Ex-Jaguar and Aston Martin designer Ian Callum is challenging children to get creative ahead of the majority of school children staying at home due to coronavirus fears.

Callum Designs is best known for creating the Vanquish 25 restomod – based on the model that Callum himself helped design while at Aston Martin, but which has now been tweaked for modern tastes.

It’s this Vanquish 25 that’s the star of the black and white sketches that children are invited to colour in, with the design house encouraging people to share their efforts on social media, with prizes to be won for the best work, using the #ColourWithCallum.

Currently three sketches are available – one showing the model quite amusingly with an elephant stood behind it, and a bird sat on the bonnet. The drawings have come from the design team at the Callum studio, with the artists also highlighting that colouring in can help reduce fear by calming down a part of the brain known as the amygdala.

It’s just one of the ways that automotive firms are looking to help with the coronavirus pandemic, with several factories, including McLaren, volunteering to help produce ventilators to help lessen the impact of COVID-19.
Ian Callum left Jaguar last year, and has since set up Callum Design – the company’s first model to be created being this Vanquish 25. He has arguably produced some of the best-looking cars ever – including the Jaguar F-Type, as well as the Jaguar XJ.

Further sketches for children to entertain themselves with are set to be in the pipeline, but for now, we hope these three sketches should bring a bit of joy to your children…