Illustration Daily – Day 136: Pull Train

This month is focused on toys. Sadly, the pull train doesn’t have a whole lot of interesting factoids floating around about it. (Seriously, the most interesting thing I could find was article about Prince George’s toy train being included in the Royal Christmas card last year.) So, how about a different type of pull train? A 260.8-tonnes (574,964 lbs) train to be exact. In 2003, Velu Rathakrishnan set the record for pulling a train 4.2 meters (13 ft 9 in) with his teeth. He set the world-record, but I’m just left with so many questions. How do you practice for that? Why, of all the world-records, is that the one you attempt? And most importantly, what kind of toothpaste does he use?   

136PullTrain

Pull Train, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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