The Guinness Book of Records stipulated, as it explains in a post on its official page, about its selection of the Huwaidi painting, strict criteria for adopting this record, most notably the use of one continuous thread to form the required image, whose dimensions reached 6.3 square meters.
The painting formed 500 nails and 6,637 meters of thread, which is more than the height of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. The painting was decorated with the attractive facial features of the Arab influencer Lujaina Salah, who suffers from vitiligo.
Huwaidi’s beginning with this art goes back to a visit to Lebanon, when he attended a workshop in human development, after which he acquired a philographic artwork for the logo of an institution. Local and global in the same way.
And to talk more about his beginnings and the details of his artistic work entering the Guinness Book of World Records, the Iraqi artist Saeed Howeidi says, in an interview with Sky News Arabia: “My beginning was very simple, as I opened a small workshop and started doing many small and medium paintings in it until I was able through continuous work. And the research refined my talent little by little, and then accomplished portrait drawings, and this technical level is very complex and difficult, and requires high fitness and intense concentration, and through practice and repetition, I have accomplished many portraits drawings, which require great mathematical effort on the basis of proportion and proportion and achieving creative balance. And the subtleties between shadows and light in the painting, and most of my paintings were marketed outside Iraq.”
The Iraqi artist, who entered the Guinness Book of Records with his picturesque painting, continues: “The beginning with drawing portraits was also with very small paintings that do not exceed 50 cm. I was contacted later by a committee from the Guinness Book, which asked me to set a record for this level of thread drawing. And the nail, which was not previously included in the categories of the encyclopedia, and a special section was created for it in the world famous encyclopedia with the inclusion of my paintings within it.
Howeidi said: “The committee chose a personality for Jana Salah, an influential Egyptian woman suffering from Vitiligo, in order to raise awareness around the world about this disease, and for those infected with this disease to accept themselves, so that this disease constitutes a beautiful addition to the injured, as Jane accepted it, and she worked on Employing the factors of light and shadow accurately and in harmony with the black and white colors, in order to highlight the aesthetics of the painting more, and to express the patients with vitiligo more accurately.”