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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! I don't mind if people ask, but it's personal stuff....

How do you feel about people watching you draw? Any stories to tell..? :)

Peace, Love and Privacy,
~Blue x

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elspethx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist
I often feel that I have to change the page to draw performance art where it can make the onlookers laugh. Otherwise, I would seclude myself to draw as thoughts and emotions are easier to evoke Meow :3 
flandre495 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't mind if they ask me politely, but I won't show them the embarassing stuff... xP
FreyaTheFox666 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the reason I don't like showing people what I draw, I'm not good at digital or sketching though people say I'm amazing, I have done a whole help of sketches on my iPad and people sometimes loom over me and watch, me having a very bad reaction time I end up letting them see the picture then hiding it in embarrassment, I still need to work on body shapes so I'll probs end up drawing a sexy looking guy then a girl. XD people will hate me for it, like I'm a huge five nights at freddys fan and when I draw human foxy he has a rats tail, someone commented saying that was kaitlyn Jenner or whoever he/she is. I mean come on! I hate it when people think I'm drawing someone else when I'm not.
BulmaBriefs050401 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, the terrible struggles of being an artist |D I used to have a friend who would imitate what the character was doing, such as a smile or the pose in a silly and demeaning way. I would get a little offended and she would say I'm overreacting over a little joke.

Another thing when it comes to people is when they ask why you never let them see your drawings. Then you have to explain, and then they ask to look through. When they do, they point out things or ask things. For example, one of my characters has a robotic arm and they ask, "why do they have a metal arm?" Because I just want them to! It's not any of your business, seeing as you aren't sticking around to hear the story.

As the rest say, sorry for the rant. : ) Your picture is amazing!
Skyilere Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2015
I don't like when people do that.Especially when my hands aren't agile enough to flip my diary close...
Then the person will look at me like this What?  <Reaaaaallly? You really lost in the competition?!>.Or either burst out laughing at me getting shocked like someone static-ed me with static electricity. There were some moments when Twilight Sparkle ''THE PICNIC!'' icon  <OMG! This is going to be the hottest gossip topic ever!> .

I'll get all cranky and snap or yell at the person,take my diary away and shoot dirty looks at the person for the rest of the day,if I could help it.
I remembered once I drew myself,and then my mom came walking over to my table and was like," That looks like a grandmother." 
She clearly didn't know I was drawing myself,but at LEAST I know what she thinks of me. If I did tell her it was a drawing of me,she'll go randomly/dramatically cooing over it like it was some portrait of Mona Lisa or something.
But seriously,mom?!  Eren Yeager (Serious Look) [V4]   

ChesireLala Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Actually, I have this REALLY annoying friend that knows how much I hate that, but she just peeks over my shoulder and start saying stuff like "what is that?" "why is her hair blue?" "you should erase that" "I still don't get it" and then I yell to her an we end up laughing like crazy seals.
izupen10 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, yeh, if it's a friend or someone the same age as me, then, I guess i'm fine with it. But if it's some other random person like one of my teachers then I'm all like; What are you doing don't you have like 50 tests to mark 0-0"
WolfofLondon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's why I cling to the walls
DemonChild1381 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder....if this is the very reason I stopped drawing in sketchbooks.....I do all digital now....because usually I am alone and it can be erased 
IloveLeofromTMNT Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
My friend Matthew has this bad habit of watching me when I sketch humans,He'll watch me.Then he'll yell in my ear and take my sketchpad.That winds up with me losing my temper and yelling at him
ShewolfAlpha-Sam Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so awkward when someone watches me draw. Like if someone just walks over behind me, I feel stressed, and I feel that I need to hide everything XD But my biggest pet peeve EVER is when someone complains about the character's clothes: "Is she NAKED?!!!" Trust me. EXO : Baekhyun Stare Takane Enomoto (Glare) [V2]  

