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!
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: