Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time Lapse Oil Painting Portraits - Studio Sneak Peek 19 - Paul Richmond Studio



Watch full video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foScRq7kot8

I am finishing up commissioned portraits of two sisters in this time lapse video. I love painting portraits and using them as a means of telling more of a story about the individual being portrayed. For this diptych that was commissioned by the subjects’ mother, I asked her to share with me as much information as she could about their interests, personalities, and stories. Many of those elements are incorporated into the backgrounds. We also decided that the pieces should each stand on their own, but also have a strong connection point, hence some of the overlapping elements. 

If you would like to talk about commissioning a portrait from me, please visit my website to find out some information about how to get the process started: http://paulrichmondstudio.com/commissions


Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boy's pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Music from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com

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Friday, January 13, 2017

FridayFreebies - Pinup Boy Coloring Page

*Ring Ring* What’s up? It’s coloring time! 

Download this week’s #FridayFreebies pinup boy coloring page: http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies 

**New this week - I also posted an alternate version formatted for the Recolor app for those who like to color digitally. 


Be sure to share your awesome creations with me by posting and tagging them #PaulRichmondStudio! Happy coloring everyone!! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Coming Out Story - Weekly Vlog 33 - Paul Richmond Studio



My Coming Out Story - Weekly Vlog 33 - Paul Richmond Studio 


Hey everyone! Today's video deals with a topic that people are always asking about - my coming out story. I think it's cool to hear how different LGBTQ YouTubers made their journeys out of the closet, so I'm adding my own voice to the conversation. I was raised Catholic in a small, conservative part of the Midwest where sexuality was seen in pretty black and white terms. Even though I was confused and questioning from a very early age, I repressed those feelings because I didn't want to be a disappointment to my mom and dad. But I knew I was different, and this is the story of how I grew to accept myself for who I really am. I hope by sharing my story, the experiences I've had and the lessons I've learned will help inspire you to live as authentically as possible. I love you guys!

If you're struggling with how to come out or need support, here are some resources that may help:

The Trevor Project
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network
https://gsanetwork.org/

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)

It Gets Better Project

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

HRC (Human Rights Campaign)

Ad Council

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Check out the book "The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002" referenced in the video. The story that inspired me to come out is called Scordatura by Mark Ray Lewis.


Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boy's pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

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Intro animation: donisalexandru

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Pinup Boy splits his pants at the gym



Ok, who's ready for a coloring workout? Download the logo-free version of this week's FridayFreebies pinup boy coloring page and flex your creative muscles: http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies.

Happy coloring!

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I do SO many sketches, especially Cheesecake Boys, that I never get around to coloring. And that’s where YOU come in! I thought it would be awesome to share a new pinup boy sketch with you every Friday so you can print him out and color him however you’d like – crayons, colored pencils, paint, GLITTER…the possibilities are endless!! And if your coloring skills are more high-tech, feel free to load him into your coloring app of choice and do it that way! I want to see your creations, so post them to social media with the hashtag #PAULRICHMONDSTUDIO.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Things to Never Say to an Artist - Paul Richmond Studio




Everyone's always trying to get free stuff from artists. Watch us turn the tables in "Things Never to Say to an Artist.” Share this with a creative person who should never sell themself short!

Every artist has been in this position before - someone reaches out to you and says they love your work and want to buy or commission something. Your heart starts to flutter, especially if you are relatively new to the art profession and/or desperate to pay off a mountain of student loans. You begin to imagine a future of fame and fortune in the art world. But then suddenly, this bubble bursts when your potential patron utters something from the "Things to Never to Say to an Artist" list. It would almost be hilarious if wasn't so sad. The common thread on the "what not to say" list is that these statements always involve trying to get artists to sell themselves short - sometimes even for free! In this fun little comedy sketch with my friend, talented watercolor painter Corinn Hillstrom, we take the list of artistic annoyances to the street and test them out on real people. And the results are hilarious! We did this silly prank to help art makers and art appreciators recognize that creative work has value - and because I love random jokes! 

