Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Member James S. BrownMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 125 Deviations 4,120 Comments 11,185 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites

deviation in storage by Leaglem
Had another art show this past Friday, my second out of town show and the second to be held in Illinois.  Making more progress on my big fan art piece and trying to finish up another OC.

After I graduated college, I thought it was necessary for me to find a decent art job as soon as possible.  Since I took classes, it's only natural I find employment in my field of study.  Well, I'm still holding the same gas station job I've always had.  It's decent, but I thought I needed something more dignified; something fitting for a man who's exhibited artwork in the galleries.  I mentioned this to a friend of mine and she asked "why?"  Mind you she's an artist as well but she runs her own coffee shop and gallery space.  I guess having such an attitude might have come off acting elitist to her with what she does with her life.

One day during work, a local musician who I really admire came in and got a few things and we chatted for a bit.  After he left, I realized he wore a hat and drove a truck that signified he worked for a carpet shop; it's likely he lays down carpet himself.  And it dawned on me; he writes and records his own music, he performs in bars around the area, he's respected by fans and other musicians, but he's a regular Working Joe like anyone else.  These moments taught me you don't have to have a high level status job just because you create work people admire and you're not entitled to one either.  You just have to live comfortably.  That was a bit of an eye-opener and made me realize you don't have to be successful in everything to show you are successful.

Not sure I'll keep the gas station job forever, I do enjoy it now and again, but whatever I do in the future, I just hope I enjoy it.

Keep making great art.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Metallica
  • Reading: Frankenstein, Nana, Claymore
  • Watching: Doctor Who, Gone With the Wind, Kill La Kill
  • Playing: Persona 3 FES: The Answer, Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Eating: Jello
  • Drinking: Tea


DTJB's Profile Picture
James S. Brown
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Dubuque, Iowa
Favourite genre of music: Music.
Operating System: OS X, Windows 7
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Ones that I make.
Skin of choice: Thick
Favorite cartoon character: Too many.
Favorite Magical Girl: Sailor Jupiter, Kyoko Sakura
Favorite Government Official: President Camacho
Personal Quote: I'm willing to make friends with anyone who's willing to make friends with anyone.
Commission Status: Maybe???

AdCast - Ads from the Community




Add a Comment:
Ipoxitye Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Why do I keep seeing you around everywhere?
DTJB Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean on this website?  I don't think I'm THAT active around here, but I show my support to the artists I like whenever I can.
sevenisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Traditional Artist

excuse me for a moment

ok im sorry to say this

but when i first saw your user name

i thought it ment

death to justin beber


but i now see me mistake

just....i just wanted to share that

:iconcanadasulkplz: please dont hate me if you like jb....

or if your offended i thought that.....

DTJB Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oh wow! That just made my day.  Now I can't un-see it. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: 
sevenisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist

oh mein gott i was freaking out cuz i thought you were gonna think i was a bad person or somthen

ahhhh i feel better now

thank you and im glad i made your day :iconyaycanadaplz:

chinese-cutes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
And thank you very much for the Llama Badge!
You are nice to do that ^____^
DTJB Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
chinese-cutes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
By the way, thank you so much
for liking my comic "Don't Need Umbrella" (link) as a favorite!

I was wondering...if you don't mind,
could you like my FB page (link) too?
...if you have FB?

I hope you have a nice day ^___^
DTJB Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing, I'd be glad to check out your FB. And WOW, points! I don't even know what to do with them! Thank you so much.
chinese-cutes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thank you again ^____^

By the way too, do you like stickers?
I am offering them for a limited time too at this link for $1.00 if you enjoy stickers and Chinese Cutes ^_____^
Add a Comment: