White Tara Thangka Art Course Edition Sept/Oct 2020

Welcome to the White Tara Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online White Tara Thangka Art Course Edition Sept/Oct, 2020 at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art (check out the next edition!)
These female Buddhas of Longevity 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?

Alaya
Washington, USA

Supervised by my kitty, Atisha

Here is White Tara in progress being supervised by my kitty, Atisha. I think she is approving!

Supervised by my kitty, Atisha

Here is White Tara in progress being supervised by my kitty, Atisha. I think she is approving!

Alaya
Washington, USA
Toni
United Kingdom

Giving a real retreat feel

Thank you Carmen. It’s been great to ‘begin’ drawing White Tara through the zoom course. Incredibly well presented and delivered giving a real retreat...
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Giving a real retreat feel

Thank you Carmen. It’s been great to ‘begin’ drawing White Tara through the zoom course. Incredibly well presented and delivered giving a real retreat feel, especially at such a time when we can’t meet in person.
It’s been lovely knowing that around the world we have all been focusing on White Tara at the same time.

Toni
United Kingdom
Maxine
Queensland, Australia

Confident that I can improve my drawing colouring skills with the courses

Thank you Carmen for another amazing drawing and colouring course, so skilfully presented. I loved drawing this White Tara: I feel that I have a very...
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Confident that I can improve my drawing colouring skills with the courses

Thank you Carmen for another amazing drawing and colouring course, so skilfully presented.
I loved drawing this White Tara: I feel that I have a very complete understanding of what I am drawing.
I have lots to learn but confident that I can improve my drawing and develop some skill with colouring techniques if I follow your Colouring Techniques course. Big, big thanks for making this last course available to your students for an extended time.

I’m looking forward to colouring my White Tara – and to your next course.

Maxine
Queensland, Australia
Grace B. Yap-Kirk
Brisbane, Australia

Feels great upon completion

Immense gratitude to Carmen for the course, which gave structure to my process of thangka drawing. The lectures provided meaning, symbolism and Buddhi...
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Feels great upon completion

Immense gratitude to Carmen for the course, which gave structure to my process of thangka drawing. The lectures provided meaning, symbolism and Buddhist philosophy concepts besides drawing with contemplation. Feels great upon completion.

(digital artwork drawn and coloured using Procreate; halos and backdrop are digitally altered images using copyright-free pictures)

Grace B. Yap-Kirk
Brisbane, Australia
Kirsten Karacan
Germany

The way how Carmen guides through the course

I will finish her the next days. I made the experience that I need longer time for drawing. The way how Carmen guides through the course is really pro...
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The way how Carmen guides through the course

I will finish her the next days.
I made the experience that I need longer time for drawing.
The way how Carmen guides through the course is really professionell and sympathic.
Thanks for that!

Kirsten Karacan
Germany
Karin Meijer
Haarlem, the Netherlands

A whole new and pleasant way of drawing

I started the courses of Carmen completely blank and did not know what to expect. I liked all courses and it exceeded all my expectations. All materia...
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A whole new and pleasant way of drawing

I started the courses of Carmen completely blank and did not know what to expect. I liked all courses and it exceeded all my expectations. All material is very clearly set up and is also very extensive.
Without any experience in drawing thangkas I was able to make a beautiful drawing thanks to all the instructions and tools provided in the course. I have been drawing and coloring mandalas for years, but this was a whole new and pleasant way of drawing.

Karin Meijer
Haarlem, the Netherlands
Mara D’Ambrosi
Sedona AZ, USA

Carmen encourages us to take our time and refine our skills

Hi Carmen 🌷 I will have to retake the course of the Coloring Techniques. I only went through almost every module but didn’t really practice. I love it...
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Carmen encourages us to take our time and refine our skills

Hi Carmen 🌷
I will have to retake the course of the Coloring Techniques.
I only went through almost every module but didn’t really practice. I love it thought very much! So well explained …
Next time I will probabile focus only on that …
I will take with me what I have learned and keep on practicing.
I feel truly delighted by the experience of the White Tara drawing.
I am sending you where I am at so far. I love very much that you never put any pressure on us for finishing the paintings, rather encourage to take your time and refine your skills. That is the true painting of an artist ! Life goes with it, feelings, sensations,
perceptions …. ah this!
All is in movement, all is interconnected…
may your be happy
may you be well
may you be safe
Namaste Cara tanto amore 💗🙏🏻e tante grazie ☺️ da Mara

Mara D’Ambrosi
Sedona AZ, USA
Alaya
Washington, USA

I loved getting to know White Tara so intimately

I loved getting to know White Tara so intimately. The program was outstanding. Carmen has done a fabulous job putting this together in such a clear fo...
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I loved getting to know White Tara so intimately

I loved getting to know White Tara so intimately. The program was outstanding. Carmen has done a fabulous job putting this together in such a clear format.
An artist with any formal education I do not have and very much enjoyed learning from Carmen her vast knowledge of both art history and Buddhism.
Carmen has always been so encouraging and inspiration because I thought I’d never get this far.
I still have much to color and hope to have it done soon.
Thank You!

Alaya
Washington, USA
Michel
New York, USA

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details of White Tara but I found increasing confidence in my abilities as I put pencil to paper. Now...
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I thought I would never be able to draw all the details

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details of White Tara but I found increasing confidence in my abilities as I put pencil to paper. Now can’t wait to do the shading and coloring course! It was a pleasure to learn about the history of Tara and have an opportunity to do the meditations. Thanks Carmen! Look forward to many more!

Michel
New York, USA
Ànna
Belgium

Will color the whole thangka

I can not yet make up my mind on how I should color the whole thangka. Of course with the right colors.

Will color the whole thangka

I can not yet make up my mind on how I should color the whole thangka. Of course with the right colors.

Ànna
Belgium