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Rick (Dr.Pencil)
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Toothbrush Selfie with new cell phone front cam by Rick-Kills-Pencils My name is Rick Fortson and I've been in Real Estate Sales and Appraising for over 27 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: rick-kills-pencils.deviantart.… 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: rick-kills-pencils.deviantart.…

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

Follow 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 Rick-Kills-Pencils Check out my NEW DRAWING TIP BLOG www.DrPencil.wordpress.com

Check out my son's music! - "Andrew Belle" -- Youtube or Google him I think 17 out of his 20 songs to date have been used 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 Rick-Kills-Pencils Black Bear Album Cover - Andrew Belle by Rick-Kills-Pencils FREE CD DOWNLOAD -Andrew Belle by Rick-Kills-Pencils NEW Andrew Belle - THE DAYLIGHT EP by Rick-Kills-Pencils Andrew Belle - All Those Pretty Lights by Rick-Kills-Pencils Andrew Belle - NEW CHRISTMAS SONG by Rick-Kills-Pencils

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 Rick-Kills-Pencils Daughter Kate - Photoshoot by Rick-Kills-Pencils Library - by Maggie Fortson by Rick-Kills-Pencils
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IamThe1WhoKnocks Apr 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my drawings sucks because they ignores it on twitter! sniff :( 
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Slawa Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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Nyloia Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch ;)
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IamThe1WhoKnocks Feb 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I really love your artworks! Can you take a look at mine?! It's not good like you but maybe you will like it :)
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SHParsons Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just thought you should know that this person: twitter.com/ElephantMansArt
has stolen your Marlon Brando - the Godfather and is calling it his on Twitter.
He has stolen many works from many people.

and your gallery is beautiful, by the way.
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:icongrubbymunky:
Thanks so much for the watch. Your pencil work is unbelievable. :)
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akohk Feb 12, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Wow, your story gives me hope! I could always draw, ever since I was very little, and I was pretty good at it. I was always drawn to portraits, but basically, I could just imagine anything in my mind and make it happen on paper. Or, I could look at a picture or real life object and imagine how everything would look on paper, and then make it happen. Then, I went to Art School in University and it completely exterminated my enthusiasm, creativity and inspiration. I've been away from the pencil ever since I took my last Drawing course 15 years ago. I loath Art School for that reason. However, during the past couple of years I've been feeling an urge to go back to drawing, and it's getting stronger. I just don't know how to get back on track. I've made a few attempts, but I feel disappointed with the results every time. I know I can do better, but just can't find what it takes to get back on track. As I said, your story gives me hope. Great work! :)
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FinalFantasy981 Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are just amazing omfg
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Chibitaratsu Feb 5, 2014  Student Photographer
I love how you capture the emotions I your drawings!
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michzhuo Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art pieces are all so fantastic I can't simply comment on each. love everything ! great inspiration too ! makes me want to really practice every single day and achieve this level of drawing !
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BoyWonder024 Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch! it means a lot seen as your art is so unreal!
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:icondevmathur:
OH MY GOD! Did u just gave me a watch! Thank u soo much!!
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:iconmiamary123456:
:heart: Have a beautiful and blessed New Year! :heart:
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:iconarsiekdhol:
your pencil drawings are sooooooo goooood!!!!
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Violent-Rainbow Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Breaking Bad art is just amazing. (: Very impressive and realistic! ^^
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manasi3194 Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U just got your bigggggeeessssttt fan! :D

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great works.. great detailing! 
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:iconamkingdom:
Dude, you drawn all my favourites actors! Your work is great. Love you, men!
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PixieDivine Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Rick thanks for the watch! <3 :)
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anyazalia Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey rick!!! :wave:
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arn678 Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
like to ask  if you sell art work your drawings is nice
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:iconsemi-probeginner:
Seriously blown away right now.
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BoyWonder024 Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love to have you join my group #WorldOfAmazingArt !
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Xx-loven-xX Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconheplz: i bet you cant draw the gator boyz
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