Traditional thangka’s
in the digital age

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

Current Counter

Still needed:
7206 €5-backers
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?

Digital Thangka - Fred van der Zee

I have been drawing digital thangka's 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.

My work

For an overview of my digital thangka's have a look at my work.
If you like to follow the drawing processog my images, you can visit my workshop on Facebook.

Digital Thangka / Fred van der Zee

The mission of Digital Thangka is to offer the global community thangka images, firmly rooted in Tibetan painting traditions with the perfection of the digital age