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10/2/18 Inktober Challenge and Updates! (Finally o.o)



Hello my lovelies! I am way overdue for giving you guys and gals some updates. I fell behind on all of my social media and art projects by a whopping three months because I've been working my butt off between Panera, teaching at the college of Saint Rose, teaching every Saturday, and doing the Plattsburgh Comic Con. I also adopted an adorable yet very rambunctious kitten in August. I love her, but she's a hyper handful! Suffice to say, I apologize for spamming you all with three months worth of back logged art and what-have-you, but I wanted to get everything caught up so I can spend the rest of this month focusing solely on the Inktober Challenge. I did take a bit of a break in August after that comic con because I was getting burnt out. I stopped my Sunday Sketches and pretty much went radio silent on all my social media. Heck, I didn't even take much time to browse what other people were posting. This is probably the second time I have been on my PC since July >.>;

Anywho, the Plattsburgh Comic Con was sort of a bust. I broke even and made back the table fee, the gas, the printing costs, and my hotel room money, but I didn't really sell a lot or make any profit which was a bummer. It was very slow and there wasn't as much traffic as the Saratoga Con. I did meet some really cool artists though, including some industry professionals. I got to pick their brains and learn a lot of great stuff that I will be applying from here on out at conventions. I don't know that I want to do the Plattsburgh con again. I think for now I will just stick to Saratoga and maybe look into the Albany one too. At least those are closer to home.

In other news, my Saint Rose classes in July were a huge success. I had around 60 students and all my classes were pretty much full. From some of those kids I gained students for my Saturday classes, and each week I seem to have a crew of regulars, and occasionally I see some new faces. The freelance teaching business has been slow to grow, but it's definitely gaining some traction.

Right now I just want to get through Inktober, work on creating my own comic (for real this time, I'm actually going for it!) Then I have to prep for the Saratoga Comic Con in November. I always have so much on my plate, so if I fall behind again, I hope you guys understand and don't abandon me ;.; Thanks for reading! 

<3 Emily C. 




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QueenofRandomness108 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a real duck?

:duckie: Duck Emoticon Mallard Drake Crossy Road - Duck Dance Scrooge McDuck GIF Daffy Duck Eats a Taco 
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yes it is lol
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QueenofRandomness108 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im' surprised it was able to sit still on your head
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
I was too lol
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Mate, I know exactly how you feel. :hug: I have a very low audience myself but I don't let it bother me so much. I've been told that one of the best ways to get exposure is to join heaps of groups and post art in there too, it helps but I haven't seen that myself. I think that it's a great idea to find some of the more active artists and socialize with them. I know this great artist here who has her own little community and even began an art share project with other artists. Because I socialize with her and the community a found many new friends and a few more watchers who read my work whenever they can. But let me tell you, views don't really mean that much, try not the think so much about them or whether or not you're getting noticed. Just try to make art the best that you can and the real appreciators will comment and favorite.
I hate myself because I don't look at people's work, but that's because I simple don't have the time right now. I need to find the time to look at more art, but I watch you because I love the art that I've seen you do and I know that you are a good artist. I need to tell you this more often, I love the work you do. ^_^
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the awesome comment! It's really encouraging, and believe me I have tried the groups thing... I've spent hours submitting my art into hundreds of groups, and while it has helped me gain more favs and watches, it still hasn't really given me much connection to people. I do like your idea of connecting with other active artists. I used to do that in livestream chats with some of my favorite artists, and I did make some great friends that way, but most of them started to get too busy in their careers and the whole livestream thing died out. I myself have less and less time these days with work and teaching, plus convention prep. It's all good stuff, just means I can't be online as often as I used to be. I do need to make more time to create more artwork though. I tend to go long stretches without submitting anything and I know consistency is the biggest key to ever grow a following online. All I can say is for now, I'm doing the best I can! I am so excited for March though, leaving Panera to fend for themselves on Saturdays is very satisfying lol Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me and let me know you care, it really is uplifting and reminds me that there are people out there who watch me here because they actually do enjoy what I make. It means a lot!
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Mate, it's fine. Truth be told I need to be more active socially here myself and in fairness most people I know in the community are quite busy with their careers too. I guess it's just how we cope with life at this point. I won't bore you with my story but I went through an identity crisis years ago and stopped being active and in fact creative as a whole until only last year. Really the key thing to remember is yes people do make a living off their art but it always takes a great deal of time. For me I aspire to be a professional writer and so far the last year has been turbulent and ultimately good. Only you can speak for yourself but I feel that you will gain a reasonable following, you certainly deserve it.
If you like I can refer you to where I hang out in, it's a pretty active place and in vibe is extremely positive but honest as well.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
It certainly can't hurt, link away!
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
No worries. For the record the artist is sylessae and she's most active on dA. Swing by her profile and check out her gallery, her art is amazing and I absolutely recommend watching her

