Traditional thangka’s
in the digital age

Important and urgent notice

I have decided to offer my thangka images to the global community for free, regardless of country, wealth or social status.
I am however in need of support urgently to continue my work and realize my vision. If you want to know how you can get involved in Digital Thangka painting, please read my blog.

Who is Digital Thangka?

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

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 portfolio of digital thangkas.
Most of my work is freely downloadable. From January 1st, 2019, all of my work will be free for the global community to enjoy.
If you like to follow the drawing processog my images, you can visit my workshop on Facebook.

Digital Thangka / Fred van der Zee