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Don't watch me draw... by DestinyBlue Don't watch me draw... by DestinyBlue
She clutches her sketchbook to her chest as she sees you peering over. "S-sorry, I just wanted to see what you were drawing" you stammer as she frowns. "You might see more than you bargained for if you go staring at peoples thoughts" pouts the girl.

I bet you can imagine what inspired this! ;) I reaaallly dislike when someone stares or leans over me to see what I'm drawing; you would never dream of doing that if someone was writing their diary!

Took a lot longer than expected, and I'm happy with some bits but really dissatisfied with others.. heh, isn't it always like that though? :).

Feeling a bit rough today, so I won't elaborate other than to say hope everyone's content and the weather is treating you well! :O

Would be interested to know how you feel when people watch you draw. Do you mind it? Any stories to tell..? :)
Update: Thanks so much for sharing your stories everyone, nice to know I'm not alone in not enjoying being watched XD Appreciate your critiques as well, I plan on improving this piece in the future :hug:

Forever is over by DestinyBlueInspiration by DestinyBlueOur Depth by DestinyBlueImprint by DestinyBlueFriends set you Free by DestinyBlueDrawing's an Addiction by DestinyBlue

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JavaBeanJohnny Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't exactly have a problem with people popping in as long as they don't stare. Now, I did used to have a problem that even when someone glances at it before its finished, the picture is ruined.
oceanscar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
yup.I'm fine with letting people watch me draw on the internet such as flockmod of, but in real life I can't stand it.
Bl4cksm1th1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't like it on bit... One time was I drawing in my room, then my sister came in and just stood there watching me Draw... it started out as a really good one,but by the end of it did i remove that page from my sketchbook. Her being there watching me gave me stress and i ended up ruing my own drawing... I hate it so bad, and then they always ask what it is, and what is the story and so on.

If they would just wait until i'm done, then I will maybe tell them xD But nooo...
DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Some people don't understand! I draw my feelings, and when people look over and see something depressing I have to crumple it up and say "Whoops, messed up!" even if it was beautiful!
RegardsSirTroll Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really like it when people watch me draw but my best friend, used to sit next to me when ever I was upset and help me draw. She was 5 years older and she lean over me slightly and hold my hand while I held the pencil or charcoal and we'd draw something together. And when we didn't do that, she'd watch me draw and help me get better. That was the only time I enjoyed someone watching me draw. I don't think I ever had anything in my mind she didn't know, so I think it was always okay.
I loved it back then.

By the way, I love your work esp. this one. It's beautiful. 
SortofAlive Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a teacher in my grad year who I noticed watching me and I gave her a bit of a look and she said "I
m sorry if I make you uncomfortable, but watching you draw really relaxes me, It reminds me of watching Mr. Rodgers draw on TV and when I was a kid. " 
I let her watch, I thought that was sweet :) 
But normally I get testy...
DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If people ask to watch, I am fine but when they just do it I mess up because it feels like they're judging me
T-b0 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome in mine drawing, girl.
LeoArcticaa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the same when I draw Xp

Watching an artist draw/sketch in their pad is like reading their diary XD
Vikavilewell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate it. When I hear steps near my room, I immediately open another window and pretend I wasn't doing anything.
I also hate when someone looks at what I'm doing in the computer :P
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