DTW 14 – Compositing a Photograph into a Thangka

In this video tutorial we look at some methods for compositing a landscape photograph into our work whilst still keeping it looking as though it were a painting. I talk a little about atmospheric perspective and we look at a work by the master thangka painter Robert Beer. I also talk a little about some ways to attempt to “paint” our meditative experience into our work.


Using a simple photograph I snapped on holiday, I take a crack at compositing it into my latest work. I am looking for something fairly subtle, a bit wrathful, but suggesting plenty of space element and the stillness of a pranic implosion and rebirth.