It doesn't matter if you use a pencil, a crayon, or the tip of your nose to create cool 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 drawing techniques, 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 portrait drawings. Their charm lies in the way they stand in stark contrast to the ethereal technique of lighting that makes the pencil drawings appear as though they are glowing.

Each drawing idea is coupled with a unique mood, wherein the glow becomes a feeling of a warm autumn evening with a cup of tea in one pencil sketch 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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Random Panda
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Ellen D'Orsi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What do you use for the glow effect? A computer software?

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

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

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

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boredkoala
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's totally Natalie Portman for Leon the Professional!

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

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

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

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Sooze
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

Angel Ganev Report

Smoofy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*immediately starts humming Attack on Titan theme song*

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

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

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

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

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Somebody that is bored
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This person has 1000000000000000000000000 times more artistic skill than me.

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

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

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Full Name
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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m. b
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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