Buddha Face Thangka Art Course – Inspiration Gallery!


Welcome to the Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online Buddha Face Thangka Art Course with Carmen Mensink, Edition 2021, at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.
These traditional Tibetan artworks are made by people from all over the world, and both with and without any drawing experience. Not only express these images the enlightened Buddha mind, they also convey the beauty, love and dedication of the maker. 🙏🏼
Isn’t each and every one of them amazing?

Daria Kravchenko
Russia

Check out my Buddha!

Check out my Buddha!

Daria Kravchenko
Russia
Sally Sando
Indiana, USA

I’ve never really done any drawing before

I loved this course, Carmen! I’ve never really done any drawing before and I felt that this course helped me overcome some of my reluctance to t...
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I’ve never really done any drawing before

I loved this course, Carmen! I’ve never really done any drawing before and I felt that this course helped me overcome some of my reluctance to try. I appreciated all of the information you shared – the history, iconography, your lineage, blending Dharma practice with the drawing and, of course, how to draw a Buddha! It was also helpful to be able to ask questions and thanks for your quick responses.
I also liked that we had a set amount of time to finish the course – I was motivated to stick with it and finish it.
Thanks, I look forward to more.
Sally Sando

Sally Sando
Indiana, USA
Sabine Schwarz
The Netherlands

Still being surprised, that this was created by myself

The course was a magical journey through various kinds of technical and emotional up’s and down’s, under the kind-hearted guidance of Carmen, whose pr...
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Still being surprised, that this was created by myself

The course was a magical journey through various kinds of technical and emotional up’s and down’s, under the kind-hearted guidance of Carmen, whose professionalism and profound knowledge is highly to be appreciated! The end point of this experience is the drawing of the Buddha’s face – still being surprised, that this was created by myself. This experience was intensly wonderful!! Thank you so much!🙏

Sabine Schwarz
The Netherlands
Vicki
Texas, USA

I am looking forward to adding color

I am grateful for this experience, from the opening meditation to the closing blessing! I am looking forward to adding color. That is my next class. I...
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I am looking forward to adding color

I am grateful for this experience, from the opening meditation to the closing blessing! I am looking forward to adding color. That is my next class. I have ordered the proper size paper and will be doing this again as soon as the paper arrives! Thank you.

Vicki
Texas, USA
Sharon McKenzie
Santa Barbara, California USA

Check out my Buddha Face!

Check out my Buddha Face!

Sharon McKenzie
Santa Barbara, California USA
Savita Sahi
California

Appreciate how you treat this as a sacred experience

Hi Carmen, I am still finishing the coloring part but I wanted to submit to you before this session ends. I absolutely loved your course. I appreciate...
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Appreciate how you treat this as a sacred experience

Hi Carmen,
I am still finishing the coloring part but I wanted to submit to you before this session ends. I absolutely loved your course. I appreciate how you treat this as a sacred experience and I loved learning about the lineage and listening to the meditations. I am looking forward to the next course! All MY Best,
Savita

Savita Sahi
California
Esther
Amstelveen - Nederland

While drawing I felt a deep peace

I am very happy that I found this thangka drawing course. Drawing is a kind of meditation for me and I only found out today that that is also one of t...
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While drawing I felt a deep peace

I am very happy that I found this thangka drawing course. Drawing is a kind of meditation for me and I only found out today that that is also one of the ideas behind this course. I want to delve more into Buddhism and meditation and how beautiful it is if I can do that through this course.
Today while drawing I felt a deep peace and almost a kind of coming home. I am very happy.
I have consciously chosen not to further elaborate my drawing with shadow or color. I plan to draw the face a few more times to make it more my own and to get a lot more meditative than today with this first drawing.

Esther
Amstelveen - Nederland
Sharon McKenzie
Santa Barbara, California USA

Check out my Buddha Face!

Check out my Buddha Face!

Sharon McKenzie
Santa Barbara, California USA
Barry
USA

The fundamentals covered

Excellent instructional menu with plenty of deserts to accompany the main, introductory course. The fundamentals covered make it easy to adapt the dra...
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The fundamentals covered

Excellent instructional menu with plenty of deserts to accompany the main, introductory course. The fundamentals covered make it easy to adapt the drawing methods to include one’s own imagination.

Barry
USA
Barry
USA

My Amitabha Buddha Face

Great course. Can take it fast or slow. Enjoyed doing it online. Done very well for an online experience.

My Amitabha Buddha Face

Great course. Can take it fast or slow. Enjoyed doing it online. Done very well for an online experience.

Barry
USA