Painting the Mandala of the Medicine Buddha
September 4th, 2017 I launched my crowd funding campaign Painting the Mandala of the Medicine Buddha. It aims not only to deliver the Mandala but also 53 additional images. And hopefully I will get enough backers to start the Digital Thangka Art School and the Digital Thangka Art Fund. For more information visit my indiegogo crowd funding page.
Crowd Funding Backers Counter
Although crowd funding undeniably revolves about getting money, for me the human perspective is far more important. Helping each other out can make the seemingly impossible a reality. To realize the painting of the Mandala of the Medicine Buddha, founding the Digital Thangka Art School and starting the Digital Thangka Art Fund, I need many of you to help me out.
To visualize the impact you can make, I have made this counter, showing the amount my campaign still needs. Each backer counts for 5 euros.
Counter on 25 September: 7236
or 721 €50-backers
or 240 €150-backers
or 8 €4500-backers
Please help me to get this down to zero!
Who is Digital Thangka?
I have been drawing digital since 2008. As a former graphic designer, I already was familiar with using computers in art. Using them for drawing traditional thangka's started when I met my drawing teacher Andy Weber, who has been drawing thangka's and teaching this ancient art form for over 30 years.
Using traditional grids and drawing processes, I have set out on a journey to discover the challenges and possibilities of weaving Tibetan tradition with modern technology.
Digital Thangka / Fred van der Zee