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! :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


working on a Commission..its been a long time. Also still doing game stuff...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

ANTics Work

Here I will be uploading UI work for the game ANTics.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

B-Day gift and update

B-Day gift for a friend of mine and a Kaworu Shinji image that I only uploaded on tumblr, because...well I sorta forgot a little bit. Going to upload some game stuff below so please keep watching. Its been a little while since I updated, but lately I have been a bit depressed. Trying to find a job and what not...its getting to breaking points now...but going to push it aside, because my Birthday is tomorrow! Can't be sad anymore! Gotta just keep going. No where to go but up right? ;)

Monday, July 1, 2013

ANTics Logo!

Another project I worked on was the Logo for this game. A casual mobile game where you smash bugs and keep them away from your food. A post below will show other stages of the logo. It was created in Illustrator.

Updating Faces to Selatria.

 So, I have been given the awesome challenge to update the RPG game I am working on. What a blast! The challenge was to keep the same feel of the original design. So, I went to work on creating a cleaner, more appealing style for the players. The game was constantly getting ridiculed for its art.  I hope the changes make the game more appealing and everyone can appreciate it more! :)

Characters are as follows:
Commander Llona
Commander Shaw
Morgen (Old)
Morgen (Young)
Dakk Grunts (Female)
Dakk Grunts (Male)                                    

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Random Derp Chronicles!

Any Random/Derp drawings I will upload in this section.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Graphic Design Stuff Old and New

ANTics Logo (Current WIP)
Nation Insignia's-Selatria

T-Shirt Designs

Mug Designs
Velcro Stitched Patches

Giant Mouse Pads

Deep from the archives is my Graphic Design stuff. I have been doing these things a bit more. Since working on a 16-bit game it is crucial to keep clean shapes and colors in mind. The images/sprites you work on are small and limited to what is possible. These were all for marketing and while all of them weren't used, it just shows a bit of a different side of me. Some from my past job, some from my current indie game I am working on and the other from a side commission. I am working on a dragon tattoo as well. I do have problems making dragons look cool and those tend to take longer for me, but I will upload it here once it is completed. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Speed Paints

I am going to speed paint once a day or try to. Why is speed painting important? It helps acquire knowledge for quick placement of tones, hues, figures, environment and feeling for your art. I am sure there is more, but my brain is falling apart. I am studying Unreal Editor atm as well. I swear more pro things are going to be posted within the week! *hides*

Artist Note: I am having some pains in my drawing wrist so bear with me as I try to let this heal as FAST as possible. Thank you!