- A 9-year-old boy has been receiving praises for his skills in doodling
- Joe Whale has been known as the “Doodle Boy” for his creativity
- He used to get in trouble for doodling during his class
- However, his creativity opened an opportunity for him to land an actual job
A 9-year-old boy has been taking over social media because of his excellent skills in doodling.
KAMI learned that Joe Whale or the “Doodle Boy” used to get in trouble for doodling in his class. His teachers often pulled him out for developing his creativity.
In a report by Mcgill Media (author Devika Menon), Joe is one lucky boy because his parents supported his creativity. Therefore, they sent him to an after-school art class to nurture his skills.
Due to his creativity, the word got around social media and an opportunity came to him. He was offered to decorate the wall of a dining room in Number 4, a restaurant in Shrewsbury, England.
Joe shows off his works through his Instagram account and he also put up a website to display his artworks.
In an interview with his father, Greg, he shared that Joe and his twin brother were both included in the Gifted register in primary school at the age of 4.
“Joe spent about 12 hours illustrating the wall," Greg said, noting the time it took for Joe to work for Number 4.
His father also encouraged other parents to support their children in pursuing their dreams.
“I would advise parents to encourage their children to always follow their passion and dreams — research local workshops or groups within your local community,” he said.
The teacher of Joe at his after-school art class was also the one who helped him nurture his talent and helped him present his works on social media.
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