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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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:iconayaelshay:
AyaelShay Featured By Owner 49 minutes ago  Student Writer
so beautifull
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:iconmidnightride199523:
Midnightride199523 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
It look great
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:iconninjago1lloyd:
Ninjago1Lloyd Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactlly! Now I have a speech to say when my mom does that! Thanks! XD jk
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:iconfinja-ohne-n:
Finja-ohne-N Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
xD totally relate, I'm like STOP LOOKING IN MY HEAD.
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:iconessenceofscourge:
EssenceOfScourge Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
There are things I draw to show people. But when I'm drawing for ME I don't even let my best friend see it. People in my school know this and so they literally sneak up behind me to see my art. I guess I could be more observant, but if I don't concentrate on what I'm doing it ends up looking horrible. I just want to be alone, and the closest thing I can get to peace comes when I draw. I wish people understood, but I would have to tell them why and really, that just defeats the purpose.
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:iconfirederpducky:
FireDerpDucky Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
I hate it when people watch me draw,

I remember this one time in class, This girl came up to me (Or, walked behind me) And said "Why are you drawing a naked girl?!"
I ended up crying,
The drawing wasn't finished, You don't ask a person that when its not finished.
Everyone in my class loves my art, I personally think its horrible. Whenever I try to draw something, Someone always HAS to come up to me and watch me. Then they ask/comment to me "Who's that" or "He/She's so cuuuute!"
What if. Just, what if. I was drawing something personal,
What if I didn't want them to see.
Its just, stupid. In my opinion.
Because, People won't let you draw in peace.
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monstercat1425 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXACTLY!!!
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:iconfirederpducky:
FireDerpDucky Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Mhm.
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:iconmonstercat1425:
monstercat1425 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:b
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:iconorilovergirls13:
orilovergirls13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  New Deviant
Well I'm kinda like this when i'm crying, I just try my best not to let people notice me because when they do, they start asking questions on why i'm crying and that makes me even more upset.
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:icongalaxy-sparks:
Galaxy-Sparks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
I am a kind of dork who always sketches something or is writing something personal. But my annoying classmates have to look over and ask 'What are you doing?' 'Is that you?' 'Are you trying to draw me?' 'You are doing the shadowing wrong! It works like that...' 
I just hide my sketchbook and tell them to go away and leave me alone, but no!- they have to mess around! When i tell them that they start to annoy me, they become all dramatic and stuff crying out 'I was just curious!' 
Well, don't you know that curiosity kills people sometimes?!
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:iconatomicspirit:
AtomicSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Oh my god, thats me every day at school!
i know exactly how you feel. e_e
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this sometimes...
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:iconsparkfromember:
SparkfromEmber Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!  This is exactly how I feel!  People don't understand that for me, my drawings are every bit as personal as my diary.  They always think I'm being so weird when I don't let them see what I'm working on.  It's nice to see someone else understands...
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:icondiaitz52:
diaitz52 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Holy----
Yes!
Everyones says i'm rude because of that
It's like the only sentence I spoke in the entire day "I don't like people watching me drawing"
And they went all dramatic and stuff
I hate that, but I don't regret a thing XD
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
YES.
IT'S SO FRITTING ANNOYING.
And my classmates aren't th only ones who do this - my MOM does it.
And she thought it was rude at one point.
And she keeps questioning me why.
JUST-
BAH.
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:iconmoondust30:
moondust30 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I  hate that! Every single time! Especially at school...I always get really nervous whenever random people gather around me to see what I'm drawing and ask all sorts of questions, but the  questions that always pisses me off is "What are you drawing?" I reply with a " A girl or trying to sketch out something'..." Then they ask " Whats that?" "Who's that?" "Is that me???" then I say "Wait till im finished and then u will u know!"
Can't they see im trying to concentrate?! Im even making a face saying " GO AWAY PLZZZZ" Then it has.... "Ur doing it all wrong!!! It's like this....!"

