of Thangka paintings:
The shape of Thangka is more of long vertically hung scroll
of various sizes. With calico as its major material, Thangka
is made through series of processes: at first, finish the
major section which include strentching the frame, gelatinizing,
polishing, colluding in the line and staining etc., then,
studs with and sew colorful satin frame all around, make
supported by cloth or silk and satin etc., add two slices
of yellow silk damasks, two pieces of silk strips in the
front act as curtain and ribbons and ,add hardwood axis
at the two ends.
The composition of Thangka is precis, balanced,
vivacious and capricious. It is drawn mainly with techniques
of Chinese realistic painting
and Chinese-style line drawing. Measure the standards and
make a draft according to the statue at first, then color
up.There is strict request in the proportion of each position
of Thangka, such as facial feature,head,chest,waist etc.
Thangka has always been made with contradictory splendid
color and been unified with golden and other neutral color.To
make a Thangka, at last, would sketch the contour in different
lines which is boorish or gentle or fluency and changeful
that make the picture looks attractive.
It needs a month to finish a piece of Thangka by a skilled
picture- worker. Usually, the finished one also needs incant
by Lama. So, each pieces of Thangka condenses sweat of workers
and protection of Gods.