First Day of School

This was my first sketch for the 'sprout' theme, thinking of the kid that shows up after summer break and has grown (sprouted) way more than the other kids. I want to focus more on children in my portfolio and I thought this idea was a good exercise for that.

I'm in the middle of painting this now and changed a few things from this sketch. Hopefully I'll be done with this piece early tomorrow and will post then. I'm really enjoying using gouache rather than my colored pencils. And my elbow and wrist are happier too!