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Caricatures at The Bay

 had a great time today doing caricatures at The Bay at Southgate Mall! I was part of their "Springtime IN Paris" promotion. They went all out with fantastic sales, a musician on the accordion playing classic parisian music, serving up croissants and cream puffs and had me doing caricatures! It was a great atmosphere to draw in and it's always rewarding for me in that moment when you hold up the finished caricature and see their pleased look on their face but the absolute best is when you draw a young child and when they see their caricature and they say, "THAT'S ME!" … then you know you've succeeded!

Here are a couple of my favourites from my day at The Bay:

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Bee Signs for John Janzen Nature Centre

I recently finished several signs for the Indoor Play Area at John Janzen Nature Centre.

The trick was to make the images of the bees correct but also appealing to children.

Here is an example of one of the bees that appears on "The Busy Life of Bees" sign.

The Life of Bees sign for Edmonton's John Jansen Nature Centre

Designed by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Mill Woods Bicycle Festival design

I think this turned out pretty sweet, even if I do say so myself. Fun and lighthearted.

I hope it works well for The City of Edmonton's Community Services and their Mill Woods Bicycle Festival.

I think my favourite character on it is the little dude on the scooter!

Edmonton artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at a birthday party

I Spent the evening drawing caricatures at a birthday party. I Enjoyed drawing several generations of friends and family. Here's one of my favourites! … brothers that I really enjoyed watching how they interacted with each other. I could tell that they thought each their brother was pretty great. Dare I say that it was pretty darned sweet! They'd probably groan if they heard that!