50 Thoughts You Have When You’re Drawing

IT LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF TEXT, BUT IT ISN'T THAT LONG. I PROMISE.

Bea L., Blogger

1) I feel like I haven’t drawn anything in awhile.

2) Okay, time to start!

3) What to draw…?

4) Artist block, why??

5) I could draw a portrait…sure, why not?

6) Where’s that paper?

7) I just put my pencil down, where’d it go?

8) How did it get all the way over here?

9) All my materials here–I forgot my eraser, dang it!

10) I don’t want to get up, though…I won’t get it unless I need it.

11) Has anyone ever completed a drawing without an eraser?? Can I try to be the first? This is impossible. What am I talking about?

12) I’m getting distracted — Oh, I know. I should play some music!

13) Now, what station?

14) Ugh, I should just put it on shuffle.

15) Okay, everything is set. I should start now if I want to finish by today.

16) I should put a piece of paper under my hand.

17) THIS PIECE OF PAPER IS SO ANNOYING.

18) Her head looks like a potato.

19) That’s fine, artist interpretation!

20) THIS SONG IS TERRIBLE, WHY DID IT COME UP?

21) Eraser. So. Far. From. Desk.

22) Can I have an assistant just to get my eraser OR A DRONE?

23) Drones are cool, but too expensive for my cheap lifestyle.

24) Fine, I’ll just get up. Whatever, I’m not accepting defeat, pffft.

25) I CREASED THE PAPER WHEN I WAS ERASING. NOOOOOOOOOO…!

26) Did I seriously spend 15 minutes on one eye?

27) NO, I HAVE TO DRAW THE OTHER ONE! It’ll probably look worse than the first one.

28) It’s a little bit too close, but that’s okay because ARTIST INTERPRETATION.

29) Dang, look at that eyebrow. People on Instagram would be jealous, I’m jealous.

30) WHY ARE NOSES AND MOUTHS DIFFICULT TO DRAW??

31) You know what? People will have lower standards.

32) Can her face be one an even shade of gray, please?

33) Will my hand actually function? Oh my god.

34) I have graphite all over the side of my hand. Great. I should have used the piece of paper.

35) I feel like giving her some contour, you know like some sculpted cheekbones and defined nose bridge.

36) NOPE…NOPE…NOPE…BAD IDEA.

37) Shading is so time consuming.

38) My hand is sore.

39) SNACK BREAK!

40) Oh whoops, I have to finish this.

41) But I don’t want to draw hair! She can wear a hat! Smart, Bea.

42) Her hair looks like a solid color mop, UNLIKE HER FACE.

43) ARTIST INTERPRETATION!

44) It doesn’t look that bad actually. Good job, Bea.

45) NO BACKGROUNDS, IT TOOK TOO LONG.

46) I’ve gone through, like, 15 songs.

47) What time is it? IT TOOK ME MORE THAN AN HOUR TO FINISH THIS?? Why am I surprised? Time flies.

48) I’m tired, I want to go to bed. I want to SLEEP.

49) I’ll just sign and stop.

50) My signature looks weird, ew, but I ain’t fixing that anymore.