Illustration Daily – Day 132: Top

The spinning top is another toy that has roots that stretch into antiquity. Used as a toy, a gambling device, a tool for prophecy, and as an alternative to dice; the simple spinning top, has certainly earned its’ place in children’s toy boxes. Honestly, though most tops don’t spin for that long but craftsmen in Japan have recently created a top that can spin for almost 20 minutes. Which is impressive, but perhaps a bit too long to still be entertaining. 


Top, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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