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AST header image - Ready for the Apocalypse
AST is coming!

What is AST? Standing for Apocalypse Survival Training, it is the ultimate exercising app - running, circuit and core training thanks to the immersive storyline that dumps you in the middle of an invasion of London by mysterious shapeshifting aliens - while TALON, the organisation that is supposed to handle all the weird sci-fi stuff in that reality, finds itself destabilised from within... It's now up to you to save the world by meeting a collection of eccentric survivors, who all have a role to play to prevent the coming apocalypse, and ensuring they stay alive - and get fitter and stronger in the process! 

The app is not on sale yet, though it's definitely close to launch. As one of the Kickstarter backers, I've 'played' (that's the word that comes naturally, as it is almost like being in a videogame) the beta version, and I can guarantee it's AWESOME. And frequently hilarious - Adele Kirby, the writer/trainer/Discworld fan who wrote and produced the whole thing, has a real talent for dialogue, and the voice acting is great.

It also looks quite pretty, if you allow me to say so, since, as it happens, I did all the art for it (quite ironic as I am the least fit and most exercise-repulsed person you could imagine). But I would recommend it to you anyway. I, for one, intend to use it a lot in my current effort to lose weight and improve my health.

So I definitely recommend you visit the website apocalypsesurvivaltraining.com… and Like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/apcocalypsesu… .

And maybe see you at TALON headquarters :)
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Ook and Roll
My latest art class work. We had to paint an ape; being a good little Discworld fan, I decided right away that mine would be an orangutan, and set out to look for a good reference picture. I found a pretty great one on some stock photo site, and one I'm sure the Librarian would like if you consider Soul Music!
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River Song
Pastel portrait, made in art class. For my first time using pastels I'm quite happy with the result. But I don't think I'll use them again of my own free will soon - much more mess than it's worth for me -_-
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Lake Annecy
My very first oil painting, made in art class. It is copied from a friend's photograph of her daughter walking along the shore of Lake Annecy at Talloires. I'm sorry I haven't posted much lately; I haven't drawn a lot these past months. I have been rather busy; maybe now it's the summer holidays I will get back to art... at least I hope.
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Watercolour Kitty
I am emphatically Not Good with watercolour. It is not a medium for messy people. This was an art class assignment, and my teacher chose that one time to go on a trip to New York with part of the class, which means I was mostly left to my own devices. So, while this is probably a good likeness of the model, it is probably not a Good Painting.

But since the model is my very own little fluffy nuisance, Fripouille, I'm keeping it anyway :)
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You can now buy the first four Magical Creatures Cards from the Purky Shop!

For now, you can choose between the Mermaid, the Centaur, the Aevine and the Elf Don Quijote, but I'm hoping to have more available soon, so watch this space. In the meantime, buy my cards, they're totally great, they come with envelopes and everything so you can write to your magical-creature-loving friends!

Mermaid by Alda-Rana  Aevine by Alda-Rana  Centaur by Alda-Rana  Dragon Quijote by Alda-Rana

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Alda-Rana
Anne-Laure
Artist | Digital Art
France
Just your average nerd woman with an itchy pencil.

I draw a lot very quickly and with just the minimal amount of effort required, especially when it comes to fanart. That way I can delude myself that I could totally make awesome detailed drawings if I just wanted to.

Currently in an intense Doctor Who phase, but I also have other things in my gallery though they tend to gather dust a bit.

When people ask me if I would like to draw professionally, I say "YES but..." The but means: I know it's really difficult, I'm not sure I'm good enough, and I'm terrible at self-promoting, which is like 90% of the job.
In real life I pretend to be a serious teacher though my students are probably the more level-headed and mentally older ones...

In case you're interested, 'Alda' is made of the first letters of my first and last names, and 'Rana' is Latin for frog, no relation to the pasta brand. Or the fact that I'm French, though it's a nice coincidence. Also coincidentally, both 'alda' and 'rana' are Quenya words, meaning tree and moon, that correspond to a letter in one of the tengwar modes. In case you're interested. Sorry.

If you like my art and fanart I recommend you follow me at alda-rana.tumblr.com ; there's a lot of stuff there that doesn't make it to this page.
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
Here's your gift: www.youtube.com/watch?v=huxvxP… ;)
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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LittleOph Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Un très bel anniversaire à une très belle dame ! Hug 
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Limey-Boy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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Alda-Rana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
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Alda-Rana Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Umanimo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Merci de nous avoir rejoint.
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holmesian1891 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some very nice stuff on here, I approve!
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Alda-Rana Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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