17 thoughts on “Haiga: Embrace

  1. This is a beautiful composition. I think the first one looks almost perfect, the words are part of the scene, intwined, as the haiku reads, I like the green color of the words, and their size almost hides them in the scene like being a part of the branches, but the font is difficult to read. If I were to put them in order of best: 1, 3, 2.


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  3. One thing about Haiga I’ve learned is, the simpler, the better, but it’s a hard thing to get used to. I like drawing them out, more, personally, but your third one, I think, is the best one. You can take liberties with the haiku/senryu form. That is, you don’t have to be static in the 5-7-5 line format. Basically, if the text doesn’t blend well in the image (like the black into the black and white), and you don’t want to add any effects to the text, just change the format of the haiku/senryu. So, instead of
    you might have something like




    so on and so forth. It’s still technically a haiku/senryu so long as you have the 17 syllables.

    I really, really like that last one you did.


      • I hadn’t taken into consideration that I could use just 17 syllables et voilà…I do like the classic Japanese Haiga…and they are of course drawing with calligraphy…the third one was better closer to a Japanese classical Haiga and I posted it by itself yesterday.


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