October 31, 2011
Haiga 683 Ban'ya Natsuishi haiku
Haiku by Ban'ya Natsuishi (Japan). Artwork by myself.
This is one of the earliest haiga I made, when I was playing with Photoshop. One thing about the Photoshop is that it has many effects that you can apply to the original photograph. So, for a while you are fascinated with the fancy features. Then you find the other people are doing the same, and suddenly it gets uninteresting. I see some works of similar nature submitted to the WHA haiga contest. Digital manipulation is done too carelessly in those works. It should be applied only when it is really necessary for the haiga. Now I used the software only for limited uses.