Rankings & Lists

This page is designed to show rankings and lists of posts from Amdall Gallery. For now, this includes lists of the top posts of all time based on total comments made, the top posts over the last 30 days based on page views (similar to the sidebar widget to the right), most recent posts, and another random generator at the end. I may come up with more over time, who knows?

Top Posts, Based on Views from the Last 30 Days

  1. Experimenting with Light Sources (6/25/2019) by Jon Amdall - I surprised myself a bit following my last post by jumping immediately into another project.… Read More
  2. The Push and Pull of Artistic Envy (7/16/2019) by Jon Amdall - I try to be as forthright as possible on this blog about my experiences with… Read More
  3. Excel Function Cheat Sheet (10/4/2017) by Jon Amdall - As a huge Excel fanatic, over the years I've amassed a nice collection of spreadsheets;… Read More
  4. Drawing from Unsplash Photos (5/10/2019) by Jon Amdall - My free time has been pretty well monopolized recently, first with writing a book, and… Read More
  5. Improving with the Tablet and Sketchbook App (6/7/2019) by Jon Amdall - In the previous post, I discussed my purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and… Read More
  6. Back to Paper for a Coworker Request (6/21/2019) by Jon Amdall - Following my brief foray into digital artwork, it felt like time to get back to… Read More
  7. Digital Painting Capstone (6/8/2019) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to the grand finale of this series of posts on digital artwork! In the… Read More
  8. Another Try at Digital Artwork (6/6/2019) by Jon Amdall - Just over a year ago, I wrote about my first ever attempt at using a… Read More
  9. Mass Shooting Data Update, Ideas to Reverse the Trend (2/21/2018) by Jon Amdall - This is going to be somewhat of a duplication of my post from October on… Read More
  10. The Fifth Element – Leeloo Dallas Multipass (5/25/2018) by Jon Amdall - Last week, I did a sketch from one of my favorite movies, the original Karate… Read More
  11. Publishing on Amazon’s KDP and IngramSpark (4/20/2019) by Jon Amdall - As you may have seen on the front page or my ongoing forum thread, I… Read More
  12. Jason Witten’s Retirement – The Secret is in the Dirt (5/5/2018) by Jon Amdall - "The secret is in the dirt." - Ben Hogan, responding to questions about the secret… Read More
  13. ‘Pencils and Process’ Book is Out Now (4/5/2019) by Jon Amdall - It feels weird to say this, but I finished writing a book...and it's actually published… Read More
  14. More Throwback Practice Art (6/24/2018) by Jon Amdall - A couple months ago, I did some sketches that took their inspiration from the many… Read More
  15. Mark Hearts and Kids at the Dentist (5/18/2019) by Jon Amdall - In my last post, I discussed using Unsplash images as inspiration for artwork. Although I… Read More

Top Posts, Based on Total Comments

  1. Subscriber Appreciation Giveaway (4/19/2018) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to the last portion of a series of posts thanking subscribers, showing my appreciation… Read More
  2. Custom Portrait Giveaway (5/23/2018) by Jon Amdall - In this poll asking if anyone would be interested in a giveaway if it only… Read More
  3. Digital Drawing is Really Hard (6/3/2018) by Jon Amdall - I am generally very interested in tech-related things, and love to waste money on gadgets.… Read More
  4. Subscriber Thanks, Some Artist Site Favorites (4/5/2018) by Jon Amdall - To my continued surprise, this website has gained more subscribers than I ever would have… Read More
  5. Two Concurrent Sketches, Dad and the Girls (3/29/2018) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to part two of this reckless "drawing two things at once" series. Basically, I… Read More
  6. Preferred Medium, Process, and Frequently Used Colors (5/30/2018) by Jon Amdall - A few days ago, there was a comment asking about which medium I use. This is… Read More
  7. Radio Favorites – Art Bell and his Many Shows (3/31/2018) by Jon Amdall - Often when I draw, I'm also talking with the family, listening to my oldest make… Read More
  8. Getting Back into Art (9/2/2017) by Jon Amdall - Even though I have always enjoyed it, it's been years since I've actually sat down,… Read More
  9. First Attempt at Art with Color (1/6/2018) by Jon Amdall - This may be a little surprising, but I've never really worked with color. Well, back… Read More
  10. Fezzik and Inigo from the Princess Bride, A Warm-Up (4/17/2018) by Jon Amdall - Despite wanting to put pencil to paper, it's been a few weeks since I've drawn… Read More

10 Most Recent Research/Analysis Posts

  1. Advertisements on Amdall Gallery (12/3/2018) by Jon Amdall - I've been thinking about the advertisements on this site quite a bit lately. The purpose… Read More
  2. One Year Site Anniversary (9/7/2018) by Jon Amdall - It's a little hard to believe, but it's been a year now since I rebooted… Read More
  3. Drafting Doncic – The Mavericks’ Future is Bright (6/23/2018) by Jon Amdall - The NBA draft was Thursday night, and I've been obsessing about it for at least… Read More
  4. Milestone Statistics, Unnecessarily Detailed Data (4/8/2018) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to part two of three in a series of posts thanking readers, and taking… Read More
  5. Mass Shooting Data Update, Ideas to Reverse the Trend (2/21/2018) by Jon Amdall - This is going to be somewhat of a duplication of my post from October on… Read More
  6. Cryptocurrency Experiment – the Inevitable Crash, 6 Month Update (2/2/2018) by Jon Amdall - Well, here we are at the six month mark of this cryptocurrency experiment. Aside from… Read More
  7. My Experience Wearing a Fitness Tracker for a Year (1/11/2018) by Jon Amdall - In late February 2017, I started wearing a fitness tracking band. I bought a Fitbit… Read More
  8. Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited (1/1/2018) by Jon Amdall - Happy New Year, all! I'm going to start 2018 by revisiting something I've wanted to… Read More
  9. Cryptocurrency Experiment – New Set of Coins, End of Year Update (12/16/2017) by Jon Amdall - As we approach the new year, the cryptocurrency markets are booming once again. It seems… Read More
  10. Cryptocurrency Experiment, Thanksgiving Update (11/26/2017) by Jon Amdall - Although I just wrote an update on my cryptocurrency experiment about a week ago, I… Read More

