drawing in graphite

Innocence; graphite on paper; 8.5" x 5.5"

I watched my grandson for a few hours last night and had a chance to do some very quick gesture studies of him.  The gestures I caught were of rather awkward positions because yesterday he was still learning to crawl.  (He actually crawled today - my DIL sent me a text to let me know!)

Last night, though, after struggling with the life studies, I eventually took some photos of him to see if I could get something that caught his characater.  The pose above really seemed to capture him at this point in time.  While standing and viewing the photo on my monitor, I made the above drawing with a 6B pencil and paper in hand.

He's 8.5 months old in the pose above - and ready to go.

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