...and then i yell at them...
MoonSpiritTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like it when people watch me draw. I feel under pressure and then I get everything wrong. They always ask who is this? Who is that? Why is she doing that? Is that a boy or a girl? And it always annoys me, I don't know who that is, it's a random person I drew, they're doing random stuff, there doesn't have to be a purpose. When they ask me to draw them or draw something, I don't want to do it because I know it won't be what they wanted, there's always something wrong or I don't get it done fast enough. I'm sorry, but I'm trying to get good grades, I don't spend every second drawing. What I also hate is that people say its wrong, the nose looks weird, the hair looks like girls hair. Excuse me? Why are you saying its awesome but then spouting unhelpful criticism everywhere?! I know it's too big, I know it's too long. I AM SKETCHING NOT MAKING A FREAKING MASTERPIECE. But I don't like it when people want to look into my notebooks. That's why I never draw anything important at school, they'll,just take away my notebook and look trough it. All my important notebooks I keep at home. Ok, last thing about my rant is that I hate it when people tell me to draw something happy. Why is she always crying? Why are they always frowning? Cant you draw something happier? I'm sorry, that my art isn't what you like, go and do something else instead of moaning about my characters crying. What if I want them to be sad? It's none of your business if they're happy or not. If you want happy drawings, go watch a freaking cartoon!

Ok sorry for the long rant ^^"
EveSoderlundOfficial Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Blue! I just wanted to warn you that Cocodrops14 has stolen this picture from you. They claim they drew it themselves but I called BS immediately. I hope you're well! :hug:
usagisakura-pan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
muu i had this happen recently its such a pain in the butt sketch books are private to me its where i put my ideas down. for those of you who dont draw imagine a creepy ass teacher breathing down your neck all the time. this is how we artists feel.its also annoying when you keep closing it and they keep looking over and asking ¬¬
HopelessAmyRose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This drawing and the title is me when drawing. ;-;
AncientWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate that too and I don't react in such a friendly way. Just because I draw in public doesn't mean I want people to look at it or I'm showing it off; I'm not full of myself like that, and I don't draw to please people. There's a reason why I keep it close to me and glare at them when they look! How can one not understand that message??? I especially hate it when people look and see something they don't like, like if I'm drawing a furry (I draw the clean stuff, I ain't one of those nasty furs who makes our community look bad). It's not very inappropriate, especially compared to other crap you see on the net, I mean sure there might be a line in the chest but that's called being DETAILED...and if you don't like then don't look in the first place. You did that to yourself! Anyways, there's my thoughts.
keijipeiji Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh yeah, people can watch me drawing all I want but just don't let me notice that I'm being watched! Cuz what you draw represents how do you feel at the moment and the thoughts that run in your mind. Sure I don't want people to know about certain things that I think about.
ChibiLunar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Having someone watching me draw makes me feel under pressure o.o 
NobodyNobodyIsHome Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Also, my sister often critizizes my drawing. I always think, "you can't draw like me, you never will. I have my own style and things will look different. Would you critizize Picasso if an eye was out of place?"
NobodyNobodyIsHome Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
I don't like it when people look over mg shoulder- at anything. Somehow, it seems that if something is in front of you, it's secret to anyone behind you.
PixieCreations Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this little sketchbook… I love this sketchbook… I would take it everywhere I go… even at school.

I would draw many things, some of id be so proud of that id let my friends take a peek…
but there are some pages that I refuse to let be seen, my friends never understand it, they'd try and grab my sketchbook behind my back to look at them.
They just don't understand it… the fact that I would like those pages to remain unseen… I feel as if they're going through some of my deepest darkest thoughts… its intimidating…

