Thank you for another great class, Evgeniya! I've been wanting to make something like this for a long time now, but didn't know where to source images or where to get started. Your class helped me get busy this Sunday and create this insane thing:
Sorry, but the statue was just asking for it. Here are the source images. At first I laughed a bit about using the pen tool -- I thought it would take too long and that auto-tools would produce comparable results. I ended up using the pen tool on all of it, though, because you were right about the quality being so much better.
I'm definitely going to be making more of these in the future, especially now that I already have a small collection of photos built up from my search. I've been really inspired by the work of one particular artist, @roccaluiscesar.
I'd love to hear any thoughts you might have. There's something about the eggplant that might need adjusting but I can't grasp what.