10 Most Recent Art Posts

  1. The Push and Pull of Artistic Envy (7/16/2019) by Jon Amdall - I try to be as forthright as possible on this blog about my experiences with… Read More
  2. Experimenting with Light Sources (6/25/2019) by Jon Amdall - I surprised myself a bit following my last post by jumping immediately into another project.… Read More
  3. Back to Paper for a Coworker Request (6/21/2019) by Jon Amdall - Following my brief foray into digital artwork, it felt like time to get back to… Read More
  4. Digital Painting Capstone (6/8/2019) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to the grand finale of this series of posts on digital artwork! In the… Read More
  5. Improving with the Tablet and Sketchbook App (6/7/2019) by Jon Amdall - In the previous post, I discussed my purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and… Read More
  6. Another Try at Digital Artwork (6/6/2019) by Jon Amdall - Just over a year ago, I wrote about my first ever attempt at using a… Read More
  7. Mark Hearts and Kids at the Dentist (5/18/2019) by Jon Amdall - In my last post, I discussed using Unsplash images as inspiration for artwork. Although I… Read More
  8. Drawing from Unsplash Photos (5/10/2019) by Jon Amdall - My free time has been pretty well monopolized recently, first with writing a book, and… Read More
  9. Welcome to Flavortown (4/27/2019) by Jon Amdall - Is it Flavor Town or Flavortown? I'm actually not sure. Unfortunately, I don't know Guy… Read More
  10. ‘Pencils and Process’ Book is Out Now (4/5/2019) by Jon Amdall - It feels weird to say this, but I finished writing a book...and it's actually published… Read More

20 Random Posts from the Archives

  1. Solar Eclipse (8/21/2017) - The big news of the day was the solar eclipse that was visible in a… Read More
  2. Video Game Art, Pillars of Eternity Group (1/23/2019) - Lately, I've been playing a game called Pillars of Eternity II quite a bit. Even… Read More
  3. Wedding Present for Some Friends (12/25/2017) - This Christmas, we were excited to attend an additional event beyond the usual family get-togethers.… Read More
  4. The Challenge of a Close-up Family Scene (2/25/2018) -   This is sort of a part two from my post Friday night about drawing… Read More
  5. Round 2 with Color, Dad and Youngest Daughter (1/7/2018) - Now that I've gotten my first attempt using colored pencils down, I decided to jump right… Read More
  6. Cool Ladies at the Coffee Shop (1/20/2018) - As I continue with these sketches, I'm trying to make sure I've got most of… Read More
  7. Tribute to Some Good Folks (9/23/2017) - This week, my grandmother on my mother's side (we all call her Granny) had heart… Read More
  8. Current Shading Process, Portrait Flow (3/24/2018) - As I scroll through Amdall Gallery's main page, I can't help but notice how my… Read More
  9. Another Sketch with my Oldest, Alternate Title “Tired Dad” (11/15/2017) - Well, I'm sure it seems like the prevailing theme for all these drawings, but here's… Read More
  10. Mass Shooting Research Part 3; State Comparisons, GVA Data (8/15/2017) - I mentioned in a previous article on this topic that I also wanted to explore… Read More
  11. Fried Eggs (8/14/2011) - It's been so blasted hot in Texas this summer, there have been some news stories… Read More
  12. My Experience Wearing a Fitness Tracker for a Year (1/11/2018) - In late February 2017, I started wearing a fitness tracking band. I bought a Fitbit… Read More
  13. Custom Portrait Giveaway (5/23/2018) - In this poll asking if anyone would be interested in a giveaway if it only… Read More
  14. The Laundry Basket Girls (12/7/2018) - I've been all over the place lately with my sketches, jumping around to varied subjects… Read More
  15. Federal Budget Graphics (Old Data) (8/13/2017) - I was going through some of my older spreadsheets and data sets, and came across… Read More
  16. More Video Game Characters – Secret of Mana, Original SNES and Remake (2/4/2018) - I mentioned in a post last week that video games sometimes inspire my sketches. I'm… Read More
  17. Publishing on Amazon’s KDP and IngramSpark (4/20/2019) - As you may have seen on the front page or my ongoing forum thread, I… Read More
  18. The Dark Tower Villain Sketches (1/14/2018) - I've given significant sketching time to the heroes from the Dark Tower, but haven't done… Read More
  19. Milestone Statistics, Unnecessarily Detailed Data (4/8/2018) - Welcome to part two of three in a series of posts thanking readers, and taking… Read More
  20. Profile View Portrait, Large Drawing (10/7/2017) - I spent some time drawing yesterday evening, partially inspired by a desire to clean up… Read More