I’m working on the production of a Photomontage that places an English Festival in Austria. I have pastel drawings of WOMAD’s Siam tent and some flags. To that I’ve added a pastel sketch of some figures and inserted the whole into an Austrian Landscape. I’m not fully happy with the figures, but like the tent and general effect.
To take this to a finished piece I would need more figures and finishing – such as adding shadows and better integrating the images. I like the idea, however, andthe way that it is developing.
One practical challenge is around image file formats, and the fact that “transparent” doesn’t work well between different tools. Add to that the fact that the different tools have very different capabilities. That makes it challenging to make good progress without having to keep rubbing out superfluous background from images – which does take a while.