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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!





8/4/14 The One Year Style Challenge

Hello my lovelies! It has been a while since I last posted a journal. I've been out and about in the world exploring nature with a good friend, swimming, going to the county fair, seeing a circus show, and enjoying my summer when I am not working at Home Depot. I haven't had much in the way of art commissions in the past few months, which is not too great for my meager finances, but it does free me up a lot of time to pursue other things. I've gotten back into roleplaying which is quite enjoyable (when people actually post >.>). I also have gotten to catch up on loads of tv shows, cartoons, anime, and some gaming here and there. It all makes me feel like a terribly lazy person when there is just so much work to do to market my artwork, and even more work to be done to improve my art and push it forward.

I enjoy my escapist hobbies so very much, but a problem of having so many hobbies and living alone means balancing my free time can be incredibly difficult. Sometimes it can take me a whole day of procrastinating just to do a sink full of dishes, while other days I plow through a to-do list like nobody's business. I seem to be up and down in so many areas of my life; my weight, my emotions, my work ethic... I have short bursts of motivation and everything is going great, then it grinds to a miserable halt and I find myself in a cesspool of stress. A large part of my stresses are either financial or of the existential crisis variety. I have a lot of self-doubt. I am often abusing myself by thinking 'my artwork is not good enough,' 'I can't compete with other artists,' 'I'll never succeed in this career,' and 'I will always be stuck right where I am.' After a while these thoughts wear me down to the point where I am so depressed I lose my creativity altogether.

This time, however, things are a little different. I still feel my creative mojo and I am embarking on a new journey. I've been doing a lot of basics lately like going back to focused studies, sketching, and experimenting. I've really enjoyed my digital painting practices too. Today I talked to two of my closest friends and both of them agreed my style is stagnant, outdated, or "dull." While I don't agree with everything they said to me in their critiques of my work, I do agree that change is vital for my growth as an artist. Both of them suggested I practice copying other artist's styles so I can break free of doing the same thing over and over, and learn some new techniques in the process. For a while now I have vacillated between leaving anime style behind and just meshing it with western influences, but I think if I take the leap and dare to do styles that I would never think of doing, I may just stumble on something new that I enjoy. This of course doesn't mean I am going to completely abandon everything I have done up until this point. I am still really enamored with proper proportions in human anatomy, but I think my characters definitely need to have more lively facial expressions or interesting poses. Down the road I also need to tackle backgrounds and perspective, but for now I will focus on making my characters more dynamic.

Starting this week I will embark on this journey of growth and learning. Every week I will draw one of my original characters in a different style, trying my best to match the style and technique to the artist I am referencing as much as possible. I will do this every week for the next 52 weeks in whatever capacity I can, and hopefully at the end of it all I will be a better artist for it. This week I'll be starting very simple with the 1930's "rubber hose" animation style. Lucky for me that style is in black and white, so I don't have to worry about color just yet lol Of course I will post all of these up here. In fact, I'll go make a One Year Style Challenge folder so you guys can keep up with me as I progress. Wish me luck!

Update: A few folks messaged me with concern that this means I am going to scrap my current style and try to invent a new one entirely, forsaking everything I have done up to this point in my art career. Here is my answer to this to ease your worries:

I agree with my friends in that I need to try new things for the sake of learning from them. I need to practice a lot and learn, but I also have a particular style I have been striving for through the years. I will take whatever I learn, but I will still draw how I want to draw without letting people influence my work to the point of losing my identity as an artist. My main goal here is not to completely change my style, but to enhance it by stepping outside of my comfort zone and experimenting. This is something I have been striving for all along and you can see it in the progression of my work how it’s gone from this to this. I still have a long way to go, and even when I reach the place I want to be at, I will still never be 100% satisfied because there’s always room for improvement in art. I know people are concerned that I am taking things to heart and going to suddenly stop doing what I do the way I do it, but that isn’t the case so don’t worry lol

 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 - In Progress*

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).

Otaku's Mega To-Do List:


I have so much to do, my head can spin, so it helps me be productive and stay on track whenever I write out an actual to-do list so I cross off what has been done as I go. Nothing feels better than scratching off every last item on the list! Here goes!

1. Do the damn dishes, Jesus have you SEEN that mountain of crap? (They pile up so fast! 0^0)

2. Defrost chopmeat for chili, or be doomed to eat another crappy frozen burrito, or a crappy frozen chicken patty. Bish, get to some home cookin’!

3. Put the new fishies in the big tank, they have proven a clean bill of health and are ready to go into their new home! Try not to stress ‘em out too much during the process O3O Bloop~

4. Photoshop pics of all the new jewelry you made and post dat shit. Gotta show the world!

5.Livestream the Chrono commission, you NEED to get this done so you can take on more commissions and make that green stuff. DO IT! *shakes self*

6. Make the chibi lemon cake kiriban pic for Hiro, it’s the only other art project you need to do after Chrono! DO IT!

7. Create bust portrait bases, front, and 3/4 views which will be used for OC bust portrait commissions. En lieu of that, make samples for a bust commission catalog with prices, then post dat shit all over! Need to make the green, tired of being broke!

8. Work on an art commission catalog that covers the full range of all that I do best, buy some more colored ink, and print, print, print!

9. Make an art commission menu to post all over the net with picture samples and price ranges. WORK IT GIRL!

10. Get your ass out there and hand out those anime portrait flyers and your shiny brochures. Also research Skidmore’s class schedules and get out to sell that jewelry! MARKET BISH!

I think that’s enough for now lol I already feel good and overwhelmed. I’ll be striking out each thing as I complete it. I love the smell of progress!


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!


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: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


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Emily Cammisa
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Greetings! I am a 27-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? 

11 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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kinyret Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1]
           Thank Llama 1 Of 2Thank Llama 2 Of 2 Sweetheart #6

here's a llama for you! Llama Emoji-67 (Yes food) [V3]
OtakuEC Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! ^<^
Pleco777 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Thanks again for your kind words, Emily.  Kurt
Crystal-Sushi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thankyou for the llama :3
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
NeoyoshiAETH Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Your page is so awesome. xD
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Why thank you, I really try. DA is my bread and butter lol
jdqc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014

fuck. never again then.
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well most people love my sparkly than yous lol Can't win 'em all.
jdqc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
yeah... I'm so sorry
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