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! :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Busy busy busy

Heya~ I have been really busy lately with little freetime to myself. Mostly, art related. The top picture I made last week after I finished puppy sitting for a week as a Birthday Gift for my vocaloid friend, we are dorks together. Then I got a project to do, finished that, THEN the holidays! The lower picture is something I just scribbled in 30 minutes. I have a twitchy eye right now so I best just go to sleep...bugh...but yeah whatever just a balls to the wall sketch. ~_~ Im so weird when im tired. Anywho, Goodnight!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Acylic Painting and Hands study

Hello all! Sorry for the update gap. This past week I was watching over a puppy. The week before I was doing some acrylic painting. I have a few projects I will be doing so I gotta get on these commissions here in a bit. ;) Expect another 2-3 paintings and some Digital Ink work. to be popping up within the week. :D Of course any new pictures I draw for fun as well.

Friday, November 30, 2012

GIMPshop playtimes

Playing with GIMPshop...and coming down with some sore thoat/cough thing. ughhhhhhhhhhh but must draw a little bit at least everyday~_~ I've been painting with acrylics lately. Hopefully, I can get some nice pics of what I painted soon. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Busy weekend~

I did these within the past week or so, but this weekend has just been SO action packed and busy. Next weekend wont be an exception with Turkey Day and all that fun jazz, so I am gunna art it up a bit tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday. Hopefully, Weds. before or after I finish baking the pies for Turkey Day, because I also love to bake. I'll bring my sketchbook Thursday so if I get time to sketch I will. :) Went to CTNx today, with hardly no money to spend! You have NO idea  how hard it was for me to not buy so much beautiful artwork and support artists.  One day, I want to be among these great artists and talk to other people about art and listen if they have any stories to tell. If there is someone, that is like me, lacks confidence,  has a brain that is constantly telling them they can't do it. I will tell them, never give up. If this is your dream don't ever back down. If you are afraid and lack confidence right now, don't stop. Even if it takes you a week or two to overcome your fear to start again, you are continuously trying and that is what matters. If I can get there, so can you! I know one day, my constant chipping away will get me there. No matter how dark, I will eventually always see a light.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lasso Tool fun

I actually finished one of these a while back and the other one a couple days ago, but here ya go~ Some fun with lasso tool! I was practicing without guidelines for the face one...bah obviously I still have mouth issues, but I WILL STILL FIGHT ON!! I wont give up! I can't!


My current image is the detective girl and the monochrome is something I did in a short time... The bottom one is just a quick sketch from a little while ago. :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween images for 2012

Happy belated halloween! Hope it was awesome! :) Here are some images!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Hey everyone, 

I am terribly sorry for the lack of updates, but things have been very hard. The oncoming stress of ONCE again being unemployed during the holidays is really getting to me so I am opening commissions. I never have much luck with this sort of thing, but I am trying again. Commissions are open and now I have a page to show what I can offer you.  Please help me get some funds for the Holidays! Any little bit will help me! If you like my stuff and would like one then please email me at jenniferleeg (at) with what you would like. If there is anything you want to ask me about regarding other projects please e-mail me as well. Title the e-mail Holiday Commissions. If you know me then feel free to pass this memo along people you know that would like unique artwork hanging in their homes, because I can also make VERY nice prints for an extra $5. Thank you! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

dem bunnies

still working on them

flirty mermaid?

so it started off with that girl sketch. but I want to turn it into something more. I was like yeah blah sexy mermain thing. I am gunna keep the ideas turning in my head during dinner! Haha maybe a fisherman will be passing by and he doesnt see the scary-ness underwater. Thats my idea...haha. The lower part of her is gunna change a lot more.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hey all! Been a little while! Recently I lost my job so I was a little inactive having some fun and playing games and stuff. Day one after job loss I was upset for about 2 hours. Seriously, two hours. I got over it and quickly realized "Hey that isn't where I wanna be!" I am trained to work long countless hours, to put out a game. A game that others will play and hopefully enjoy. I will continue my fight to be a character artist, because there is no doubt in my mind that I HAVE the passion for it. It is just finding my style and getting my method that has been a challenge for me. While many peers, have a lot of confidence and assistance I have been working  on my own out of school. The only thing holding me back is my own fear. One day, I hope to soon conquer it. I am hoping my continued weight loss regimen will continue to improve my mental state and my confidence. I will be able to step on that fear and tell it to "shove it!" and when that happens I am sure everyone will be surprised by my true powers. :) My website will be updated to look like a character artist site hopefully in a couple of months. Of course, my illustrations will still be there, but I will add a characters page.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

telling you its coming

Can you handle

The bunny invasion that is about to be bestowed upon you?!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Heavens Passage Concept

Yeah, super fast dont even know ho w long I spent on it. Ill finish it!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

some angst art and a fan art

yes yes I know. I know the whole thing you want to say to me. Things just arent good right now and im trying to deal with it atm. so have a couple of angst drawings and a fan art of Len I did a while back, because he makes me happy. Time to go eat, because I havent eaten today.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tumblr and GW2 get

YEah I have been posting to tumblr lately and playing GW2. It is my nerd explosions so if you don't like that sorta thing don't go there haha. I have been drawing Ill post a few sketches here that I have done. I think there is a couple more images I have done since the last post but those are probably at home. haha. will update again tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lunchka and surprise mermaid

Yesssssssssss MORE UPDATES! I did a couple of tweeks to luka nothing major. Wanted to most leave her as a sketch then I did this here mermaid in an hour I guess. I was just drawing random shapes and it came to me as I was doing them. Lasso tool = great fun! Ok time for the hubby candidates.


