20th November 2019

World Record Attempt : Part 2

Earlier this week I attempted to break the world record for the largest drawing by an individual. This was no small task. In this video update from the day you see me start to work in ink, having abandoned my earlier plan of sketching in pencil.

THIS folks, is when the panic started to set in. I was about 5 hours in and the canvas was practically empty. The pencil sketch lines were taking forever and the ink wasn’t flowing as quickly as I had hoped. To make matters worse, I had abandoned my carefully gridded out plan for exact florals and was free styling this! WHAT?!

Instead of sticking to the plan and inking a few, beautiful but large blooms, I was now trying to fill the canvas with hundreds of smaller blossoms. I have no idea what I was thinking!

Make sure you watch video 3 to see if I managed to break that world record and draw the largest picture in the world!

So why do this?!

I’m on a mission to inspire people to put down their phones, pick up a pen or pencil and DRAW!

When I asked people what stopped them from drawing, they told me the blank sheet of paper scared them.

I get it.

Literally. I get THE SAME FEAR!

I think all creative people do!

BUT, the second you pick up that pencil and begin drawing, you start to kill the fear! I wanted to doodle on the world’s BIGGEST sheet of blank paper to inspire others to draw a picture too. It doesn’t have to be massive! It could be a post-it! The important thing is to pick up that pencil and begin. You’ve got this!

There are ZERO fancy art techniques used in this drawing, it’s just an elaborate doodle! A doodle that YOU can recreate! All the flowers, insects and leaves in the world record attempt feature in my book, How to Draw Inky Wonderlands. If you want to learn the secret to doodling a daisy (and see all my tricks and tips that make drawing EASY!) then check out the book!




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