Hi, My name is Alan, welcome to my little corner of the web.
Feel free to have a good look round, though do please remember, this is by way of a personal site so not everything might have a top quality professional finish.
Most of this site is taken up with storing images of my artwork. Some paintings were done back in the 1980's. When I look back through them, there are some that I like and think have turned out well, there are others that even I'm not too keen on!
Over the last few years, I have renewed my interest in painting, even taking some art lessons to improve technique and get back into practice.
I have also started cartooning and am trying to develop in style and quality. I have two series that I am developing, Sir Norman the Knight, and The Cavebats. Both are developed simultaniously, as and when a new idea for a cartoon occurs to me.
The cartoons usually start as a rough drawing in my sketchbook, then a coloured drawing with felt-tips or inks, then scanned and may be enhanced on the computer using an art utility.
I paint mostly for my own recreation but if you wish to own any of my
pictures I still have most of the original artwork, or would like to commision a painting, I would consider sensible offers. There is a contact link at the foot of the page.
If I make use someone else's work, it will be for my personal use only
and not for profit. If there is a name with the item, I`ll try to give
credit where possible.
If you wish to make (non-commercial) use of any of my images, please use your own webspace or image host and not hotlink - my host, Freewebs, allows a reasonably generous capacity for this free site, but there is a limit - and do me the courtesy of attaching my name or username. All rights to any of my images or other content on this site are reserved. ©2009Alstan .
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I'm not much into poetry, especially long epics which, for me, I find quite tiresome reading.
But I do sometimes like a short rhyme or lymeric and sometimes might use one in a signature.
A few short poems I like -
First Fig Edna St.Vincent Millay.
My candle burns at both ends;
it will not last the night;
But ah, my foes and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.
The Worlds Need Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
O many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind,
Is all the sad world needs.