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, 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!