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.
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
Quests, Levelling and Achievements – part 1
I started drawing digital thangkas in 2008, but my quest line started a few months before. In November 2007 the Maitreya Institute in discovered that
of the Medicine Buddha
The Mandala of the Medicine Buddha is an example of a highly detailed mandala. Apart from the usual items that are found on such an
Thangka Grids 101
My brother-in-arms asked me to explain how the grids are used in thangka painting, so I decided to make a small 101 to indulge him. However,