New Wood ..

Tree Spirits ..




Going skating ... Explanations soon ...


Published: October 02, 2019

Evanly


Filming this with Evan at Malling (Lewes Skatepark) was a pretty chilled affair ... His natural ability at just 16 is inspiring to say the least ... Plenty more to come from him .. Guest appearances from locals Eddie , Rentz and Albie ... Filmed by AD , Edited by Teague .. Enjoy

Published: August 07, 2019

Newness ..

Fresh in New Decks and Wheels !!


Published: June 25, 2019

Caduceus and the 7 lotuses

Here's ... Caduceus and the 7 lotuses


They are fairly limited and are on different colour wood stains (details on the B2B)

The Caduceus was the "Wand of Life" carried by the god Hermes. This dude could travel between the worlds delivering messages. The two snakes represent the two polarities: feminine and masculine who dance together and intertwine at different points creating and activating little lotus flowers. Each lotus is a chakra, (a wheel of energy gifting different powers). As the snakes come to their final freeze, they have a sneaky kiss at the third eye and Boom, wings explode and Supreme Being mode is switched on AKA Kundalini has arisen and a thousand lotus petals rain down!!! So now you know  .. (or you may just like the graphic and not care haha)

And T'shirts to match (variety of colours ) ...

Keeping the theme going ... 

New Stickers

Get Aligned !!!


Published: May 28, 2019

Elemental Spirits ...

Brand new ...

The "Elemental Spirits" date back to the 16th century ..

I have used the elemental triangles on each deck along with the compass at the top showing each direction when calling in the spirits ... 

This series has been verified by an actual Shaman .. Gotta do it right , here's her explanations !! 

FIRE SALAMANDER ..

East-fire (Aries in astrology starts on the spring Equinox) light new day, beginning Spirit.

WATER UNDINE ..

South - water( Cancer starts the Summer season on Solstice. I live in Sussex so is natural that the water the sea is in South direction also in the other system I use, the one from Lakota language it is says that in noon in the middle of the day when the sun is south and at its zenith we are what we are in full visibility and we are made of water 75% of our bodies is water.

AIR SYLPH ..

West is Air (Libra starting the Autumn in Equinox) most of the winds here are blowing from the west.

EARTH GNOME ..

North is the Earth (winter starts from the Capricorn on Solstice).

Grab one from your local skater owned shop ... A few of which can be found HERE !! 

Published: April 26, 2019

Campus Pool .. Takeover Edit

 

Massive Thanks to everyone at Campus Pool or letting us host the Drawing Boards/Campus Takeover . Was rad to hang some Art , host an an Exhibition and Jam with such sound people in such a sick park . These were some of the clips we filmed between hanging and the Jam featuring Adam Keats , Ash Challis and Jak Tonge as well as introducing our New boy wonder .. Evan Johnson …. Keep an eye on this one .. Footage from the Jam will appear at some point …. Filmed by Max n Josh .. Titles and artwork by AD .. Edited by Josh Wells

Published: April 07, 2019

Campus Takeover

Big Thanks to everyone at Campus for letting us host the Drawing Boards Takeover Exhibition.

First off Big Love to Tim and Andre and all the staff at Campus Pool in Bristol for all the support in getting it done .

Cheers to Brad for hanging about late while I hung wood .

Big up to Brett from "The Skateboarding Show" for documenting goings on !!

Love our team .. Props to the boys for squashing into the car and killing it all weekend .

Cheers to Max and Josh for going beyond the call of duty on the filming flex ..

These dudes are the nuts !!!

Here's a few pics from the jam .

Keats standard front krooker

James Threlfall ollie in ..

Jonny Cairns FS layback air .

Keats pop shuv revert for the Stevie Williams fans out there ..

And of course Thanks to the man Chris "Back Tail" Dale for all these photos and more .


Expect footage to appear of the event with bonus clips from the team ..

Also thanks to everyone who showed up to the event .. Was good meeting some many rad people and pushing Drawing Boards out there !!

If your in the Bristol area the decks will be hanging for the next month so peep them grab a pizza and have a shlarp !!



Published: March 06, 2019

Wheel of Life ..

Just in …



I've wanted to draw my version of the wheel of life for a long time , but always found the idea of it pretty daunting … 

To be fair I was right .. This is definitely the most intense detailed graphic I have ever drawn …. Definitely done a fair bit of soul searching in the process haha ..

A brief breakdown starting from the inside ..

  1. The wild boar, pigeon and snake in the hub of the wheel represent the three poisons of ignorance, attachment and aversion.
  2. The second layer represents Karma.
  3. The third layer represents the six realms of samsara.
  4. The fourth layer represents the twelve links of dependent origination.
  5. The figure holding the wheel (Yama) represents impermanence .
  6. The moon above the wheel represents liberation from samsara or cyclic existence.
  7. The Buddha pointing to the moon indicates that liberation is possible.

Available in all your favourite skate shops from tomorrow ...


Published: December 13, 2018

Drawing Beasts !!

Fresh off the press .. Artwork by AD ..

These ones are based on Mythical Beasts from Egyptian , Chinese and Greek Mythology ..

I also used phrases from each region I felt fitted well , also researched the translation for each country .. It's been a good learning curve working alongside a Doctor of Egyptology on the Ammit and Greek and Chinese friends on the other 2 . So the hieroglyphs are on point !!

Hard to tell in the pic below but the middle one is gold print (Gold and blue being Royal colours in Egypt)

Here's a breakdown on each ...

Egyptian .. The Ammit.. 

Description : 

Demoness and goddess in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile—the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians.

The writing reads .. 

Do not be proud just because of your knowledge; instead, consult with the one who hasn’t learnt as well as the one who has.

The limits of art cannot be attained; there is no artist whose skill is fully formed.

Ptahhotep


Greek .. The Griffin .. 

Description : 

Mythological creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.

The writing reads: 

Every child is an artist ..The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up ..

Picasso


Chinese .. The Lóngguī

Description : 

A legendary Chinese creature that combines two of the four celestial animals of Chinese mythology: the body of a turtle with a dragon is promoted as a positive ornament in Feng Shui, symbolising courage, determination, fertility, longevity, power, success, and support.

The writing reads : 

The one whom says it cannot be done should not interrupt the one doing it ..

Confucius 


Also it'd be wrong to bring wood out with out an edit …

Isaac Miller at Lewes Skatepark ...




Published: September 17, 2018

Potions ..

New colour-way courtesy of Millie McEvoy ..

Published: August 22, 2018
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