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Time Lapse Surreal Oil Painting Female Figure by paulypants Time Lapse Surreal Oil Painting Female Figure :iconpaulypants:paulypants 3 0 Gay Pinup Boy Wedding by paulypants Gay Pinup Boy Wedding :iconpaulypants:paulypants 10 0 Have You Ever? by paulypants Have You Ever? :iconpaulypants:paulypants 2 0 Cheesecake Boy Pantsed While Rock Climbing by paulypants Cheesecake Boy Pantsed While Rock Climbing :iconpaulypants:paulypants 9 0 Gay Concentration Camps in Chechnya by paulypants Gay Concentration Camps in Chechnya :iconpaulypants:paulypants 5 3 Paul Richmond Studio Channel Trailer by paulypants Paul Richmond Studio Channel Trailer :iconpaulypants:paulypants 1 0 Cheesecake Boys in West Hollywood by paulypants Cheesecake Boys in West Hollywood :iconpaulypants:paulypants 14 0 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be An Artist by paulypants 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be An Artist :iconpaulypants:paulypants 3 0 Lost to Myself by paulypants Lost to Myself :iconpaulypants:paulypants 21 1 Pinup Boy Watering the Flowers by paulypants Pinup Boy Watering the Flowers :iconpaulypants:paulypants 6 0 Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party in WeHo by paulypants Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party in WeHo :iconpaulypants:paulypants 10 0 Painting His Pants Off by paulypants Painting His Pants Off :iconpaulypants:paulypants 7 0 Answering Questions and Signing Coloring Books by paulypants Answering Questions and Signing Coloring Books :iconpaulypants:paulypants 5 0 Let's Color Some Cheesecake Boys! by paulypants Let's Color Some Cheesecake Boys! :iconpaulypants:paulypants 6 0 Wheee! by paulypants Wheee! :iconpaulypants:paulypants 10 3 My Childhood Art by paulypants My Childhood Art :iconpaulypants:paulypants 2 0


Time Lapse Surreal Oil Painting Female Figure

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Laying in the underpainting on a new surreal figurative piece. It’s an oil painting of a female subject (my friend Melissa) with some feathery surprises. This speed painting demo shows the blocking in stage of the process - essentially the base coat. Once it dries, I will go back in and add more detail, so come back and check out the finished piece soon!


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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Gay Pinup Boy Wedding

It's a great day for a Cheesecake Boy wedding! <3 Grab the free, uncensored coloring pic of the blushing groom at - you can print it out or color it in your favorite app. It will only be available for one week. Happy coloring everyone! Now go color your pants off! XOXO 

Cheesecake Boy Pantsed While Rock Climbing
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You can print it and color by hand or load it into the Recolor app to color digitally.

One Cheesecake Boy on the rocks – coming right up! This week’s free pinup coloring pic features talented screenwriter/author/actor and occasional rock-climber Tim O'Leary 
with a cheeky assist from Robert Rice. I met these boys recently at the Cheesecake Boys Coloring Party in WeHo. Grab the hi-res coloring pic below- you can print it out or color it in your favorite app. Happy coloring everyone! Now go color your pants off (and Tim’s too)!
Gay Concentration Camps in Chechnya

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Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, & Biphobia, and we need to talk about what’s happening in Chechnya. You’re not hearing about it from our politicians or most of our news media, but it's important.

Chechnya's a republic of Russia. Gay and bisexual men there are being rounded up and held in torture camps. Over a hundred have been arrested and there have been at least three deaths.

One survivor said “Once they bring you there, they immediately start the beatings and electrocutions, demanding information about who you were dating.”

A spokesperson denied the reports saying it can't be true bc there ARE no gay people in Chechnya. Which is bullshit and terrifying. That is Hitler mentality right there - alive and well in 2017.

I want to be VERY clear: It is NOT acceptable for anyone anywhere in a position of influence to turn a blind eye to this. President Trump, I am talking to you. Your silence speaks volumes. Leaders from Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, France, and Sweden have all spoken out. Where have you been? The blood of these innocent men is on the hands of every world leader who remains  silent.

I remember when I first learned about the holocaust in school, I couldn’t understand how something so horrific was allowed to happen. 

Now I know.

Today, information travels a lot faster than it did in the 1940’s. Where’s the massive showing of support? Where’s the outrage? Where's a president who stands up for these oppressed people? Oh, he's too busy buddying up to the Russian ambassadors behind closed doors. Ok, well we are going to have to do this without him. 

