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    • #9104
      sadiksha
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      Avalokiteshvara Thangka making process includes several processes. Among them, we are going through the sketching process and coloring process.

      Sketching process

      Sketching process of the thangka is very difficult. To sketch the Thangka, measurement and the proportion must be accurate.

      Sketching Process of Avalokiteshvara Thangka Painting

      For Sketching the picture of Avalokitesvara the artist will have to rely on a grid of exactly positioned lines.

      The basic system of these coordinates is one vertical and two diagonal lines.

      The intersection of these three lines defines the center of any Thangka.

      In Thangkas having more than one figure, there will be additional circles and connecting lines, to contrast the main icon with the background figure.

      There are 5 dites around Avalokiteshvara.

      It requires perfect skills in drawing, perfect figures and a great understanding of the econometric principles to make this painting.

      The balanced grid of angles and intersecting lines are used to portray arms, legs, eyes, nostrils, ears, and various ritual implements, thus for paintings
      these geometrically balanced drawings are first made on different, paper and by tracing the paper it is transferred to the prepared canvas.

       

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      sadiksha
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      Coloring process

      Once the initial sketch is over, the design is redrawn and details refined with ink.

      The mineral color powder is den mixed with glue binder to form a paste of required consistency. The drawing is then colored.

    • #9109
      sadiksha
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      The coloring of the main figure

      First, the distant areas are colored like sky and background, and then the main figure is colored.

      The dites and the Avalokitesvara is colored in this step.

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      sadiksha
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      Opening the eye of Deities

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      sadiksha
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      Adding Gold and details in the Avalokiteshvara Thangka Painting.

    • #9278
      sadiksha
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      Framing the Thangka with silk Frame.

    • #9286
      sadiksha
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      Consecration of the Thangka

      The image shows the Consecration of the Thangka painting in Tashi Choling Monastery in Nepal.

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      Lama Writing mantra on Avalokiteshvara Thangka painting

      Lama writing Mantra

      Lama from Thasi choling monastery in Nepal blessing the Thangka

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