February 21, 2011
Haiga 506 Yosa Buson haiku 16
Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.
Buson's haiku often deals with very subtle feeling, the kind that I hardly notice, which makes my haiga making quite a challenge.
Here, the haiku says "almost unreal", so I honestly made haiga almost unreal.
In haiga, you need to include the text of haiku. The text can be within the image area, or on the side. Important thing is, you get to see image and text at the same time in the same area so you can examine the resonance emanating between them.
In this haiga, I put the haiku in original language within the image, and translation on the side. This is not a rule as such, just something I do on a whim. The original haiku is in white in this case. I make the text about 70% transparent so it settles nicely with the image, becoming unified so to speak.