a collection of work by 1st and 2nd semester sophomores
I think you're going for a very simple and heartwarming message. Personally, I would suggest possibly complicating your approach and bringing the concept a bit further. You can stay simple, but find a new way to spice things up.Also, be careful not to make your characters feel too flat. Avoid the front on view (especially if they're looking at each other) and don't have them stand on the edge of the paper.
Agree with everything Ryan said, stay simple but try to add a little something extra that makes this something beyond what a photograph could be.
What if they were laughing and running while trying to get out of the rain? You could also think a bit about body language: What if she was clutching his arm? I agree to keep it simple, but maybe you should also imply jussst a little what they're standing on. Maybe a cobblestone? :)Also, watch out for the tangent they're making standing on the bottom edge of the paper. For you're final I'd consider moving them up little more.-r
I agree with whats already been said, maybe spice up the composition a bit. I do like the idea of keeping it simple
I think if you create more interaction between the characters, like what Rachel says, and maybe reduce the rain effects a little bit so that it's not "too busy". Nevertheless, I like that you value simple, everyday life scene like this piece. Good luck! :)
I don't have too much to comment on that hasn't been said. But I like your idea to keep it simple. Simple can be just as effective when you add the right amount of dynamism!
Be mindful of your proportions and if you're going for styalization which I think you are, I would make it more apparent. It's nice and simple, and think about facial expressions, too. Good job!
I'm going to agree with what people have mentioned above. Might I suggest a more dynamic point of view instead of straight on?