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About Arid Glamor

Arid Glamor is a sketching, drawing and digital painting blog. If you ever wondered how to translate the images in your head into pixels, you need to look no further. From step-by-step tutorials, to design principles and color theory, from character to environment design, from typography to creativity-boosting tips, Arid Glamor will provide you with all the necessary tools to finally pick up the stylus and start creating.

Whether you are an aspiring artist or simply a casual “let-me-quickly-sketch-your-portrait” drawer, you already know how hard it can be to actually sit down and channel your creativity into an artwork. You also probably know how hard it can be to actually finish the said artwork, because, isn’t it, life gets in the way. Work deadlines, family duties, messy sleep schedule and the dog needing a walk – are all decent reasons to give up halfway. Arid Glamor strives daily to provide you with that small incentive to keep going, keep working on it – it will not only only improve your abilities, it will make your talent truly shine.

…And About Me

Alina Arid GlamorMy name is Alina and I’ve been drawing all my life. I graduated University as a movie director, tried my hand at film-making, then switched to advertising and worked for 5 years as a digital Art Director. One way or another, I’ve always been on a path guided by visual storytelling. From digital painting to concept art, from fantasy to sci-fi illustration, I work hard at improving my (limited) skills and, in the process, hope to help you find your own visual style, tone and voice.


So why not stick around, track your progress – as well as mine, and let me know how your drawing & painting is going :) I’d love to see what you can create!