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, March 28, 2012


Welp! Sup peeps! I started my job and its not so bad! Pretty fun being a graphic designer. I also go a brand new tablet! An Intuos 5 and I am super happy with it so far! here is my FIRST ever quick pic! It took about 1 hr! Enjoy! I am glad to be back drawin! Now I just gotta get used to this tablet! :D EDIT: Her eye bugged me cause I made it a little too small. it is bigger now! K goodnight!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flyer and some sad news but some good news

This is the flyer I made for my friend. Took me about 4 hrs ish. The bad news or sad news, my tablet pen broke! So I had to do the values and stuff with a mouse. Man, it has been a LONG time since I used a mouse. It is harsh man! I guess I will sketch in my sketchbook until I can figure out what I am gunna do. I got my job as a Graphic Designer, just waiting on when they want me to come in! So that is always good news! :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Len Kagamine Basic Colors

Here is the basic colors for the image. Sorry I couldnt work on art much yesterday my computer got a virus :*( But back in action and got the colors down. I gotta help out my friend for a flyer for his game at a con so this picture will be worked on some more once I finished his :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kagamine Len Vocaloid Sketch

I adore Kagamine Len. I don't do fan art often, but I want to do a few to show that I can draw characters when I look at them. To show I can follow a character image and am able to draw the character. This isn't obviously a model sheet(not yet anyways ;)) which is what employers of character modelers/artists like seeing, just me having a good ole time. I havent drawn anime in a few years so I am a bit rusty. :) I am also playing with a program called Easy Paint Tool SAI. So far its pretty easy interface. Just gotta learn all the shortcuts~

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Death Angel-Redux

Hello Everyone! Welp, here it is! My old picture redone with my current skills.A couple of close ups for detail and facial reasons and what not. She also went through a few changes compared to her original. I hope I succeeded in capture a death angel that doesn't really like what she does and has a sense of sadness for a while. I am going to stop guaranteeing art every day or every other day. When I get into ruts like I have been recently with no job and fear of having to pay back my loan I just can't stop myself from feeling so...I dunno, but yeah I will stop stressing myself out and I will update as soon as my emotions are straightened out with job hunting. It is really tiring you know? -____- Oh, and want to know what the old version of this image looks like? Follow this link.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Aye Im terrible

I am a terrible artist with my constant set backs. I got called in for a second interview and I have been alittle stressed. ARG! I need to really learn to focus my stress into art. ~_~ Well I do draw in sketchbooks but Meh should I take cellphone pics of them? Anywho this is where this piece is currently. I am working on the background mostly and anything else I see needs tweeking. I am trying to bring more life to my backgrounds as the yare almost always lacking. Also, I think my lighting is getting better. :O! I think it is! Hope to update again sooner rather then later! :)