Edmonton Artist | Laurel Hawkswell | edmonton.art@gmail.com | @hilaurel

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My cartoon digital drawing of Cali Lewis

My cartoon digital drawing of Cali Lewis while watching AutoDesk SketchBookPro GeekBeat.TV YouTube tutorial.  Renee Busse was a great teacher and I learned a few tips.  I feel that I can do a few more fun drawings on my Wacom Cintiq Companion now.

Digital Drawing of GeekBeat.TV's Cali Lewis using AutoDesk SketchBookPro

Caricature Event at Edmonton's Mill Woods Rec Centre

It was a cold day in Edmonton so, It was nice to spend it inside a Rec Centre.  There a was a good size crowd swimming and many going into the Skating rink and the Fitness Centre too.  I was able to meet a few friends going in that I had not seen for quite some time.  Seeing families out enjoying their Sunday was a good way to spend the afternoon.

The City of Edmonton's Mill Woods Rec Centre was hopping yesterday... here is one of the Caricatures that I drew.

Young girl with her Caricature

 Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Ther City of Edmonton Colouring & Activity Book artwork

I got a few hard copies of the artwork I'd worked on for The City of Edmonton's Colouring & Activity Book. The main objective was to teach pool safety in a fun way.

Some of the drawings still make me smile after several months of finishing it:

1) The little boy and girl standing proudly with their lifejackets on
2) The three kids in "Always swim with a Buddy" and
3) The two kiddies in "If you can't swim, stay in shallow water."

It's nice to see a big project complete and printed officially.

Colouring and Activity Book cover art

Pool and Water Safety activity book pages
Graphic Art by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Please Note: Artwork owned my myself and The City of Edmonton. NO REPRODUCTION without written consent of both Laurel Hawkswell and The City of Edmonton.

Face Painting

I love it when adults want to sit down for some face painting! It tells me what kind of person they are, similar to me … I would sit down for it if there were no kids in line. And it’s always surprising to see what they choose to have painted!

Woman with body paint at Edmonton Event

Refreshing to Paint like this!

I don’t know what got into me, painting with colour and no detail! But I love it! I’ve always loved colour but always gotten so into detail. Don’t get me wrong, I love painting that way but it’s so exciting to do something a little different. I’ll see where this takes me but for now …. 

Another painting FOR SALE! 
Canvas size: 16” X 20” Acrylic paint. 
Price: $150. plus GST (5%) Shipping extra

Canvas size: 16” X 20” Acrylic paint.

loose painting with great colours

 Paintings by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for FLUENT Edmonton

I was asked to draw caricatures at a company info session. I had such a great time drawing, listening to the positive atmosphere in the room. I really thought the vibe of the company is awesome! Here are some of my favourite drawings from the evening at Fluent Edmonton. I actually would have loved to have taken photos of each drawing - it was that kinda night!

Caricature for Fluent company info session

Man holds up his Caricature for Fluent company info session

guy with his Caricature for Fluent company info session

Woman holding her Caricature Drawing for Fluent company info session

All smiles for a Caricature for Fluent company info session

 Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at Homes By Avi Show Homes

My first caricature job for Homes By Avi and it was such a pleasant day of drawing young couples and families. I was set up in the very modern, open living room that was a pleasure to draw in because of all the windows that gave such great natural light.  the Showhome in Chappelle Gardens was easy to find - which was nice too.

I got there early enough that I was able to take a quick look around the show home before people started arriving. Loved their layout design and the way they decorated it.

Once people started arriving, I was busy till it was time to go. I drew one family who have been in Canada for 5 years, from Mexico. I asked the mom how she liked the Edmonton winters and to my surprise, she said she liked it when it snows. I said that I've lived here my whole life and I still don't like winter! It was nice that they were able to head home with a caricature of their whole family.

I even drew a few of the staff and caterers! What a great group!

Hopefully I will be asked back, to draw Caricatures at another Homes By Avi event!   If you have an event contact me I'd be happy to add an artistic touch to your event (wedding, open house, Corporate event, family gathering , picnic...)

Couple with their Caricature at Homes by Avi Showhome

a girls holds her caricature while her parents visit a home by Avi show home

 Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Edmonton couple get a caricature gift at the party

It’s always neat drawing at a birthday party where people arrive and are so surprised to see that they are going to get a caricature at the party, to be able to take something like this home.

 what great smiles this couple has! ….

Caricature gift to take home

Digital drawing - Walking his dog

I drew this illustration a few days back on a sunny day as a watched a neighbour walking with his dog in the field behind our house. We've got snow so I used a little bit of artistic license. 

I'm sure enjoying digital drawings... I find myself excited to pick up my tablet, just for the pure enjoyment of creating.

a man walks his dog