It obviously needs some work and fine tuning, but I was pretty pleased with the result. Yesterday, however, I listened to the audio feedback from my Digital Imaging teacher, Mr. "If I Was Me, Which I'm Not, But if I Was", in which he said that:
1. If I want to use a picture of a giraffe, I need to go to the zoo and take a picture myself.
2. The giraffes need bodies; they look sad without bodies.
Seriously? Now, if I were making a picture of a giraffe with a snail shell on its back, which I'm not, but if I were---
But I'm not making a giraffe, and girails don't have giraffe bodies or giraffe legs. It just doesn't seem that it would be nearly as interesting, nor would it make much sense, to simply plop a snail shell on the back of a giraffe. How would that be creating a whole new animal? It's because of people like this that the girail is now extinct.
I think I have to tread carefully in my response; I don't know how this teacher responds to defiance.
In any case, I have decided to keep the girail picture for myself, and to turn in something else (still using the giraffe, which I photographed myself) for my assignment...
What do you think? What would you do in this situation?