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 2022, 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?

Nicole
Hanover, New Hampshire USA

I appreciate the opportunity to focus so deeply

Thanks for the clear guidance Carmen. It is a good challenge to allow the lines to come forward without second-guessing or judging them too much… I ap...
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I appreciate the opportunity to focus so deeply

Thanks for the clear guidance Carmen. It is a good challenge to allow the lines to come forward without second-guessing or judging them too much… I appreciate the opportunity to focus so deeply.

Nicole
Hanover, New Hampshire USA
Esther
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The lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka

I enjoyed the lessons very much. Drawing thangka is a meditation for me. The information from the lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka....
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The lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka

I enjoyed the lessons very much. Drawing thangka is a meditation for me. The information from the lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka. I made 2 drawings, 1 black and white and this one is with gouache / ecoline, pencil

Esther
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Janis Cooper
Victoria BC Canada

Engaging in a creative process without self criticism

Hi Carmen, I loved the course and felt joyful each time I worked on the Buddha face. It was great engaging in this creative process without self criti...
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Engaging in a creative process without self criticism

Hi Carmen,
I loved the course and felt joyful each time I worked on the Buddha face. It was great engaging in this creative process without self criticism, and very interesting to learn about thangkas and the iconography of the Buddha face.
I enjoyed every aspect of the course, including the information you provided, the mantras and prayers, drawing the grid and the Buddha face, and colouring the face.
Thank you.

Janis Cooper
Victoria BC Canada
Linda Fraser
Portland, Oregon USA

The instructions were clear

I thought the instructions were clear and loved the pauses for meditation and the mantra sounds. I have been practicing Buddhist dharma for about four...
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The instructions were clear

I thought the instructions were clear and loved the pauses for meditation and the mantra sounds. I have been practicing Buddhist dharma for about four or five years and actually drawing the Buddha face with intention was wonderful for my practice. I plan to recommend your course for a few members of my Sangha. All the visuals were easy to follow.
With Gratitude.

Linda Fraser
Portland, Oregon USA
Michalina
Peru

I think I’ve never drawn such good looking face

I’ve heard about Carmen and her work one day before the end of registration for the course and I’m so happy I decided for it! All steps we...
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I think I’ve never drawn such good looking face

I’ve heard about Carmen and her work one day before the end of registration for the course and I’m so happy I decided for it! All steps were super clear – I think I’ve never drawn such good looking face. The geometry behind Thangka makes the whole process very accessible even for less experience artists. I’m already looking forward for the next course.

Michalina
Peru
Linda Fraser
Portland, Oregon USA

I loved the color class

Here is the Buddha Face I used color on. I created two heads altogether. Again, I loved the color class I took and will recommend it to others. Thank...
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I loved the color class

Here is the Buddha Face I used color on. I created two heads altogether. Again, I loved the color class I took and will recommend it to others. Thank you so much, you are so clear with your instructions.

Linda Fraser
Portland, Oregon USA
Linda Fraser
United States

The same head with shading

I believe I already sent you a Buddha head I created, this is the same head with shading.

The same head with shading

I believe I already sent you a Buddha head I created, this is the same head with shading.

Linda Fraser
United States
Esther
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Drawing thangka is a meditation for me

I enjoyed the lessons very much. Drawing thangka is a meditation for me. The information from the lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka.
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Drawing thangka is a meditation for me

I enjoyed the lessons very much. Drawing thangka is a meditation for me. The information from the lessons helps me to give more meaning to my thangka.

Esther
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