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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?" 

125 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.
110 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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Good Intentions

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 25, 2014, 1:41 PM

You know what they say: the way to... online inactivity :V? is paved with good intentions!

To be fair, it's not just online inactivity I'm talking about, but rather the general lack of productivity on my part - I keep meaning to do all sorts of things: have more Endless Realms monsters completed regularly, post more journals now, come up with some good polls, do some personal work now and then, make some more progress on my waitlist - but I keep being, well... sick-without-being-actually-sick, I guess.

I was over at a friend's the other day, and I mentioned that I'd been suffering chronic stomach aches and/or head aches (you know, those annoyingly persistent ones that are not alleviated at all by either acetaminophen or ibuprofen?) the past month, and was frankly rather tired of it, and he asked, "Jen, haven't you been feeling like that since August?  I remember you complaining of the same thing before your wedding, but you assumed it was wedding-related stress and would go away," and I realized, actually, yes.  Apparently I've had more-or-less constant stomach aches and/or headaches for the past two and a half months.  So what the hell, body :b  Why you hate me so :c

So yeah.  I'm a bit behind on pretty much everything, it feels like, mostly as a result of me feeling consistently under the weather in a variety of ways, and I'm not sure why, and it doesn't seem to be going away.  Not that armchair-physician-ing is really worth much, but just for the hell of it: does anyone have any anecdotal stories about chronic body-feels-like-crap-but-is-not-actually-sick-iness and what made it go away?  You know, aside from the usual "I exercised/ate better/slept properly/drank enough water"...

Anyway, hoping to maybe to do at least one or two more Endless Realms monsters before the end of the month, and if I'm lucky, manage to get a Halloween picture done this year, as I missed last year's - they're a silly, just-for-fun-for-me-and-friends exercise that I'd like to do every year if I can, but so far I've only done two >_>  They're pretty inside-jokey, so harder for other people to enjoy, but here they are anyway!

Nerdy Halloween 2011 by jocarra  A Sleazy Tavern Nerdy Halloween by jocarra If you haven't seen them already, lots and lots of bonus nerd points if you can identify who/what everyone is dressed as :b

Art Status

Commissions - CLOSED

Last updated August 20th

  • Endless Realms - block 10 (paid in full)
  • Endless Realms - remaining classes (not paid)
  • Vangarthia: phoenix/dragon - 1% (paid in full)


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


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Stevegreen2015 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dunno if you remember me :D
jocarra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Umm, maybe?  Need a bit more to go off of :V
Stevegreen2015 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was stevegreen, you commented on some of my first pics, this was years ago though
jocarra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I recognize any of your art in your gallery, but you maybe ring a bell I think? But yeah, that would have been years ago :b
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danigalleta Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I used to watch you on my previous accounts (daniii and recycled-batteries), and I've always loved your art so I'm watching you again :nod: :D

I really hope you are doing great, and having great fun in whatever you are doing now :heart:

I promise, I won't get any more accounts, this one is for real. ^^;
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you very much!  Haha, hopefully you'll finally be able to settle down with this account, then ;P  Cheers and best of luck :)
danigalleta Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) I promise I'll sit and take a long hard look at your gallery one of these days ;)

Thank you, and you too :) Take care!
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LarkoftheRiver Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey its me! Again. From a while ago? I keep coming back here for critiques because you're really good at it and its helped me out before, so here I am ahhahh.
Could you offer help with this one?
Specifically the background. I have so much trouble with backgrounds.
Thanks in advance! ^^ Your work is great!
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)  And sorry I haven't gotten a chance to comment yet - I'll do that now!
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