My 10-yr. old niece is still addicted to My Little Pony characters, or MLP as she calls them all the time. There's never an instance where she didn't make a drawing of various colors, designs and actions of MLP. She's even making a home video about it using her MLP toys around and she was inspired to do such because she's also been busy watching MLP videos on YOutube.
Drawing various cartoon characters enhances her drawing skills but I am not wondering anywhere where she got that skill because her father and uncle and even cousins are into visual arts. They all love creating arts through various medium.
Since her birthday is coming once again on May, I will just give her art materials that she can use everytime she wants to draw, paint and make some crafts.