Traditional Thangkas in the Digital Age

The mission of Digital Thangka is to offer the global community thangka images, firmly rooted in Tibetan painting traditions, but drawn with the perfection of modern computers

Digital Thangka - Fred van der ZeeI 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

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