Haiku by Melissa Allen. Artwork by myself. Melissa sent me a batch of her haiku the other day. I liked this haiku much, and decided to make it into haiga. In my imagination, a comet is like a swallow swishing in the sky, hence this image. With sumi brush, I first did line drawing of the bird with star head. The shape came out to be too simple, not so appealing by itself. So I tried to enhance the visual interest by adding some textures. The black lines by sumi brush was too strong so I lightened it by subtracting some black.