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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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enely Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
I just love your style and vibrant colors.
LuccianaLoL Featured By Owner 8 hours ago   Artist
This is so me.... I hate when people stare at my sketchbook. They can look sometimes, and only if i am holding it. When someone takes it away without asking i just go berserk.
Oh, i remember i literally flipped my table when my friend took it so violently 
pawsupbaby Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm pretty self concious about my work. If I go wrong, I'll admit it looks stupid, but I don't want others to, which is why I only let people I'm really close to see.
Princess-of-Ghosts Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Normally I actually enjoy people watching me draw. But it certainly depends on what it is I'm drawing (if it's a personal piece or practice, or just experimenting) and who it is. I also do a fair bit of writing, and for me, both things are like baring a part of your soul to another person. I'm generally very open about doing that, but it bothers me when people won't take "no" for an answer, I've had more than one sketchbook snatched out of my hands and flipped through despite protests.
avikiman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great one!
CielaRose Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely painting, by the way.

It's weird, it used to bug me when people watch me draw.   Mostly because of the questions, and because I wasn't good at drawing and I had low-ish self esteem.  But as I grew in confidence, I grew more relaxed about letting people watch me draw and even going through my sketchbook.  I realized I had nothing to be ashamed of and no secrets to hide, and if people wanted to know who I was, fine!  Happy to oblige.

It's different for everyone though, so reading these stories has been interesting for me.
JavaBeanJohnny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  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 Jul 27, 2014  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 Jul 28, 2014  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!
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