What is a Doodle?
Wikipedia likes to define it as “A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.”
We happen to think though that a doodle can serve as a conduit into a persons thinking at that point of time. Perhaps they were in a state of conflict and out came a random sketch depicting a battle field or perhaps the mood was more mischievous and abstract and resulted in a funny sketch with quirky characters.
Doodling however has emerged as a distinctive style with a voice all of its own. Showcased here is Ted Leonid "Lei" Melendres a.k.a. Leight
His Deviant Art Profile describes him as a 24 year old freelance professional doodle artist and illustrator from the Philippines. He worked in an advertising agency for 2 years but decided to pursue freelance work as a full-time job which he has been doing for 5 years. Most of his clients are foreign and his works have been used in different medias such as posters, customized things, shirts, packaging and mobile apps. His artworks have been featured in several design and art related websites and were exhibited in several local galleries.
He calls his style "Infinity Mix" which from the name suggests describes the intense endless details and elements interacting together to form a scene. The usual elements included in his works are monsters, creatures, robots, aliens, patterns, typography and other stuff both common and weird. The main focus of his art is also popularly known as "Doodle Art".
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