Follow Corinn on IG: http://www.instagram.com/tome.raider

Thank you to these fabulous folks on Cannery Row in Monterey, California for putting up with our shenanigans:

Heather Trindle / SOCKSHOP
Matthew Vaughn (http://www.youtube.com/user/Lugia417) / ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Andy Yanes and Marcy Yanes / FIVE & DIME GENERAL STORE
Sam Northcott / CHARMS BY THE BAY
Angela / ENLIGHTENMENT ZONE

Music by Tobu



Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boy's pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Year in Review: Highs and Lows - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 33



Let’s take a look back at the big crazy messy year that was 2016. Here are some of my most memorable highs and lows. Tell me yours in the comments!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

For the Love of Cher: Fanboying with Artist Robert Burcar - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 32



The first time I hung out with artist Robert Burcar, we immediately bonded over our mutual diva obsessions, especially when he showed me his Cher record collection. You have to see this!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Kilted Pinup Boy in the Wind - Friday Freebies

This week’s #FridayFreebies Cheesecake Boy was inspired by two things: #1.) my love of pinup artist Art Frahm and his subjects’ eternal struggles with strong winds and weak elastic, and #2.) the fun time my husband and I had when we stumbled across the Kilted Bros store during a trip to Cleveland and both ended up buying our first kilts. Their slogan is “drop your pants here,” which spoke to my heart! Download the hi-res pic and start coloring at paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pantsing Pinup Boys - Colorful Pants Down Fun for Everyone - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 31



My Cheesecake Boys series is all about looking for creative, humorous ways to get guys out of their pants. It's not much deeper than that! They are reminiscent of the pin-up girls popularized in the 40's and 50's with overtly contrived scenarios putting them in imminent danger of having their underwear (or more) exposed. There's a slightly innocent suggestiveness to the works from this time period which I am really drawn to and have been interpreting from a gay male perspective for several years.

Now it’s time for everyone to join in the pinup boy pantsing party. I thought it would be awesome to share a new pinup boy sketch with you every Friday so you can print him out and color him however you’d like – crayons, colored pencils, paint, GLITTER…the possibilities are endless!! Make sure you pick some extra cute colors for his undies! 

If your coloring skills are more high-tech, feel free to load him into your coloring app of choice and do it that way! I want to see your creations, so post them to social media with the hashtag #PAULRICHMONDSTUDIO. Join my Hello Pauly group on Facebook and share them there too! 

Friday Freebies has colorful pants down fun for everyone! Together, let’s put the “adult” in adult coloring books! 





Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pinup Santa Pantsed by Chimney

Ho Ho Whoa! For this week's #FridayFreebies coloring page, Santa drops in with a bundle of surprises! :) Print him out and color him at http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies/

Have fun and happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art is Gay! - NSFW Art History Lesson with Intern - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 30



Intern and I take a look at some of the gayest paintings in art history and provide our own inappropriate-at-times and definitely NSFW “critical analysis.” Featuring paintings by Jean Broc, Alexander Ivanov, John William Waterhouse, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Jean Delville, and Caravaggio.

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Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Painting a Digital Portrait in Photoshop - Timelapse Speed Drawing Demo - Studio Sneak Peek 18


Here is a timelapse video showing part of the process for creating my latest book cover illustration. I work digitally in Photoshop, but using a pretty traditional approach. I sketch out the composition first, block in color and value, and then work with a variety of brushes and textures to refine the details. In this demo, I am painting the face of one of the characters in a realistic style. The title of the book is “Disarming Donner” by Charlie Cochet, published by Dreamspinner Press.

Photoshop brushes: 

“Disarming Donner”:



Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Top 10 Best Dolly Parton Quotes - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 29



It is no secret that I am a huge Dolly Parton fan! Besides being super talented and adorable in every way, she has gifted us with so many pearls of wisdom over the years. Here are my top 10 favorite Dollyisms - quotes from the queen of Dollywood herself on life, love, and how to look like a hooker.

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Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ironing Pinup Boy - FridayFreebies

Happy Friday! 


That means it's time for another #FridayFreebies Cheesecake Boy coloring page. Be sure to share your coloring masterpieces with me by posting them all over social media with the hashtag #PAULRICHMONDSTUDIO. Download the hi-res, uncensored version and get started: http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Q & A Time With Melissa Forman - Answering Your Questions 2 - Paul Richmond Studio



You asked the questions. Melissa Forman and I answer them. Like usual, things get out of control!

