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9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings

9-year-old Joe Whale wanted to expand his artistic abilities by attending an after-school art class. This helped get his skills noticed by everyone around him, including the owner of restaurant ‘Number 4’ in Shrewsbury, England. He was invited to decorate the dining room and he is now known as ‘The Doodle Boy.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

9-year-old Joe Whale always loved to draw, but he also got in trouble for always doodling in class.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

According to Joe’s dad, he has always loved drawing.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

He was even added to the Gifted Register at the age of 4.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

When his parents realized his talented artistic abilities, they enrolled him in an after-school drawing class.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

This is when his teacher noticed his talent and shared it on Instagram where it racked up more than 1.5 million views and comments.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

And that’s when it got noticed by the ‘Number 4’ restaurant staff and the restaurant hired him to draw on their walls.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

Joepent about 12 hours illustrating the wall.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

His dad drives him to the restaurant after school so he can continue drawing on the walls.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

Joe has been given complete freedom to do as he wishes to the walls.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

Joe is now known as ‘The Doodle Boy.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

“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,” Joe’s dad Greg told The Metro. “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.”

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

He even has his own website now.

9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy
9-Year-Old Boy Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets Hired To Decorate Restaurant With His Drawings
The Doodle Boy

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His dad also says, “Joe is a really talented little boy, he’s excelling at school, he’s a great footballer and cricketer, but drawing is definitely what he is most passionate about.”

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We’re hoping we can have Joe come decorate our offices next.

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