The Buddha Thangka Art Course – Inspiration Gallery!

Thangka art Gallery Buddha Shakyamuni School for Tibetan Buddhist Art
Welcome to the Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online The Buddha Thangka Art Course (Buddha Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha of our time) 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. πŸ™πŸΌ
Isn’t each and every one of them amazing?

Mara
Sedona USA

An amazing journey of meditation and intention

Drawing the Buddha Shakyamuni has been an amazing journey of meditation and intention. The course on line gave me a complete support all the way. Time...
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An amazing journey of meditation and intention

Drawing the Buddha Shakyamuni has been an amazing journey of meditation and intention. The course on line gave me a complete support all the way. Time was flying and I am still working on it but and I am happy and full of joy for been part ones more of the Sanga of the Buddhist Thangka Painters. Carmen is an amazing teacher and a true friend.
Be well thank you namaste πŸ™πŸ» πŸŒπŸ’—

Mara
Sedona USA
Susan
California, USA

Interesting, fun and relaxing. Thank you!

I loved all the elements of this course! It is my third drawing class with Carmen. I found it interesting, fun and relaxing. Thank you!

Interesting, fun and relaxing. Thank you!

I loved all the elements of this course! It is my third drawing class with Carmen. I found it interesting, fun and relaxing. Thank you!

Susan
California, USA
Kasandra
Netherlands

If someone told me I would ever be able to draw Buddha Shakyamuni I would laugh

I loved the course because it gives indepth instructions on drawing Buddha Shakyamuni but still in bite size pieces so that one can easily plan out th...
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If someone told me I would ever be able to draw Buddha Shakyamuni I would laugh

I loved the course because it gives indepth instructions on drawing Buddha Shakyamuni but still in bite size pieces so that one can easily plan out their journey. The mix of drawing instructions with lectures on the life of the Buddha, meditations and chanting, means one not only gets to understand the Buddha and the basics of Buddhism, but also gets meditative background, to start their drawing and then throughout their process.
I have always loved drawing and would have drawn on and off years ago but if someone told me I would ever be able to draw Buddha Shakyamuni I would laugh. Carmen’s instructions make it all possible!
Sorry for unfinished drawing- I was in a middle of house search and moving during the course. Looking forward to finishing my drawing and trying to draw the Buddha again.
Thank you Carmen πŸ™

Thank you to everyone on this course πŸ™ Hopefully meet you all soon again, even if virtually.

Kasandra
Netherlands
Tansy
Hershey, USA

I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share

Thank-you Carmen for another wonderful class. I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share. I feel grateful to have a beautiful Buddha dr...
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I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share

Thank-you Carmen for another wonderful class. I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share. I feel grateful to have a beautiful Buddha drawing at the end of yet another excellent course with you!

Tansy
Hershey, USA
Tansy
Hershey, PA USA

Grateful to have a beautiful Buddha drawing at the end of yet another excellent course!

Thank-you Carmen for another wonderful class. I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share. I feel grateful to have a beautiful Buddha dr...
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Grateful to have a beautiful Buddha drawing at the end of yet another excellent course!

Thank-you Carmen for another wonderful class. I am so inspired by your talks and the examples you share. I feel grateful to have a beautiful Buddha drawing at the end of yet another excellent course with you!

Tansy
Hershey, PA USA
Marina
France

The online classes are really well made, with quick answers with supportive guidance

Just one thing : I want to learn more ! The online classes are really well made, easy to learn, easy to adapt with personal agenda and always quick an...
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The online classes are really well made, with quick answers with supportive guidance

Just one thing : I want to learn more ! The online classes are really well made, easy to learn, easy to adapt with personal agenda and always quick answer with a supportive and precise guidance. Thank you very much ! Looking forward the next course !

Ps: I will add the final touch on the painting later this week, I don’t see enough clear anymore to finish the tiny small pencil work πŸ˜…πŸ™

Marina
France
Karin Meijer
The Netherlands

The course was as always very good prepared

I did it. Thanks Carmen for the grid of Buddha Shakyamuni and of the Torana with the six perfections. The course was as always very good prepared and...
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The course was as always very good prepared

I did it. Thanks Carmen for the grid of Buddha Shakyamuni and of the Torana with the six perfections. The course was as always very good prepared and I have learned a lot about Buddha Shakyamuni and Buddhism. It was a great pleasure again and I recommend the online courses of Carmen if you want to learn about Buddhism, want to learn to draw a Buddha and get more information about the Buddha you are drawing.

Karin Meijer
The Netherlands
Esther

After every course the drawings become more precious to me

I combine online course with courses onsite. Carmen is a great teacher and inspiration. She helps me to translate my ideas and add this to the drawing...
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After every course the drawings become more precious to me

I combine online course with courses onsite. Carmen is a great teacher and inspiration. She helps me to translate my ideas and add this to the drawing. After every course the drawings become more precious to me.

Esther
Georgette Young
Athens, Greece (but now in San Diego for extended holiday season)

I learned a lot during this process

I loved this course.Β I am not quite finished. But I will submit what I have so far. I learned a lot during this process. Next time, I would do some th...
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I learned a lot during this process

I loved this course.Β I am not quite finished. But I will submit what I have so far. I learned a lot during this process. Next time, I would do some things differently. This time, I focused on the proportions and lines. Next time, I will focus more on the shading and color combinations. I found that when I was going in to darken some lines and add some contrast, i probably could have continued with the finishing touches for days. I decided to stop and not overwork it. But to give it a rest. In a few days, I will finish the mountains. I can’t wait to start my next buddha with the lessons learned from this one.

Georgette Young
Athens, Greece (but now in San Diego for extended holiday season)