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Hampstead boy, 12, dreams of designing film character after lockdown drawings

PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:41 10 July 2020

Frankie Chainey, 12, has spent his lockdown drawing and desiging cartoon characters. Picture: Bear Draws

Frankie Chainey, 12, has spent his lockdown drawing and desiging cartoon characters. Picture: Bear Draws

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A 12-year-old boy from Hampstead is dreaming of designing a Pixar movie character – after using his free time in lockdown to develop his drawings.

Frankie designing at home. Picture: Bear DrawsFrankie designing at home. Picture: Bear Draws

Frankie Chainey, a Year 7 pupil from the King Alfred School, has spent his past months in the pandemic drawing illustrations inspired by cartoon and manga characters, sharing his drawings on his website and Instagram - Bear Draws.

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Working from his Hampstead home, Frankie, nicknamed Bear, has been paid for his first job – to design a wrap for a laptop cover.

Frankie told this newspaper: “I’ve been into character designing since I was little and I’ve watched loads of Youtubers who do it digitally, so I thought I wanted to give it a go.

One of Bear Draws' characters - jinx. Picture: Bear DrawsOne of Bear Draws' characters - jinx. Picture: Bear Draws

“Drawing and character design is what I want to do when I grow up – something I enjoy and love.

“My goal in life is to do character design for a Pixar movie, so I can have one of my own characters well known and worldwide.”


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