Monday, May 2, 2011

I Moved!!

Hey guys! I'm soo sorry for the lack of posts but as of today I've officially moved my blog to Tumblr!

I hope you continue to connect with and follow me over there and on Twitter at @NicoleGuice.
I just posted some new info about the “The Color That Never Fades: Pretty In Pink Portrait" and a brand new sketch! I'm now at

Catch you on the flip side.

Thanks so much for all your support
Nicole Guice

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Insperation:Mirko Martin + music!

I love Mirko Martin's photographs of downtown LA.
It amazes me that none of his photos were staged in anyway. Reminds me of the many afternoons I spent downtown walking around hunting down fabric and sewing machine parts (for school). As Mirko has documented, there's never a dull moment in the sunny, sad and slightly disturbing streets of downtown LA.
Be sure to also checkout his LA Crash series that he's been working on since 2006.
Checkout all of his work here!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!! 
Did you get your lover the new Verizon iphonneee? Don't forget to pimp out your upgrade!
If there's a specific piece you want on a cover let me know!

Make a personalized gift at Zazzle.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I just finished up a few new piece and revamped my website!
Check it out!
Feel free to let me know what you think!

Here are some of my new pieces!

John Hughes Tribute Show at Gallery 1988

Now that they posted all the info about the John Hughes Tribute show I thought I'd pass it along.
To my surprise they used my piece for the show's promo card! Most unfortunately I'm going to miss the show opening (in LA this friday) because I'm attending a book signing event in NYC. Some of my work I created while I was a student at Otis College of Art and Design (in the fashion program) is going to featured in a book about emerging fashion designers. I came a bit early to get some work done in the city and to catch up with my best friends who recently moved to NY. It's great to be back in the city and I feel like a kid seeing snow for the first time in a 5 years. Because I've lived in LA all my live I see/touch (real) snow every 4-6 years.
When I dropped off my piece before I left I got to see some of the other pieces and they all look great! So if your in LA this friday night and have plans, cancel them and go checkout the show! I don't know of anyone who has a pulse that doesn't love all of John Hughes films.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Insperation: Juan Rayos

For the past couple of months I've been keeping up on Juan Rayos's skate videos. Recently I came across his photographs of skaters and love them just as much. I hope he continues to post more. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Insperation: Michael Cina for Ghostly International

'Michael Cina is an accomplished Creative Director that is currently leading the multi- disciplinary design studio, Michael Cina Associates. Michael is widely known for starting YouWorkForThem, a graphic design boutique, and it’s sister company, WeWorkForThem, an award-winning design studio. (1)His work is commissioned and constantly sought after by many of the Fortune 500 companies and has been featured in hundreds of publications. He is often asked to speak around the world about his passionate vision for design.
Ghostly International commissioned Michael Cina to work on an album cover for them in 2007. As time passed, we developed a great working relationship. Michael Cina Associates has helped them transcend how art and design can function, and in the end, have created objects of desire.
 I love his work and am in awe of his diverse portfolio!
At some point in my life I hope I'm able to catch one of his talks. 

(1)Michael Cina Associates. "Ghostly International." Michael Cina. Web. 27 Jan. 2011. .
(2)13, NightGI-101April. "Mike Cina - Ghostly International." Ghostly International - Of Art & Artifice since 1999. Web. 27 Jan. 2011. .

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Preview! : John Hughes Tribute Show at Gallery 1988 (in LA)

2011 is off to a great start and I have some new work I'm going to post very soon!!
My goals for 2011 didn't quite solidify until a few weeks in. I recently found and have chosen a path that will lead me into 2012. So 2011 is all about work-work-work and I couldn't be happier.

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Next month I'm going to be in a group show honoring John Hughes at Gallery 1988 (in LA). I'll post all the info about the show once it's released but for now I wanted to give you a quick preview. This was the first piece I 'documented' through out my creative process.
The art show is honoring John Hughes and all his iconic films(such as Pretty in Pink,Weird Science, Home Alone, Ferris Beuller's Day Off and the Breakfast Club). For the show I decided to do a portrait of the lovely Molly Ringwald.
I wanted to incorporate some ink in this piece so once I laid down my red/pink wash, I found a good photo of her gorgeous face, pulled out my black pens and got to work. I tend to be really selective about the images I use as a reference and take into consideration everything from the angle of the eyes, the lighting to whether or not it's a personal challenge for me (to try to recreate). I love a good challenge. For me, portraits are defiantly a personal challenge and can be a bit terrifying. I can barely breath when I'm fist getting started. When I love the wash (of color) I'm working with I never take the placement of the face/image (on top of the wash) into consideration. It's purely luck when the ink wash flows with the face/image. I hate planning out a piece. I love watching it evolve as I go along.

I'll post the completed piece in the next week or so, so stay tuned!

Insperation: The Society of Critically Acclaimed Rad Films (aka The S.C.A.R.F)

Whats better than finding awesome videos online? A Tumblr that finds and posts awesome videos online for you! That's where The Society of Critically Acclaimed Rad Films (aka The S.C.A.R.F) comes in. My friend Fu Paullada and I created it! We're obsessed with rad films and decided to stash our favorites on the same tumblr.
 Check it out and follow us!

These are some of my favorites..

We both love thisss. Señor Fu and I are planning to be make/star in a (better) vid like this. Stay tuned!

Gnarls Barley "No One's Gonna Love You" from Logan Hefflefinger on Vimeo.
I live for videos like this. The storyline was fast, unpredictable and awesome. A killer combo. Who needs a gun when you have Jedi skills. I wish there were Jedi classes in this galaxy..that would be awesome..Thanks Ross Ching (and crew) for making this.

3 Minutes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Some of my Favorite Things of 2010

Best 'Music Video':
Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc | A Take Away Show - Part 2 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Fashion Film:
I love Garance Doré and her husband Scott Schuman (the Sartorialist) but I think I love (the verrry talented) Lorenzo P. & Vincent P even more. Like them, I find the men and women wrapped up in the fashion 'world' quite faVorite parts are at :43, 1:47 3:09 ..amazing..

A Monster Invasion from Lorenzo Papace on Vimeo.

I-loVE-THis-sonG. It's #1 on my list from 2010. Checkout the rest in this Tobacco x Felt x Hood Internet collection!!
The Hood Internet x Tobacco x FELT - Paul Reubens' Aerobics by hoodinternet

Tame Impala's album- Innerspeaker. I lovvved their album, lovvved seeing them live.

Star Slinger's debut EP- Volume 1. and all his remixes (for FREE!)
Star Slinger- Volume 1
A-Track's (FREE)-Dirty South Dance 2
A-Trak-Dirty South Dance 2
Mos Dub (FREE)

Fulfilled Dream: Seeing Phoenix(the band) l-i-v-e

One of my favorite (artist) moments: A storyboard artist on a job(in the works) reached out to ask if was also the illustrator Nicole Guice and that he like my work. "because as an illustrator I was familiar with your work which I like a lot. It has a very nice "feel", but i didn't know you're into modeling and acting." Made my month.

Best moment/s: seeing my siblings and best friends careers bloom. I'm sooo proud of them,admire their beauty inside and out and inspired by their many talents. I'm very lucky to have them in my life.

Favorite charity on the rise: Pencils of Promise. Adam Braun is an inspiration and an exceptional leader. Checkout Pencils of Promise and join me in supporting his cause! I'm donating $10 a month to help educate and empower kids and their communities from all parts of the globe.

By Nick Onken - P.O.P school children in Loas - More of his photos HERE!

Happy New Year!