I asked Sandy (my wc teacher) how she would do the rain in this one and she came up with a complete value study/sketch! Since I have to do one of my own with my own composition (can't just copy her sketch because it's not mine), I worked on it last evening. I've posted Sandy's version (at the right side).
And I'm posting my version after I tweaked it a bit more - I wanted the walkway to lead our eye into the painting and I wanted the signals to be on the right side and I got rid of the post (I had drawn it in but Jerry said he didn't like it and since I wasn't attached to it - out it went).
The brown at the upper left is a coffee stain - sorry!
Now I need to get painting!
And again - the photographer is DZZ at MorgueFile and his name is Dmitry (all there is in the info) from Russia - he calls the photo Rainstorm (http://www.morguefile.com).