Gay artwork? Of us? On Instagram? What? Well, let us tell you a short story about our photos on our Instagram account. You know that our goal with our posts on Instagram is to inspire you to travel openly gay around the world while supporting the local LGBTQ+ community. And, of course, we aim to show you our favorite, sometimes private moments when we are just happy to be together, one human loving another human being. Additionally, it is important to support other LGBTQ+ content creators such as gay artists on Instagram. And sometimes we get surprised by you…
Our Top 5 Gay Artwork on Instagram
Every now and then, some of you following along on our Instagram account @coupleofmen identify with our photos and stories we tell with our posts so much, that you get inspired to do what you can do best: create some wonderful, spectacular, and very inspiring Instagram posts yourselves. And not of just something, but taking the time to recreate some of the most lovely moments we shared on Instagram. Some of them even become a bigger part of our work by turning into our official Couple of Men logo and get a report on our Instagram. We collected some of our favorite art pieces with the goal to support some great LGBTQ+ artists out there and motivated everyone else to follow their dream by creating artwork for the world. We are already looking forward to more of your Gay Artwork on Instagram!
It all started with Jaime
We received our first-ever gay fan art from Jaime, an illustrator from Bilbao who made these cute art pieces of us gay traveling couple. Daan with his big ginger beard holding Karl in his arm who has two plane tickets in his hand. We loved it so much, that we decided to ask him to create the logo for Couple of Men which you probably all know about. Thank you so much, Jaime Hayde! We love your work!
Instagram Account: jaime_hayde_illustration
Beard Boy, beard boys…
Barcelona-based artist and beard lover Rich, whom we luckily met during Berlin Pride 2018, comes next on our list of great art pieces by gay artists on Instagram. He sent us two art pieces already, the first one in December 2017 and the second one in December 2018. The great thing about his work is that he is continuously developing his style that has something abstract, comic-like and realistic. We hope to see more of his work in the future and to meet him and his handsome fiancée again soon!
Instagram account: beard___boy
From Cardiff with (Insta) love
Just a couple of days ago, an illustrator from Cardiff, Wales tagged us on his latest drawing of our kiss in South Sweden on Instagram. And we fell in love with it right away! The handsome coffee enthusiast lives with his husband in the UK drawing beautiful and super fun illustrations of same-sex couples, among others. His art piece published on Instagram was also the reason for us to finally start putting all this wonderful LGBTQ+ fan art together in one blog article which we hope to be able to add and feature even more gay artists from around the world in the future!
Instagram account: slightlywobbly
A Cartoon called (gay) Life
We simply love the white bunny and his ironic, iconic way of seeing and explaining life out of a gay (bunny) perspective. Probably all of you know him, his love for pizza and his love for muscles, hairy, bearded, handsome men. But for us, the cartoon called life is also a big part of LGBTQ+ activism supporting pride all around the world. We were seriously thrilled to receive a message on Instagram, that bunny liked our latest so much, that we got an own bunny Instagram version of Couple of Men. Big hug and regards to the bunny!
Instagram account: cartoon.called.life
Template for some Adult coloring work
You know we love a good winter trip especially for an LGBTQ+ event like the annual Whistler Pride in Canada. In 2018, we received a gay artwork from Paul Richmond, gay artist, LGBTQ+ activist and storyteller who lives with his husband in Monterey, California. He created a coloring page of the photo taken during Whistler Pride with our beloved friend and LGBTQ+ activist Barb Snelgrove from Vancouver. It was hilarious to see how real people actually printed the coloring page and actually painted it in. Just another creative way to support the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community by creating fun gay art posts on Instagram!
Instagram account: paulyworld
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- Gay Events this year: Our Top 7 LGBTQ+ Travel Tips for 2020 >
When gay artist get to work: Gay Artwork on Instagram
We hope you like this first collection of Gay Artwork on Instagram made of our travel adventures as an openly gay couple. To be honest, we are already super excited to see even more LGBTQ+ artists making their work visible and accessible on Instagram. And don’t hesitate to tag us along. We are more than delighted to feature your artworks on our blog and social media to support your work but also constribute an important part of our own LGBTQ+ history and culture. Oh, and in case you are wondering: Most of the artists start their own business by selling their artwork on websites where you can buy their work on shirts and other design elements like pillows, cups, and more. Have a closer look at our artists and enjoy their wonderful gay-friendly work!
Do you want to know more about the gay travel adventures of Couple of Men? Stay tuned on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook! See you in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and around the world!
Karl & Daan.
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Tuesday 21st of September 2021
I would love to feature you guys in the winter/holiday issue of The Gay Journal.
Wednesday 20th of October 2021
Hey Stephen! We would be honored. Please check your email inbox! Best from Amsterdam, Karl & Daan.