THE GOLDEN SUTRA
The Golden Sutra is an interpretation of a dominant buddhist color palette, created for a project about the Longzangjing. The Longzangjing is the Imperial Tibetan Buddhist Canon, a library of tibetan buddhist works created per a king emperor’s order. This sacred scripture was created in five holy colors - yellow, red, green, blue, and white. The writing is done with a traditional ink, highly pigmented with real gold powder.
All visuals were created on paper with custom ink and filtered acrylic paint. I put a special focus on gold as the most valuable aspect of the scripture and experimented with pigments, flakes and several powders to achieve an authentic look.