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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Amp up the Velveeta!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Outside in the rain

Ryan V. Julian Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

WalkCycle 3/28 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

So, I tried to do a couple of new things with this walk cycle. First off, I found that it's harder to make a walk cycle at this different perspective. Also, I made an error with the arms, they are timed with the feet which results in "twinning", a term I learned from this pretentious doosh bag that commented on my 11 Second Club video. Basically, it's when things look to symmetrical in animation. Also, I experimented with some overlapping with the hair and braking the joints.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

High on Fire

So, I'm finally trying to get a web site together and in the works of doing some freelance whatnottery. Here's a logo I made. It's a play on the REO Speedwagon icon. Although I don't really like REO Speedwagon, the initials fit and I think my website will be music themed. Thoughts?
Thursday, March 18, 2010

An Irish Jig in Celebration of St. Patrick's Day

A St. Paddy's Day Jig from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ryan Vs Julian: Episode V "The Walkcycle Strikes Back!"

Walk cycle 3/7 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

Fat guy with a little coat.
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fat Metal

Another digital painting. I think it turned out like an obsese, black metal Frida Kahlo, with the expression on it's face and the uni-brow.

Ryan Vs. Julian: Episode IV "A New Hope"

Walk Cycle 3/3 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

Nothing much too say about this one. I tried a different approach, seemed to work out. It's a little more cartoony-ee.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ryan Vs. Julian: Episode III

Walk Cycle 3/2 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

So I tried to draw my personal walk cycle. People have told me I walk like a neanderthal, slouched with little arm movement and a slight limp due to repetitive ankle injuries. Shit turned out 'aight. Also, Julian accepted my dual. Clash of the animation titans has begun. Unfortunately he's taking a small hiatus from the "walk of the day" due to some other obligations which he clearly made up due to being scared, or should I say "scurred".
Monday, March 1, 2010

A real broh's broh, ya know, broh?!

I've been trying to do these Photoshop paintings more frequently in hopes of one day being color proficient. Originally this was supposed to be a self-portrait, but that was hard to do with only the reflective side of my scratched up iPod to look at, so I'll just say it isn't me. It more or less resembles some kind of 90210 character, or Laguna Beach dude or whatever interchangeable tv show the kids these days are watching.

Ryan Vs. Julian: Episode II

Walkcycle 3/1 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

Day 2 of my Walk a Day experiment. I'm not exactly sure where I was going with this one. This character looks drunk, but not the funny kind of drunk. "This sidewalks for regular walkin', not for fancy walkin'."

Ryan Vs. Julian: Episode 1

Walk Cycle 2/28 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

A former classmate of mine, who's blog I've been following, recently started drawing a "walk of the day", inspired by Richard Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit. After finishing so unbelievably bad in the January 11 Second Club animation contest, I decided that I should probably concentrate on character movement more. Although Julian may be slightly more talented than myself, I think it will be an interesting comparison and a friendly competition whether he accepts the duel or not.