Random Selections

30 randomly selected articles from Amdall Gallery’s archives. Enjoy!

Back to Basics, Paper Sketch of the Kiddos (6/3/2018) - This weekend, I made my first clumsy attempt at digital art. And over the last couple months, I've been almost exclusively drawing fictional characters from… Read More
Federal Budget Graphics (Old Data) (8/13/2017) - I was going through some of my older spreadsheets and data sets, and came across some materials I put together based on a CNN online… Read More
A 2018 Liebster Award for Amdall Gallery (7/21/2018) - As you can see from the title, this site was nominated for a Liebster Award, which is given to blogs by other bloggers. So, right… Read More
Self Portrait, Shadow and Contrast Struggles (12/22/2018) - 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
Subscriber Giveaway Winner (5/22/2018) - In April, I did a series of posts expressing my appreciation for visitors, readers, and subscribers to Amdall Gallery, and opened up a giveaway as small gesture… Read More
Getting Back into Art (9/2/2017) - Even though I have always enjoyed it, it's been years since I've actually sat down, got focused, and drawn anything. I've sketched friends, family, self-portraits,… Read More
Excel Basics – Building Data, Using Pivot Tables (10/6/2017) - My family and I recently went to dinner with some friends, and the topic of Excel came up (I know how to party right?). A… Read More
Poor Planning Left Off Subjects, Turned Us Into Ghostbusters (3/9/2018) - The next sketch on tap, as I mentioned in the last post, was another "hometown series" sketch. I've done a football huddle scene, and one… Read More
Back in Time Part 3 – Last Batch Before the Long Break (1/24/2018) - Welcome back for part three of the "old sketches from Jon" series. Previously, we looked at my high school drawings and some study aids I used… Read More
Tribute to Dragon’s Dogma, My Favorite Game (5/27/2018) - There will be some spoilers, so be warned. If you're just here for art, scroll to the end. This is a game mostly about the… Read More
Another Featuring Dirk Nowitzki (2/8/2018) - Last year, I did a sketch tribute to my favorite basketball player of all time, the king of the one-legged jumper, Dirk Nowitzki. That first… Read More
Ernie Hudson and The Crow (2/12/2019) - Last fall, I did a sketch of three of the four Ghostbusters. I included Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, and Egon Spangler...but unfortunately I ran out… Read More
Wedding Present for Some Friends (12/25/2017) - This Christmas, we were excited to attend an additional event beyond the usual family get-togethers. My wife's close friend for the last two decades was… Read More
Quiz Results (7/16/2011) - After significant trial and error, I finally nailed displaying survey results on this blog!  It's fairly easy, now that I've figured it out.  Just publish… Read More
Quiz time! (7/14/2011) - I just figured out another fun thing I can do (potentially), so let's see if it works. I created a very important quiz, housed in… Read More
Digital Drawing is Really Hard (6/3/2018) - 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
Mass Shooting Data Update, Ideas to Reverse the Trend (2/21/2018) - 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
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 going back to when I was a kid playing our… Read More
Matching Men’s Coat and Pants (8/13/2017) - Alright, I admit that this is probably embarrassing and sad...I have difficulty making good fashionable choices. Especially when we start talking about branching out to… Read More
Planning for a Dark Tower Drawing (10/8/2017) - Lately, I've been really into the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. I've always been a big Stephen King fan, and I enjoy fantasy novels,… Read More
Excel Function Cheat Sheet (10/4/2017) - 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
Gift Sketch of Nana and the Grandkids (7/5/2018) - This post will be a delayed publication; most likely you're reading it in July, but everything here is actually from June. Not that it matters,… Read More
Family Portrait, Thanksgiving Scene (This One Needs Work) (11/27/2017) - 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… Read More
Back in Time Part 2 – College Study Aids (1/24/2018) - In part two of this series on art time traveling, I'm going to look at some study materials I put together. Although, I can't remember… Read More
Art Prompts from Pinterest Part 1 (11/19/2018) - When I started sharing artwork on this site, eventually I decided to create social media profiles for Amdall Gallery on any platform I could think… Read More
Milestone Statistics, Unnecessarily Detailed Data (4/8/2018) - Welcome to part two of three in a series of posts thanking readers, and taking a step back to review Amdall Gallery's status as we… Read More
A New Type of Subject – My Sister’s Cat (5/17/2018) - When we were visiting family Mother's Day weekend, I was talking to my sister about something related to drawing. I asked her if there was… Read More
Art from an Internet Meme (11/5/2018) - The Millennial generation is known for many things, including craft beer, skinny jeans, and "destroying" seemingly every industry (if you believe cynical clickbait articles). As… Read More
Another Try at Digital Artwork (6/6/2019) - Just over a year ago, I wrote about my first ever attempt at using a tablet and digital pen to draw. I bought an XP-Pen… Read More
Airline & Airplane Seat Comparisons (8/10/2017) - Updated research on this topic can be found here: Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited. This more recent article integrates fleet totals for a… Read More