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Rick Fortson (Dr.Pencil)
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
JustME by Doctor-Pencil 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:… 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:…

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!/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.


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: 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: 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!
Just Me #9 by Doctor-Pencil


Cary Brothers with drawing by Doctor-Pencil
Cary Brothers with drawing
Cary Brothers is a singer-songwriter, and played with my son last night at Thalia Hall in Chicago. I drew him 4 years ago, and never gave it to him. I almost didn't because I can do SO much better now :D
Oh well, he liked it :D

Cary Brothers by Doctor-Pencil
Jerry Stiller by Doctor-Pencil
Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller (father of Ben Stiller)
#FrankCostanza #ArthurSpooner
#KingofQueens #Seinfeld

SIZE: 7.5 x 6.5 inches
TIME: 8+ hours
MEDIUM: Graphite on Bristol Smooth by Strathmore
PENCILS: Staedtler Mars Lumograph 3B, 2B, B, H, HB

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kaysid99 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist
Hey, I have recently drawn James Spader, so I was wondering if ya can check it out. My is no where compared to yours though... Lol
dLuSi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello,long time since last checked with you and you probably don't remember me but I do because back in time you made me somehow happy and convinced me to start drawing again ( so it was when you were considering to start video tutorials on drawing and then I connected with you,we talked and you actually uploaded your first videos on drawing on youtube).I've been far away from deviantart for the past 2 years and this night I was watching Castle S0706 and in the end of the serie I heard a song that I loved from the very first seconds of it so I searched for it and for my very surprise the first results of the lyrics was Andrew Belle-In my veins..Once I saw this my reaction was like "Woah,this unique song is Rick's son Andrew" So when his name popped first I knew I dont have to search for the song anymore because I recognized his voice(have listened to couple of his songs) and I was 100 % sure it's him.This happened literally 10 mins ago,so I logged in deviantart I decided to write a comment on your page.I see you have new,amazing drawings and you are doing well as you always did.So I just wanted to say-thank you and thanks to Andrew for making me smile and making me happy one more time.Keep going like this !
PortraitsbyBev Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Rick I've joined :-) 
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!  I'm honored, thanks much for the Watch.
bclara88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thank you so much for the watch.I love your work.
Jojemo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad I have found you again, Rick.  I see that you have set up a new account on DA.   That is why I did not see you among my friends anymore.  It is essential for me to be able to review your drawing tips, from time to time.  BTW, where did you find the Blue Tack and what do you use it for?   I hope you and your loved ones all enjoyed the holidays.   Ed and I spent Thanksgiving with two of our daughters, in Albuquerque, NM.  We returned to ABQ for Christmas.
Your Okie friend, 
madam-lara-croft Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww why did you change your name, it was so cool.. this is also awesome btw :D keep up the gorgeous work!
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now wait a minute I thought Doctors relieved pain, you on the other had are known for putting a hurting on your pencils.  So now I'm supposed to believe that your going to show your pencils some mercy.  I won't believe that anytime soon, and besides if you do that you'll be depriving your avid following of the mastery of your work.

Actually I like the new name.
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CadenRedpearl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Your Work is inspiring! Makes me want to "kill" a pencil myself... even though it's been 10+ years since I've done realistic pencil art. Your collection is masterful! +fav 
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XxDEATHxKLUTCHxX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
hey rick. i was wondering if you do commissions, and if so how much for a 16x16"
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itsmcy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Just looking at your artwork .. it's awesome :D (Big Grin)  Love your SOA drawings!
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longhairdontcarexo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is inspiring to me, thank you :)
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mine-crafted Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I love your username and YOUR AMAZING ART :heart:
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Luce0 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!! :happybounce: 
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to Spread--the--Art!!! :squee:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
You are Rock! 
great drawings!
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rubytide Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW. Amazing gallery!
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Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artist
Your username...Is true...YOU KILL PENCILS
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TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure if you have my new Deviant Page Rick....…
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TheNightGallery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Rick
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Hsesis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I learned the power of the pen looking at you
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graphitifreak Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
thank you so much for the watch!much appreciated!Woohooooo! 
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SimoneFiani Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you for the watch... I watch you too, 'cause your gallery is stunning! Congrats, bye!
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LexDizih Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch... This is so nice!!
I'm a big fan of your artworks and the songs of Andrew Belle too.
Success always to you both, great artists!!
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