Friday, April 21, 2017

Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party in West Hollywood


The Cheesecake Boys are coming to LA this week, and anything could happen! This week’s free Cheesecake Boy coloring pic is my way of inviting all of you, even those who can’t make it in person, to the Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party in WeHo this Saturday from 9-11 pm at Revolver Video Bar. It will be as magical as a giant unicorn-covered booty! Download the hires pic at cheesecakeboy.com and go color your pants off. Happy coloring everyone!! Hope to see some of you there Saturday night! 
Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848932768692364/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Top Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be An Artist - Weekly Vlog 38 - Paul Richmond Studio



Don’t let the title of this video fool you - I think being an artist is the most awesome career in the world!! But I have noticed that people enter this field for a variety of reasons and with varying expectations. Here are some of the mindsets that I think get in the way of leading a truly productive, creative, fulfilling life in the arts.



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!

Friday, April 14, 2017

FridayFreebies Cheesecake Boys Coloring Pic - Watering the Flowers

It’s a beautiful day for watering the flowers! Here’s your #FridayFreebies pinup boy coloring pic this week. Download him now at http://cheesecakeboy.com — there’s a full size version you can print as well as a square-formatted one for digital coloring with the Recolor app. And if you live near LA, I want to invite you to my first Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party next weekend. Find out all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848932768692364 — Happy coloring everyone!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#FridayFreebies Coloring Pic - Cliff Dix


This week’s Cheesecake Boy is the talented and hilarious designer Cliff Dix and his adorable co-star Roxie! Wheeee! Download or print the hi-res coloring page at cheesecakeboy.com - and if you like to color digitally, it’s formatted to work well with the Recolor app. Happy coloring everyone! <3 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My Childhood Art - Weekly Vlog 35 - Paul Richmond Studio



I thought it would be fun to show you some of the paintings and drawings I made when I was growing up! I had an inspiring art teacher and parents who taught me that anything was possible, and I think those are two of the biggest reasons why I am an artist today. Here’s a short peek at some of my journey and a few stories from along the way.



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, February 22, 2017

Time Lapse: Surreal Male Figure Oil Painting: Mike Ruiz - Studio Sneak Peek 21- Paul Richmond Studio



Time Lapse: Surreal Male Figure Oil Painting: Mike Ruiz - Studio Sneak Peek 21- Paul Richmond Studio


Starting on a painting of photographer Mike Ruiz today for a little collaboration we are doing. He took a self-portrait photograph and I am reinterpreting it on canvas. Today I’m working on the base coat, so you’ll have to check back later to see the finished painting!


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!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party with Robert Burcar- Weekly Vlog 34 - Paul Richmond Studio



My friend Robert Burcar helps me celebrate the release of my first coloring book, Cheesecake Boys, with a pinup coloring party!

Pinup girls from the ’40s and ’50s had such a hard time keeping their clothes on. A loose nail, a curious pup, or even a brisk wind all seemed to exist for the purpose of disrobing unsuspecting cuties. But one important question has gone unanswered—until now: how did men always manage to dodge these obstacles? Now it’s time to even the score!

Welcome to the colorful world of the Cheesecake Boys, pinups for a new generation where skin-baring wardrobe malfunctions take an equal opportunity approach. Grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils because these fellows need your magic touch—all over! 

Twenty-two full page, single-sided images.

Visit http://cheesecakeboy.com to learn more!

Visit Robert Burcar’s website:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cheesecake Boys - Adult Coloring Book of Cute Male PinUp Art - Paul Richmond Studio



Order Cheesecake Boys - An Adult Coloring Book from Dreamspinner Press: http://bit.ly/2kkzYGu
Signed Edition: http://bit.ly/2kOhCRM

Pinup girls from the ’40s and ’50s had such a hard time keeping their clothes on. A loose nail, a curious pup, or even a brisk wind all seemed to exist for the purpose of disrobing unsuspecting cuties. But one important question has gone unanswered—until now: how did men always manage to dodge these obstacles? Now it’s time to even the score!

Welcome to the colorful world of the Cheesecake Boys, pinups for a new generation where skin-baring wardrobe malfunctions take an equal opportunity approach. Grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils because these fellows need your magic touch—all over! 

Twenty-two full page, single-sided images.

Visit http://cheesecakeboy.com to learn more!



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, February 1, 2017

Digital Painting Timelapse Portrait Christian Cimoroni - Studio Sneak Peek 20 - Paul Richmond Studio



Digital Painting Timelapse Portrait Christian Cimoroni - Studio Sneak Peek 20 - Paul Richmond Studio


Queer illustrator Christian Cimoroni and I did an art swap for his Support Queer Artists project on Instagram. Here’s a timelapse video of me working on his portrait in Adobe Photoshop. 

See more of Christian’s artwork:



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 by Tobu

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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!