Lei Melendres, born October 2, 1989, is an illustrator born and raised in the Philippines. His Doodle Art style can be seen in his detailed sketches on Instagram, where he has over 90,000 followers. He has also served as the head of the creative community Doodle Art Enthusiasts and the creative director of “Doodle Arts Magazine.” This artist is a force to be reckoned with, and we will help you celebrate his birthday today.
Lei Melendres is an eclectic artist. Although his main focus is digital illustration, he also works with traditional illustration, murals, product design, and toy customization. The 32-year-old artist coined a term for his art style. He calls it the “Infinity Mix” because of the blending of infinite elements and details interacting to form a scene. Melendres serves many local and international clients. He has worked with N.B.A. Store, Samsonite Red Philippines, Capital P.H., Rhinoshield, Asus P.H., Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Kipling, Lazada SG, G-Shock P.H., Globe, Daniel Wellington, and W.W.F. Philippines.
Car brands such as Mini Cooper, Mazda Philippines, and Mazda Japan as well as establishments including S.M. MOA, Megaworld, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, ASPACE M.N.L., and American Embassy P.H. also feature on his renowned customer list. Companies like Sharpie, Stabilo, Caran d’Ache, Faber Castell, Tombow, and Dong-A also noticed Lei’s talents and hired him to represent their brand.
Aside from being busy with his illustrations, he spends time promoting the local art scene and helping other local artists by being the head of Doodle Art Enthusiasts. This was the Philippines’ largest doodling community from 2012 to 2019. Under his leadership, Doodle Art Enthusiasts has grown to over 40 clients and more than 2,000 members. He co-founded and is the creative director for “Doodle Arts Magazine.” The publication focuses on promoting the doodle art movement. It later turned into a design agency called Side Hustle Inc. where he worked with a small team to cater to more prominent brands as a creative director.
He posts his first work as an illustrator on Instagram.
Melendres co-founds “Doodle Arts Magazine” and becomes its Creative Director.
He releases his first coloring book called "Zifflin Doodle Fusion."
Melendres now releases N.F.T. art, following world trends.
Why We Love Lei Melendres
He supports other artists
Not all artists do this and we think this attitude is amazing. He even collaborates with the artists he supports.
He has many favorite artists
Like anyone else, he has his inspirations and makes sure to tell everyone about them. His favorite artists are Twei, Mcbess, Mr. Misang, Nychos, Kim Jung Gi, James Jean, Cinta Vidal, and Steven Harrington.
He loves to improve his art
Melendres was the kid who could draw in grammar school, but once he joined the artistic high school, there were so many other great artistic kids. It challenged him to get even better, to draw things that he was not comfortable with, and to learn by trial and error.
5 Surprising Facts
He had art lessons
He learned the basics from his mom.
He is competitive
He and his older brother were very competitive and competed with each other.
He learned anime drawing
He learned to draw in the anime style from his older brother.
He likes mixing styles
He would get bored doing the same style over and over, and that's how he got into doodle art, as he can mix numerous styles.
He has a favorite illustration
Of all the illustrations he's done, his favorite is "Manila Invade."
Lei Melendres FAQs
What was the last book Lei Melendres released?
The book is called “Fright-and-Seek: A Spooky Search-and-Color Mission.”
Does Lei Melendres have a Behance account?
Yes, his Behance username is leimelendres.
Does Lei Melendres have a girlfriend?
He is very discreet about his personal life so we don’t have that information.
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