Jon Burgerman

TUMBLR MAG FEATURE: Angelo Mercado

When did you discover your knack for doodle art?

I discovered my interest in doodle art around May 2012 I was a “newbie” back then. However drawing has been my hobby ever since I was a child.

Where do you get your ideas when working on a piece?

I got my ideas from experiences, emotions and people-especially the ones I love. I channel these thoughts and feelings into art. I have been influence also by foreign artists and other doodle artists.

How often do you work on a doodle art? 

It depends on my mood, I can doodle for 10 straight hours when I’m fully inspired or dedicated on a certain doodle (esp. when there’s a tight deadline on a client haha) .When I’m bored during class I just grab my pen and notebook and start to doodle.

I personally am impressed with how detailed your pieces are. What tools are you using?

When I’m doodling I first make a draft or sketch on how the elements and characters of that doodle would look like, using Mongol #2 or 4h Faber Castell pencils. On the outlines I use sign pens from Dong-a, M&G, Titus Pens, Unipins. But any pens will do the job as long as you can squeeze it to its potential and for finer details smaller tips pens from Unipins. On colored doodles I use different kinds of coloring pens, pencils and markers. The Faber Castell and Lil hand’s brand are my most used, for it gives wide array of bright beautiful colors and it blends in easily.

Aside from doodling, are there other crafts or things you wanna try or you wanna start practicing right now? 

Hmm, I want to pursue my interest in watercolour painting and calligraphy.

Your best/most favorite doodle artwork. 

There are a LOT of doodle artists in tumblr back in the days. Now, we only get to see a few of them and their artworks. Do you think doodle art is dead?

No. I have a lot of doodle artist friends in tumblr and I could say that doodle art is not dead . We could see only a few of them and their artworks because we are only choosing to prioritize a certain aspect of our lives, and in my case is to finish studying.

Your dream doodle art concept.

My dream doodle art concept is a 3D doodle art around

5X5 ft where in the characters and designs will be all about cookies and galaxies and the parts and characters will all pop out of the frame . HAHA ! A little weird though, but why not combine the 2 things you love the most.


Artists you look up to and why?

Jon Burgerman, Tokwa Peñaflorida , Mas Shafreen , Agnes Cecile and Lei Melendres . I really look up to these artists for they have a distinct style on their works wherein you could always identify their works from other artists for their uniqueness.

5 things we don’t know about you.

1.  I’m an only child

2.  I love to buy art materials but I just hoard them instead of using them

3.  I’m afraid of pregnant women.

4.  I appreciate the little things that people do for me.

5.  I’m a crybaby

Words you live by.

Art is not what you make people see, it’s what you make them feel. It enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same. Art is the gateway of our souls to the world. So grab your pens and paper, draw, express, create and inspire.

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Angelo is a 20-year old BS Electronics and Communications Engineering student at the Technological Institute of the Philippines. Aside from doodling, this talented lad loves photography, sketching, and working on watercolour paintings.

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Those rather superb vocational art students excelled themselves yet again when they undertook a project for a children’s residential centre in Oldham. ASFC were contacted to help brighten up their well, rather drab children’s bedrooms. The team - headed up by Michaela Harrison headed off to Oldham , armed with paintbrushes, inspiration from Jon Burgerman & a whole load of enthusiasm. The results are fantastic & the residential centre are hugely thankful & impressed (you can see the before & after pics here) . Brilliant work guys. Well done.