The Swirly J Blogs

Hello! My name is Jennifer G., but you can call me Jenny! I am a bit of a nerd and have a huge love for video games, anime, comics, animated films, ect. My passion is creating in a 2D format and telling stories through illustration. I am learning everyday and I plan to keep it that way for the rest of my life! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Illustration piece PRJ 400

Here is my current illustration piece. with a rough block in. I'm trying to get my values right. Ignore the back ground it'll be changed. More focused on characters.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sea Empress-Final

Ok, I am officially putting this to rest. I learned quite a bit from this painting. For one, I learned so much about lighting. Where I am now artistically, I don't know what else to do to it. If you have any ideas, let me know and I will do them in the future. :)

What I learned:
1.) Lighting is a mean mistress. I want to understand it very badly so if anyone has any artists I can paint from to learn(prefer masters) let me know.
2.) I still can't make my pictures work. I have to learn how to make them work better. A lot of time wasted fixing the initial sketch. Learning to make a good drawing first is EXTREMELY crucial.
3.) Painting skills. I am acrylic painting and digitally painting at the same time right now. I hope to get better soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sea Empress-Laying to rest.

I am laying my Sea Empress Picture to rest... for now. I will come back to it later because I want it to be really awesome! :) Here is where she is now. If you have advice. Let me know and I will use it for the future

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sea Empress...what version is this

I want this to be good. It still isn't unfortunately. Still working on it!

Senior Project-Father character concepts

The father rough turn around for my senior projects. The style has changed since then. I liked the angles for a strong father figure. :( Oh well...happens all the time

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sea Empress Ver 4

Another version! YAY! I wonder how many more transitions it'll go through! :)

Project 400 stuff

Some character here..have to fix the kid and make him look like hes 11...and also gotta work on the style and what know blah blah! :P

Sea Empress on her way...I think...haha couple versions