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Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pantsed Pinup Boy Coloring Page

Comedian Chris Bryant is this week’s FridayFreebies Cheesecake Boy! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Print him out and color him at http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies - will only be available for one week!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Bill Sanders: Political Cartoons That Show Us At Our Best and Worst - Paul Richmond Studio - Vlog 28



Bill Sanders is a celebrated political cartoonist who was way ahead of his time. He is known for his progressive, biting commentary on civil liberties and civil rights issues. Many of the problems we are still grappling with today like corporate greed and corruption, gun control, racial inequality, gender bias, LGBT rights, and women’s health are portrayed in Sanders’ work dating back to the 1960’s! Come along with me to the opening reception for an exhibit of his powerful and important illustrations - we need them now more than ever! The show, Bill Sanders: Against the Grain at Open Ground Studios in Monterey, California, was lovingly curated by Denese Sanders, the artist’s daughter and Artistic Director at OGS. 

See more of Bill Sanders' incredible work:

Learn more about Open Ground Studios:

Friday, November 4, 2016

FridayFreebies: Batman and Robin Pinup Coloring Pic


Holy Gluteus Maximus, Batman -- it's time for FridayFreebies! My weekly pinup boy free coloring pic giveaway. It's only available for one week and then he'll get yanked away, so download the "uncensored" version now and start coloring: http://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Would You Rather? With Life Coach Mark Schall - Vlog 27 - Paul Richmond Studio



Mark Schall is a life coach, so I wanted to ask him some challenging life questions in our game of Would You Rather!

Check out Mark’s radio show:

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Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SNAP! by Touchless Automatic



When my sister came to visit, naturally we put on onesies and made a rap music video on the beach. SNAP! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rodham and Billwinkle


Limited-edition prints: 
http://paulrichmond.bigcartel.com/product/rodham-and-billwinkle

Once again, it’s time for the adventures of Rodham and Billwinkle! Starring that super-sonic Secretary of State, Rodham H. Squirrel with her pal Billwinkle the Moose, and a host of others. Our story opens today just as a dastardly plot unfolds in our nation’s capital. Two notorious criminal masterminds, Braggadocious and Melania Fatale, are plotting to overtake the White House! Thankfully our heroes have shown up in the nick of time! Rodham and Billwinkle quickly apprehend the villains and save our country from certain doom. Don’t miss the next exciting episode — Squirrel Power Crashes Through the Glass Ceiling or First Hubby Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The choice is clear in this election, and since Donald Trump has taken such a childish approach to his campaign, I thought there would be no better way to depict his inevitably epic takedown by Hillary Clinton than to cast them as characters from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon. While Rodham is busy thwarting the dastardly villains, Billwinkle dutifully works on her laundry in the background. So many pantsuits, so little time! Donald is a real-life cartoon villain, and the only way to make America great again is to rope him up and make sure he never gets anywhere near the White House. Thankfully, Rodham H. Squirrel always gets the job done! 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quit Apologizing for Liking Hillary Clinton



This election has been ugly. I had thought by now we could be proud to proclaim our support for Hillary Clinton, the democratic nominee. That our party would pull together and celebrate such a historic moment. But that's not what I'm experiencing. If you're a Donald Trump voter, this video isn't for you. If you are a Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or Bernie Sanders or Bust voter, this video isn't for you. This video is for everyone who says I'm With Her, but then feels the need to apologize for it because she isn't "perfect."

Let's stop apologizing for being stoked about one of the most intelligent, experienced, articulate candidates we've ever had and work together to make this happen!

Join me:


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Here and Now


My new painting Here and Now was inspired by the beauty of being present in the moment and experiencing a real connection with someone else despite the constant change and chaos that surrounds us all. The original painting and limited-edition prints are available now: http://bit.ly/2cwF7tX

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Working From Home: Where Every Day is a No Pants Day! - Vlog 24 - Paul Richmond Studio



Some people dream of climbing the corporate ladder. My dream is to climb out of bed and walk a few steps to work. And thanks to my job with Dreamspinner Press, that dream came true! Come along with me and see what it's like to work from home!

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Step into the weird and wonderful world of artist Paul Richmond, where anything could go down -- even a pin-up boys' pants! We're all a little high on paint fumes around here, so grab a brush and join the painting party!

Dreamspinner Press:
http://dreamspinnerpress.com

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Pinup Pauly - Friday Freebies Coloring Page Giveaway


I thought it was only fair to pin-up myself for this week’s #FridayFreebies coloring page giveaway. Pretty much a typical day in my studio. :) Happy coloring! Download the hires pic at https://paulrichmondstudio.com/fridayfreebies/