There are three general skill levels of thangka
painters are hobbyist, professionals, and masters
. You can find out the skill of the artist
by looking closely at the lines, such as those used to make waves, clouds, and the faces of people, gods
, and animals
The finer and clearer the lines, the greater the skill involved. A thangka painted by a master will cost more than one painted by a professional. The student painted .