Anyways luv this drawing
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:icondiaitz52:
diaitz52 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
totally me
or the famous
"are you drawing yourself?"
EVERY    SINGLE   TIME
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MY GOD YES
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:iconlegendarysparklezaj:
LegendarySparklezAJ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
I dont like ppl watching me draw either. I was just drawing a few mins ago my mom walked in, I flipped the paper around lol its uncomforatble for me when someones watching. It might mess me up or the ppl watching might keep asking what I'm drawing :L
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:iconstarlightxsword:
StarlightXSword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's uncomfortable when someone's watching me draw. Somehow, it becomes harder to draw what's in your mind now that another pair of eyes are on you. It bothers me as well when I let someone see my sketchbook and they flip to the pages I wanted to keep to myself. Even if I asked them not to. Nowadays I don't allow most people to see my sketchbook.
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:iconthewolfridergirl:
TheWolfriderGirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
I don't know... I actually like it when people watch me draw. If I admitted it to myself, it's probably 'cause I want someone to understand the real me. I can't express myself very well verbally, but my heart always comes out when I draw. Nobody can see me... Nobody understands... I try, I can't do it. TT

Whoops, heh heh... Started rambling there... Thanks for the vent. :)

-PJ
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Shirone-nightmare Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant
I don't like when people want to watch my drawings. These are mine! My thinking, my freedom!
Otherwise, your drawing is amazing ! You did a good job !

Sorry if you don't understand, I'm french so my english isn't perfect :$
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:iconteadrinker79:
TeaDrinker79 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I really hate when people are watching how I draw. I remember how I had a few drawings where you could see that girls are covering their naked bodies /actually there was nothing to be seen honestly, nothing like that/ and girl that viewed these drawings where like:"WTF?! Why does she draws naked hags. She's weird or what?"
Also when people are watching they are pointing out most obvious things. I know my mistakes. No need to shove it in my face! Of course there are helpful things to point out, too. Thank you, for that! But still a lot of people doesn't understand why do I draw what I draw. I also remember how a girl said: "I don't like your art 'cause it looks scary."  Few people who are allowed to watch me draw are my parents and my sister. (I don't even allow it to my brother because of the stupid refernces)
If you don't ask stupid questions and don't say stupid things then I will allow you to watch how I draw.

P.S. Reading commetns I can say there is nothing like this that I can relate more to.
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septimusheap412 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Writer
I was drawing a man in one of my fanfictions when a girl looked at me and said, "Oh His cheek is off."  And she was right.  I thanked her for the insight (because I love it when people critique my art) and then, she smiled, took my pencil, and drew all over it.  I had never been happier with any piece of art before, but instead she draws.  All.  Over.  It.
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:iconpencilledandpaper:
PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely hate it when people watch me draw, espically in school. They are all like 'Eeeewwwww whats that!' 'Thats ugly!' 'Erase the lines it looks bad!' I will show people when I am finished! I know it looks bad at first but it will get better! And when I finish they are all like 'Omg thats sooo cool!' When they dont even understand it. They dont understand what I go through, they dont understand that I hate the crap they give me, and they dont understand why I draw. Its the only thing I have left and I dont like people watching me.
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LegendarySparklezAJ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Me drawing wolves in school:
Some people: Is that a my little pony
Me: ...........
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol so true XD Everyone in my school is addicted to MLP (for the girls lol) and manga and anime (for just about everyone), no offense to anyone.
And I'm literary the only person who DOES NOT draw manga/anime. And who doesn't draw ponies. (Not that often anymore). 
And one thing I hate the most is this:
"OMG! IS DAT A PONEH?" 
"No..."
"Oh, ok. It doesn't look too nice."
Or
"WTF WHY IS THE PERSON NAKED!?"
"I'm drawing the proportions you FRIKIN DUMBASS! NOT EVEN DONE YET!"
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:iconlegendarysparklezaj:
LegendarySparklezAJ Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015   Digital Artist
i dont draw mlp or manga/anime either
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi five mate! :D
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:iconlegendarysparklezaj:
LegendarySparklezAJ Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
*highfives*
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:iconbeginneratart:
Beginneratart Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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:iconpencilledandpaper:
PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Don't worry, I know how you feel.
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:iconlegendarysparklezaj:
LegendarySparklezAJ Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Digital Artist
lol
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:icondogcorpse:
DogCorpse Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
"dont watch me draw....." *has drawing faced towards the viewer*
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:icondestinyblue:
DestinyBlue Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional
Double sided sketchbook :)
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DarkShimmer28 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I know the feeling
1 I hate it when people look at it
1 Then when I hide it they are all like "You just want people to ask what it is" Im just like "No, I don't want you looking at this" I guard my sketchbook with my life. If I want somebody to see it I will show them... usually when Im done
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DonnieAndMikey Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I don't really like it....mostly because the people that are watching just point out 
obvious things like: "That arm is too long" and "Erase those stupid lines!".
Like, yes, I know that arm needs to be longer and I know I need to erase the guide lines.

