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Inside Edition 9 Nov 2019

10-Year-Old Artist Hired to Doodle on Restaurant's Wall

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A British boy's drawings may have gotten him in trouble in school, but after class he's an in-demand working artist.


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A boy's drawings may have
gotten him in trouble at school,
but after class he's an in demand working artist.
I like doodling food, robots, and aliens.
Joe Whale will draw anything
that comes to mind, but his teacher thought
he was paying too much attention to his doodles
and not enough attention to math.
Well it made me feel quite annoying
because there was no place that I really
be able to express myself.
He may only be 10,
but his parents recognized his talent
and wanted to find a way for him to cultivate it.
We thought we'd just get him into
some after school art class.
Before they knew it,
Joe was commissioned to do an art wall
for a local restaurant,
and he now has a substantial Instagram following.
I was really excited 'cause it was
the first time I could actually express myself
and pretend that my characters were coming to life.
Now the requests for his services are pouring in.
But his parents say they're trying to keep him grounded.
It's just overwhelming.
So we have to shield him from that,
and Joe has no idea the scale of what it's turned into.
So we're just protecting him as much as we can from that
so he can just enjoy drawing.
Not only is Joe enjoying drawing,
so are his legions of fans who can't wait to see
what he doodles next.
For InsideEdition.com, I'm Mara Montalbano.

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