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, 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.