I'm really inspired by this course, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us Evgeniya!
I found my source Material also on the flickr page of Paul K. I love the images and illustrations of the octopuses and fishes.
The cutting process was very enjoying, a bit like meditation. I really love this.
After cutting I decided to go ahaid with the creature which looks like putting it's arms above the head. I kind a like this gesture. Then I wanted to experiment with simple geometrical shapes for the backround.
I also tried to do some cool effects with a layer mask.
What I definitly want to improve is the color match of the animal and the spheres. I thing the creature (don't know the proper english name of this species ) is quite a bit to dark compared to the other objects. Maybe someone could give me a hint for improvements.