Yup its a Luka sketch that I drew during my lunch. Guess all those Luka songs finally affected me. Not super detailed just wanted to draw something in about 45 minutes.  Rofl.


Fffff! I am sorry for the lack of update! A heat wave hit and if you haven't tried drawing while sweating at a computer desk, let me tell you how uncomfortable it is! The temp is finally going down so my drawings are full speed ahead!  Ahem, Here is wifey canidate #3. SAKURA CHAN! She is super cute, energetic and a sweetheart. She can also cook and has great courage to her. To top it off, she gets the best kinda man any girl wants. Syaorans love is so immense you always just FEEL it. The amount he will go through to protect Sakura chan is downright sweet. They are def. my favorite anime couple! :) Next up is the fictional hubby candidates! :D Woohoo! MAN PRACTICE!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Probably my #1 pick for wifey.  She's beautiful, sweet, cute and down right silly at times. Her self sacrifice and her willingness to help others changed my future. She is my favorite character of all time, because of her I wanted to be a character artist. I remember in high school, I tried so hard to be like her. I grew my hair out to her length and began braiding my hair like hers. I even got green contacts the first time I got contacts. I just wanted to be her from appearance down to the me weird if you want. I didn't think a character would impact me so much. /sigh I need more figurines of her...2 isnt enough!!! >_<

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gil and the Zombie

Hello all! I did quite a few changes I am sure you can tell! haha. I will be walking away from this piece now! Time to move on, but I hope you will enjoy this! :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gil and the Zombie -part 2

Working my way through this image. Taking a lot more time then I want it to. Tomorrow will be the finished piece. Hrmm...gotta rework that drool...the background is still getting worked on. ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gil and the Zombie

Trying to do some moody and environment stuff. Clawing up that mountain that is art. Ugh! Still gotta add in all teh gritty details and what, because I just started on that part! Update later!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sailor Jupitah~

I have decided to go back to my roots. What really got me into drawing. Other then my sister, anime and video games motivated me a lot to draw. I got so attached to characters and felt something...even though they aren't real. At that time in my life, they were more real then anyone in real life. Other then my dear friends that have stuck with me.  I've had a lot of issues that I have had to over come and I feel that anime and games helped me immensely. Over the next few posts, it will probably be fan art of my favorite characters. I still want to bring characters to people, but I am realizing I have an EXTREMELY dark sorta style. When originally, what I wanted to do was to tell people that "it will be ok" and bring them happiness...As cheesy as all of this sounds you have to really know me to understand. I am afraid right now and still give up on my art pieces due ot low confidence, but I really want to prove myself.  In the end I wont give up.


I am trapped in my own head facing my own demons. The words "You will never be good enough" go through my head every time I work.  How many pieces of artwork will I begin then give up on? I have a whole folder full of them. Confidence? How do I attain that? Its easy for people that work and others notice and give advice and compliment. Its harder when you receive nothing for work you do. When everyone has abandoned you. I have no one to talk to when it comes to my art. I am invisible and even now, I still dont have my own color. Time allotted-30 minutes.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Character Sketches Conclusion

The exciting conclusion to character sketches. Time to start dwindling them down to my favorites! :) I tried giving all of them different personalities...well most of them haha. :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some character concepts I am doing for a personal project. I am starting a personal project. This will be a 3D project with possible animation. I wasn't really ever a strong animator, but I want to try again. This project will span 3-4 chapters increasing in difficulty. I will also be inputing some personal story into this project I feel this will help me make a better story. I hope you will join me on this journey and cheer me on as I am sure I will lose motiviation as time goes on. This will be updated later as I draw more character, but for now I am going to sleep!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

I freaking Love Sana!

A quick little sketch of Sana-chan. If you know me well, then you know that I love Kodacha! I just adore Sana-chan! Maybe in the future I will draw a picture of her and Akito, because I love them together! <3 This series is great and i hope if you haven't seen it you can check it out soon!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Its colder then usual...

I am not perfect and sometimes I just breakdown and cry. I can only handle so many failures at a time. I guess these past couple of days havent been my best. So for one day, let me have my emo picture. haha.

The Farm

Zombie Donkey will come and get you with the radioactive carrot! ;) I finally have a new setup and I AM working on some art! updates will be coming back! :D Mostly character stuff because thats what I still wanna be duh! :P Have a good day all!


Monday, April 30, 2012

I smell human meats!!!

Hello! I am not dead. I have done lots of art, but can't show it all. Also, waiting for my new computer ot get built so that I may do art at home more comfortably. I have also been very busy on weekends and have had almost no time for art. le sigh...hopefully soon my weekends and nights will clear up so that I may art more. :) laters! In the mean time enjoy this preview of a zombie I am working on! :D

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Experiment

I dunno what I drew but it creeped me out after a while. I will probably do a little more, but I am gonna take a break from this for now. haha O_O

I modified the creature baby things eyes. Made them more Ebil!!! Mwahahha yeeesssss~ >:D

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I drew him in about 5 minutes. :D Maybe less! Aint he cute? :3