Mexican artist Enrique Bernal has found a subtle yet majestic way to illuminate his beautiful drawings with life. After the talented artist is done working on his works of art with pencils and pens, Enrique adds a few extra post-production effects and it takes his drawings to a whole new level.

The artist uses an app called Medibang Paint. One of its features is a digital “glow” that imitates a fluorescent light source but it would be nothing without Bernal's clever use of it. Both the angles of the glow and the colors he chooses make his subjects really pop and create an off-the-paper candescence.

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1 year ago

Um... does she have a broken nose and a fat lip?

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Whether Bernal is simply contouring their face and body or adding mysterious elements to the entire composition -- like butterfliers -- he always seems to find the right motifs to enhance his pencil drawings of humans and animals.

After further inspection, one can notice that Enrique's creative ideas are reminiscent of the works by Bulgarian illustrator Angel Ganev. He also makes use of a similar technique of lighting that makes the pencil drawings appear as though they are glowing.

Ganev's cool drawings radiate with a unique mood as well, 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.

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Ashley Maurer
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1 year ago

all of these drawings are absolutely stunning!

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1 year ago

literally h o w

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Cristian Hain
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1 year ago

this one should be higher! Love the way it makes it seem like the pen is the light source

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1 year ago

i love aesthetically.hannah!

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1 year ago

Angler fish. Love it.

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Ashley Maurer
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1 year ago

OMG her hair!

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1 year ago

These are absolutely amazing 😘😘

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1 year ago

She's so beautiful! You're very talented.

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Carrot dude
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1 year ago

Oooh! Love this one.

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1 year ago

Love his work with the highlighting tool and the subtly placed objects in the portraits to give them more depth. She appears from her bandaid on her chest, to have a broken heart, and the emblem on her forehead, idk for sure, makes me feel like she's still a queen.

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She is very beautiful. I think I would've liked a bit more lights on her, maybe a different color. Of course his drawing skills are perfection. A peach tone like he used earlier would have given her face a very pretty softness to go with her pouty full lip.

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1 year ago

Cool folds in the clothes!

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I love the color he chose to light her with, against all of her very dark hair.

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Carrot dude
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1 year ago

Wait, is the pen drawn too? Or is there real fluorescent light? Iḿ confused. Beautiful drawing, though. Love the tattoo

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She has a very pretty profile and use of the light as the glow from embers of her cigarette, to glow upon the edge of her face is a very creative use.

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1 year ago

Wow, this is really realistic.

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Dylan Buchanan
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1 year ago

God damn. wow

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Creepy, but also super cool

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Cynthia Sterling
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1 year ago

Quite the thinker...

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shibe
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1 year ago

looks animated almost.

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Andrew Gibb
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1 year ago

I see dead people

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Jenn Ross
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1 year ago

Curious Enrique, how did you do the neon lighting with the app exactly? Did you draw these by hand on paper or on PC/tablet/phone. If by hand on paper, how did you apply the highlighting. It's very unique and dazzling. I hope you don't mind me asking. You can email jennross436@gmail.com

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Nicely done ✅

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Louise B
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1 year ago

Gorgeous smile ☺ so full of joy!

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