Friday, October 21, 2016
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.