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Trapped by School by DestinyBlue Trapped by School by DestinyBlue
She slips in after class, just to be away from them, waiting till the sound of shouting and laughter has subsided, till it's safe to walk home alone.

School occupies a strange place in my mind. It wasn't so long ago, but when I look back it seems foggy; so different from the life I experience now. I was bullied, a lot, at first it really hurt, but I learned to not let it get to me. I was the 'weird' girl, who drew anime. I relised people would always judge, and knew it's you who has to be happy with yourself, you shouldn't change to please them; I noticed the things people would tease me about were the things they were insecure about in themselves. The most valuable lessons I learned weren't in the classroom. I got very comfortable with my own company :) 

My art teacher told me "Cartoons are not art" so I drew in my spare time and let myself indulge in a world all my own.

Schools such a strange place, and this girls having a hard time of it... I can certainly relate to feeling trapped there sometimes, for many reasons...

~How is/was it for you?

Edit: Wow, thanks so much for the response on this one guys :heart: I've enjoyed reading about your experiences, all those having a hard time- It will get better! School is temporary. Use the time to better yourself. While I do read all comments it is a tall order replying to hundreds, so I'm sorry if you don't get a personal response from me, but please do know myself and others support you :) 

Peace, Love and beating the bullies,
~Blue x

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xXiloveanime44Xx Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Yep everyone thinks i'm wierd because i draw anime. Well some people are used to it now but some say im crazy only because sometimes i draw drawings with blood -.- anyway keep the good work!
InkyShade Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any art teacher saying that cartoon is not art got the wrong job :stare:
Thunderstorm26 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yea. Hi5 👍🏻
Momo-The-Unknown Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
ForgottenEverything Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I was the 'weird' girl, who drew anime."
Totally relatable lol

I've only been bullied a few times, but I can imagine that having to stay at school was like being trapped there with the people who hate you and the small group of 3 that are your best friends. But not everyone of those friends seem to care about your problems (which happened to me).

The description and artwork is very deep. I enjoy your artwork because of how much work you put into it, and how the art expresses true feeling only within a picture. A deep picture with true meanings and feelings more than a person can describe.
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
An art teacher saying cartoons are not art?! o_0

How old is that teacher? They obviously have no idea... XD
veeeester400 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  New Deviant
trueClap :shifty: Horny! Boing! Boing! 
amyrosethekid Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
so sad but you did so good with this Sans sad FUUUUU Sans Underswap icon [APH Icon] - England: Oh god,it's you. 
You are absolutely very talented , It is a sad picture that has a lot of meaning in it .
AntoniaTonks Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SandraChung Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016   Photographer
Whoever said "Cartoons aren't art" , they are sitting on their brains. Keep doing what you do, because not only is it art, it's YOU. :)
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Love the light.
IloveLeofromTMNT Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
I don't like my school,As I'm at GMS.It's pretty bad,If you're bulled at my school.None of the teachers do anything about it,Earlier this week I was at lunch.Me and my friend had white shirts on,The idiots/preps/snobs at the table behind us were messing around with their chocolate milk and it splashed on us.
Last year in 7th grade,A friend of mine killed herself due to problems at school.Y'know what they did,They did nothing about it.
KittenCloudMeow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
WaterEnchanter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student General Artist
I love this piece, it kinda symbolizes my school life as well. I always think that conforming to the uniform is violation of our human rights, and that if you can't express yourself properly, every little thing can get you down. I just try to ignore it and push through, I feel that artwork is my only true life...
Same...bullied a lot in school and really was messed up by it later on in life
TheWildTornado Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student General Artist
very beautiful, in a sad way... it remembers me of "another brick in the wall"...
Baliah Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  New Deviant Student General Artist
sooooo sad...
joeymylove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
Poor that little girl... she needs some big hugs! 
xXAlchemistAngelXx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Remrie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Leave it to an instructor to pretend to be a teacher by lecturing students. You would have had the best yearbook photo if you gave them this.
SophieUnicorn2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in year 7, and at first I wasn't sure if i could find anyone who had the same interests e.g anime, videogames, art, but then I met a group of friends who love anime and art! ^^
SilverbackSis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've never actually been bullied really, but I went to middle school for a few weeks, and it was horrible. I hated it. The lessons were bad, the kids always ignored me, and it was just pretty... eh.... i'm homeschooled now, and glad I am. :)
noellecaraway Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this one because i'm in middle school and i have been bullied ever since i was in preschool, life it tugh keep living it to prove that you are stronger that they think and that you don't have to listen to them. keep up the good work puddin! :D
paddedpaws Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this takes me back. This is exactly how I felt in school.

