Thai Buddha

Like my Quan Yin posted previously,
recently I’ve been adorning
my Thai Buddha with
my gaspeite and Hill Tribe OM necklace.
I’m not sure why I do this…
It isn’t necklace storage.
I like the play of the green on
the black wooden Buddha.
It feel like an OM offering,
like the marigolds lei in India.

I started my sketch with
watercolor penciled geometric shapes,
Making sure heads don’t fall off the page,
and planning how the beads draped.
What is nice about watercolor pencils
is the lines disappear when
watercolor hits the paper.


From that point I inked using the Platinum Carbon fine point.


When completed, I started the buildup with the watercolors.


The finished product, though I may add a bit more color to his body.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Thai Buddha

  1. Voila ! I enjoyed watching the process of creation.

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  2. I love all the greens surrounding the Budda. It’s so calming.

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