Mexican artist Enrique Bernal has found a subtle yet majestic way to illuminate his drawings with life. After the talented artist is done working on his pieces 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 month ago

She is so gorgeous! he is very talented

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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 drawings of humans and animals.

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

Ganev's pieces 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 month ago

all of these drawings are absolutely stunning!

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1 month ago

literally h o w

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Cristian Hain
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1 month ago

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

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Madonna Rose
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1 month ago

💜👏

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ƒιѕн
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1 month ago

Angler fish. Love it.

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Ashley Maurer
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1 month ago

OMG her hair!

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Louise B
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1 month ago

These are all incredible, but this one is exceptional! I love how she looks tough, but there's an undercurrent of vulnerability. Beautiful 😍

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1 month ago

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

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Carrot dude
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1 month ago

Oooh! Love this one.

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1 month 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 month ago

His skills with the highlights are genius.

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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 month 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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Cynthia Sterling
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1 month ago

Cool looking, fabulous glow from her cig!!

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Carrot dude
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Wow, this is really realistic.

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Dylan Buchanan
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1 month ago

God damn. wow

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LadyMarsh
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1 month ago

Alice in Zombieland 😀

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Cynthia Sterling
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1 month ago

Quite the thinker...

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shibe
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1 month ago

looks animated almost.

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1 month ago

great shading!!!!

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Alexandra Ghobrial
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1 month ago

Is he trying to make it look like the light is coming from the pen??? Cool!!!!!

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1 month ago

Nicely done ✅

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Louise B
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1 month ago

Gorgeous smile ☺ so full of joy!

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