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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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Yuki-Asakawa Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
But cartoons are art. It takes effort to make them, so don't worry and do what you love!
1popenamoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thats a sad thing
Cheekycupcake1234 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
School takes control of you to me. The thing is, one time I was drawing in class while paying attention also and people judge me because of that. It crazy.
Skyilere Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
The thing is... I'm not sure if I do have friends. Yea, sometimes, some of my classmates joke a bit with me,but I'm unsure if they really regard me as a friend,or a classmate only. School has been stressing all of us like that. I feel like that when I'm running out of time to do my homework.

 *Love how you played with the lightings. ^.^
Wolfrage76 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Be yourself no matter what. Don't let the mindless sheep tell ya how ta run yer business. Tell dose two-faced witches and de backstabin' losers ta take a hike ta never-come-back land. Remembers me of a very interestin' quote: "There is one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the world is telling you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world: NO, YOU MOVE!!"
gameover576 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing
Totally relates to my problems in school.
theARCHERstyls Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful :)
BradW34 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello DestinyBlue I've found your art recently and I love it. You are a really amazing artist and I hope you keep at it.
MikuMikuA Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I love all your art!!! This drawing is amazing

And yup, I got bullied too u.u
ProfessorLenah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm always bullied because I Pixelart.
TechnicolourHorror Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People think I'm weird because I wear black all the time and I'm obsessed with dolls and draw kinda... creepy stuff. Needless to say I don't have that many friends, haha XD
MrARKY89 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  New Deviant
YES! School as a symbol for conformity, the threat to individuality.
bunnytheblackone Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Artist
gfhryhgfgfybychfbgfdhyb, i love thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
Nemelex Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
I love this art and texture.

I've been bullied mostly in schools more or less one third of my life.
It feels like an eternity since i last had such problems.
The last time it did happen to me, I stopped it by confronting the bully. However, he was just one bully.
Sometimes there can be a group of bullies that you have to confront alone. Even then you must fight back instead of just trying to tank it. It's not like they are not already doing their worse, so there's nothing more to be afraid of.
AppleSara Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Great concept !
And good drawing !
LanfonixTP Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
0.0 amaizing...
star3catcher Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
"Cartoons are not art"? For an art teacher, they seem to know very little about the art world. It doesn't take a lot of searching to see that "cartoons" play a HUGE part in art history. Sounds like a "textbook artist" type, living in the past and the hard definitions instead of going with the flow.
DarasXX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
U have Amazing arts keep it that way :) loving it :) :3
ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work, nice touch with drawing the cage on the chalkboard. Really captures the message.
Frostart12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Artist
I can relate...
And amazing art work! X3
TheMegster317 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Ah, what the teacher said is bullcrap. Anything you make is art. It doesn't matter how bad it is, how detailed it is, you made it. It is art.
CatsareCuteWMKM Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Seriously, cartoons are NOT art? I see people draw cartoons all of the time, and I think it's art.
adobeLover Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
very nice concept .. great work
Katsumiku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Woah that's pretty deep.
Maddogsworld Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Hey love the picture and keep it up don't let them get to you follow your own artistic path and you'll do fine
CreatorXM Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this...the worst feeling -.-
hyclon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
If you art teacher told you cartoons aren't art, then the people like hi/her are the reason Van Gogh killed himself. People make art out of their own freedom and thoughts, so don't let anybody tell you what's art and what's not.
Ataari Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I love studying but I hate school. 
Hoshimiakumu13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely hate school. I just hate crowds, lots of noise, and being pressured to do things. God i wish i could be homeschooled or online school but i cant because my parents dont let me. Art is just a way for me to escape that place and be free to my own mind. I have very strong hallucinations and a very strong imagination to a point where i can see people or things that arent there. I was always that outcast who could draw. Even today i hate crowds. My art teacher never really bothered me about how i draw but even of she did i wouldnt honestly care. I would probably just give her the evil look. Art class was basically my heaven though because it was always quiet
lozyazookadaj Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015
In my view, art = anything that makes one thinks it is beautiful.  So, I see no reasons why cartoons can't be art.

And I don't think drawing anime is weird. Many anime are insightful or beautifully drawn.
Can-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So, if the 'key' is in her hand, isn't she on the outside, and the cage door open? 

Woa, reading so many similar comments how art teachers say cartoons aren't art. So, what's art class if it's not about technique or expression? Non-art?

As the saying goes- draw it out.

One teacher said, 'You have no idea how much people here hate you, do you?'

Had to say, 'No, too busy.' 

How could they hate something or someone they didn't even know? That's just ignorance.
Galaxy-Sparks Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2015  Student Artist
It's awful.

People stare at ne in a strange way, just because i am different.Because I like being me.
My art teacher says 'When will you start drawing?' and it doesn't hurt that much as I expected
I've never been bullied, because of my big mouth and a reputation of ass kicker. But it should feel nice if people say something like 'Nice!' when I am drawing, instead of staring at me like I am an alien
CallingOfTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
I was bullied too.

My art teacher told me “What you draw isnt art” ...

At first it would hurt, but with time I would draw in every single class of her something in the blackboard with my own style. I would spend the entire brake with my art, just to annoy her when she entered.
MorphiusX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As if it's how I feel in my mid-years throughout elementary to high school...!
Foxwithartisticwings Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is just wat im feelingKillua Cry Emoticon 
Coco853 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
That school needs to hire a new art teacher.
pokemonwarriorcat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
School starts on August 12th for me. It's time to go back to that place...
HighlyAnimated Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What kinda art teacher would tell a student that?? Rude!!
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Caged in
No room to breath
Stifled by
The slightest breeze

Nothing makes sense
It's all a big mess
When the hell
Will I find rest
moonjumper4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
cartooning is an art 
Hope-Pearson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What do you believe art is?
SnowyOwl765 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it is anything that expresses inner feelings, has a meaning, or just something creative. :)
AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SnowyOwl765 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aussie91 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
WOW! your art has a strong views 
Puppylover1123 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
noooooooooo!!!I hate school!even math.
AngelMaria89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same when I was in school I was judged for liking certain games 
and anime but I did not care over time I learned to be strong in myself and love 
what I enjoy so much and that is drawing, great job on this art. :) Clap 
MusicForChloe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Artist
I'd love to hear what your art teacher would say about you now. (:
camilokabipolar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
amo tu hermosa arte!!!!!! TTOTT
ErichZannIII Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it!! I bought several of your pictures at New York Comicon 2014.  You were in the Artists Alley.  I recognize your Broken picture.
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