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    Some girl yelled at me for drawing her today

    So I was at Starbucks today with my sketchpad, and I sit next to this girl and start drawing her. At first she gives me a strange look and then after a while asks "are you drawing me?". I lie, and say no and she's like, "lemme see," I say no again, and she's like "lemme see that shit" so I show her and she's asks why I'm drawing her. I say it's not her, and she's like "Then why do you keep fucking looking over here? Shit".
    Oh well, screw her.
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    Question: Was mentioning ethnicity necessary?
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    What does it matter if she's asian.?
    I'm cold as cold as cold can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt View Post
    What does it matter if she's asian.?
    It doesn't. I was just explaining the setting.
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    New question, why didn't you just say yes?
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    Mentioning ethnicity was necessary in the sense that it was descriptive rather than racist (or at least that's how I interpreted it). It was no more necessary than mentioning the fact she was a woman, or that it was in Starbucks. I don't see what the big deal is.

    Also, I think when she asked if you were drawing her, you should have replied with a friendly "Yes I am, but I can stop if it makes you uncomfortable" or something along those lines. Rather than being defensive and confrontational.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex.W View Post
    Also, I think when she asked if you were drawing her, you should have replied with a friendly "Yes I am, but I can stop if it makes you uncomfortable" or something along those lines. Rather than being defensive and confrontational.
    Yeah but I wasn't trying to be confrontational, I just kinda freeze up those situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex.W View Post
    Mentioning ethnicity was necessary in the sense that it was descriptive rather than racist (or at least that's how I interpreted it). It was no more necessary than mentioning the fact she was a woman, or that it was in Starbucks. I don't see what the big deal is.

    Also, I think when she asked if you were drawing her, you should have replied with a friendly "Yes I am, but I can stop if it makes you uncomfortable" or something along those lines. Rather than being defensive and confrontational.
    Gender could matter depending if the artist drawing her was male or female. As a fellow artist I can kinda understand someone drawing me for observation, but it can be kind of creepy even if unintentional. There's also the fact that well there's a reason for model releases now a days.


    But the "oh well screw her" came off so derogatory, mentioning the ethnicity kinda made it worse, especially as "some X girl". The set up of the scene seems more like "I need to find a way to say something demeaning" rather than simply explain a situation.

    I think if the OP had been a bit more cautious with how he presented it, maybe we'd not ask about the ethnicity and be more sympathetic to the situation as fellow artists.
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    still though the truth will get you further in life
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    She wasn't necessarily pissed off at you for drawing her, but she was pissed off at you for lying to her.
    And rightly so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    She wasn't necessarily pissed off at you for drawing her, but she was pissed off at you for lying to her.
    And rightly so.
    Yeah you're right, but I didn't know she'd keep asking.
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    you gotta master yourself some Jedi mind tricks before you go out drawing strangers again

    girl: you drawing me?
    you: these aren't the droids youre looking for.. *waves hand*

    it'll work, trust me
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    "Are you drawing me?"

    "Yes. Is that okay with you?"

    "No."

    Then if the person choose to be an ass about the drawing:

    "Alright, I'll change the face into Cthulhu then."
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