Sunday, October 30, 2016

week 3

thanks to Jerome for  high resolution photographs of the original thangka

 starting to draw some of the protectors.

Friday, October 21, 2016

week 2 of lineage thangka

 basic body lines for the Buddhas of the Ten Directions

The Eight Great Bodhisattvas.

Drawing the ornaments and clothes. This is a bit of a challenge as i cannot see the details of the original thangka clearly, especially the hands and symbols; also i had difficulty identifying each Bodhisattva in the original thangka. I learned that there is no standard iconography for them and are sometimes depicted in various colours. I decided to not copy what i cannot clearly see so i researched the various ways these Eight Great Bodhisattvas are depicted in other thangkas.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lineage Tree Thangka in Progress

one week's worth work of line drawing

this thangka is just large enough to fit my tiny work space

its challenging to draw such tiny figures. 
the .3 mm pencil leads easily break.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016