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”:



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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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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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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:

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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!

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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


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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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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/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dead Fish on a Pancake?? Pictionary With Intern - Vlog 23 - Paul Richmond Studio



I've never really liked Pictionary, but for some reason, Intern and I decided we had to play it. Now he doesn't like it either!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

FRIDAY FREEBIES: Pokemon Go Go Boy Free Coloring Page


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This week’s Friday Freebie was inspired by the popular new app Pokémon GO. It’s a cautionary pin-up tale for everyone out there on the hunt for Pikachu and friends! Happy coloring!

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ABOUT FRIDAY FREEBIES

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. Join my group on Facebook and share them there too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1131241860229354/


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Big Gay Tour of the Castro in San Francisco with Artist René Capone - Vlog 22 - Paul Richmond Studio


After fifteen years of following his work online, I had such a blast finally meeting artist René Capone last week. He took me on a big gay tour of the Castro in San Francisco and then introduced me to Thomasina DeMaio and her awesome gallery ArtSavesLives, where I'll be participating in a group exhibition this month! 

ArtSavesLives exhibit reception: Friday, September 23 from 6-10 pm. All are welcome! 
Castro Street ArtSavesLives Studio and Gallery - 518 Castro St, San Francisco, California

René Capone

Thomasina DeMaio

Castro Street ArtSavesLives Studio and Gallery

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Window Watcher Pinup Boy - Friday Freebies

It's Friday Freebies time! This week's free pinup boy coloring page was inspired by a real incident that took place last week when some unexpected window washers showed up. I may have taken a teensy bit of artistic license here and there. 
Download him and start coloring: http://bit.ly/1POWsxt
Remember to post your creations here and all over social media with hashtag #PAULRICHMONDSTUDIO.
 Can't wait to see!! Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mean Comments with Intern: Analyzing My Bland and Amateur Crap - Vlog 21 - Paul Richmond Studio



Since I began my art career, I've had a rule that I don't read comments on articles and news stories about my work because that can be dangerous territory. Somehow after a few glasses of wine one night in my studio, Intern managed to convince me to break this rule! Watch as we go through some mean comments analyzing my "bland and amateur crap." Intern, why did you think this would be a good idea?!?

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Timelapse Oil Painting Nude Male Figure Sketch - Studio Sneak Peek 17 - Paul Richmond Studio


Here's a timelapse video showing me sketching out the composition for a new painting - a nude male couple figurative piece. Watch to the end for a sneak-peek at my brand new studio in Monterey, California!

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Music from Jukedeck - create your own at jukedeck.com

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Go West Young Man: Cross Country Road Trip With Melissa Forman - Vlog 20 - Paul Richmond Studio


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I'm moving to California - and I want you to come along too! Hop in the car with Melissa and me for an unforgettable road trip across the fruited plains!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Becoming a Golden Child: Meet My Art Teacher & Mentor Linda Regula - Vlog 19 - Paul Richmond Studio



I was very lucky growing up to have an amazing art teacher, mentor, and friend. Linda Regula started teaching me private painting lessons before my fourth birthday. In this video, we reminisce about some of our favorite stories from those early years. Also learn more about Linda's inspiring story, and the traumatic experiences she had to overcome in order to create her own path as an artist.

Follow Linda on Facebook --
Brushstrokes by Linda Regula: http://bit.ly/28OWhDt
Keystrokes by Linda Regula: http://bit.ly/28LUknM

Buy Linda's new book, The Way Back Home: http://amzn.to/28VP7uz

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Monday, June 13, 2016

One Pulse




I've been to Pulse Orlando and like so many people, I've been shaken up all day by this horrific tragedy. The best way I know how to come to terms with something inexplicable is to create, so I'm really grateful to Traxler Tees for partnering with me to release this tshirt design I created to represent solidarity and to show support for the victims. ALL of the proceeds will go to the GoFundMe account that has been established for this tragedy. Please consider ordering one and help me spread the word: http://traxlertees.com/products/one-pulse-support-t-shirt

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tying the Knot: Crafty Creepies Ties & More w/ Joshua Snyder-Hill - Vlog 18 - Paul Richmond Studio



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Today I'm hanging out with my friend Joshua Snyder-Hill and he shows me how he embroiders custom ties and other goodies for his business Crafty Creepies! I first met Joshua and his husband Steve when they organized a bus trip for 25 LGBT couples (including my husband and me) to Washington DC so we could get married in front of the Supreme Court prior to the overturning of DOMA. Steve Snyder-Hill is well known for being the "booed soldier" who asked a question about Don't Ask Don't Tell during a 2011 Republican Presidential Debate that made headlines because none of the candidates stood up for him when the audience acted like a bunch of jerks.

CraftyCreepies on Etsy: http://craftycreepies.patternbyetsy.com
CraftyCreepies on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/craftycreepies
Joshua Snyder-Hill: https://www.youtube.com/user/joshuaeasnyder
Patrick Vincent: https://www.instagram.com/_sould/

Nobathroombill merch benefitting Trans Lifeline
Nobathroombill Tie: http://etsy.me/1Zxkiy7
Nobathroombill Hand Towels: http://etsy.me/25LRKV9
TransLifeline: http://translifeline.org | US: (877) 565-8860 | Canada: (877) 330-6366


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pokemon or Gummy Bears? - Would You Rather with Intern & Edwin - Paul Richmond Studio



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It's pretty boy night at my studio! During a break from working, Intern (Aaron Anderson) and Edwin help me tackle life's truly important questions in an "adult" version of "Would You Rather?" Watch us weigh in on such riveting topics as "pokemon vs. gummy bears." And we saved a question for you at the end, so let us know your answer in the comments!

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