Beenznrice work from The Sharpie Show II

Our pieces from The Sharpie Show! More photos to come!

Pictures are from Crewest Gallery's Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crewestman/sets/72157625251490030/


The Sharpie Show II TOMORROW!

Our stuff and us will be at this show tomorrow. Starts at 6PM See you there. Click on the flyer for more info!


Illustration Friday Topic: Savor

I changed this up a little bit since I last posted it on here: my illustration of The Little Mermaid. Thinking about the original Hans Christian Anderson story, it makes me think about being happy with who you are and not changing that for another person to want you. You have to "savor" who you are.

Added bonus, this and other prints will be available at 20% off on Cyber Monday. Promo code: CMBR2010 at http://www.etsy.com/shop/beenznrice


Sock puppets or paper airplanes?

paper airplanes! cuz they fly silly!

Ask me anything

Favorite Mexican dish? :3

i have 2!!! Chile Rellenos (the way my mom in law makes) and mole and eggs and rice with lots of onion and lemon juice. omg

Ask me anything


Progress on my Little Mermaid Shrine.

I'm not done yet, I have big plans for her, but with this head start (I used the extra hour today to work on this instead of sleep), I should be done in no time. I am really loving the way the glass and seashells mix.

Here is what I had on loop while working frantically this morning, a great band that's the side project of Rostam Batmanglij the keyboardist from Vampire Weekend and Wes Miles the vocalist from Ra Ra Riot. Enjoy!

btw, it's not the official video, but it makes me quite happy:


Camarillo Figure Artists Meetup 11.04.2010

I've been wanting to go for a while, but we finally made it this past week. It was great. The model was lovely and the drawing group was great and quite diverse. We will be going again this week. It's located at Blue Sky Art which used to be Los Primeros Elementary on Ventura Blvd. If you're in the 805 area and are interested, here's the link for the meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Camarillo-Figure-Artists/

The first three red ones are Carlos's and the rest are mine (Naomi). Have a great weekend!


Halloween Pumpkin Painting, Night 1

CJ's pumpkin...

My Dia de los Muertos Skull Pumpkin...

CJ painting...

Alyssa and Carlos's turn tonight!


Illustration Friday Topic: Spent

My shrine based on gambling and religion and their connection. That's all I'll say about that.


Illustration Friday Topic: Racing

Here is a vector illustration I did for a T-shirt. I think I may get more T-shirts printed with this design...

Illustration Friday Topic: Racing

Another oldie for today's topic. This is from Carlos and was one of his first Photoshop projects. Not bad for a first Photoshop effort eh?


Papel Geekado Wall Skins!

I created these 5 designs after being inspired by traditional Mexican Papel Picados. Papel Picados are created to celebrate different occasions, especially Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Mixed with modern day concepts, they create a new geek chic aesthetic for any room! For more info go to the Pi Design website here: http://www.pistudioprint.com/products-page/designer-geek-prints/


Little Red Riding Hood by Annie Rodrigue

"Little Red Riding Hood" by Annie Rodrigue

I am starting on three pieces to show at Rare Blends at the Camarillo Library. The pieces are going to be of Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, and Hansel and Gretel. I googled Little Red Riding Hood for some morning inspiration with my coffee, and this piece stood out right away. On to search for more inspiration. I will show some progress as it comes. I do not want to rush these. I've been wanting to do pieces using children's classic fairy tales as the theme, and I want to make sure I do a great job with these.



Illustration Friday Topic: Spooky

Here's an old piece from Carlos. This was part of his Senior Thesis at Otis College of Art and Design. It's an illustration of the trenches from WWI. Spooky indeed.

Studio 6 Grand Opening Show

The Grand Opening show went great at Studio 6! Most of the work is still up. If you are interested, it is in Downtown Ventura on Main St. in Zander Mall. Above is one of my shrines.

Above is work by Roberto Zendejas. He was such a nice person and extremely positive and inspirational. Hope to see what he does next! More of my work below...

Above and below were other artists' work...

Yes those are Pacman necklaces! Those were probably CJ's favorite. He started building them with his legos when he got home.

My faithful "Blue Lady" painting...