Traditional Thangkas in the Digital Age

Mandala of the Medicine Buddha

Mandala of the Medicine Buddha finished

The Mandala of the Medicine Buddha is now available for download. You can find it on its own page.

Fred van der Zee

I have been drawing digital thangkas since 2008. As a former graphic designer, I already was familiar with using computers in art. Using them for drawing traditional thangkas started when I met my drawing teacher Andy Weber, who has been drawing thangkas 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.

For an overview of my digital thangkas have a look at my work.
If you like to follow the drawing process, you can visit my workshop on Facebook.

Digital Thangka / Fred van der Zee

Successful campaign “Help me keep drawing!” 

My fundraising campaign for a new computer was a success and allowed my to buy a new one.
Thank you for all the donations!

The mission of Digital Thangka is to offer the global community thangka images, firmly rooted in Tibetan painting traditions and Buddhist teachings, but drawn with the perfection of the Digital Age.