Syl started a personal project a while ago now called Starcall which focused on providing free art for artists who otherwise couldn't pay for a commission. The project has since grown into a big community with multiple artists or different disciplines helping out. The entire community is positively driven to help others and encourage artists to grow so I think people who are serious about becoming great at what they do and want to feed off of other positive influences should at least consider looking at Project Starcall. sylessae.com/ <- This is the link to Sylessae's personal website where she hosts Project Starcall as well as the forums where you'll meet the active artists. She also has a Discord server where we chat on line, if you have Discord ask her about joining, I'm actually quite active on Discord in fact so we can catch up there too. ^_^ Anyway, yeah. Consider joining or at least follow Sylessae, she's a genuinely good person and dedicated to her art.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wow, her art is really fantastic, I definitely gave her a watch. I do like the idea of her project starcall, but I don't have enough time to be a part of that. I definitely can't afford to make commissioned art for people for free, but I do like the idea of an active community of artists. That'd be great to mingle and meet some people for sure. Also I do have Discord. My name on there is Ayame#7225 I don't get on my pc much, and my phone is too loaded to cram anymore apps on it, but feel free to add me if you like. Thanks so much for sharing this with me :)
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
No worries. For the record I'm not producing art there myself, even though I can if I wanted to and I do, I'm actually about to create a request myself in fact. But yeah I will do. Just so you know I also have a Discord server for my friends as well as artist friends so if you like I can give you an invite too. But I suppose that's more of if you are active enough to want to join. Anyway, I'll add you on Discord, I'm Chris Sifniotis - I wouldn't put up the entire tag so I don't get random people adding me. Keep a lookout for the name and an ugly mug. xD
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TheTale-Of-Rabiah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It was nice meeting your there.
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ditto! :hug:
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LyraVio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Although you probably do not, would you be willing to do an art trade? I am too young to have a paypal and I cannot pay for anything, so an art trade is all i would be able to do.. If not, i understand completely!
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hi there, I don't mind doing an art trade as long as it's simple since I am very strapped for time. I don't mind doing a pencil sketch character portrait or even a small copic drawing.
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LyraVio Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be sweet!! Thank you so much, and feel free to change or do anything that you like to her, whatever makes it easiest and most convenient for you! here she is: sites.google.com/masonohioscho…
What could I do for you?
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EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
I look forward to drawing your Lyra :D As for me, my favorite OC is a demon boy named Kalim: Kalim Bust Lineart by EmilyCammisa You don't gotta worry about putting much detail into his tattoos, you can even draw him in a big scarf and have them covered up entirely if it's easier. He doesn't need decorations on his horns either, just do what you want with it ^^ There's more pictures of him in my Hell and Elysium folder here: emilycammisa.deviantart.com/ga… I look forward to this art trade, I've only ever done one of these before. Wish more people would ask for them ^^
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LyraVio Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I'll look forward to drawing him! His details are exquisite, and I can't wait to draw him, I love his details and I'd love to at least try! 
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