Drawing Thangka Paintings

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Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:14 am

I have Schizophrenia and when I'm going through a really rough time I draw copies of Thangka Paintings. I can be going through a REALLY ROUGH episode and drawing Wrathful Deities will completely relieve me of the paranoia that I suffer with. I have drawn Mahakala and Hayagriva and both have dramatically helped me get through psychosis. I'm just wondering even though I'm not doing these deities sadhanas am I breaking an empowerment thing by just drawing them for help??

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Fortyeightvows » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:33 am

I think that the paintings you do in such a state would have quite a bit of "numinous efficacy" (显灵) of some kind or another. Even more so since you say they help you.
Are you a good artist?

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Vasana » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:12 am

If your intentions are good and you're motivated to deepen your practice and subdue any afflictions I doubt it can be a bad thing although I'm sure there are probably more orthodox people who may say it's unadvisable and focusing on deities you're allowed to practice may be more beneficial in the long run. Maybe ask a teacher you trust?

Do you draw peaceful deities too?
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:50 pm

I'm not sure if those links work for others than myself. I've run into this problem in the past where others could not access these kinds of links. Please let me know if they work.

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Vasana » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:53 pm

Tirisilex wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:50 pm
I'm not sure if those links work for others than myself. I've run into this problem in the past where others could not access these kinds of links. Please let me know if they work.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:32 pm

Here are my Pics.. I hope this works this time thru..
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Konchog1 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:54 pm

Wow, beautiful!

I recommend the Lion-Faced Dakini next.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by jkarlins » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:03 pm

I like em. Good work sir.

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Ayu » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 pm

Yes. They even look like they are ready to help. :smile:

What kind of color did you use? Colored pencils? Crayons? Water color?

:thumbsup:

I think, painting is a very good means for working with our inner problems and appearances. It's healthy.
When I deal with depressed phases I like to paint peaceful abstract pictures. Very helpful for me to get conscious about solutions and also only for steaming off some pressure.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Ayu » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:15 pm

Example:

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:06 pm

Nice I like it. It makes me think of a Desert setting sun. I use Colored Pencils and Markers for mediums. I just finished today Black Hayagriva and The Medicine Buddha together. It's too big for me to scan right now. I'll be getting a photograph of it soon if anyone is interested in checking it out.

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Ayu » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:55 pm

Tirisilex wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Nice I like it. It makes me think of a Desert setting sun. I use Colored Pencils and Markers for mediums. I just finished today Black Hayagriva and The Medicine Buddha together. It's too big for me to scan right now. I'll be getting a photograph of it soon if anyone is interested in checking it out.
Yes, I would like to see them.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 am

This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tenma » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 am

Tirisilex wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 am
This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha.
Perhaps try challenging yourself with Palden Lhamo with her retinue of the 12 Tenma, the 4 goddesses of the seasons, and the 5 sisters of long life with Palden's peaceful emanation as 2-armed vina Saraswati at the top? Just curious to see how that goes.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 am

Tenma wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 am
Tirisilex wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 am
This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha.
Perhaps try challenging yourself with Palden Lhamo with her retinue of the 12 Tenma, the 4 goddesses of the seasons, and the 5 sisters of long life with Palden's peaceful emanation as 2-armed vina Saraswati at the top? Just curious to see how that goes.
OMG I dunno thats a lot of characters..I'll have to look at it and think about it.

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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by PuerAzaelis » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:23 am

I think they’re wonderful, I particularly like the Medicine Buddha.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by practitioner » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:23 am
I think they’re wonderful, I particularly like the Medicine Buddha.
I like the Medicine Buddha as well! Keep them coming.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Ayu » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Tenma wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:56 am
Tirisilex wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 am
This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha.
Perhaps try challenging yourself with Palden Lhamo with her retinue of the 12 Tenma, the 4 goddesses of the seasons, and the 5 sisters of long life with Palden's peaceful emanation as 2-armed vina Saraswati at the top? Just curious to see how that goes.
That's really much work.
I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Post by Tirisilex » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:50 am

Is this the Palden Lhamo Pic your talking about? OMG The detail is overwhelming.
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