Random Selections

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

Painting Without Planning – Using Up Leftovers (10/21/2022) - One of the many unexpected questions that arose as I started learning to paint was, what do I do with extra paint on my palette… Read More
New Discussion Forums (2/26/2018) - This website is a hobby, and one of the main motivations behind it is that I enjoy making tweaks and trying new features. In fact,… Read More
Princess Bride Part 3 – Westley and Buttercup in the Fireswamp (5/21/2021) - Where does the time go? It seems like I ask myself that a lot. It's probably on my mind so much lately because I'm rapidly… Read More
Custom Portrait Giveaway Winner (6/27/2018) - The second Amdall Gallery giveaway officially came to an end Tuesday night. There was only one prize this time - a custom portrait of the… Read More
Tiny Art Show Update, Logistics and Another Drawing (9/16/2017) - This is just a bit of an update to an article from a few days ago. I wrote about my interest in drawing something for the 2nd… 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
Thoughts on Website Monetization And Affiliate Links (2/14/2021) - 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
Self Portrait Comparisons (11/6/2021) - Every once in a while, I find it's nice to attempt a self-portrait. After all, what face are you more familiar with than your own?… 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
Full Portrait Walkthrough YouTube Video (1/1/2021) - In a couple of ways, I consider this post to be somewhat of a do-over. Months ago, I shared a YouTube video on my relatively… Read More
Artwork and Website Spring Cleaning (4/13/2020) - Over the weekend, I decided it was high time for some art-related spring cleaning. I've had a few things on my organizational "to do" list… Read More
Rock and Roll Beethoven, Historical Photo Account Part 2 (4/22/2018) - Continuing on with the second post in a two part series, the subject of this one is guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. In the first post,… Read More
Portrait from the August Giveaway (9/29/2018) - I haven't been drawing much lately, which is pretty apparent looking at the site's front page. It's kind of an odd coincidence, but right around… Read More
Sneezing Lady (or Maybe Crying? Yawning?) (5/6/2018) - As I was browsing around a few days ago, I came across this article about how to approach handshakes at work when someone (client, business… Read More
Hometown Series, Distinguished Gentlemen Chatting (3/4/2018) - Continuing on with my "hometown series" of sketches, here's part two. In the first drawing, I included a few of the guys I used to… Read More
Freehand Painting Goals (11/23/2022) - A couple of specific things are at the forefront of my mind right now when it comes to painting. The first is that, in a… Read More
Working Through Artistic Envy (7/16/2019) - I try to be as forthright as possible on this blog about my experiences with art. The site didn't really start with a focused goal… Read More
Proposal Drawing (9/5/2017) - Now that I've got my mind on drawing again (here's my first drawing in years), I realized there is something that I haven't uploaded to… Read More
The Fifth Element – Gary Oldman’s Zorg (5/25/2018) - 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
Dak Prescott and Jason Witten Sketch (12/9/2017) - Despite the fact that the Dallas Cowboys have consistently rewarded fan loyalty over the past two decades with a hefty serving of mediocrity, I am… Read More
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
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
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 published a book recently! It's something that I've vaguely wanted… Read More
Holiday Portrait Gift (12/25/2019) - In what is apparently becoming somewhat of a tradition, this post is a delayed one. What I mean is, it was actually written at the… Read More
Website Milestone (10/5/2017) - This is surely not a huge deal for many websites, but from my perspective, this site hit a rather large milestone today. Good ol' jonamdall.com… Read More
Cryptocurrency Revisited (3-4 Weeks Later) (9/1/2017) - About three weeks ago, I wrote about my first experience purchasing cryptocurrency, covering the basics about coins, exchanges, and wallets. In short, I purchased 21… 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
More Parks and Recreation Art – Leslie Knope (1/29/2019) - Over the last week or so, I've been dealing with a fairly tough cold. As is usually the case, the kids and I all got… Read More
Scenes from a Mr. Bungle Concert (5/7/2020) - Welcome to the part two continuation of this Mike Patton-related discussion! In the first post, the write-up was centered around musician extraordinaire Mike Patton and… Read More
Mark Hearts and Kids at the Dentist (5/18/2019) - In my last post, I discussed using Unsplash images as inspiration for artwork. Although I have a ton of backlogged ideas now, and many of… Read More