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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 so blurry. I remember being the weird kid, the awkward girl, who would run around with the boys. I was bullied a lot, sometimes it hurt, but mostly it didn't. 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.

This is a two parter drawing.. please expect the next installment soon :) It'll be wallpaper size as well, feel free to use this as your school wallpaper ;) heh

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 :)

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M-Prezz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this pieces describes her emotions well :3
speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I find it incredibly sad that so many kids can relate to this perfectly...
EnderWolfieART Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Man this looks awesome o3o
FeatherWishMLP Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student General Artist
School is a foreign, forsaken place. The stress that enfolds you and the expectations that weigh you down only add to the frustrations that dwell in my mind. What freedom and joy I will have when the prison door opens and the light of hope welcomes me to summer vacation! :(
honybunch107562 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are the kind of pictures that tug at your heart and don't let go, it's so amazing that it actually connects you to reality, I LOVE IT.
soulleseye Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member
Wow, this is amazing, you are a wonderful artist. Your idea is brilliant !!!
TheWolfGuy117 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
im a dude, and i feel the SAME way right now in 10th grade. i feel your pain D:
PoisonArt12 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
:slow claps for all her art and storys:
TrueAegis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cartoons are not art, bah! That's an opinion. Art is whatever you express. It has no definitive boundary. I can't stand it when people try to pigeonhole art and what it should be. Sure, there is a general mass of pictures, poems and sculptures that most people identify as art, but I feel it goes beyond that.

I always felt trapped in school too.
Ace-of-Trades Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I may not have felt it much in high school, but I DEFINITELY felt like that in Middle School, back when I was suicidal, and I definitely feel it now that I'm stuck in college.
Sometimes I just want it all to be over, to be free from my own life.
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