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, April 27, 2013

Waltear Concepts

New character in the works. Since the Emperor is basically done other then the final art for him, it is time to rejoice in a new character. Stage one is always sketching. I mostly focus on hair and giving poses and what not. This is really the time to try to get a feel for the character and his actions. I try to not focus too hard on anatomy during this phase as I feel it ruins the feeling I am trying to portray. I love flirty characters and I love giving little sayings to my characters just to further the feeling for them. If at the beginning of Phase 2, I don't understand or have a decent feeling for the character I will do more.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Emperor Sprite

Here he is. The ALL POWERFUL EMPEROR! Alright. This works for me time to see what the team thinks! ;)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More sprites!

Updated these two...Now they are complete and purty

Monday, April 22, 2013

Indiegogo Campaign-Selatria

Hello, The campaign on indiegogo for the RPG 16-bit game I have been working on has begun. If you can, please donate to this campaign. This team is dedicated and we are all working to get industry jobs from programmers, directors, voice actors and artists. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Getting closer to completion. Just need the basic idea for the sprite. Doing sprite now then going back and adding the touches. Model 2 is what will be used.

Emperor concepts for Selatria. The indie game I am on. There will be a video of me working on these. What was my thought process for design? Well, I tried to stick to Imperial/Roman ish styles. I dont know if I succeeded or not, but armor is one of my many weak points. I'm sorry if there are things missing or somethings look stupid, but I have been working basically non stop since yesterday on this. Going to bed very late. I had to do 4 separate recordings, because the camera recording system was on the wrong drive so I can running out of memory. ~_~  Top left corner is initial sketch. Quite a difference. Also a little sketch of the character wearing his mask.

Video is up and running. Watch me concept

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Self Portrait - LETS PAINT!

Here is a new image that you can watch me paint!

EDIT: Fixed an eye issue and added my beauty marks.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Camera Recording

Hello All!

I have done my first camera recording of a painting ever. I wasn't initially going to show everyone but I decided to anyways. Hopefully I can make more. It was really fun to make and I enjoy seeing the process. I start it out with something simple.

The link to watch is here.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Desert Wolf

I originally started this as a drawing to the song Desert Wolf by Clean Tears. First REAL painting with Paint Tool SAI. Its fun to paint with, but I wonder how its viewed among my peers. I tried to do something not super anime in it since that is what it is usually used for.  It was supposed to be something small so I can get used to Easy Paint Tool SAI, but I really REALLY had fun painting. I love how the colors will blend together if you are painting. It is really nice! I'm testing to see what I can do in this program. I like how simple it is so far, but there are shortcuts I don't know yet. I am hoping I can learn them...those are important. I see some errors that I want to fix so I will return tomorrow to make those adjustments. Mostly in the cloak.