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 over the last 30 days based on page views (similar to the sidebar widget to the right) and the top posts of all time based on total comments. I may come up with more over time, who knows?

Top Posts, Based on Views from the Last 30 Days

  1. New Home, New Desk, New Art (3/20/2021) by Jon Amdall - Well, it took quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but it seems things are finally settling down for me and my family. Last year,… Read More
  2. Access and VBA Cheat Sheet (5/18/2018) by Jon Amdall - 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… Read More
  3. 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 then with figuring out the ins-and-outs of independent publishing. Now… Read More
  4. 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; if you've explored this website much, I'm sure you've seen… Read More
  5. Princess Bride Series Part 2 – Fezzik, Inigo, and Westley (4/7/2021) by Jon Amdall - Over the last week or so, I went on a sudden Princess Bride artwork binge. I started outlines for three different scenes! I've only finished… Read More
  6. Mr. Miyagi and Daniel from the Karate Kid (5/19/2018) by Jon Amdall - I've been home sick for a few days, and felt a bit like drawing...unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything, so I just lounged around instead.… Read More
  7. 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 mass shooting data, but with more recent numbers. After the… Read More
  8. Thoughts on Website Monetization And Affiliate Links (2/14/2021) by Jon Amdall - I've been tinkering with this website pretty consistently over the last three-and-a-half years. Throughout that time, I have maintained interest in ways I could make… Read More
  9. 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 Kid. I like how the drawing turned out, but the… Read More
  10. Dark Tower Drawing – Campfire Outside the City of Lud (10/8/2017) by Jon Amdall - In my last post, I discussed an idea for a drawing related to Stephen King's Dark Tower series. I wanted to sketch Roland and his… Read More
  11. Portrait of a New Nephew (1/10/2020) by Jon Amdall - This is sort of a belated part two for my last post about holiday portrait gifts. In that write-up, I discussed a colored pencil drawing… Read More
  12. Unfinished Art and an Unposed Portrait (9/9/2019) by Jon Amdall - I had to double check because it didn't seem possible, but it looks like it's been almost a month since my last drawing. Time really… Read More
  13. How to Make Progression .Gif Images (11/15/2019) by Jon Amdall - If my "archive categories" widget is to be believed, at this point I've written 115 art-related posts on this website. That's pretty surprising to me,… Read More
  14. The Fifth Element – Gary Oldman’s Zorg (5/25/2018) by Jon Amdall - Welcome to part two of this run of drawings from The Fifth Element. In the first one, I covered some basics from the film and… Read More
  15. 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 "historical photo" Twitter accounts out there. One was a not-very-accurate… Read More
  16. The Dark Tower Villain Sketches (1/14/2018) by Jon Amdall - I've given significant sketching time to the heroes from the Dark Tower, but haven't done anything on the villains. Actually, maybe villain isn't quite the… Read More
  17. Luka Doncic the Surprise MVP Candidate (11/23/2019) by Jon Amdall - As I've mentioned in a few previous sports-related posts, I am a huge Dallas Mavericks fan. Although I've always loved football, and am (sometimes regrettably)… Read More
  18. Practicing Scenery Through Video Game Art (1/9/2021) by Jon Amdall - If you've followed this blog for long, you may have read me roasting myself about various art-related weaknesses. Every artist, amateur and professional alike, has… Read More
  19. New Gadget Fun – Fossil Hybrid HR Collider (11/9/2019) by Jon Amdall - June 2020 Update: After about 6 months of daily (or at least nightly) use, the hour hand of the watch appears to have failed. Re-calibrating… Read More
  20. 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 to his golf swing. He was well-known for his striking… Read More

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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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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