See How a Teacher Broke the World Record for Largest Single Drawing Made By One Person

A Philly art teacher has set a new world record—creating the largest single drawing by an individual at 6,509 square feet.

At the Crayola IDEAworks exhibition, Dyymond Whipper-Young has made her piece 400 square feet larger than the work of previous world record holder—Italian artist FRA!—who completed a drawing in 2020 that was 6,100 square feet in size.

The IDEAworks exhibition is being held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and tests visitors’ creativity by using Crayola products to sketch, draw, and doodle the answers to questions like how to regenerate a coral reef and how to build a sustainable town.

“I really believe that creativity is in all of us, and with this exhibition, the drawing, the purpose is to inspire people to find their own creative pulse,” said Whipper-Young, who took an impreessive 63 hours, spread over five days, to complete the piece. “I’m… super grateful to be able to showcase my own art as well.”