Ukrainian artist and urban sketcher Nikita Busyak (aka citiesandsketches) has found a way to make his pen and ink sketches glow with life. His realistic drawings mostly revolve around architecture and feature various buildings and cityscapes and are made by using mechanical pen and ink. Recently, however, Nikita has added extra effects to his illustrations with stunning results. With each of his new architectural drawings, he started to digitally manipulate the windows of the buildings so that it would seem as if they glow with golden light, making it seem as if the drawing is filled with the darkness of the evening or night.

After completing the final sketch, Busyak uses digital software to add artificial lighting to his drawings. This digital “glow” imitates an unknown fluorescent light source. The Ukrainian artist makes clever use of the placement of the glare, as well as the color that gives the illusion of the lit-up windows in his drawings. These creative choices seem to add another layer to Nikita's already fantastic sketches. The mystery of the glow makes these illustrations pop off the page.

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autumn
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7 months ago

that's some serious talent wow clapclapclapclap

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Artist Creates Incredibly Illuminated Architectural Drawings (12 Pics)

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Annie
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7 months ago

Beautiful! Makes me feel warm and cozy.

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Artist Creates Incredibly Illuminated Architectural Drawings (12 Pics)

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Jeremy
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7 months ago

Why am I squinting???

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Artist Creates Incredibly Illuminated Architectural Drawings (12 Pics)

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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7 months ago

Amazing!

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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7 months ago

Whoa!

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autumn
Community Member
7 months ago

i love how he adds color when drawing the binder clip too, makes it seem like it really is glowing (or maybe it is...)

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leia's emotional cupcake
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7 months ago

These are stunning. I want one please

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Sandra Hall
Community Member
7 months ago

I love this one, even though you can't see the architectural details of the drawings of the single buildings.

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Annie
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7 months ago

Love the way the structures glow

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your local closet weeb
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7 months ago

Not to be a jerk but there’s clearly no crease down that last doorway/arch or whatever. The lighting is probably edited on.

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autumn
Community Member
7 months ago

i love the blue

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Annie
Community Member
7 months ago

Great drawings that capture the glow and details of the buildings!