For some reason I never got around to posting the work I did for the Fort William Marathon earlier this summer. Oops, but here it is! This year’s animal is the wildcat.
The diamond shaped medal fits in with the others to form the second point in the star. Some slight detail was lost from my artwork during the production process but the runners were still very happy with their medals. This year for the trophy we changed up the style and I made a simple pen drawing. I like how it turned out; definitely different from last year and I’m excited to plan what’s be next.
The whole thing was great fun to make, and as always I am grateful to the lovely people at the Fort William Marathon for inviting me to work with them and for their trust!
Just a quick sketch because I thought ‘Killing Eve’ was absolutely fab!
Watercolour and a little coloured pencil.
Found an old sketchbook with some cute stuff from last summer.
Watercolour and pen drawings.
Here’s an older drawing, of my best friend and her best friends.
Drawn with coloured pencils.
This was just a little sketch and experiment, but I might do a few more in this style!
Hand drawn, digitally coloured.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a self portrait, I prefer drawing other people’s faces, not my own. But I thought I’d give it another go, and now you can see what I look like, hello!
I’ve grown up with Harry Potter, the books and the films, and this weekend I decided to draw a portrait of this badass witch!
Neville: Let me get this straight Professor, you’re actually giving us permission to do this?
McGonagall: That is correct, Longbottom.
Neville: To blow it up, boom?
Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall during the battle of Hogwarts in the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, 2011.
Hand drawn, with a little watercolour.
Here is a pencil portrait of Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson, in the 2011 film, The Help.
If you’ve seen the film you know what scene this is from! …And if you haven’t seen the film already, you need to!
This year the lovely people of the Fort William Marathon asked me to create the medals and a series of prints which would be given to the race winners instead of the usual trophies.
The route runs through some beautiful highland scenery, and past some unique local wildlife. Over the next five years the medals will feature a different local animal, and join together in a star, (like the way this years medals have been displayed in the bottom photograph). The prints will also display the animal of that year, but may change in style from year to year.
This year focuses on the hare, but you can look forward to seeing otters, eagles, stags and wildcats!
Hand painted and digitally coloured, printed and then cut and layered by hand.
To find out more about the Fort William Marathon, check out their website:
This week I found an old series of drawings from a few years ago, combining different parts of some observational drawings from my sketchbook, and papercut elements.
Hand drawn and collaged, scanned.