Monthly Archives: November 2017

Family Portrait, Thanksgiving Scene (This One Needs Work)

This one seemed simple enough, since I’ve been doing so many family sketches. I set out to draw a scene from a Thanksgiving dinner out with my mom, sister, brother-in-law, wife, and our two little ones. Unfortunately, not all art is destined to actually work…and this one I think falls into that category of “not this time, Jon.” Here’s what

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Cryptocurrency Experiment, Thanksgiving Update

Although I just wrote an update on my cryptocurrency experiment about a week ago, I felt the need to write another. Over Thanksgiving weekend, prices started jumping for some reason. I really have no idea why a few have surged so rapidly, but I wanted to show which coins are now the high-risers. Original article, August 2017: https://jonamdall.com/2017/08/10/cryptocurrency-exploration/ Three week

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Group Scene of My Granny, Mom, Sister, and the Girls

I’ve discussed in a post a few weeks ago (or was that longer?) how I wanted to draw my Granny. I’ve also wanted to get a few more family members to paper, including my mom and sister, but hadn’t gotten to them yet either. Well, I finally captured Granny’s likeness, and I’m pretty satisfied with her portion! My sister and

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Serious-Minded Baby Achieving Maximum Cheesiness

I’ve said this before – I have difficulty drawing small babies. This may not be surprising, but I have a long-winded theory as to why. I think most babies look very similar, but parents have some sort of innate biological drive to recognize their infants even with the slightest differences. As a parent, even when my kids were newborns, they

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Cryptocurrency Experiment, 3 Month Status Update

In early August, I wrote about my experiences learning about cryptocurrency, and my first dive in to purchase a few coins. Stemming from my disappointment on missing the boat with Bitcoin’s tremendous growth over the last few years, I wanted to buy some other coins and see what happens with them. I purchased 21 different coins, totaling $57 ($65 before

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Another Sketch with my Oldest, Alternate Title “Tired Dad”

Well, I’m sure it seems like the prevailing theme for all these drawings, but here’s another a did of me with my oldest kiddo. I actually started this one in the same session as the last one I did (her dancing, me flailing about), and I finally finished it yesterday. I think I finished the dancing sketch first because I

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Dancing Dad – Drawing from a Video

A couple months ago, we took the family to North Park Mall in Dallas. While we wandered around, we came across a live song-and-dance thing for kids. It was a guy named “David Chicken,” who played guitar, sang, and did fun interactive stuff with the kids in the audience. My oldest daughter absolutely loved it, she danced and cheered pretty

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