The final project format made me think about another haiku project I created for a film class. I really enjoyed the concept of this project, especially while working on the digital portion since I had more of a vision for it. I chose a love-based haiku that focuses on the cycle of nature and the way that rivers and water interconnect with the emotion behind what was written.
It was more difficult for me to begin with the drawings for this project, unlike the last one, because I had a hard time figuring out how I wanted to combine the beginning drawings with the haiku itself. When I created the first one, it sparked this notion of working in black and white only. I’ve always enjoyed working in black and white as well as working with masks to create a defined space without the use of outlines.
I found it really interesting that we created six images rather than three for this project since a haiku only has three lines. I found it more difficult to split up the images in a way where it made sense and matched the specific lines of the poetry. I decided to create two images for each line, highlighting two different styles and portions of each piece.
Overall, I am happy with my results and the consistency of the work between all six images. This class has been truly a beneficial part of my college education, even though I took it my during my final semester at UT. I will use the skills I’ve learned and apply it to my future artistic endeavors.