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.
Favourite TV Shows
Terry Pratchett, obviously
Myst series, Little Big Adventure 2 (my childhood!)
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC. Never had a console growing up. I wasn't raised right.
Tools of the Trade
Mainly Photoshop, it's less messy
Languages and stuff. Also food.