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. End of Summer 2020 Portrait Giveaway (8/30/2020) by Jon Amdall - I think I've enjoyed some pretty good luck lately with portrait giveaways. I had a great experience with the last giveaway winner, which really left… Read More
  2. 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
  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; if you've explored this website much, I'm sure you've seen… Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Youtuber Art Series, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) (9/19/2020) by Jon Amdall - Although you probably wouldn't be able to tell based on how sporadically I've been posting, over the last few months I have wanted to focus… Read More
  7. Finished Portraits from the April Giveaway (7/4/2020) by Jon Amdall - It's taken me quite a while to actually get to the writing portion, but I'm finally sharing the portraits from the most recent giveaway. The… Read More
  8. Video Game Sketch Inspired by Kenshi (3/22/2020) by Jon Amdall - This write-up is going to be about a post-apocalyptic sandbox style video game called Kenshi. But it's also going to be about sharing art that… Read More
  9. 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. I am the type of person who will have a… Read More
  10. 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 up stories, or absorbing the kids' show-of-the-moment in the background.… 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 published a book recently! It's something that I've vaguely wanted… Read More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  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 "historical photo" Twitter accounts out there. One was a not-very-accurate… Read More
  15. Poseable Drawing Figure Research and Testing (10/9/2019) by Jon Amdall - I am often thrown for a loop about the passage of time. I've written in many posts here about such and such amount of time… Read More
  16. 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
  17. A Dark Tower Redo, One Year Comparison (2/23/2019) by Jon Amdall - At the start of 2018, I finished what has become one of my favorite fiction novel series; The Dark Tower by Stephen King. If you're… Read More
  18. Reflections on the Dark Tower Series (Spoilers Everywhere) (12/29/2017) by Jon Amdall - I finished the last mainline book in the Dark Tower series yesterday, and my head is swimming with thoughts and feelings about it. If you… Read More
  19. Starting 2019 with a Portrait Giveaway (1/21/2019) by Jon Amdall - What better way to start 2019 than with another portrait giveaway? Well, actually there are better ways...winning the lotto comes to mind. But, it would… Read More
  20. Self Portrait, Shadow and Contrast Struggles (12/22/2018) by Jon Amdall - I came across a really interesting article a few days ago called How to Be an Artist - 33 Rules to Take you from Clueless… 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. 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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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