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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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KuriKiKat Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The same here, weird kid that read in most of her free time and tends to disagree with what most people say. The other funny thing is that I didn't, and still don't, have problems with my guy friends, but I have had a lot of trouble with girls, even more when I tried to be nice to everyone else. 

You're also right with it getting better. Its my last year at college and I've met the greatest people I could ever find, and in such a short space of time, I've come to love them to bits. Even though I'm still fighting between my own thoughts and the general consensus, I'm better at keeping my ground, which is the most important thing, especially in school where you're forced to stick to a certain format and do things in a specific way. 

Art and other subject like Literature and Philosophy have this big space where people come up with their own idea of what is going on or what this or that classifies as, that schools try to give the easiest answer  that fits in the given space and that doesn't need a lot of questioning, but not the one that may ring true to everyone. Teachers say that they are trying to get you to 'think', but there is 'thinking', and there is THINKING FOR YOURSELF, which I don't think school does. I have a lit teacher telling me that all answers are right, and yet he reads essays by professors to the class with his own blatant input of 'That's wrong' and 'Nope', with a tone of 'This is why you shouldn't take drugs'. Basically teachers need to be open-minded too otherwise the world is gonna be full of closed-minded people. 

Sorry to rant at you like this, but its a strong subject that, I feel, requires retaliation and could be dragged out more. 
Laila12345 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
wow , this is how i feel all day everyday, love the drawing though.
gbby11mon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Quintessennce Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  New member Student Artist
I was so moved by this picture that i registered just to tell you how amazing I think it is.  I interpret it a little bit differently but art can vary on how it moves us. To me school can be a prison to the spirit or the soul. An institution that tries to herd you into conformity. A place where irresponsible parents let their poisonous children infect every ray of hope and every pure heart. School is the burial ground for individuality. The modern school swallows up any potential Leonardo Da Vinnci's. Gone are the days of schools helping foster Great minds like those of the past. People can still succeed, but it is a shadow of its former self. 
univea Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
School is awful. I'm trying homeschooling this year, I really hope it's better. I'm more worried about my sister though. 

You should find that teacher and shove your beautiful art in their face. :)
StellaSFMusic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Great Work!!! Is your work all digital, or do you mess with pencils and ink.
Anywho, your lines are excelente. my new fav... :)
Nalaniiii Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
 I TOTALLY felt like that !!!!! Very good piece of art!!!
They should change the schoolsystem!
LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate to being the girl who likes to run around and hang with the guys. "Cartoons aren't art?" What? Says who? They are too art!
Izzy00707 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see from this artwork that you've been bullied before, and overcome many things...I was wandering if you wanted to join my group: The-Anti-Bully-Team. It's small, but I'm hoping to make it bigger. I want as many people as possible to support the "anti-bullying" cause, spread awareness and, if they can, help and give advice to people who are going through the same thing. It'd be great if you could become a member.:) (Smile) 
Entesi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I'LL definitely join. :)
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