I was a toddler when Mom first put pencil and paper in front of me, hoping it would keep me quiet. It worked like a charm. From that point on, my childhood was one long cluttered wake of pencil shavings, wadded-up mistakes, and endless doodles on everything. There were even a few scoldings for drawing on the walls–but I was set up, I tell ya! I’m old school, from the big heavy wooden drawing board days; with t-squares, angles, pencil and rule–back when ‘cut & paste’ was done with an x-acto knife, and rubber cement. However, I’m not a purist. I’ll often clean up scans of my pencil works, digitally. I’ve created a few images with Fireworks software; it’s cool, and it’s fun, but it’s not really my thing. I’ll never be as comfortable with a screen as I am with an image surface I can lay my hands on. I like the feel of the pencil, and the smoothness of the paper. I’m not so much a purist as I am a romantic.

Thanks for taking the time to view my work. If you see something here you like, how about treating yourself to a print? Perhaps a gift for a friend.
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The works you see here with titles are my more show-worthy pieces. But I also have some of my favorite incidentals, as well. And yes, here on the Graphite page, I’ve also included the digital images I mentioned above.  Well…’One does want a hint of color.’ Click on the thumbnail for larger image.


  1. Forest Viridian
    June 2, 2016

    Beautiful work!

    1. Rick Yost
      July 5, 2016

      Thank you!


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