November 20, 2011

Haiga 696 Sonia C. Corman haiku 2

Haiku by Sonia C. Corman (Rumania). Artwork by myself.
This is a good example of "Shasei" haiku. For this haiga, the earth came to dominate in my mind first. How do I make the ground of soil visually interesting?

I first drew layers of ground and painted them in different shades of reddish earth color, and background in greenish color. The interaction of the complementary colors itself makes the haiga eye-catching. Then I added at a far corner a horse and a farmer in silhouette because it plays secondary role in this haiga. Dark silhouette also give good weight to the haiga. Finally I added fog-like thing between the layers of the ground.

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