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I'm out camping. What is YOUR favourite summer activity? 

76 deviants said Being lazy!
48 deviants said General outdoor awesomeness! (swimming, hiking, kayaking...)
30 deviants said Just enjoying being with friends/family!
23 deviants said Going away for vacation!
22 deviants said Camping!
18 deviants said Backyard/BBQ cookout parties!
18 deviants said Something else! (comment)
2 deviants said Suntanning and making the most of the heat!


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Halloween Premade Background by jocarra
Halloween Premade Background
Working on this year's Halloween picture, and I thought the background might work as a good pre-made :)  Unlike my photo stock, please no commercial usage, and please cite me in the image description.  If you do use it, I'd love to see what you make with it!  Download for the full-size image.

Happy Halloween!

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 Oct 19th

  • Q: Endless Realms (block 4 advance paid)
  • Henry: phoenix/dragon series/lizard girl - 1%/15% (paid in full)
  • BladeMcCloud: Flind - 0% (not paid)
  • Caleb: map - 0% (not paid)
  • benymol: ?? - 0% (not paid)
  • Jon: ?? - 0% (paid, awaiting response)


Jen Elliott (Jen Philpot)
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm 29 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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hsoj95 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for joining Canines-Unite! :)
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!  Thank you for the invite :)
hsoj95 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome! We are honored to have you in our group! :)
MissDarlin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Your artwork is amazing. I hope to commission someday for a portrait of my fursona to put up in my living room :) 
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :thanks:  Unfortunately, I'm not open for commissions, but I may open later in the winter season - keep an eye on announcement in my journal if you're interested in getting a spot :)
BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Many thanks for the map tutorial, Jocarra. Much appreciated! I managed make my first digital world map not look like crap thanks to you. :)
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot and best of luck to you in your future maps!
RaveInsatiable Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Hi Jocarra, I was just wondering when you might be opening up for commissions? =o
And also was wondering on a price quote, if you'd have the time for one right now.
I'd be willing to fill out all of the information in your journal that you posted about it.
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there!  Chances are, I won't be able to open for commissions for at least a few months, as I have an existing waitlist, and very limited time for freelance work now that I'm doing contract work for Endless Realms.  However, I can give you a rough price quote, if you'd like - just send me a note or email :)
MaxK-W Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favourite! ^_^

Make sure to watch my page for more photography that you may enjoy :dummy:
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