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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 :)

~Featured Artwork~
Watch me to see the conclusion to this piece :icondestinyblue:
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TakataCheroki Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sigh... I know this feeling all too well.
PhilS1761 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Always remember that there are girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan who must risk their lives to go to school and some who cannot even do that because for them there are no schools they can go to. 
Midnight19488 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
drawing was the only thing what made me special in school, tho i was always an outsider.
juliabubik Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice nice nice
pokchu101 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is going on with me right now. It's for different reasons, but school is trapping me up. Namely, the school work itself. While I find school easy enough, the stress of getting straight A's is tearing me up. I can do it, but it results in me having little to no free time to enjoy myself and de-stress. If I don't get perfect A's, I'm grounded severely. I'm expected to put school above all else, including my mental health. So it's caged me just like the girl. With no right answer. 
Even in your next piece, where her friend helps free her, is something I really relate to, at this moment. The only reason I haven't fully broken down is that I still have two very close friends I can talk to. They cheer me up and help me smile so that the day doesn't seem so bad.

This is one of the reasons why I love your art so much, it hits you right where it matters. It is screaming a thousand words, yet is silent. I really love it, and I hope you'll continue drawing with such passion! <3
IMPERFECTINPINK Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel the same way!
its hard but we support each other!Pinkie Chibi Pie Dancing 
energetic-wilfre Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Artist
dont forget the amount of HOMEWORK they give us :3
pokchu101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't get me STARTED on homework. ''XD
energetic-wilfre Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artist
i cant add a drawing ;-;
soapeater23 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally get what you're going through <3 Stay strong~
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