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, December 14, 2011

Social Standards

My sis approached me to do a drawing for her essay she was writing. This is for one of her classes. This illustration is the current social standards. Being a person that doesn't "fit in" with social standards I took heart to the project. I hope the message is clear and that in the future we can all just accept each other and not hurt ourselves mentally or physically.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Hello all! Here are some sketches from Today. I have done others but I haven't been able to use my computer too much thanks to the kitten I am taking care of. She just loves to curl up on my laptop and makes it very difficult to draw. Silly kitten. I tried drawing her but I have a ton of issues drawing animals. After my human face drawings I will do some animal anatomy. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Baby Portrait

Still continuing my babylicious journey...Yeah I dunno where I was going with that haha. More practice and this one took WAY too long. Longer then I thought. I was like Holy crap I wanted ot do more portraits but no way. haha Oh well as I said more drawings! more often, right here! This is actually Dec. 5th drawing. Another one will come up today!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Shit Happens-Be Ready!

So yeah! This is really what I originally wanted to do with this image. I think I want to put more falling bird poop, but first I am gunna see if this bird poo looks ok. This is kinda how I want to keep viewing life, because sometimes I feel like I've been shit on a lot, but I hope next time to protect myself! :D

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hey all! After a busy holiday weekend, a computer virus and some kitty pee pee accidents on the bed I can get back to my art. I re visited the kids faces, trying not to change too much and added some more faces. Kids are still hard to draw. If you haven't noticed by now there is one drawing that I do from my head and more stylized. This is to see if I learned anyhting from the exercise I am doing. I am having fun and a lot of people want me to sketch their kids. Fun stuff. :) More art tonight. I think Ill stay doing some face studies for another day or two then Im going to revisist the Shit Happens piece and do some changes! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kids Study

These are my nieces and nephew. I took an hour or more drawing these and MAN DID I STRUGGLE! Drawing kids is super hard for me and I need a lot more practice! :<

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Male faces

Keepin my commitement still. Did some male faces. I realized how long these take me. About 30 min.-1 hour. I need to work faster. haha

Monday, November 21, 2011

Some faces

Hi all! I was really inspired by CTNX yesterday and I want to make a commitment to myself. Everyday, I will upload something. Good or bad. Its going to come up! Starting today. Truth be told, I have honestly been in a slump, feeling worthless, feeling like I can't get any help anywhere, feeling ignored, feeling frustrated and depressed. "Ill never be good enough to be in this industry!" I'd tell myself. I am nothing but a freaking failure and in debt up to my ears for soemthing I am not great at." Id say. "I should just quit and give up, I am nothing, I can't do it. I need some help. Please someone, say something. What am I doing wrong? What am I doing right? Do I have a chance?" All these things, is all I would think. but thanks to some nice pep talk Saturday at CTNX I just have to keep going. I have to keep drawing and I can't stop. I did start from the bottom of the art chain and I have worked extremely hard to even get to this point. I have known about my lighting issues and my facial distortions and I am sure something else is wrong. I can't stop, I have to keep going. I have to keep trying, because I have nothing else. Without my art, I am nothing...However, my art is nothing, if I am nothing...I have to be something...oneday....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Poop Happens - Be Ready

Or Lucky. Haha! Three versions of this image. Some people like it plain. Its a tough decision. haha

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Art Test - Six Degree Games

Hello! This was an art test I did for Six Degrees Games. I finished this back in October and now getting to uploading it. I gotta work on my character turn arounds better if I want to be a 2D character artist. I hope to do other characters and do turn arounds of them so that I can get the character down properly. I also need to continue working on my lighting. I remembered why I stopped drawing in flash though. Cause it crashes so much haha. I lost about 2 hours of work and had to rush it a bit. Oh well, I well take what I learned and was told and continue my journey. :)

Bunny painting

Hello All! Sorry for the gap. I had given my self carpal tunnel a couple of weeks ago and had trouble painting. A painting of my bunny, Bao Bao to get back into it all. :) Took about 10 minutes ish. Done before my stomach tried to explode.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Clownin' Around

I don't care if you think itis childish! I am very stressed right now and drew and colored how I wanted! So there! :P I had fun too!! It only took 5 hrs!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


A piece I did for a client while doing some work in sign design. I never officially got put on the roster, but I worked in Illustrator to create the Logo (not the text) seen in the photo and I have also done other sign designs, but currently can not display them. The dragons were not used as a display at the store. :( The other display required me to do some photo shopping of the old logo and putting the new one in.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Eva and Mr.Crinkles

Well here she is. Eva and Mr.Crinkles make their fully completed debut. I am happy with this and feel ready to move on to a new picture. :) Enjoy~

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eva and Mr. Crinkles Beta

Oh yeah~ I feel that the end of this image is nearing. For once, I am satisfied with my art illustration. I still have a long way to go, but I love where I am heading. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clownin' Around

Just doing a cute style. I think it is pretty cute~ :)

Tabloids- you so silly

I sorta wierd illustration. I was asked to illustrate a tabloid title. So I did. yeah kinda bizarre. Haha

Eva and Mr. Crinkles

The current way this image looks. It has come a long way. :D

Monday, September 19, 2011

Frontier Showdown

I was approached by my classmate to do his character designs for his game he is designing. These are his characters :) I had a lot of fun doing this!

The Cat Lady

My cat lady illustration. She is still a W.I.P. but the last one is her latest rendition. Gunna keep working on her and stuff until im happy with it. :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Girl Sketch and the Caught Butler

Another sketch hooray! And the caught butler. Oh snap!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hello all!

Hello. Here is an update. There is other things that I am up to along with a commission project and another piece of art that I haven't uploaded yet. hopefully I will. Most of these are WIP so stay tuned for more updates! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More Sketches

I want to paint all of these one day. Some are more complex then others. They all look fun too me! :)

sketches and stuff

Some stuff and sketches and studies! :) One of them is just for fun! Hehe