The expressive element in this composition is tonal and not colour. It's the contrasts that bring it to life and intensify the psychological tensions here... So beautifully understated... Very eastern, very polite... I love it.
I lurve how on your drawings, the background looks super realistic and the characters seem like cut-outs... But somehow everything pulls together and the viewer still gets a strong emotion from the picture, as if the characters were real! Really good job!
I love this picture. Pictures of school days always make me happy (not sure why... guess I always liked school). I really like how the light is coming through the window, and how you can partially see outside. It really sets a nice mood.