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Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

Waves by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Waves. Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

London based artist Martin Tomsky has been recently included in the list of 10 Best Illustrators of 2015. He manually creates his multi-layered pieces with laser-cut plywood, the individual elements stained to create depth within his compositions. Martin grew up in a large family of seven children, where he was the youngest. The boy spent his childhood drawing and exploring books. Martin graduated from Camberwell College of Arts. Working between art and crafts, he builds a bridge between classic storytelling, traditional sculpture, and illustration. His art, in fact, is a link between books and illustrations.

Waves by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Waves by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

A series of Spirit Animals. Layered, laser cut, plywood mini artworks by Martin Tomsky

Bathhouse (Spirited Away) by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Bathhouse (Spirited Away) by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Clock Diamond by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Clock Diamond by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Clock Diamond by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Clock Diamond by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Elephant by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Elephant by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration

Leave no path untaken. Layered, laser cut, stained plywood illustration by London based artist Martin Tomsky

Leave no path untaken. Layered, laser cut, stained plywood illustration by London based artist Martin Tomsky

Lizz Quest by Martin Tomsky. closeup

Lizz Quest by Martin Tomsky. closeup

Lizz Quest by Martin Tomsky. One off, full color, layered, laser cut plywood, illustrated picture book spread. The most complicated one to assemble so far

Lizz Quest by Martin Tomsky. One off, full color, layered, laser cut plywood, illustrated picture book spread. The most complicated one to assemble so far

Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

Moving Castle by Martin Tomsky. Layered, lasercut illustration depicts the castle from the wonderful Howl’s Moving Castle by Studio Ghibli

Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

Moving Castle by Martin Tomsky. Layered, lasercut illustration depicts the castle from the wonderful Howl’s Moving Castle by Studio Ghibli

Stairway. Layered, laser cut, stained plywood illustration by London based artist Martin Tomsky

Stairway. Layered, laser cut, stained plywood illustration by London based artist Martin Tomsky

Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

The Temple by Martin Tomsky. Layered, closeup

Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

The Temple by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, plywood illustration depicting an epic journey up the body of a giant, amphibious god

Laser cut layered illustrations by Martin Tomsky

The Wolf Wilder by Martin Tomsky. Layered, laser cut, dyed plywood artwork. Commissioned to illustrate book by Katherine Rundell

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