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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Jen Elliott (Jen Philpot)30/Female/Canada Group :iconcanines-unite: Canines-Unite
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How difficult do you find it to draw when you're "not in the mood?" 

126 deviants said Next to impossible - I can force myself to try, but it turns out absolutely terrible, or I somehow still get nothing but a blank canvas despite my best efforts.
112 deviants said Challenging - it's doable, but painful, and the results often suffer for it.
21 deviants said Moderately difficult - it's not ideal, but it's definitely doable, and generally produces just as good results as when I'm in the mood.
20 deviants said Not applicable - I don't do art.
13 deviants said Not too bad - eh, obviously I'd rather be in the mood for it, but it's not really that hard.
5 deviants said Not applicable - I'm almost always in the mood to do art, or find it very easy to get myself into the mood.
3 deviants said Not very difficult at all - whether I'm in the mood or not doesn't actually really impact how hard it is to sit down and make decent artwork.


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Auction Winners Announced!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 25, 2015, 11:12 AM

Alright!  First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who sent me a bid for my silent auction – I appreciate the support, even though I wasn’t able to select all of you.  Secondly, the winners!  I’ve selected Siegmar’s full illustration, Tabra’s pin-up, and Siochanna’s sketch – if I get the time, I will try to select additional winners from the received bids :) 

As for an update on our move, we made it to Birmingham in one piece, our luggage intact, just in time for Casey’s faculty welcome party :3  I quite like Birmingham, a lot greener than I expected, and the university campus is quite nice, although we kind of got stuck in a bit more “humble” of a flat than we expected – aside from a lumpy coverless mattress, we have zero furniture, cutlery, dishware/glassware, or towels/linens of any kind, so we have some shopping to do :b  Maybe it’s just our inexperience as renters, but our last shared flat had some basic common linens/dishes/etc. for everyone to use, so I guess I was expecting sort of the same – we left almost everything except clothing and our laptops at home.  Ah well :b  We were hoping to eventually find a single studio room for us, rather than a shared home, so it’s not that terrible for us to start accumulating stuff now.

Anyway, thanks again for all the support and well-wishes!  Hopefully, if I get the time, I will be able to take more commissions in the future!

Art Status

Commissions - temporarily CLOSED (see journal)

Last updated Oct 7th

  • Endless Realms - block 10 (paid in full)
  • Endless Realms - remaining classes (not paid)
  • Vangarthia: phoenix/dragon (paid in full)


Jen Elliott (Jen Philpot)
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I am presently OPEN for commissions! Please see my journal for more information.


I'm 30 years old, happily married, with a B.Sc in animal biology. I'm an illustrator who prefers work with animal and/or fantasy elements - I use primarily digital media but also some traditional, and focus on realistic and semi-realistic paintings as well as a few varieties of lineart-based art. I largely worked freelance, but now am the lead artist for Endless Realms, a D&D-like pen and paper RPG currently in development.

As for hobbies, I am a huge music enthusiast. I am a classically trained pianist and aspiring teacher, although recent and not-so-recent life events have caused me to fall tragically out of practice. I love listening to music and almost always enjoy finding new and unusual instruments, songs, genres and artists - I collect music not just of my own tastes, but also work that I find noteworthy, unique or extraordinarily different, and I'd like to think I have at least one or two examples of any major musical genre represented in my collection.

I also love food - trying new things and appreciating the foods I like is a simple undeniable pleasure for me. I never really cooked much when I was young, but have since really grown to enjoy it. Like my musical tastes, I potentially like just about anything - it all depends on how it's done.

I'm also pretty clearly a nerd. Besides generally enjoying things like science and philosophy (and being a huge music nerd, as previously mentioned), I love good science fiction, fantasy, and character/world-building, and enthusiastically but infrequently get the chance to practice archery and poi. I also enjoy a number of games, from video games to tabletop to cards to PnP RPGs, but I grew up primarily with video games - favourites include the old X-Wing/TIE Fighter series, RPGs like Suikoden, ChronoTrigger and Super Mario RPG, stealth games like Metal Gear Solid, and music games like DDR, Guitar Hero, Osu and Audiosurf.

I also theoretically enjoy writing, although I have much more of a love/hate relationship with it. While I've never quite gotten the hang of creating good narrative flow, I do enjoy world building and have created an extensive universe called The Tripartitus - I use a Wiki as a way to organize all the information I have for it.


All inquiries regarding commissions may be made through notes, or email me at - see also… - please don't delete previous messages from notes, as I need those to help keep track of people! Thank you :)

I am presently OPEN for commissions! Please see my journal for more information.


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MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Whats you favorite element??
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Phew, that's kind of tough!  Earth or fire, probably?
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
cool, mean my elements fire
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think my element is actually water or earth, but I think fire is cool thematically :b
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Jocarra, I have a question. Deviantart is such an overwhelming experience. How do you deal with it's you know "scale"? 
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure what you mean - I check my messages daily, go through the submissions of people I watch, reply to comments, occasionally browse as I feel like it, either by looking at the gallery/favourites of people I know/like, looking at the Daily Deviations, or doing searches for specific things I like.
Essilem Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting works!
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
ankewehner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for submitting more of your work to Plant Fantasy. :)
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!  Thanks for accepting :)
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