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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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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Amazing work!
HanamiRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!

Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.

Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.

Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or imSORRY

ilovenikkimaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You. Are. So. Awesome.
How'd you think of our own minds as THE ULTIMATE PRISON?!!
JayCat02 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flyghty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I love how you drawing, it's amazing !
fuocherello Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
this is so me...
they say I should think and worry less... I can't... I'm always thinking about something... something important and something not 😞
I see there is someone who understands me someway 😊

But sometimes thinking a lot and ending up in this cage is not bad at all ☺
mlpppgfan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
im destiny its my name 
lashesgem Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
"our mind is the ultimate prison" I like it
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
The brain is the only thing that named itself. So interesting when you think about it.
Aggie-tan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thedoughNUTer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist
I've really noticed how you focus on light, and there's a frame of a darker color surrounding it. It's something I've noticed in your works.
kdavisminecraft Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Artist
ZygostaticalFerox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought this was a glowing vertical slice of cake
Odd-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Reminds me of Elaine from "The Lady Of Shallot"
mushroommudkip Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Kind of looks like a waterfall
Ihavetoacceptit Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Love it
SilverbackSis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Our own mind; it's a place where we can escape to, but we can never escape from. It's the ultimate prison."

If that's the case, then I never want to escape from my thoughts. I wish I can stay in my mind forever.
VickyDaRetardd Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist
She looks like me!
lightningbarer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have any speedpaints or tutorials on how to do art like this because. I am shocked and amazed at how wonderful this is and want to learn from you!
Princesscupcake543 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I thought those were curtains...until I saw a face in those curtains. tbh I might have freaked out
ReincarnatedMelody Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zj3lly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  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 Mar 27, 2015  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.
theartthatran Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it suits the piece well- the low contrast adds effect to the message of the work- it's passive
Ashitasugi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  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  Student 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.   
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