John Smalls
Illustrator // Graphic Artist
Paintings, sketches, other works in progress and things that capture my attention and interest.

Follow:
Deviant Art Facebook Tumblr Instagram Twitter

Prints/Posters & Tees:
store.johnsmalls.com

Email:
inquiries@johnsmalls.com
John Smalls
+
First draft concept for a #mural uptown, concept was rejected but I’m still feeling this #illustration so it’s going to canvas. The idea was to show a beacon of hope and what else portrays that than a strong #female figure taking care of business going against the storm. #artbysmalls
+
#Ganesha Stay Humble. #illustration
+
A few more #sketchcard #illustrations 
http://store.johnsmalls.com
+
#karp #sketchcard with India ink.
+
A few #sketchcards about to be #inked. 8 out of a stack of a 100. One of these #illustrations will be included in all orders.
+
#iamnotathreat something @iareconscious came up with a while ago but I haven’t used it until now. There’s no need to fear what’s different, learn from what’s different and develop a new perspective. #Ganesh #illustration #moleskine
+
New #moleskine means a new project. The #Ganesha has been used as a subject in my work over the years for many reasons. I’m going dedicate a #notebook to expand on the concept and hopefully grow into much more #illustration work later on.
+
#Portrait of myself and my brother/#jiujitsuarchrival Horse Power Chin from MG Academy. Piece for the #bjj artbook. #indiaink on recycled paper.
+
#moleskine morning piece. Brush pen and #gouache paint and some gold acrylic.
+
Wolf #drawing on a #sketchcard sent out with an order to Australia. A little something personal sent with each order. 
www.johnsmalls.com
+
Black artist problems
+
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
Behind every painting is about ten smaller paintings, most start out as sketches then grow into larger works. This sketchbook (which is my 40th book) is a collection of all gouache work with a  movie theme. It took about a month to complete, two of the illustrations started a few months ago for other projects but once I made the decision to fill a book with gouache paintings it took about a month to finish. For me each of my notebooks/sketchbooks serves as a challenge and must have a specific purpose otherwise what’s the point if not to learn something new.The cover was carved out with an exacto blade and repainted. Try and guess the movies used as reference.
www.johnsmalls.com
@TKinTheAM interview w/ Lost Voices member in #Ferguson
+
They hate on you and steal your style. They call you ugly and imitate your looks and all you do. They laugh at your curves but wonder men flock to you. Be strong, be weird, be you. You’re beautiful.
J. Smalls
"All Reds" acrylic on canvas 2013.
+
This is the first of several in a video series explaining a little bit about my history and my path as an artist. Often people think that my most recent project is my first project. However each project or painting is just another step closer to that masterpiece. So if you ever had question about why I paint the way I do or why I choose to work with certain color palettes or even the subject matter I choose, watch this video and the others to follow and it will provide some insight about my art process. Peace.