But then again sometimes people watch me and ask me how in the world I can draw like that. It sorta depends on the person, really.
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kateybug620 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
it depends because usually im ok with it but the boys are mean when it comes to it so I tend not to let them see. 
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Artsypickle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
I really dislike it whenever people watch me while I draw

Im so glad that I have a door so whenever I want to draw I can but it doesn't have a lock so if my family were to come in and say "what's that what are you drawing?"I get really nervous mainly because I'm under pressure and I don't want them to see it..I'm flattered that sometimes they like my drawings but still I just don't like it drawing is supposed to make people feel relaxed and Calm and it feels like I'm taking a hard Quiz for Algebra class it's like people staring at a persons diary in my opinion
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kknkbaker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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kknkbaker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist

"Don't Wake Me"

I went to bed I was thinking about you
Ain't the same since I'm living without you
All the memories are getting colder
All the things that I wanna do over
Went to bed I was thinking about you
I wanna talk and laugh like we used to
When I see you in my dreams at night
It's so real but it's in my mind

[Pre:]
And now
I guess
This is as good as it gets

[Chorus:]
Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up

I went to bed I was thinking about you
And how it felt when I finally found you
It's like a movie playing over in my head
Don't wanna look 'cause i know how it ends
All the words that I said that I wouldn't say
All the promises I made that I wouldn't break
It's last call, last song, last dance
'Cause I can't get you back, can't get a second chance

And now, I guess
This is as good as it gets

[Chorus:]
Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up
Don't wake me
We're together just you and me
Don't wake me
'Cause we're happy like we used to be
I know I've gotta let you go
But I don't wanna be alone.

[Bridge:]
These dreams of you keep on growing stronger
It ain't a lot but it's all I have
Nothing to do but keep sleeping longer
Don't wanna stop cause I want you back

[Chorus:]
Don't wake me
'Cause I don't wanna leave this dream
Don't wake me
'Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
When it's you I'm dreaming of
I don't wanna wake up
Don't wake me
We're together just you and me
Don't wake me
'Cause we're happy like we used to be
I know I've gotta let you go
But I don't wanna be alone.

I went to bed I was thinking about you
‘Cause I don’t wanna leave this dream
It ain’t the same since I’m living without you.
‘Cause I never seem to stay asleep enough
I know I’ve gotta let you go
But I don’t wanna wake up.
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InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on who they are, and how the drawing is currently going..
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raptorkil Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
fucking
hate it
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:iconmartinwilhelmsson:
MartinWilhelmsson Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so me, I do not like wen people stares or leans over me wen i drawing such as family and friends.
I do not mind it mostly i love feedback and comments but yeah!
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dieliala Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I'm kinda neutral when it comes to it. I don't like it but at the same time, I don't exactly dislike it either.

I can be so in tune with a drawing (it helps I usually have my eadplugs in lol) that I don't notice that someone... two people... sometimes even five people are looking over me and trying to find a spot to watch me draw. I typically don't notice until I look up and see several people behind me just watching, almost admiring my (lame) art skills. Naturally, a lot of them apologize and say they wanted to watch but didn't ask because they didn't want to disturb me and then after that, then they ask if they can continue. Usually, I go ahead and even answer questions such as "Why are they naked", "Are you making a story", "How long have you been drawing" etc. Most people ask because they are genuinely curious, almost as if they've never seen someone drawing before. O.o When people are like this, I actually don't mind when they watch. Sometimes they even give ideas when they noticed I stopped for a moment to think (such as ideas for an outfit, or the hair, etc.). It is at times like that I notice they have ideas, but no idea how to produce them in a visible way. 

Then there are the people that are more jackass-ish. The ones who point out flaws (Okay this I don't too much mind when it is something helpful such as 'the head is too big', 'the eyes are too low', etc.), who laugh at a blank body and loudly proclaim "AHA LOOK SHE'S DRAWING PORN!", etc. Those people, i hate when they watch because they are so dang annoying.
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Nutrire Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  That asshole.  I hate it when people pubicly embarrass you with things like that,  drawing nude models are different than drawing individuals explicitly having sex -_-.
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dieliala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Yeah... Please, I was only around 12 at the time so I could have really gotten in trouble. and probably theropy  

But yeah. I don't like people who do that kind of thing... but don't mind if someone wants to passively watch and ask questions.
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bulletprooftae Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
One time I got in trouble for not showing something I was drawing, my family yelled, "What's so embarrassing about showing one drawing? Just get it over with!" They don't know how uncomfortable it is when someone see something you're drawing, I even started crying. T.T
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Azuna83 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Tfw they lean over your shoulder, insult your drawing, point out ever little flaw in an insulting way and they can't draw a stick-
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