Top Ten Things Visual Artists All Understand or Experience

The Top Ten

1 Hands are annoying to draw

Really hard to draw especially realistic ones and anime

Drawing hands is almost as bad as watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians - LizardKing99

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. - EpicJake

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. - cosmo

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! - keycha1n

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

I suck at drawing but enjoy doing it, so if someone tries to look, I jump on it and start yelling lol - ToptenPizza

3 Some WIPs are never going to get finished

*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! - Supernatural

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... - keycha1n

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. - keycha1n

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. - keycha1n

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

I used to experience this a couple of times at school. -_- - AO1-H1KAR1

My school basically, everyone wants me to draw them.

6 Spectators are embarrassing

I often wonder how street artists manage - keycha1n

7 Having a massive doodling problem

I doodle all the time over everything. It makes my schoolwork quite the gallery - keycha1n

I agree sometimes I will get in trouble for to much doodling

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 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

Recently got a new sketchbook, charcoals, and an electric eraser. I'm ecstatic to begin using them! - keycha1n

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

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.

The Contenders

11 Eyes and hair are the best body parts to draw

I love drawing realistic and anime eyes.

12 When you accidentally rip the paper
13 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.

14 You wonder why you even want to be an artist in the first place
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