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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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:iconwinterfrost321:
Winterfrost321 Featured By Owner 25 minutes ago  Student Digital Artist
I only let my dA friends at school peer over to see what I'm drawing. And my parents unless it's a surprise, otherwise I just hate it. And once my friend found out that I loved MLP and I was like, :(
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LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh i do this all the time! 
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:icononikaalee:
OnikaALee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's me XD
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Warnstrom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate that too. Love the drawing though!
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RebornAnimalz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
when I draw people ask "What the heck is that?" I'm really bad^^
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OrielBonnet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
About to comment how I feel just like that all the time when I'm drawing... when I see all the other comments say the same thing xD
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ImmaUnicorn555 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
I can relate to this so much, whenever I'm trying to draw, my brother leans over me, and when I try to cover up what I'm drawing, he just says "I was just trying to see what you were drawing, geez."So annoying. 

Anyways, beautiful artwork, I absolutely love her eyes and expression.:love: remake II 
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Jetty333 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Artist
I have the same feeling. I usually draw alone because of it >w< It's just those who try to give me tips or point out what looks funny in my drawing when I'm not even half done. It does get annoying after a while. 
Beautiful work, though! I love the shading, colors, and just the overall style! It's absolutely amazing!
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Rakilonn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahah same here. Their response was "why do you draw if you don't want people to see your drawings" "Because I like drawing >->"

There were also people who didn't recognize what I drew and that really pissed me off D:

Now it's less a problem but still.
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snayku Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I agree, it's extremely unpleasant when someone leans over my shoulder to see what I'm working on. Whether I'm writing a book or drawing; if I want you to see it I'll show it to you when it's finished. It just fills you with this uncomfortable feeling when someone stands over your shoulder; sometimes its just their presence that bothers you, other times its the intense shadow they cast over the piece. 

On an unrelated note, I think its really cute. Great job =)
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:iconwritingpastels:
WritingPastels Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  New member
That's me
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:iconachenaton:
Achenaton Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I agree with her. Drawing is a private thing, and people need to be left in peace when drawing. :nod:
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:iconpika-productions:
Pika-Productions Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh i sometimes feel like this when i try to draw
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Ink-Deer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  New member Professional Filmographer
I agree with you on so many levels of the thought. What an artistic could be drawing is private
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Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist
One side of me loves the attention, but another side of me can totally relate XD
I'm especially annoyed when they try to make comments - I'm pretty sure I'm the one who knows most about my art!
Most of the time, I talk nonstop in lightningspeed about the picture: the character(s) in it, the stories, and so on... The information overload makes them look like this O.o and back off - It's hilarious :D
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MsHoThEaD Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i feel the same feels =P (Razz) 
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foxIing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i hate when someone stares over me (because i can often feel their stares and breathes down my neck) but i will let people look through my sketchbook if they ask for permission first. a girl at my school is just like "OOOH SKETCHBOOK" and she'll kinda slide it out from under my hands and flip through it when i was in the middle of working on something. ^^; like "did i give you permission no lol"
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CoozyAyuna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely hate it when someone looks at my drawings.
But somehow it doesn't bother me that much if that person is someone I know very well.
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Mona-Lisa-Motus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful illustartion and very interesting subject. ^^
For me it depend of why I'm drawing at this moment. Usually i don't mind, I'm in my own world and sometimes thougts of my friends can help me and it make us talk about different subjects. (I remember a little boy who came to watch me drawing the eiffel tower. It was funny and I talked with his family). I like to share this little time of happiness... But I need a certain distance or else I'll go crazy. And when I'm drawing out of rage or sadness I close the door of my room to be certain no one will come to see the process. 
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kawaii-neko-chan-san Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist
haha i know what shes feeling XD nice work ^.^
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CantThinkAnyNames Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
I love all your artwork. I am not really good at pictures, so I write, but these are great
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:iconiackner:
Iackner Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad im not alone ú v ù''
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BlueSkies1117 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Artist
I feel the same. Very nice work :) 
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dottiii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Nice piece! I'm wondering, what brushes do you use for this? I'm looking for some brushes that can help with with my digital painting :D
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kangaroozieloo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this
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CreamPuff1126 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree, it's so annoying when someone asks you what your drawing!
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bearrawr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is me whenever i draw.... all of my friends and some others (even the teacher sometimes) just comes over when im just drawing and its sorta annoying lol
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:iconabbeynd:
AbbeyND Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is me all the time!
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animefreec Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I feel the same way with most anything I draw. My thought is- if I want you to see it I'll show it to you. I think the only person I wouldn't mind doing this is my fiance but he doesn't do it anyway because he knows how I feel about it. I get especially protective if it's something really personal, if it's a dark drawing that I'm doing to let out steam or pour my heart out or if the drawing if for the person peeking and I want it to be a surprise. I think I get most upset- and this has happened to me a few times, I'll be drawing in a public place and leave my sketchbook for a short while to go to the bathroom or something and come back to find a stranger pawing through my drawings! Then I almost feel like I want to beat them up for the invasion of privacy. "No, thats not ok, you need to leave now. I don't care if you think my drawings are good, what the hell do you think you're doing?!" is what I want to say. Maybe I overreact a bit but I am generally a fairly private person.
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NatsumeHirai Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
If it's things like commissions, OCs (with a postive theme or concepts), and fanart, I don't mind. The things I won't allow people to see are art that relates to my experience, mood, and feelings. Possibly even memories. (aka personal and emotional)

