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My name is Emily Cammisa and I'm a freelance illustration artist based in Saratoga Springs, NY with a bachelor's degree in fine art from Skidmore College. I've been doing freelance illustration and graphic design commissions since July 2010. Currently my primary focus is traditional and digital fantasy illustration, character designs, and portraiture. I also love to make beaded jewelry with a fantasy vibe to sell in my Etsy shop. I am currently established at the Other Worlds Gallery located at the Shirt Factory, Suite 119, 71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY. My art is available to purchase as prints, stickers, magnets, and button pins. I also sell my work twice a year at the Saratoga Comic Con in November and April. Aside from freelance work, I also teach various art classes throughout the year and do workshops for crafting dreamcatchers. A few venues I teach at are the College of Saint Rose, ADK Creative Works, C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, Creative Chameleon, and Wicks from the Sticks. 

Tools of the trade

I use both traditional and digital mediums and love to explore what they can do. My favorite traditional mediums are watercolors, graphite, Prisma colored pencils, ink pens such as Sakura Pigma and Stabilo, and alcohol or India based ink markers such as Copic and Faber Castell. For digital art I prefer Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint Pro. As for my jewelry, I use various glass, acrylic, and wooden beads along with various other natural and man-made materials. I'm particularly fond of using seed beads to do bead weaving on a loom and by hand.

Stylistic inspirations and influences

My style is heavily inspired by many different contemporary illustration artists, Disney, Japanese anime, cartoons, comics and fantasy stories. I enjoy drawing original characters or illustrating scenes from roleplays or stories that I love. I also craft a lot of characters using a virtual reality game called Second Life before I illustrate them. Second Life is a huge inspiration for my work and a great source for reference. My drawings primarily focus on people and animals, so I am passionate about anatomical accuracy. My style leans more toward realism, but I also enjoy abstract and cartoony styles as well.

Long-term artistic goals and aspirations

My long-term goals as an artist are to someday self-publish my own artbooks and coloring books chock full of original digital and traditional illustrations as well as tutorial books on how to draw and color in various mediums. I also want to build up a loyal following to my work via vending at arts and crafts fairs, anime, comic, and game conventions. I dream of someday being able to completely support myself financially by doing the things I love to do most, eliminating the need to work any jobs unrelated to art.

Thank you so much for reading my bio here. If you would like see my artwork, please be sure to check out my website, DeviantArt gallery, Tumblr blog, and Instagram. I update DA, Tumblr, and Instagram often and also make announcements for when I will be Livestreaming my work. If you are interested in commissioning me, feel free to e-mail me at emilycammisa@gmail.com for more info. Thank you and have a lovely day!

Website: www.emilycammisa.com
DeviantArt Gallery: www.emilycammisa.deviantart.com/gallery
Tumblr Blog: www.emilycammisa.tumblr.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/emilycammisa
Livestream: original.livestream.com/emilyc…
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/OtakuDzNs
Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilycammisa

Sincerely,
Emily Cammisa
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DarkSaph Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
You website is really great ^^
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it ^_^
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DarkSaph Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
You're welcome :iconcute-plz:
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ArticTiger Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Mother Passed a Way on the same date as My Uncle Dave passed away June 11th 2010 :(
Love your art styles & works :heart:
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss too. I guess that was an unlucky date :< And thanks so much for the comment ^^ I know you've stuck to watching me over all these years, I really appreciate it! :hug:
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springy-doo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Your art is amazing! It's hard to belive your an unseen artist! Im sorry, you don't know me. But i've requested to join Unseen artist club.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh thank you! I guess you could say I WAS an unseenartist lol But the club has helped me go from 160 pageviews to 12,350 something! :D Not to mention i post thumbs int he forums and comment/fav a ton of people's art :) Glad to have you in the club! Someone will reply to your join note sometime today or tomorrow most likely, I would but I need to eat and get back to work (homework!) Thanks for the comment ^^
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springy-doo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Oh Thanks for letting me join! I've started drawing the Little purple cat =^-^= as a thank you,to a kind,wonderful artist.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aww you are very kind too! People like you make the club great ^^
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springy-doo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Thank you! I've been making a few new friends on the Chat room,this club is such an amazing idea welldone!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
I added you as a member, when I log onto UnA tomorrow or friday (if my helpers don't get to it 1st) I'll answer your join note and add you to the main memberlist as well ^^
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springy-doo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Thank you very much! Your so kind,i hope this club will bring more comments on my art becuase all of my watchers ingore me.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
The more active you are in the club, chatroom ect, you're destined to find people who will like your art :D Also on the UnA main page there's a "Guide to gaining recognition" page in the list of links ^^ There's a lot of good tips in there ^^ Have fun and let your art be seen!
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CitrusSlice Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
OMG, you go to skidmore?! in saratoga, ny right?! if so, -waves- =D
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Heh yes I do...do you happen to go here too? lol If so *meets* XD
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CitrusSlice Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
Thats so funny, never expected to meet someone from there as well. Actually, I live by albany, but i go there on the weekend to spend with my dad. Im starting there next year, but still ^-^!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oo that's great! Is your dad a teacher here? Wonder if I know him lol I'm going to be a senior next year but I also live here so it's not like I'm going anywhere anytime soon lol Maybe we can meet up ^^
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CitrusSlice Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
He use to work there, but not anymore (sucks too, cause I could get in so much cheeper if he still did). Im not gona preasure you into meeting up (god knows one of us is secretly planing something involving a one eyed monster (NOT MEH) -eyes you-), but it would be cool to be all "Yo" in a coffee shope or pizza place.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
hahaha one eyed monster XD I am a girl I promise you that XD And there's a cafe on campus with a cyber cafe, good place to just sit and chat and look at DA at the same time on one fo the computers lol
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CitrusSlice Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Yep thats the one, I go there once a month or so. Im totally gona print out your name (Otaku1811) and tape it to the back of my laptop so you'll know it's me if you ever see me. Also, I dress wierd, so don't be intimidated (like in nurses caps and stuff).
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
lolol ok XD
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Tianta Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
hehe, nice to know a bit about you!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
hehe Thanks :D
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DesiredAdoration Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Awesome. Im glad you have another month! Congrats hun! :hug:
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yeah I just gotta find a way to buy a real subscription before time's up cause now I have an art contest x.x;;
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DesiredAdoration Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
If I had the $ I'd help out but my family is broke.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
It's ok, I'll just let my mom keep the x-mas money my aunt sent me (a whole $25) o.o; She can then buy me the subscription.... hopefully
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codewidi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
congrat on the free subscription :D
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
Wow, that's weird. I've never heard of ndifference doing that before.

When exactly did this happen?
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
Umm it happened the day before yesterday sometime in the evening. He said he randomely visits all the DAmn chatrooms and whoever says hi to him 1st gets a free 3 month subscription o.o That's really sweet of him!
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
subscription is great... i hope you enjoy it (:
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
Oh believe me I do! I am amazed I can see all my comments and not have to open them lol Very handy and fast ^_^
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY!!!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
:)
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