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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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CreamPuff1126 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree, it's so annoying when someone asks you what your drawing!
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
AbbeyND Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is me all the time!
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.
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!
OnurahArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Digital Artist
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
taynime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General 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.
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....
taynime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this comment it longer than I thought.
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