the central figure, first drawn
Once I completed the central figure, Dechen and Phuntsok arrived and the three of us together completed the other 34 smaller Buddhas, using a stenciling technique to quickly reproduce identical images. Once the Buddhas were completed, we then added in a similar fashion the seats and then using hand-made compasses the sun and moon.
stenciling in charcoal dust
pencilling over the charcoal
Jiwan, meanwhile, was composing a painting of Guru Rimpoche and his 26 disciples.
In the same amount of time, he completed 27 different figures while the three of us completed only two originals and 33 copies.
(almost) completed 35 Buddhas
Jiwan's Guru Rinpoche & 26 Disciples (minus one, I believe)