Friday, June 19, 2009
Longest color pencil drawing-world record set by
SAYREVILLE, NJ, USA -- Jainthan Francis,
24, of Winding Wood Apartments, created a 20-inch-wide and
500-yard-long drawing, which weighs 360 pounds, at Kennedy
Park off Washington Road-setting the world record for the
color pencil drawing.
Photo: Osvaldo Bianchi of Sayreville drags
a tape measure along the world's longest
stretch of color pencil drawings.
For three months, he drew a walkway adorned
with multicolored tiles and footprints using 200 colors, and
he finished the drawing in time for his father's birthday
(on March 14).
For Francis, this is the fulfillment of
one of his longtime dreams.
"I love drawing and I always wanted to do
something with drawing," Francis said. "It was always my dream
to be famous and be in the Book of World Records."
Francis used a cardboard outline
of his feet to make the footprints that appear in the drawing,
which he said represents his own journey in life.
Francis drew inspiration from seeing a
local homeless man.
"This one homeless guy … he always
walks here and there," Francis said. "I always wonder where
he is going, what he sees when he walks."
Francis also drew a piece in honor of the
victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon.
He also decorated a Christmas tree with 4,500 names of soldiers
who were killed in Iraq at the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 9 in
Old Bridge, where he works.
Francis said that he also crafted one heart-shaped
sheet of paper with a different country's flag in each one
for 240 specialneeds students and 38 teachers at New Road
School of Parlin on Bordentown Avenue for Valentine's Day.
Each student and teacher wrote a message expressing their
love to people around the world and then placed the hearts
on the walls of the school, he said.
Francis said that he wants to set more world
records and pursue goals that benefit other people.
"My dream is to sacrifice my life," Francis
said. "I want to help others. Making other people happy makes
me happy. I always wanted to do something different in my
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Friday, June 19, 2009