My first attempt at intergrating a live image with one of my raytraces.
The original photo was taken by my landlady in the back garden with a bed sheet
as a backdrop and some objects in the photo I knew the size and relative positions
of. I used a figure from 'Poser' to cast my main shadow and a version of the
scanned photo to line up the raytrace, then I used Photoshop to assemble the final
scene. There was a layer with the Poser figure, one without, the scanned photo,
some detail cut from the raytrace and moved to the forground, and a layer with
some extra shadow painted on it (plus a few more layers, I forget the exact details).
The insect like creature is the star of some of my hand drawn comic strips,
appearing here for the first (but not last) time in a computer generated version.