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Commission - The Hunt for Elsewhere by jocarra Commission - The Hunt for Elsewhere by jocarra
“The world is unkind, but you needn’t live and die alone. You are Saxton, and you have a soul.”

A story of redemption, family, and the search a place to call home, by Beatrice Vine.

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Paperback OR NOOK

Other portable devices

For the iPad: You can search for the book in the iTunes store!

~25 hours Adobe Photoshop CS5.


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:iconmagranger16:
magranger16 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reading this book now, it is AMAZING!! I am only 52% done though. Thanks so much for posting this.
I cannot get over how great a of a book it is. I am now really close to the end.
I would love to see the movie, but I doubt anyone will make it. If they did it would be like "homeward bound" and everyone would love it.
Saxton is the best character EVER!

I finished it. Wow sad and happy ending, very unique. I really hope to see a sequel with Saxtons kits and all.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, that's awesome!  Glad to hear it :)
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:iconfiidchell:
Fiidchell Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for introducing me to the book. :) Not many books with protagonist foxes. And the art is sublime. Can't wait to read it.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!  Hope you enjoy it :)
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:iconhantari:
Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Great!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Kurrija Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Fantastic artwork as befits this equally fantastic story of a fox, life and everything! :3


The quote you chose for the description would've been exactly the one I'd have chosen as well, since it somewhat represents a motif present throughout the book (at least up to the point [~50%] where I stopped reading an hour ago ... definetly got to continue asap).


Do you know, whether there is a German translation of this book, yet? Else I might actually have to ask the author for permission to spend what little remains of my inexistent spare time and try translating it myself.

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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly - I'm sure the author would appreciate the comment, as well!  To my knowledge, I don't know of any translations, unfortunately :(
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Mr-Borra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic artwork! i especially love how you do your furs. I am also getting a major in biology (wildlife biology), and I dabble in art as a hobby. Any tips for Photoshop?
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Cool :) It's been a long time since I got my animal bio degree, sorta miss studying that stuff, even if I never really ended up using it for anything :b Ended up doing my hobby as my career instead, haha.

As for Photoshop tips, just messing around to learn your way around it is good, learning what things do and what effects they can have, maybe looking at tutorials to see how things can be used. I have a few painting tutorials, but most of them aren't super specific to Photoshop and could be applied to other programs. Were you going to try drawing/painting digitally, or just editting/manipulation?
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tbhorse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
looking forward to finding this novel.

art work just fantastic
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It should be coming out shortly! I'll probably make an announcement when I know exactly when :) Thanks!
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angel223456 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
When is it coming out? Still can't find it on Amazon
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the original plan was to have it out around Christmas, but the printing may have been delayed some! I can ask the author :)
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:iconangel223456:
angel223456 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Okay. Make sure to get back to me whenever you figure something out c:
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applebriar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
If you're still interested in reading it, it's out now!

[link] (in the description) :)
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, yeah, the author has been delayed with rewrites/edits, and it won't be out until spring-ish now :b Sorry!
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:icontharkz:
Tharkz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gotta remember this!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Still pretty sure it's coming out in time for Christmas :)
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Riivka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay this is definitely one of my favorites so far. This is seriously just incredible, you've outdone yourself, Jen ♥ Especially the fur on the wolf and the wounds he has. Amazing, fantabulous, splendiforous job ♥
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! I tried hard to not stick to references too closely, but still be fairly photorealistic. As for the wounds, oddly enough, I didn't use any references at all (you always get such gruesome results if you search for 'wound' or 'scar' or whatever), but it ended up turning out pretty okay! Lots of people compliment me on them, anyway :b

Thanks again <3
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Riivka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem ♥ Oh yeah that usually does tend to happen when you look for scar references, it's a little nasty. But yeah! <3 This piece definitely caught my eye <333
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I mean, I have my degree in biology, I've done dissections, I've seen some "gross" stuff. But it's also often not very helpful! I don't want to see a festering wound! I just want to see what different scars look like when it's partly healed over. I have a few small ones, but they're not really much more than just darker coloured parts on my skin from scratches that haven't healed up totally :b
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:iconriivka:
Riivka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh well that's true hah. You could maybe try searches for partially healed wounds. I don't know what kind of results will pop up but it's worth a try. I only have one so I can't be of much help )8
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, I just injure really easily :b A ten minute walk can leave me with blisters on a bad day (although I've gotten better shoes since and it's not so much of a problem), slight pressure can bruise me, doing up shoe laces can cut my fingers, and I once broke my foot by just stepping/standing on it when I was working in the kitchen :b

Lame.
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:iconriivka:
Riivka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A 10 minute walk? Ouch D: I used to bruise easily as well. But ooh, that sounds painful D:
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've also gone on 3 hour hikes without getting a blister (barely), though, so it's not like it happens all the time. I think it's mostly a result of the fact that shoes never fit me very well - I have really short, but really wide feet, so shoes are always too long and my foot slides around inside, or too narrow and it rubs badly.

Yeah, it was only a fracture in my foot, but it hurt so bad o_o Like when you stub your toe really, really hard, that super sharp pang of pain? It was like that, but constant :S I remember I was home alone and Abby was there to comfort me ;_;
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musicjunkie09 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's awesome!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Wolfs-Rain101 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
When will the book be in stores or Amazon, by the way, your REALY good! I love your art!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really sure! I think I heard later this year, if all goes well :)

Thanks!
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markrock18 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Wow. The cover looks great. Do you happen to know if the book is already listed on amazon for pre-order or what the story is?
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure about the Amazon bit, but the story is about a wolf and a fox traveling together across North America, "confronting their own inner demons, all while searching for redemption, family, and a place to call home."
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
ohhhhh, what's it about?
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's about a wolf and a fox traveling together across North America, "confronting their own inner demons, all while searching for redemption, family, and a place to call home."
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
sounds interesting, where can I find it? ^_^
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It'll be published on Amazon later this year.
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JackieTheFox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Cassandra-Leopardess Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm always amazed by your wonderful drawings :wow::clap:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :thanks: <3
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desertwind75 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly beautiful!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Noobertk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Awesome! It looks like it is straight from a bookstore
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful pic! :)
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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KristopheB96 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I still can't wait to read this book!!!! :onfire:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Hopefully the publication goes without a hitch!
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