You all will have noticed the extremely detailed wild animals adorning our boards this Summer. This is partly due to the young Toby Brunsdon of Tobias Illustrations who approached us with his talents last year. Although Toby is on the opposite side of the Globe - in Bristol, UK - his designs are finding themselves etched into the bamboo, maple and french oak surfaces of our long and skateboards in New Zealand and now, much further afield!
Toby's abstract, intricate and creative creatures have been a favourite in our shop this Summer, especially via our Kickstarter (which still has 70 HOURS TO GO!) where customers can purchase them cheaper than usual.
"Tobias Illustrations aka Toby Brunsdon is a Bristol based graphic artist and illustrator. His hand-drawn, abstract designs are inspired by the wildlife and the natural world around him. After recently graduating from university, he ventured off to India where he spent some time. It was there that his love for pattern work and symmetry design really took off. He specializes in ‘zentangle’ art, which involves creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns to form a larger piece.
Since returning from India, his abstract wildlife designs have become his bread and butter. Saber (Tiger) was his most recent design in this style."
We can’t get enough of Toby's artwork which really compliments our own style. You can look at them for hours. What a talent! Check his boards out in our Online Store, or soon, in shop at The Tannery, Christchurch. See him on Facebook, Twitter @tobiasillustrat, Instagram @tobiasillustrations or on their website.