First impressions: Peruvian artist Adria Alvarado mixes digital and traditional techniques

First impressions Adria Alvarado; a woman holds up a paint brush
(Image credit: Adria Alvarado)

Adria Alvarado is an artist who mixes traditional fine art techniques with digital art workflows to create dynamic, elegant art. Adria works in TV and film as a colour key artist, creating art to use in the colour script process to set the tone, colour and light of animated features. 

Adria has a fascination for oils and watercolours that influences her work, and advice from famed fantasy artist as a teenager spurred her on to have a career in art. See more on Adria's ArtStation portfolio webpage; she is also a tutor at animum3d.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.