Most of us probably remember doodling inside our notebooks during boring lessons back at school. And 9-year-old Joe Whale doodled in class so much, he even got in trouble for it! However, after realizing his fondness of doodling, the boy’s parents sent him to an after-school art class where Joe’s talent was quickly noticed by the teachers. Not only that, impressed by the boy’s skill, a local restaurant named Number 4 even invited him to decorate their dining room!
Joe Whale is a 9-year-old boy who loves doodling so much, it even got him in trouble in class!
Joe covers all of his notebooks in doodles
After noticing Joe’s talent, his parents sent him to an after-school drawing class where his skill was noticed by his teachers
A restaurant named ‘Number 4’ noticed Joe’s drawings
The restaurant noticed Joe’s talent after a teacher shared his drawings on Instagram.
And invited him to decorate the walls of their dining room!
After school is over, Joe’s dad drives him to the restaurant where he continues to draw his masterpiece
“They wanted to get Joe into their restaurant to complete an art piece on their wall, and it was in their main dining area, we were over the moon,” said Greg in a previous interview. “I asked Joe and he, of course, leaped at the chance to do it so we have been going there after school where for a couple of hours a night he’ll put his creativity on their wall.”
Joe has been given total creative freedom
Joe spent about 12 hours decorating the restaurant’s walls – and the result turned out amazing!
Greg gave some advice to other parents: “I would advise parents to encourage their children to always follow their passion and dreams — research local workshops or groups within your local community.”
Joe even earned the nickname of The Doodle Boy and has now got his own website
Joe’s doodles are incredibly playful and creative
“Joe loves doodling and we’re so proud of everything he’s achieving, the fact that a completely independent business has asked our 9-year old son to do a professional piece of work for them is incredible,” added Greg.
Joe wants to become a professional artist
And his family supports him!
People loved Joe’s doodles