I now draw alone… and keep my sketchbook to myself...
Skywolf109 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
depends on who, I have some pretty depressing stuff in my sketchbook that I don't want my parents to see
 I also hate it when they see a drawing and they're like "Oh! Did you draw that?" and I'm just like *Facepalm* "OF COURSE I DID!"Facepalm 
InkyShade Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Student
Ahaha I don't like it either. Especially if my mom watches me >.<
okay21 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you draw yaoi?
InkyShade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student
No, but I still don't like it.
NutellaSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
I don't mind people watching me draw if they're respectful, but if they're rude, I say "Don't criticize it unless you could do better." Then I walk away...
adriotaku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   General Artist
so deja vu
CuddlePanda19 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
well i dont really mind i love it when people watch me draw 
theawesomeness111 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Omg totes agreed exept I shout at them and well they run :XD:
TwilightPrism25 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. My friends would often look at my drawings the moment I take out my sketchbook. Drawing is my way of expressing myself so when others see my work its really embarassing.
TheMythicalPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when people do that...most people I know have the courtesy not to, but it's mostly my sisters and my mom DX

still embarrassing...
FuzzyDash101 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My brother steals mine and looks at it, its so embarrassing :P
TheMythicalPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it is :/
LyraCal Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when people do that.
Normally I just let them read while blushing furiously.
VikingTreasureHunter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My sketchbook, at times, is like a diary... Sometimes it's even weird showing my brother. I know most people probably don't think twice about what my pictures mean, but they often have meaning to me, and sometimes it's embarrassing, or just awkward to show other people. Often my drawings contain the hidden away parts of my personality that I generally don't show off -- because drawing tends to be one of my biggest outlets. 
(part of the problem here is that many of my best works are ones I kind-of don't want anyone to see... because I'm afraid they would think I was weird, or because I'm scared of letting that part of me get out into the open...) It's not like I have any really big, bad, terrible secrets -- I guess I just guard my personality very closely... 
LizzieRozie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once I went to a trip and I met there new people.I took out my sketckbook and I accidentally opened it at a drawing with a very deep meaning.I saw someone looking at the drawing.I instantly closed the book.It was sooo akward ;-;
Gamer156 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's the same for writing and reading for me, i hate when i'm reading a story and someone looks over my shoulder and starts to read it. I also hate when i'm working on a story and then boom they instantly start reading the characters names and the plot then question me about why i'm writing it. I don't mind if you ask what i'm reading and whats it about or what i'm writing is about, however it feels like someone just invaded my personal space and are judging me for what i read/write.  
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I understand. I'm an art maniac mainly in writeing but I still draw. I also write poems and songs sometimes as well. Well anyways back to the subject. I do not exactly like when people peer over and start reading and ask why I was writeing that. The only one who gets spoilers is my dad. I like keeping the endings a secret cause I might publish it some day.

Any journal for me is as much as gold. I can write, draw, I could do anything with it. I hope you don't fine this comment weird. But I'm just saying I relate greatly.
Ewka0546 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
It's  AMAZING! :D :D :D :D
Dreampaws101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student
I don't typically mind people watching. Heck, I encourage people to watch me. I've drawn in front of hundreds on a stage before. Though I can understand this and I always try to ask other artists if it's okay if I watch if I want to see. There've been a couple drawings I don't typically like sharing, but I just leave them alone. When people go through my sketches they typically have the courtesy of not asking about sad pictures if I don't tell them the meaning.
MiffArte Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This remembers me of myself. I don't care if someone watches me drawing. But it looks like one of those moments where I'm so disappointed of myself when not being able to draw something the way I want to have it.
germany-russia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i can relate o v o'' i was doodling in class and like 3 classmates were looking over my shoulder e v e i hate when it i can't see the picture cause they're blocking the light
XxSeroliousxX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup, this is me whenever I draw.... it's really awkward for me and the person watching, cause I really don't like people watching me, so I just stop and wait till they go away... Or I hide in the bathroom and draw there.... (yup I take it to bathroom)
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Totally random thing! A friend went in the bathroom to talk to me (we live in different states)
The bathroom is the most private place ever!
XxSeroliousxX Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha LOL
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yup, that's my life
DarkShimmer28 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
How are you so amazing?!?! I love all of your art. Even if it is really sad at sometimes
AyaelShay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Writer
so beautifull
Midnightride199523 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It look great
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