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Doctor-Pencil

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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
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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Favourite Visual Artist
God
Favourite Movies
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
my son - Andrew Belle www.myspace.com/AndrewBelle
Favourite Writers
God
Other Interests
My Family, Drawing, my son's music, my daughter's photography, guitar, Movies
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No...I'm not a poet, but I do like to "wordsmith" for fun once in a while. I just wrote this about my fav TV Drama Series "BREAKING BAD" Breaking Bad Christmas – by Rick Fortson (DrPencil.com) Twas the night before Christmas, and meth heads were sad, Supplies had run low, it was time to Break Bad. The meth Lab was waiting, and stocked with great care, In hopes that Saint Heisenberg soon would be there. The batch they would cook while evading the feds, While visions of Blue Sky danced round in their heads. Skinny Pete had his gas mask, and Mike had his own, Pinkman knew the procedure, for he had been shown. When outside the cook te
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People on DA, Facebook, etc ask me to draw them all the time. My rate is $300 to $500 for an 8 x 10 depending on details. Please see www.tinyurl.com/HireRick Otherwise, I am no longer drawing for commissions. I appreciate that you like my work, and that you want me to draw you, but it goes way deeper than that. Not only do I have to spend 10 HOURS staring at the photo, I have so LITTLE time these days, that I might be lucky if I get time to draw 1 or 2 drawings a month. So when I get to draw, you can bet that it's ONLY going to be someone I feel INSPIRED to draw, based on the person, and-or the photo. Especially after having drawn over 200 po
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I created a Reference Photo TIP GUIDE you might like and want to share with your commission clients. It basically tells them how to choose a good photo for you to draw. Go here to see this GOOGLE DOC http://tinyurl.com/RefPhotoGuide PS - If you are like me, you are not even getting this journal entry. I'm too busy to see and comment on drawings from the 100's of artists I watch, much less read journals, but if you DO get this, check it out. I guarantee you will like it!! :D:D Rick Pencil Killer
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Happy Birthday Rick!

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY ! :party:



WISHING YOU A LOVELY DAY! Birthday smileys 2 by poisen2014


Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEve:iconhappybirthday2you: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic


Happy Birthday Rick!
Happy Birthday Rick, hope you are well mate, have a great day.
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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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 ?