-mail me your reference pic(s) and send $10.60 my PayPal to be added to the list. My e-mail is (for both).


So how many of you guys and gals are also on Tumblr? If you like, you can follow me there too. I occasionally post rants about freelancing and the struggles of being an artist, but also triumphs and fun stuff. I post my art there as well :D Go check out my Tumblr!


:bulletpurple: Art Commissions

:bulletpurple: Testimonials from Clients

:bulletpurple: My Gallery of Commissioned Work


:bulletpurple: My Gallery of Handmade Jewelry

:bulletpurple: rasberrykrafts DA page


Wanna know about my art community that has over 24,000+ members and is growing bigger by the minute? Check it out here! UnseenArtists


:bulletpurple: About the Artist


:bulletpurple: Portfolio and Resumé

:bulletpurple: YouTube

:bulletpurple: Livestream

:bulletpurple: Tumblr

:bulletpurple: Facebook

:bulletpurple: Twitter



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Emily Cammisa
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Greetings! I am a 28-year-old freelance artist that is passionate about illustration, specifically designing original characters and creating narrative images. My style is heavily influenced by Japanese and Western animations and varies from project to project. I also enjoy creative writing, making jewelry, sculpture, and photography. Please peruse my DA galleries and have a look at my website, also consider commissioning me for custom art or jewelry just for you or your loved ones!

Of all the various things I've created, what's your favorite & what would you like to see more of? 

12 deviants said Original characters, I love your pretty boys and lovely ladies!
3 deviants said Tutorials, want to see more helpful art instruction!
2 deviants said Fanart of course, it's great to see canon characters in your style!
1 deviant said Sculpture, your figurines are so cute!
1 deviant said Photography, especially love pics of your fish!
No deviants said Commissioned work, ya never know what will come out next!
No deviants said Studio art, can totally hang in a fine art gallery!
No deviants said Jewelry, shiny sparkly things are awesome!



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TehSnowflake Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I love your artwork~ :heart:
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww thank you, I am glad O///O
TehSnowflake Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You're very welcome~! <3
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Otaku! :party:
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you bunches ^^
AndrewGeorge1991 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B-day^^
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much~ w@
AndrewGeorge1991 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np^^ hope you had a great one^^
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16

OtakuEC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, God Bless you as well ^^
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