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 !!
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
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..
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.
Greek .. The Griffin ..
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 ..
Chinese .. The Lóngguī
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 ..
Also it'd be wrong to bring wood out with out an edit …
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 !!
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.