To all those who are struggling in school, know that it does get better. There is so much more to the world than the hallways of a school. And there is so much more to you than you yet realize. Have faith in yourself, and keep going forward.
StaseyLin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still studying at school and it's like a hell. Not because of bullying, I can stand for myself both physically and verbally and it makes me not easy target for bullies, but there are too many things students are meant to learn and most of it is not needed for our lifes. I'm stuck at school from 8 am till 3 pm and the homework always takes about three or four hours even through I don't do everything so I have not enough time for myself, I always want to sleep. And also I have to visit some extra courses to prepate for entering the university exams, school program and the way we study the subjects doesn't help much. I just hope that the year and a half I still have to go through won't kill my nervous system completly. 
RoseHasGrownThorns Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
High school was the worst part of my life, so I completely empathize with what you're going through right now. I'm 25 now and my life is so much better. Hang in there and know that there will finally come a day you will be happy and free to enjoy your life.
StaseyLin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you for support! 
Achetta Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
I hope You will manage it. Now, I am studying, but few years ago I was like You walking every day to school and wasting my life for ridiculous topics. I also had in weekends some extra-lessons preparing me to exams, because everyone wanted to make me the best prepared girl as it could be. Many days were for me very depressing. But everything -the good and the bad- will finish and then You will get chance to start a new chapter in Your life, which I wish You from all my heart. 
StaseyLin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank so much you for your warm, kind words, it really helped me to feel a bit better and cheered me up. Indeed, understanding that these days will over once help me to keep on going and not to break and fall into deep depression. So thank you my friend, hearing some cheering words after a long hard day is a very pleasant surprise that made me smile.
Achetta Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
I wish You more smiles than gray clouds floating across the sky.
StaseyLin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
DarkDictator88 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
No one should be ashamed of any aspect of themself that doesn't affect other people. Why can't everyone get that? What happened to "different does not mean less than"?
MaxSchnell1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At least now I know I'm not the only one who feels like that. My junior high years were horrible. Moving across the United States didn't help my case. People thought I was a weirdo because I cared more about cars than having the top line of fashion. I love drawing (especially cars as you can see on my gallery), but that wasn't what the society at my school told me. It's not right for anyone to like cars that much, let alone a GIRL. That's what I was told. This artwork could have been me.
ChesterNi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Interface Designer
StormWing0 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
At least I know I'm not the only one that feels like high school and below are totally worthless.  One of the main reasons is there were enough bullies to build a personal ship for that I'd have been more than happy to sink with them on it. v_v  Quite likely many teachers that didn't do anything about the issue would have been on it as well. >_>  They say to ignore it and not let it get to you but that only works if they give up, at that point you either fight back or get beat into the ground.  The main thing I hated back than is a lot of the teachers didn't do anything about the problems and it just made it more infuriating.
Uzrfrndly Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Wait till schools over. Youll be trapped at work too for the rest of your life.
Aublox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
School and art don't mix. That's what they say to us.... :C
Miko-The-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconderekandbladian: Look at picture, then read the desc. If ya figure out when I mentioned you, I'll be in my bedroom. On my bed. With my Sonic stuffie. Cause reasons. Ya. *darts upstairs* 
DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
For your teacher to tell you 'Cartoons are not art'.. . when I was in middle school, my choir teacher told me something similar.  I didn't enjoy choir that much that I was always drawing something while she was up there 'blah blah blah'-ing until she said, "Andrea, put the drawings away.  Music and art don't mix."
I obeyed, but I just couldn't believe she said that.  I kept my mouth shut but I said in my head, "Yeah right.  Tell that to Walt Disney." 
Of course I quit choir later that year and moved on to band class.
MeggieTheWaffle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that I love the little bit of glow that is showing from the girl. It reminds me that although she's trapped inside that cage, there's still a bit of hope left for her. It also makes me feel warm, and I think "Keep fighting, you can do it."

The colors you used really bring meaning into the art. Well done ^-^
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
my art teachers have been telling me that cartoon and anime aren't art...

but i really love drawing the way i want and yes, i will take their advice on important things, but i want to continue doing what i love.
Envicaxia Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
WHY DO YOU write so   small?  
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so what??
Envicaxia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well, I was just asking why.. it's hard to read ;-;
LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry if i sounded rude QAQ i like the smaller font bc  it's cuteNeko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 
Envicaxia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's fine c: idk it just annoys me when people do that sometimes ;-; we all have our own opinions tho 
YouAreCool10 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Would you say that art is your escape? Mine is writing, music, and writing poetry
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