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, taking 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 to make his subjects really pop and create an off-the-paper candescence.

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Nevi Løvfelt
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1 year ago (edited)

His use of shadows is so unique.

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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!

Cold Contagious
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1 year ago

Very lovely. He seems to capture the essence of the subjects.

brina ronchi
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1 year ago

amazing

Carolyn Day
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1 year ago

I love your work ! They're all absolutely breathtaking !! What a unique style !!

Mallory Hunter
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8 months ago

wow

Maggie Gangluff
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1 year ago

This one is my favorite!!!❤️❤️❤️

Jayden Beery
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1 year ago

I love it!

Jayden Beery
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1 year ago

Yes!!!

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Extremely talented !!!

Panda Penguin 🐼🐧
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1 year ago

these drawings are beautiful.

Madonna Rose
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1 year ago

Truly a gifted artist

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Person2638
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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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Madonna Rose
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1 year ago

💜👏

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ƒιѕн
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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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Louise B
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1 year 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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I Just Changed My Name
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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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Cold Contagious
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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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Cold Contagious
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1 year ago

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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Cold Contagious
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1 year ago

His skills with the highlights are genius.

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1 year ago

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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Cynthia Sterling
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1 year ago

Cool looking, fabulous glow from her cig!!

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Carrot dude
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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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LadyMarsh
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1 year ago

Alice in Zombieland 😀

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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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Canada crazy
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1 year ago

great shading!!!!

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Alexandra Ghobrial
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1 year ago

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

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💥 Bakugou, Katsuki 💥
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1 year ago

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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