I do hate it when random people (not counting fellow artists and stream viewers) ask the generic "What are you drawing?".

This is beautiful!
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OnurahArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Digital Artist
adorable
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PurrPurrThunder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaagh, it's worst when your parents do that, because they think it's their right to read your diary made of colored pencils
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taynime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely me. I never want people to see me sketch. Especially at church when I know people behind are possibly watching. Also when people see me draw they are like "Draw me something." It gets annoying. I don't like people looking at my WIPs at all. I don't want them to see all the horrid stages I go through to get a decent drawing. Plus, people ask me what I'm supposed to be drawing. Sometimes I answer, sometimes I don't. Some many reasons why I don't let people look at my drawings I can't fit them all in one comment.
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JayJayRoxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I agree with you. I cant draw what I want cause im afraid my parents will get on to me about it. Plus im always afraid  they're not good....
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taynime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow this comment it longer than I thought.
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BlackRaven20 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so me, i do that sometimes and it doesn't mean that my artwork is not that good because if someone do noticed my artwork, they would be like a bunch of students gathering together into a circle. And commenting how awesome my drawing is and it's frustrating that I sometimes don't even know how to reply back because I'm not the type of person that talks too much I was usually quiet all the time! But I actually think too much. 

By the way, I love her hair. Love 
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Sugarthebear Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
x3 this is so me!
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WaffleMaker9000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so me! I don't like when people watch me draw, not because, I think I'm bad but more of because me art is kinda of like a diary in a way.
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Dheelis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate it too when someone watches me drawing, even my family isn't allowed to see it :')
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NumNumkats Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel you! I always give people looks when they over look my drawing
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Lil-Miss-Scribble Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her hair is beautiful, wish I could draw like that..
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Lil-Miss-Scribble Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
H...how do you art....
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sumbutt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist
i bought a print of this today at f.a.c.t.s! thanks for the hug, you're  so sweet ♥
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BookLoverTwilight Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only allow a select few people to watch me draw. And only if I'm not drawing anything particularly personal. Other artists are fine, random people are not. 
"What is that supposed to be?"
"I don't know."
"What do you mean you don't know? You're drawing it!"
"I mean I don't know."

versus...

"Interesting choice of writing implement."
"Thanks."
"Mind my asking what it is you're drawing? Or do you know yet?"
"I don't know."
"Okay. I don't often know what I'm drawing until it's done either."
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JayJayRoxx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Lol, thats sounds exactly like me. 
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mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like this one
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:iconbrandon-ellis:
Brandon-Ellis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
awww, this is so cute
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pewdiegirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A: 0.o so beautiful~
B: yah, i hate it when people do that >.> like, ill show you what im drawing if i want, dont pry at me
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JessicaMonstatine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, beautiful colours :)
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:iconpandity:
pandity Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Adorable!
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