Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ems Entry

Heres my .. drawing.. water color.. entry LoL. Yeah, this is honestly just a doodle, i messed up so much on his hat.. and head and his arm looks wierd. I didnt put to much time or care into it. I almost forgot about toon platoon. I woke up like.. 8 o'clock this morning and said "OMG! I GOTTA SCAN IN MY PICTURE!". But here it is....
a soldier memorial day.. guy. Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hey, I won this week!

Unless you're too out of it to read the post title, I won this week's contest. I have ended ~Em's winning streak! Bwaaahahahahaaaaa! (cough)...

After some thought, I decided to pick a topic other than something mocking myself or a fellow member. I think it's time for another holiday-related topic, & this time we're celebrating MEMORIAL DAY! Let's pay tribute to all those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

This week'll be a bit shorter than the last few. The due date for this week will be Saturday, May 31st!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Enough MJR Bashin'! Time to Vote!

Wow, what a turnout! Four solid entries, each very unique & very tasteful (maybe). It's definitely gonna be hard to choose this weeks winner, I guarantee!

Due date is Saturday night @ Midnight.

Vote your freakin' heart out!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mike and All HIs Adorableness

This is my entry for this week, a week of two firsts. First time doing a rendering of a friend, AND trying to make a chibi. But Em was right about Mike's looks and I just had to do one of that adorable side that he tries to deny. The duck on the sketchbook was his idea to add, like a little 5yr old's rendering of his own character. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mug o' Moi

Here's a quick doodle of yours truly surrounded by my little creations: Steve-O, Randy & Cannibal Chicken. No tiaras. No dresses. No webbed-toes or hairy backs. Just plain ol' me.

I ain't offended by the other member's interpretations of me. I think they're swell. In fact, I look better in those illustrations than I do in real life. Children cower & run away in fear at the sight of me. Mirrors break, dogs bark & old people go into cardiac arrest just by taking a quick glance. On several occasions, some poor saps have turned into stone. Still, I'm glad my face is funny enough to be caricatured like this.

By the way, women love a self-deprecator...

The Ruocco Beast

This is the only know drawing of this beast, no photographs as they hadn't been invented. It is told that the Mayans created this beast by combining a poor kid with a bear, a duck, a frog, and a bat (these creatures, not the kid, were thought to be the evilest creatures know to man kind, why? I don't know, they just were). The poor kid only was described as "Ruocco" or "MJR" and the rest is history. The conquistadors were the only witnesses of these damned beast and only a few of them survived to tell the story. Whether it's still alive today is unknown but many believe that it's capable of change it's body shape to escape recognition and capture. The other believed body shapes are those of the lochness monster, big foot, godzilla, and now it's believed that it has taken the shape of the boy once more in order to fit in better with it's surroundings and to make it's self completely undetectable. Remains of other similar species were found which were depicted in the Seaman game for the Dreamcast game system but that's for another time. Comments are always welcomed. Peace.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ems Entry

Hey! Its em..duh. I made this caricature of mike of his disgruntled face... and his princess outfit =D.
Uhm... this was kind of hard, because my caricatures always have the head look realistic. And I could only find a couple pictures of his head on his blog.. and one picture I have on my own..... but i couldnt find any with his face facing totaly towards the camera... so I just mostly drew it from memory... Im not even sure if he has that much facial hair anymore.. but whatever I think it looks like him....

Can you guess whos saying "night night princess" at the corner?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Week 11: MJR Caricature

Since ~Em won the tie-breaker, she got to choose the next topic. Her new topic is a little unorthodox, but still very original. This week, you have to draw a caricature, but not of just anyone, it has to be a caricature of ME, Michael J. Ruocco! Since all the members on this site know me personally, it shouldn't be too hard to draw me. I'm cartoony enough already!

As for HOW caricatured you wish to make me, just go crazy! Wanna draw me as realistically as possible... than do it. If you want to draw me simple and flat... go for it! Anime, anthropomorphic, stylized, abstract, exaggerated... whatever you want!

The due date is Wednesday, May 21st!
"Be afraid, be very afraid"

Sunday, May 11, 2008

What's This?... A TIE VOTE?!

Wow, this is a first. There appears to be a tie between ~Em & Cheshire's entries this week! Now how are we gonna solve this conundrum?...

I got it! A trivia question! That should work! Shouldn't it?

Ok, I shall ask a trivia question & whoever answers it correctly first will choose the next topic. Remember this question is for ~Em & Cheshire only!

*This'll be an "open-book" question: you are allowed to use the internet to find the answers. I'm not a teacher, so I don't care where you get the answers from, as long as you answer them correctly. You've got one chance to answer, if you answer incorrectly you lose your turn & the other has their chance to answer.*

List these six movies in chronologial order (earliest to latest).
a) Forrest Gump
b) Citizen Kane
c) Yellow Submarine
d) Rambo
e) Breakfast at Tiffany's
f) It's a Wonderful Life

Good luck to you both!
*UPDATE 5/12/08 11:00AM*
~Em won the tie-breaker. She get's to choose the next topic. ~Em, you have exactly 24 hours to get back to me (via email) with your topic.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Bye-Bye Lucy! Time to Vote!

Great submissions by ~Em & Cheshire this week! It's a real shame I couldn't post this week (damn you college dorm move-out!).

Anyway, the voting poll will be up until Saturday Night. So vote away!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lucy in the Sky...with Kaleidoscope eyes

This is my entry for this week, yes I've been gone a while due to school. Anyway, it's glittered, so, hence the glitter-glare of the upload. I decided to capture the entire song by a kaleidoscope eye...with the scenes from the verses inside it. Top is the rocking horse by the fountain and bridge, left is the taxi sailing by green and yellow flowers, bottom is the rain at the station, and right is the river with tangerine trees. When I colored it, the Kaleidoscope part was done with glitterglue, and the actual scenes in colored pencil. This way, I could glitter over parts of the scenes to make it look like they were faded into the eye as reflections.'s seen better in real life than the web thanks to my Photobooth.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ems Entry

Well, scanner=not exactly like actual drawing... if only i could show you the real one.. it was so much more colorful! But oh well
i did the lyrics:
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain, where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.

And yeah.. the clouds are inspired by the movie and so is her dress. But everything else is all me=). uhmm As you can tell the dress has a different texture. You know what I used? SALT! THATS RIGHT PEOPLE I USE FOOD IN MY DRAWINGS. but it all works out.

Uhm.. thats all i can say about this.