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Rick Fortson (Dr.Pencil)
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
NOTE: VISIT MY NEW ART STORE GALLERY AT www.DRPENCIL.COM -- I'm rarely on DA anymore

My name is Rick Fortson and I've been in Real Estate Sales and Appraising for over 30 years. In October of 2008, I started drawing again after a 30 YEAR time out! I never drew portraits before, but I oil painted and drew landscapes, and various objects as a teenager in the mid-to-late 70's. SEE THAT WORK FOLDER HERE: doctor-pencil.deviantart.com/g… I could never get past deciding WHAT I wanted to draw, so I rarely did. Through a series of motivating factors, I decided to buy some drawing pencils in October of 2008. I started with my kids, then moved on to celebrities. I believe we make "Progress through Practice". See some examples of my progress here: doctor-pencil.deviantart.com/g…

Now that I draw people, it's no longer WHAT do I want to draw, but WHO, so I never get stuck trying to first decide WHAT to draw! I'm 100% self taught. I always just seemed to realize to myself that I could draw if I wanted to. Weird huh? :D:D

JOIN me on Twitter twitter.com/#!/RickFortson IF you want to see my newest DRAWING TIPS and ALL of my Works in Progress that I do NOT post on Deviant Art.

MY NEW DRAWING TIP BLOG by Doctor-Pencil Check out my NEW DRAWING TIP BLOG www.DrPencil.wordpress.com

Check out my SON's music! - "Andrew Belle" -- Youtube or Google him He's had over 20 of his songs featured on major TV shows (Grey's Anatomy 4 times, including S6 finale, Vampire Diaries, Castle S4 finale, Pretty Little Liars, Kardashians, Design by Jane, Covert Affairs, etc). Named "Breakout Artist Chicago-2009" by MTV.
WEBSITE: www.andrewbelle.com My folder for him here: rick-kills-pencils.deviantart.…
my son Andrew Belle - Studio Performance of PIECES by Doctor-Pencil Black Bear Album Cover - Andrew Belle by Doctor-Pencil FREE CD DOWNLOAD -Andrew Belle by Doctor-Pencil NEW Andrew Belle - THE DAYLIGHT EP by Doctor-Pencil Andrew Belle - All Those Pretty Lights by Doctor-Pencil Andrew Belle - NEW CHRISTMAS SONG by Doctor-Pencil

Check out my DAUGHTER Maggie's Amazing Portrait Photography! She is a very gifted artist and is SO creative! She takes the kind of photos that actually makes me want to draw people I don't even know! I've said all along, I am inspired to draw FIRST by a great photograph, and THEN by the subject. When I have BOTH, I hear background music!
WEBSITE: www.maggiefortson.com My folder for her here: rick-kills-pencils.deviantart.…
my daughter Maggie 1 by Doctor-Pencil Daughter Kate - Photoshoot by Doctor-Pencil Library - by Maggie Fortson by Doctor-Pencil

THANKS for visiting!
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Happy Birthday Rick!
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Happy Birthday Rick, hope you are well mate, have a great day.
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Inkodyes Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice body of work here. I have tried but lack dedication to drawing people in general, so shy away from it. I'm more of an abstract artist  as I like design more than realism. So, ergo I feel like I can't even get going but, maybe it is just lack of patience! Ha! You have monster skillz Sir.
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KaiSchuebeck Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
Really impressive gallery.
It makes me want to paint portraits again instantly.
Unfortunately I will be able to paint again in september.
How did you manage to get the photos of the celebrities with your pictures ?
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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animaniac21285 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :airborne: :D
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Happy Birthday Rick!
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neraksel Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday dude :)
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sadnessinsanity Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Happy Birthday. :D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Happy Birthday Rick !!
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quiltineb Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Like you I started drawing again later in life. I put my pencil down for 40 years before picking it up again. Just started in July. I enjoyed looking through your progress photos; of course even your early ones are very good and show real talent, but it is good to see that one can continue to improve over time. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

I'm still struggling with the 'needs to shade darker' phase.
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Ebbenhorst Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!
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animaniac21285 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :airborne: :D
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Rick! :party:  :cake:
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Tito134 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday :)
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Brutus9000 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday to You ~Cake :happy birthday: 
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aurelia-acc Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:party: Happy birthday, Rick! :hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist



  Happy Birthday! :party: :cake: :airborne:

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dselene Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy birthday :)
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Rick … have a great day.:D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too 
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Smile4daBirdy Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Hey dude, isn't it your birthday?.... how's the beautiful family? greetings from your SA friend :wave:
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