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The Cage by DestinyBlue The Cage by DestinyBlue
Our own mind; it's a place we can escape to, but we can never escape from. It's the ultimate prison.

She sits here and thinks as she plays with her hair, not realising as she twists it round her fingers she's creating her own cage, physically and mentally.

Wanted to design something interesting with the framing and composition, and went with the narrow colour scheme to try and reflect her internal feelings.

I'm trying to worry less, and was thinking about worrying less, then I realised I was worrying about worrying less! Made myself smile XD
The mind is such an intriguing thing, how no one else can read our thoughts, but they influence everything we do. We can imagine whats it's like to be someone else, but never really feel it, we will always be within our own heads, looking out...

Peace, love and unlocking our cages,
~Blue x

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Princesscupcake543 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  New member
I thought those were curtains...until I saw a face in those curtains. tbh I might have freaked out
ReincarnatedMelody Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zj3lly Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
I did something inspired by this! thank you! I love your work and I'm one of your new followers! You're AMAZING!
glitcher Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the imagery of this, but what bothers me is how weak the contrast is. It's almost as if there's this grey veil over the image washing out the colours. A simple contrast adjustment could rectify this.
Ashitasugi Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
beautiful + meaningful + unbelievably awesome glowing effect
Binxx763 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
You don't even know how much I can relate to this. It's a warm, calm, cozy prison. The one you don't want to escape from. You're okay with staying there, it won't betray you, you're relaxed, don't feel's a big topic...
4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Aspiring-Awesomness Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist
Relaxing can be hard work at times - the more you think about the topic of relaxation, the more tense you become. So you have to work on relaxing or worrying less without thinking relaxing or worrying less... Oh, the irony ;P
Awesome concept, awesome art :clap:
emi386 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice. I love the mood and color scheme.
KuriKiKat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
The truth that no-one wants to admit, but most can feel, like an aching in your head when you feel like you can't escape from yourself, that then spreads and roots itself in your soul, enough that you feel the need to control it when really, you need someone to listen so you don't have to fight it yourself, despite thinking you can. 
MiraCarpathia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just made my ID a pic of me inspired by your art♥
I love your art and hope you like mine aswell♥
CAGE by MiraCarpathia
shridevi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful subject you tried to project. I'd suggest you to explore it more :-)
CillasILLUSTRATIONS Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work :D so talented
LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A place where we can escape to but can never escape from; so true. I love that all your art doesn't only look awesome but it also carries meaning and substance
raynetempura Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Simati Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I use it illustrate one of my fanfictions ? I haven't started posting it yet
Rippling-waves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Yet the only place where we have privacy
ObsessiveFanBoy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the story matches with the picture geniously
UglyEllie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love the color and the light
Natney Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
wow  la in love 
DarkGoldenSpearHead Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
It's so sad, just seeing her distress made me want to comfort her.Waaaah!  
AskSourCitrusella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how your work is so deep and has so much meaning!
TheYellowHorse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Our own mind; it's a place we can escape to, but we can never escape from. It's the ultimate prison."
I will forever keep that saying in my own cage.
GoldenheartMEW Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these more realistic pictures
Silesia-of-Austria Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This picture is really deep, and I really enjoy all of your artwork! Keep it up! :) Also, keep in consideration to come to AWA or MomoCon this year? I'd love to meet you!
jerryhankins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deep thoughts, great art
davethedog1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is *amazing* and is always so beautiful and meaningful. Keep up the brilliant-ay work!
Crazytay168 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Usually, you find pictures with either a deep meaning with crappy art, or the other way around. But not in your case. You are amazing!
Fuzzy-goldfish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I really love this picture, and what you wrote is very true, minds can be... complicated.  I also really loved the necklace in this picture... I can't say why but it caught my eye.
TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
than you for putting words (through your pic and explanation) to this kind of situation.   
Jawaher98 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artist
i like it but what is this mean fore you or ane wone
hellostark Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Possibly my favourite piece of yours.
Imosno Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Can I just say, I love the level of symbolism in you work? You put a lot of thought into each concept and also how it's represented, and in a beautiful way, no less. I can't believe I haven't watched you yet, honestly. Now's the time to do so. :)
graphicdesignerjulie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
your art style blows my mind! i love the glow's and contrast of it all. The hair looks gorgeous! 
you should make a youtube video of u drawing or something, would love to see that! 
UltimateLazerbot Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
i like that your describe the depths of your art, it makes it easier to decipher seeing i love to look into the deeper meanings of peoples artwork. i to have deeper meanings in my artworks but i don't describe alot of them like you so i enjoy your beautiful art
sillystorm28 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome :D
InspiringDrawings Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yes , im always worrying about not worrying. :-D
SunabuKeiko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
You really make people to think, Blue. I admire you (:
xIceLolitax Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I think this is one of my favorite works of yours to date. It's absolutely stunning. The muted colors look fantastic, and the hair/cage is very clever. If you were to start selling your prints online, this would be my first buy.
tigrevolant Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
love your thoughts on the mind and superb picture
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Great concept and amazing lighting.
BakaNin-Nin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
OMFG the colors *_*
Creative-4ever Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
It's purely brilliant, I'm a huge fan of your art :D
Dymonia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Pretty drawn! :3 I like the concept as well
KaitlynChipmunk0321 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to learn how to do eyes like you do! Or at least  get them to work in my own style. I'd love to see a "How To" on the different eye shapes you have. That's one of my problems when trying to make realistic-ish people. I can never get the eyes right, then it throws off all the other proportions. :C
ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very true, I agree with you 100 % =)
NightFeather12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Its beautiful. Great job....!
LilahGracie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love seeing how much your art has matured.
Rayliza Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
your ability to portray this feeling so perfectly is amazing
weaboobl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Our own mind; it's a place we can escape to, but we can never escape from. It's the ultimate prison." ~DestinyBlue
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