Top Ten Things Visual Artists All Understand or Experience

The Top Ten
1 Hands are annoying to draw

Who would've thought drawing 5 tiny, narrow triangles, some squares, and a circle would be so hard?

Hands are annoying to draw. I have to erase many times in order to get them right.

I don't really draw hands. I mainly draw random stuff.

2 Other people are not allowed in your sketchbook

Since I'm no good at drawing, I got myself a sketchbook so I can practice but there is a reason why I don't let anyone see it. It will just me me feel embarrassed. Though I'm no artist.

My sketchbook is equivalent to a visual diary, no one (and I mean no one! ) is allowed to look through all of it! It just makes me so dang uncomfortable!

Most people look at my sketchbook. But sometimes I just do not want people to look at my sketchbook.

3 Some WIPs are never going to get finished

Mostly me, I never finish my drawings because they look bad, but if they turn out very good, I will finish them.

I have about 5-10 drawings in my sketchbook that I will never finish...

*looks at my folder filled with unfinished drawings* it's not that many... I can probably finish them. *opens unfinished art folder on computer* Never mind!

4 It's hard to handle "better" artists

Something I'm not afraid to admit. I cannot handle this, and it's bad, but it's also something most artists can agree on. And no, it doesn't mean I wont talk to someone just because they draw better than I do, I just hate the fact that they are better than me! Yep, it's terrible. I acknowledge the terribleness.

Yeah this is true for me, sometimes I just can't handle it and I think I'm bad at drawing.

That is so true for me, and I admit that.

5 People will ask if you can draw them

I take it as a compliment, but understand that I'm not capable of that. It was also particularly annoying when I used to specialize in drawing animals.

I know right? People at my school keep asking me to draw them.

My school basically, everyone wants me to draw them.

6 Spectators are embarrassing
7 Having a massive doodling problem

I used to get in trouble sometimes for drawing in a boring class.

I doodle all the time over everything. It makes my schoolwork quite the gallery

I doodle a lot, so much I can't stop.

8 There are a bunch of good ideas that become awful drawings

I am like "Oh, I will make anime brothers", then in the end I am like "This was a bad idea, I will not finish this drawing".

I hate it when something awesome I imagine in my head turns out terrible on paper for some reason.

I know, I have plenty of good ideas, but then my drawings turn bad.

9 Frustration at the lack of respect for the arts
10 Getting new supplies feels awesome

I can relate to you keycha1n, I am an artist myself and I love getting new art supplies. I got a set of 80 markers, professional markers and pens.

Recently got a new sketchbook, charcoals, and an electric eraser. I'm ecstatic to begin using them!

I agree, like getting a new sketchbook, colored pencils, or markers.

The Contenders
11 Eyes and hair are the best body parts to draw

Agreed. I try to make the eyes I draw look glass like and I enjoy it.

I love drawing realistic and anime eyes.

12 When you accidentally rip the paper
13 You wonder why you even want to be an artist in the first place

So true! I was born in a small town called Linz and ever since my early teenage days, I loved making artwork using paint but I was rejected by the famous art school in our country's capital twice in a row. Having to deal with all this is really frustrating and it really makes you question the validity of many things in this world when you've experienced that all your hard work is apparently not enough to land you in Vienna arts college. Smh my head

14 Creating a few frames of animation on paper can take forever

I've tried creating a short animation panel using 3 frames and even that took me 6 hours to complete between drawing with the pencil, erasing things, outlining everything with a pen, and coloring it in with colored pencils.

15 You get very insecure when you are running out of white and white color pencil

I use the white colored pencil all the time to blend when I color with colored pencils.

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