The world record for fastest drawing of Fred Flintstone has been broken again because there is truly no limit to human progress.

The new owner of this achievement (which I didn’t even know was considered an achievement until 10 minutes ago) is Myron Smith, who drew the hero of Hanna-Barbera’s Stone Age-sitcom in 18.70 seconds. Here’s the documented performance:

The previous record holder was Paula Mangin, who held the record at 21.16 seconds with the drawing below. You can watch a video of her in action at this link.


There’s also the disgraced contender, Alexander Dnimreven, who claims to have drawn Fred Flintstone in 5.5 seconds, but was disqualified by for not displaying his paper to the camera during his performance. Here’s the video of the unscrupulous attempt:

Should you wish to attempt to set the world record, the official rules are below.

  • must use a blank piece of paper
  • must show paper to the camera during the attempt
  • must draw Fred’s head and upper torso
  • must follow form of current world record holder
  • must provide video evidence

Drawing the character even remotely on-model is thankfully not one of the requirements, otherwise everyone who has participated so far would be disqualified.

If you attempt to set the record, please share video proof in the comments.

UPDATE Meet the new world-record holder, Lev Cantoral, at 9.33 seconds:

UPDATE (January 18, 2021) A new world-record has been set – Hannah’s drawing of Fred Flintstone clocks in at 8.64 seconds:

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