Monday, 10 June 2013
I started taking Thanka drawing lessons.
History of Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings
The literal translation of the Tibetan word THANG KA means 'recorded message'.
Thangkas communicate a message to the practitioner, serving as an aid to teaching and as an aid
to meditation through the visualisation of the deity.
It is a medium through which the Buddhist philosophy can be explained.
Originally lamas and monks used scroll paintings to instruct the Buddhist Dharma (teachings).
These paintings were easily transported and unrolled to suit the needs of the mainly nomadic population. You can read more here: http://www.tibetanthangkapainting.com/index-history-thangka-painting-tibetan-buddhas.html
Here are my first drawings: