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Can I Watch You Draw? by RyujiDicey Can I Watch You Draw? by RyujiDicey

I don't know about you but I HATE when people stand behind me while I'm drawing or sketching. I just can't concentrate and I start to feel really awkward, especially if your just doing freehand (so it's kinda sloppy) or drawing something a little risque.

Not to mention when you have to explain what your drawing to someone who doesn't know about the subject manner (I.E. A person who doesn't know what anime is seeing you draw fan art of a character). And then you gotta try and explain it to an outsider, which gets annoying when they blow you off or just laugh and your left feeling irritated and lose your drive to draw.

This is why I draw at home only or if I draw in public, I isolate myself in a corner to be left alone. I also close my book when I hear/see/sense someone coming over.

Not to be rude but I don't want you looking at my art, even if it is just random little doodles.
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FluffyMarshmallow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Specially when it's little kids D:|
AriaGrill Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thats why we have speed paints!
SenXIII Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
"Are you drawing porn?"
"Whaa!? No!!! She's wearing panties, see??" OAo''
Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Why is (s)he naked? Why (s)he doesn't have a hair/eyes/mouth/whatever else?"

I don't know... Maybe because I fuckin' didn't draw it yet?!
I hate it when people watch me draw and ask me thousands of stupid questions.
Jasmine-Lotus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously, It makes me nervous as hell
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*whew* I thought I was the only one!
gir098 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when people watch me draw, then ask ME to DRAW something for THEM. DEAR GAWD, NO I CAN'T, MY PENCIL IS SACRED, IF I DO ANY DRAWINGS FOR ANYONE. I. MUST. DIE.Germany (Intro) [V4] America (Spies) [V1] 
RaphSieg007 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I hate when people watch me draw, just because I'm crap at it, but it's even worse when they watch me write. I hate that!
PixelatedSplash Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
If you watch someone draw, your basically looking at their feelings... That's why I don't like it when people watch me draw. I especially hate it when they go off saying "UR ZO BUTTER DEN MEH AT DREWIN'!!!11one" or say "SHE/HE IZ BUTTER DEN U!!!!!11one". (I purposely made the writing look like a 5 year old wrote it, by the way.)
lilmewty Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014

God, I know. Mine isn't so much as drawing as it is writing. But the point is, I get uncomfortable when people watch me write, I constantly mess something up and they have to tell me that I messed up, even though I already know. Whose fault is that in the first place?


And then they ask what I'm writing about (which isn't any of their business ._.), then I have to try and explain to them what it is I'm writing, and why, then I get distracted and no longer feel like writing.

kayanne21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh fucking TELL me about it. Whenever I start drawing there used to always be someone hovering over me. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the attention, but it's freaking annoying to have someone watch ever thing you do.  
BeatlesandWebkinz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At school all of the time they lean over my shoulder or look at what I am drawing. It messes me up.
UkimeOkami760 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, I hate it when people ask if they can watch me draw. I always feel really pressured when someone is watching me, and so I mess up more. x_x'
Mosspetal Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. When people watch me draw, I feel like it has to be PERFECT and you can't make any mistakes. It's also really awkward, people just staring at you when you draw.
missharukichi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
so true..bcoz i feel pressure..ppl looking at me..and im using this stamp..thanks
GHforever Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student
Same for me on school, my friends appear out of nowhere and ask me: What youre drawing?? It's annoying
NakamuraIemi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Ugh, I hate that.
And then when I tell them "No, you can't watch me." they tell me I have anger issues.
mythgital-creatures Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hid myself in my room while drawing. If I try to draw around other people, it comes out horrible :iconcryforeverplz: And I hate it when people look through my book too..... #O.O# I have different types of art books and I'm afraid of my family finding them and peeking through the pages...
Lunarfoxes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very, very true.
megibabe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
i draw at school all the time and people keep looking over my shoulder while i do so! even the teachers!!!! gahh!
Arofexdracona Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haa...I always get the " WHY ARE THEY NAKED !? " when I've barely drawn the basic body pose...
thegreatcat14 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same! Oh it's so annoying!!
shadowlover1100 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I get that all the time >_<
chokokun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man i hate it when people watch me draw....
Rurrrb Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
I is standing behind you.
Watching you draw.
Kurumii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
oh my gosh, I so agree. i hate that too @_@
carolijn10 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome stamp, i'm using it in my deviant id
RyujiDicey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist
LOL, thanx! :D
Hillokotka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw humans really often nowdays. I first draw them naked... and if guys on my class will come and look (I have only guys there) it is REALLLY awkward XD. I cloth them later :'D
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Digital Artist
That's exactly what happens to me!

I'd be sitting there in class when all my work's done. The girls around me watch me sketch out the circles and stuff to put in correct anatomy, and they said that they think the legs were the character's balls. And then I have to explain my plan for his design to them, and they're completely oblivious and then it just gets even more awkward.

Who do they think I am?, some kind of porn sicko?
Hillokotka Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And if we were such persons, why would we draw our fetish art WHILE SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND?! That's crazy.
I personally use boxes and sometimes I get weird looks but after I get to the lineart.... oh man...
MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could know how to deal with this.
EeveelutionLova Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH GOD. I know how you feel!! I always have to explain my art/comic/doodle to people who don't understand. >_> And then they laugh at it too.
FemaleJester1212 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student
I hate drawing while people breathe down my neck. However, I don't feel uncomfortable when people around me draw too, and they draw what relates to what I'm drawing.
PoniesInMaiBrain2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dA needs a like button so I can like that.
FemaleJester1212 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student
PoniesInMaiBrain2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
FemaleJester1212 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student
Iloveseekers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I hate this, at school I'll have people watch me draw and I'll be like all tensed up and as soon as they ask me anything i freak out or i get really shy and do something different xD
Ninjacat234 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how I feel about everything. Once I realize that someone I know and is close to me is watching me, I change because I feel then that I have to impress them even though I end up failing. It really bugs me.
And then when I'm drawing, people say its not right. I mean its my style in bloom! I'm still trying out stuff its not going to exactly perfect the first time. >.>
Everthingfan195 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
My dad does that!!! I get so annoyed!! Then I tell my dad I'm uncomfortable, but he just keeps watching me!! Then I get kinda mad at him and he thinks I'm going through a teenage phase -.-
Leahpire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or when a family member wants you to draw them something >.<
i draw mostly fanart, and it gets akward cause i dont want to draw them anime characters, but dont know what else to draw :/
Kiba-Naito-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I hate when people watch when I draw. ><!! They always interrupt and ask, "What are you drawing?" And I get really pissed off. I go to play practice and I always bring my drawing book. A ton of people grab at it when I put it down and try to look at it.
ashkat1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Artist
yeah me to
i keep loseing concintration

lol i has bad grammer
Papadelifresh Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ya it's creeptastic
Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah it's kinda creepy XD

But it's fun to watch other people draw on Livestream or something lol
RyujiDicey Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist
LOL, it is. I just don't like having someone stand over me in person.
Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I know right, especially when I draw something I don't want my family to see XDDDDDD It's annoying to sketch and draw when some one watches, it feels awkward. :doh:
DollfieDream11 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!
DreamyMuffin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Bleh,it's annoying.
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