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Draw Something? Do Doodles Count?

I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler.

I wish I was kidding. Pictionary? Not my game.

I tried taking art classes because my dad is a brilliant artist, and naturally, I got my mom’s skills when it comes to anything even remotely close to art.  When I was in 4th grade, we had to do a drawing to illustrate the parts of an ear. I couldn’t even trace it properly. As in, the picture was there, in great detail in my book and I couldn’t trace it to save my life.

So my dad saved my grade by doing it helping me.

In 8th grade, we were reading the Hobbit and we had an assignment to illustrate a scene. Excuse me, but isn’t this English class? Can’t I just write about it? No, I have to draw something? OK, sure.

Superdad to the rescue!

Of course, because my dad worked on the drawing late at night, with a cigarette permanently attached to his lips, my notebooks smelled like smoke. The next day, when I opened my backpack in English class, my teacher approaced me and asked me if I was smoking cigarettes.

*cue horror*

“N–no. My parents smoke and, and, my dad borrowed my notebook.”

So now there’s this game that everyone is playing. The premise is to draw something and have your friends guess what the word is.




No. I will play Words with Friends until I’m dreaming about it (May or may not have happened) but any game that requires me to actually draw and do it on my tiny iPod screen?

Hell no.

I have enough confidence issues. The last thing I need is a game that is designed to make me feel like a failure.

No, you guys go on and get your drawings on.  Also, don’t invite me to any game nights that consist purely of games that require me to draw and/or mold something out of clay.


You know what I’ll do if I’m at a game night with Pictionary as the main game?

I’ll take pictures. (Yes, this is a shameless plug for my Etsy shop, which is now back up and will have new pictures added.)

That’s the extent of my artistic ability because if my hand happens to shake, or I get a crooked picture, I might still be able to make something of it.

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • theTsaritsa March 19, 2012, 8:30 pm

    I think I can draw averagely well on paper, but trying to draw with a computer is really hard!! Especially on a small screen, I can’t imagine.

    • Berrak March 19, 2012, 9:10 pm

      Yeah, I’m not remotely close to average, LOL

  • suki March 19, 2012, 9:07 pm

    I’m no artist, and it shows! I do love Draw Something though!

    • Berrak March 19, 2012, 9:10 pm

      Ha, it would just frustrate the hell out of me. I know it. 

  • eemusings March 20, 2012, 12:36 am

    I am so with you. Refuse to get on the DS bandwagon. Pictionary (and Charades) strike icy fear into my heart.

    • Berrak March 20, 2012, 2:03 pm

      I immediately become anti-social. 

  • Squish Avery March 20, 2012, 8:51 am

    I’m addicted.  Either I am a much better artist than I ever thought, or my friends are geniuses at guessing a word using a letter bank…

  • Elizabeth March 20, 2012, 10:03 am

    No thanks. For French class in middle school we had to illustrate our vocab words for a bingo card so we could play in class.

    Please tell me how and 11-year-old is supposed to draw “hypocrite.”

    I’m with you. Words With Friends forever.

    • Berrak March 20, 2012, 2:03 pm

      Hahaha, nice.

      Also WWF me: DCPrincessQ

  • Jaime March 20, 2012, 12:49 pm

    “The last thing I need is a game that is designed to make me feel like a failure.”

    Hell freaking yeah.

  • Chris Pulaski March 21, 2012, 4:13 pm

    I am a pretty terrible drawer, but it’s FUN!!!!

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