Shading, Colouring and Grading of Thangkas and Mandalas

Another main step is to apply washes for and gradual transitions of tone. Shading is called  in which is one of the special feature of . Shading is an important feature of , taking up a large portion of the , and is done very carefully and precisely. Shading in this context does not mean the treatment of light and within the whole , for the distribution of light and dark is .

Thangka Painting Making Process

A completed , however beautiful or impressive, never tells the full story of the complex process to undergo to create such a divine image. We have compiled this list of Twelve steps involved in producing a traditional Thangka sacred painting to help you appreciate your new thangka. Although certain elements of have changed since artists began painting in exile, much of traditional styles and techniques have been painstakingly retained. We hope the following will .