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.

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

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Sooze 7 months 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

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Sooze 7 months 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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Jaguarundi 7 months ago

Good day, sunshine.

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Brigitta Swart 7 months ago

Wow, that smoke is so realistic

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sakora 7 months ago

Sunset...

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Daria B 7 months 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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Spider-Man 7 months ago

Nyan :P

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Zaheen Muhammad 7 months ago

I love this

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Random Panda 7 months ago

I love this one, might be my favourite.

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StarsBeyond 7 months ago

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

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Sienna Batiste 7 months ago

i want to friend her on facebook :)

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Pan Narrans 7 months ago

Reminds me of young Denise Richards.

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Sienna Batiste 7 months ago

definitely me

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boredkoala 7 months ago

It's totally Natalie Portman for Leon the Professional!

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Lyndsey 7 months ago

The EYES!

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Oral Craven 7 months ago

Felice Fawn!

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Shmily Riley 7 months ago

Glasses weren't sexy when I was growing up :-/.

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Spacecat 7 months ago

Those eyes are amazing!

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Sooze 7 months ago

I can feel the fire glowing from the left side of this drawing. Great picture.

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Smoofy 7 months ago

*immediately starts humming Attack on Titan theme song*

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Sakeena Abdullah 7 months ago

Finally a male drawing.

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Sienna Batiste 7 months ago

my fan fav

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Sienna Batiste 7 months ago

she looks like glowing depression. SO GOOD!

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Amanda Ferraz 7 months ago

Loved the hairstyle!

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Somebody that is bored 7 months ago

This person has 1000000000000000000000000 times more artistic skill than me.

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holo it's me 7 months ago

Love the hair!!

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Full Name 7 months ago

This one makes me feel, uh....funny.

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m. b 7 months ago

The light should be all Front, as if she she takes a bath in dawn's first sunlight.

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Full Name 7 months ago

Hope she has a good chiropractor.

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