February 1, 2011
Haiga 491 Mellisa Allen haiku 3
Haiku by Mellisa Allen. Artwork by myself.
I did some debating myself when i was making this haiga: should the owl be staying still, perched on a branch or something, or flying with its wing widely spread? Considering the mood of the haiku, the former seemed likely, but visually not so dynamic and interesting. Thus I chose the later idea. The resultant haiga is just an interpretation of the haiku.
I tweeted a few things about haiga-making last night.
"As a visual artist, I can contribute so much to haiga, and in return, haiku trains me to concentrate and focus"
"Haiga is a kind of game in which your creativity is challenged. It may become a good art education tool"
"On haiga, you can test your creativity in drawing, painting, photography, calligraphy, illustration, graphic design, and so forth"