It doesn't matter if you use a pencil, a crayon or the tip of your nose to create art, it is no small feat to produce something that'll knock everyone's socks off.


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Some artists do well with just a few tools, take for example Bulgarian illustrator Angel Ganev. Although we are sure he could make beautiful art using a variety of tools, he often chooses to create amazing pictures using pencils alone.

In the midst of his collection on Instagram, you should be quick to notice a selection of perfect pencil portraits. Their charm lies in the way they stand in stark contrast to the ethereal technique of lighting that makes the drawings appear as though they are glowing.

Each picture is coupled with a unique mood, wherein the glow becomes a feeling of a warm autumn evening with a cup of tea in one portrait, and a cool metallic touch of magic in another.

But don't take our word for it, scroll down and see for yourself!

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

Angel Ganev Report

Sooze 1 month ago

This drawing and the light used is really attractive!

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

Angel Ganev Report

Sooze 1 month ago

Love this one. The way he uses light to highlight either the smoke from a cigarette or the steam coming off of a cup of hot coffee or tea is really inviting.

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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Jaguarundi 1 month ago

Good day, sunshine.

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

Angel Ganev Report

Brigitta Swart 1 month ago

Wow, that smoke is so realistic

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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sakora 1 month ago

Sunset...

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

Angel Ganev Report

Daria B 1 month ago

I thought I needed to sustain myself from posting Sailor Moon related comments on this one, but I'm too weak. ♥ Anyway, regardless of Sailor Moon, I like this one.

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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MySisterIsNotJenniferLawrence 1 month ago

There is so much magic and humanity in this picture. Definitely one of my favourites.

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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Zaheen Muhammad 1 month ago

I love this

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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Random Panda 1 month ago

I love this one, might be my favourite.

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Artist Makes His Illustrations Have Their Own Light And The Result Is Incredible

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StarsBeyond 1 month ago

is it just me, or does that look like chara from undertale?

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