The unthinkable is happening right now in Chechnya, and the majority of people in our country don’t even know because we're all busy and the issue is too complicated to sum up in a tweet. It’s not juicy enough for entertainment news sites to slap a clickbait headline on it and rake in some easy cash. So it gets ignored.

Meanwhile innocent people are being imprisoned. Beaten. Killed. Because of their sexual orientation. Right now. While I sit here in my nice, safe apartment talking to you. 

We all have to take a stand, even if our leaders have better things to do. How can we possibly celebrate Pride this year, how can we have any sense of pride, if we aren’t willing to stand up for members of our own community who are being tortured? How can we expect anyone to stand up for us.

It's hard because we live far away and we don't have all the answers and we have our own problems. I know. I struggle with all of that too. 

Here’s one small thing we can all do. Right now. 

I designed this tshirt to raise awareness and much-needed money for the cause. I used the pink triangle, which was the symbol Nazi's used to identify gay prisoners, as the basis for the design. The statement “Never Again” is a call to action for all of us to learn from history and refuse to allow the atrocities of the holocaust to be repeated. 

The shirts are being produced by Traxler Tees and they are available right now. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to Rainbow Railroad, which is an incredible organization that helps LGBT people around the world escape violence and persecution. They are working with the Russian LGBT Network to provide direct travel assistance for endangered men in Chechnya. 

I’m asking all of you who can to order the shirt now and tell your friends to do the same. They are $25 and for a limited time you can get free shipping with the code LOVEYOU. Or if you don't want the shirt but would rather donate directly to Rainbow Railroad, that’s great too.

If you can't afford to buy a shirt or make a donation, use your voice. Speak out. Demand that the world keep an #EyesonChehnya. Share this video or make your own. If you do buy the shirt, wear it  and tell everyone what it means. Use your talents and hold your own fundraiser. Call your politicians and demand they take action. Lives are at stake and if we all do our part, we can make a difference.

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Rainbow Railroad:

Russian LGBT Network:…

Readers & Writers for LGBT Chechens:…

“Chechnya accused of ‘gay genocide’ in ICC complaint - BBC News:…

“LGBT activists arrested in Moscow after demanding investigation of alleged torture of gay men in Chechnya” - ABC News:…

“Gay Chechen men tell of torture, mass arrests” - CNN:…



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Paul Richmond
United States
Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose paintings draw inspiration from his own experiences as a young gay man. He graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002 and came out of the closet shortly thereafter. Since then, his artwork has become a vehicle for exploring and understanding his own journey, as well as developing a dialogue with other members of the LGBTQ community. Influenced by his own struggles as he came to terms with his sexual identity, he seeks to challenge social constructs that exist around sexual orientation and gender roles.

His career has included exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals from around the globe. Paul is currently represented by Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over two hundred and fifty novel cover illustrations. He teaches community art classes for Stonewall Columbus. He has volunteered with the Kaleidoscope Youth Center, encouraging LGBTQ teens to use art as a means of self-exploration and expression. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through the language, visual, and performing arts.

Paul shares his life with husband, Dennis Niekro. They were married in a group ceremony with twenty-four other LGBT couples in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in June 2013. Together, they are committed to using their artistic talents to raise equality awareness.


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MichaelJ83 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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HidroTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student
I love your works <3 they inspire me
Dany-E Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Airborne Happy Birthday! Handshake 
         Wish you all the best! I love deviantART! 
    Hope you have a wonderful day! :D (Big Grin)
jadedargon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for posting your "tips for dudes in dresses" gifs! I have been in a horrible mood the past two days and your brilliant imagination has made a small but much appreciated sun beam into my dreary haze. I currently follow you on here and am a fan. Keep up your wonderful world. <3
paulypants Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I'm so glad! Thank you so much for the comment!
Izzy00707 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm that girl who posted the artwork: "What Bullying Looks Like..." on the anti bullying movement: And I'm wondering if you'd like to help me start up a new project aimed at spreading love, peace and acceptance between gays and Christians. The project is called GL4E ('glue').…
Project GL4E Poster
overdebated Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional
Holy hell you're good.
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful gallery, Sir.  Duly watched.
(I support marriage. Period.)
DlNOSAUR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1,111 watchers, haha! You go paul.
ziffler Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I love your gallery.  I love the humorous take to your art.
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