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Children's Author And Illustrator Smashes World Record With Online Art Lesson For Charity

Rob Biddulph with his handiwork from the class

A children's author and illustrator has set a world record for the largest online art lesson, raising more than $62,000 for charity in the process.

Rob Biddulph, creator of "Odd Dog Out" and "Blown Away", taught 45,611 participants how to draw a blue whale.

The Guinness World Records required 10,000 unique users to actively participate in the lesson for the record to be set – a target which has now been confirmed was smashed by four times by participants from Europe, Asia and beyond.


Rob Biddulph taught those in attendance to draw a blue whale (Art World Records)

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“When I first started the #DrawWithRob classes back in March I had no idea they'd lead to a Guinness World Records title, but here we are!" Biddulph said.

“The support I've received from everyone, kids, parents, grandparents and beyond – has been overwhelming."

“I hope I've helped to inspire people of all ages to continue creating beautiful artwork long into the future."

Biddulph's tuition also helped to raise $62,000 for charities working to fight the effects of the pandemic. Donations for which included a winning auction bid of $1,200 for the teacher's own whale picture.



All those that attended the class are to receive a digital certificate from Guinness World Records for taking part.


Biddulph has been sharing lesson videos every Tuesday and Thursday (Art World Records)

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The challenge was organized in partnership with talent investment company Entrepreneur First.

Twitter shared their version of the drawing!






“We set out to break the record as a way of bringing together business owners, employees, parents and children alike, giving everyone the chance to make history at home at a uniquely challenging time," Sam Barnett, president of Entrepreneur First, said.