Should You Show Your Girlfriend The Cool Drawings You Made of Spider-Man?
Fighting with your significant other is natural, but how much fighting is too much? If you’re anything like me, sometimes you and your girlfriend fight and you won’t know whether or not you should show her your cool drawings of Spider-Man. I mean, you worked hard on them, but will she appreciate them? For example…
This was my first attempt at drawing Spider-Man. I drew him from the side because I thought that’d be easier to start out with. Just one eye, one arm, et cetera. Now, I could show my girlfriend this drawing, but I don’t know if she’ll like it or if she’s too mad at me for saying I don’t want to move to Boston. Also, he has his hands in his pockets because I’m not good at hands.
Here’s another Spider-Man I drew. This one is from the front, and I definitely think it’s better than the last one. Under normal circumstances, I would definitely show this drawing of Spider-Man to my girlfriend. But now I’m worried she might ask why she’s supposed to respect my art when I don’t respect her career.
And that’s just it. I do respect her career. I do. Nurses are important, and I know the hospital in Boston that offered her that job has, like, the best pediatric center in the country. But my life is here. I live close to my boy Pookus who did two semesters at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and has been giving me drawing tips. So no, I can’t move all the way to the other side of the country. End of discussion.
We both know this isn’t just about Boston. It’s hard for me to talk about my feelings. My mom was a toxic narcissist, and she saw my anger and sadness as a reflection of her parenting. If I felt bad, it meant she’d done something wrong, which made her feel bad. Even positive emotions were discouraged, because if she couldn’t feel good, she thought I was rubbing her nose in my joy. It was not a healthy environment.
Anyhow, apparently it makes your drawing more dynamic if you exaggerate your guy’s pose, so that’s what I was trying to do with this most recent drawing of Spider-Man. It’s definitely my best one yet.
I can’t remember the last time me and my girlfriend had sex. It’s not even like one of us is rejecting the other one. It’s just that no one initiates, so it doesn’t happen. What would showing her these drawings of Spider-Man do? It’s not like she’s into Spider-Man. She’s neutral on Spider-Man. I’m neutral on Spider-Man. I just needed something to distract myself from the way I’ve been feeling.
I tried shading on this one, and I think it turned out pretty good. I’m afraid to leave and I’m afraid to stay.
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