Assignment 1- Fantasy image.
Below is the final version using edits suggested by the Professor.
I used a found image and placed it as the background. I also placed an opaque layer over the entire image to help the model better "fit" in the setting. I used a downloaded smoke-brush set to clean up the smoke effect and make it seem more cohesive.
Special thanks to my friend Rex Mazza for being my model!
The background image was a found image that was free to use under public domain.