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

Campus Lock-In


Big Thank You to Tim , Andre and all the crew at Campus Skatepark in Bristol for hosting our late night lock-in . Definitely worth a trip to Bristol to check out the "Pool" made by Canvas .. Featuring Drawing Boards Team Ash Challis , Isaac Miller , Adam Keats , Phil Batchelor and Jak Tonge .. Filmed by AD McEvoy , Josh Wells and Myles Cantello .. Edited by Josh Wells ,  Directed by AD ... Superhero Music !!

Published: June 20, 2018

Summer Drop ..

Summer offerings .. “Exotic Caged Human” , “Horse Power” and “Tribe Called Breast” .. Provocative artwork by AD ..

Published: June 15, 2018

Quick stop Mwadlands ..

Drawing Boards at the now defunctional Mwadlands Palace Skatepark. Here’s some of what happened at our last session there, wish we could have skated it more. Big shout to Mwadlands, the re-up of the legendary Radlands. Skaters Jak Tonge, Ash Challis and Isaac Miller. Filmed by AD and Myles Cantello.

Published: May 07, 2018

Drawing Birds !!

Following on from the “Foraging Series” Drawing Boards brings you ”Seasonal Birds”

Lets face it Birds are rad!!

Also included are trees for each season ... Spring: Cherry Blossom , Summer: Oak , Autumn: Beech and Winter: Rosehips

We are so detached from this stuff , often being so caught  up in thistechnology lark ...Why not push the good stuff?

Big up our feathered friends!

Artwork by AD..

Published: March 12, 2018

Fairfield Nostalgia


Fairfield Halls was and will always be a massive part of Drawing Boards history .. So many friends and memories made at that place , not to mention the ridiculous amount and level of skateboarding that went down there over the years ... Here's some salvaged footage featuring our first ever team member Jeremy Wilson with appearances from Elliot , Jak , Teague , Ad , Dyl and Isaac . Thought we'd fling in 2 other now defunct spots .. Namely 50p Building and White rail ... Get Nostalgic .. Fairfield forever !!! Filmed by AD , Toe and Teague . There is a very limited amount of RIP Fairfield decks out there . (Released Friday).. If you want one you best be quick .....

Also (unrelated) the Ninja deck did so well we made it in a new colour way ..

Published: January 12, 2018
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