Category Archives: Featured Posts

YouTube Channel for Amdall Gallery

As of today, Amdall Gallery’s new YouTube channel is live! Its main purpose is to share some progression videos; if you’re familiar with my typical posts, I often include still frame .gif images to provide a small window into how my portraits come together. Some people find these .gifs useful, but they usually aren’t more than seven or eight images

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New Kids Book ‘Robot Family Adventures’

Apparently, the beginning of April is book publishing time! Last year, I released a book called Pencils and Process. That one took months to write, and was a 150ish page personal account of my experiences returning to art after having been away from it for a decade. This year, my April book release is a kids book called Robot Family

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‘Pencils and Process’ Book is Out Now

It feels weird to say this, but I finished writing a book…and it’s actually published and available now! The book is called Pencils and Process, and it’s available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It may be coming to some other retailers like Books-a-Million too, but I’m not sure when. For the non-Amazon angle, I’m using Ingram as my distributor

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Access and VBA Cheat Sheet

As I’ve mentioned many times on this site, I am a huge fan of Microsoft’s data-crunching solutions. I’ve gained a reputation for it too; when I am about to offer a solution to something at work, co-workers usually say something like, “let me guess, it’s a pivot table.” Actually, usually it does involve pivot tables…but when I’m not preaching about

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Excel Function Cheat Sheet

As a huge Excel fanatic, over the years I’ve amassed a nice collection of spreadsheets; if you’ve explored this website much, I’m sure you’ve seen graphs from some of them. As part of that data crunching, I’ve also utilized a wide variety of functions and formulas to process data. I keep a master reference list of these Excel functions in

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Is it Worth it to Wait? Analysis of Home Prices in Booming Markets

My wife and I have recently been exploring moving from Louisiana back to where we both grew up; Dallas, Texas. It’s home sweet home for us, but we haven’t lived there in quite a few years. Since we left, housing prices have apparently been booming…which is causing us some worry. There was some housing price parity between Alexandria, Louisiana and

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Sports Salaries Part 2, Positions & Players

Author’s Note: This article was originally published with a major data error, skewing salaries in favor of NBA positions. It has been corrected, and should now accurately reflect position comparisons across these leagues. In December 2017, when checking this site’s stats, I saw I was getting hits from a podcast website (District Trivia). After listening to the episode, reading this article

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