*I draw and paint with my finger on the screen, rather than use a stylus.
This drawing began as a quick sketch using a black “inktense” pencil. With a wet brush, I swished over it – turning it into lovely inky wash. There’s a photo here, of a tiny print version of this drawing; taken from a larger photo of some of my other prints, which I shared in a recent post.
*Pics of the processes are further along.
Looking forward to getting a set of 24 “Inktense” pencils for Christmas. 🙂
Since then, I’ve added colour to the scanned in drawing in the “Art Set Pro” app. Then I took it into the “TypeDrawing” app and added my haiku – making it into a “haiga” or in other words, an illustrated haiku. I also put a grey border on it in the “Pic Collage” app.
I used “alliteration” in this haiku; one of my favourite poetic devices…though it can be easily overused!
Since, during and before – my more formal years of art and english studies; I’ve filled numerous sketch books with my art, scribbly notes and various writings. I find blogging is another great way to keep a record of my art and words.
*Tap on a pic to enlarge them all.
An added benefit, is I can offer some information and ideas, which I hope to be helpful, for your own art and writing journey. Creating posts certainly gives me more incentive to organise my: processes, ideas and finished works, into polished and presentable formats.
One day I hope to publish some of my blog into a book – what fun! Love books!
Below are a few links to sites (out of many) that seem quite good, and can help you turn your blog into a book. I’m still keen to use the wonderful “Book Creator” app, for some of my hand made books – given time. 🙂
The Write Life – for blog and book self publishing.
FastPencil – which can help you publish your blog into a book, but is primarily about helping you self publish your manuscripts…
Hope you feel inspired to create a “haiga”. Have a great day!