Basic Principles of Drawing Buddha

The most important skill to develop when you want to learn to paint Thangka's is to make the drawing in the correct proportions according to the ancient texts. If the drawing is proportionate and elegant the thangka will consequently become beautiful and serve as a visualisiation aide or a sacred work of art.

Traditionaly a student in Thangka Art will start the training with the drawing of Buddha's face and then gradually work their way up to the full drawing of a dressed Buddha on a lotus.

The course Basic Principles of drawing Buddha is considered the First Classification of Tibetan Thangka Art in which the precise measuments for drawing the Buddha family will be explained. You will be guided step-by-step to draw a complete picture of the historic Sakyamuni Buddha according to the Tibetan thangka painting tradition.

The course has over three-and-a-half hours of detailed video instructions and clear downloadable examples to work with. You have easy access to contact master-painter Tharphen Lingtsang for questions, feedback and corrections of your work.

An unmissable basis to learn the iconography and iconometry if you want to learn the art of Thangka painting.

This course comes with:

  • Lifetime access to the course material
  • Possibility to send in 20 course related drawings for correction
  • Question option after every video instruction
  • Downloadable PDF course material
  • Access to a closed student platform

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Basic principles of drawing the Buddha