Discovering one’s true passion often takes time for most people. However, in England, there is a remarkable exception – a 12-year-old named Joe Whale, also known as The Doodle Boy. Joe found his passion at an incredibly young age and continues to astonish people with his extraordinary talent for whimsical doodle art. His black and white drawings, inspired by his life and interests, adorn various surfaces, from murals and canvases to even books.
“I’ve been drawing and painting since I was three years old, and art has always been a significant part of my life,” Whale mentions on his website. At the age of 9, he got in trouble for doodling in class, which led his parents to enroll him in an after-school art course. Joe’s exceptional abilities quickly gained recognition among his peers and teachers, leading to an opportunity to decorate the interior of a local restaurant.
Since then, word of Joe Whale’s artistic talents has spread, earning him fame not only across the UK but also beyond. His doodles feature a diverse array of characters, each with charming, cartoon-like faces. “My favorite subjects to draw are food, monsters, and aliens,” Whale explains, “but I’m inspired by my surroundings, creating characters from everything I see, such as burger and fries characters, flowers, vegetables, delicious cakes, clouds, and more.”
The youthful artist is presently creating illustrations for an ongoing book series titled “Bad Food,” authored by Eric Luper. You have the option to buy the initial installment, “Game of Scones,” along with its follow-up, “The Good, and the Bad, and the Hungry,” at this moment. Furthermore, there is “The Official Doodle Boy Coloring Book” containing 90 pages of intricate ink drawings available for purchase. Additionally, you can find prints and various merchandise featuring Whale’s doodle art on his online store. If you’d like to stay updated on Whale’s artistic endeavors, you can follow him on both Facebook and Instagram.