Random Selections

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

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
Art Prompts from Pinterest Part 2 (11/19/2018) - Welcome to part two of this series of sketches based on Pinterest art prompts. In part one, I discussed some Pinterest basics and how useful… Read More
Luka Doncic the Surprise MVP Candidate (11/23/2019) - 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
Ron Swanson, The Simpsons, and New Parents (1/11/2019) - My most recent drawing is sort of a random one. I guess most of them are, but this was a very spur-of-the-moment thing. I was… Read More
Group Scene of My Granny, Mom, Sister, and the Girls (11/19/2017) - I've discussed in a post a few weeks ago (or was that longer?) how I wanted to draw my Granny. I've also wanted to get… 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
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
Go Mavs! (6/13/2011) - I just wanted to type out an official congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks.  They rocked the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals last night, and… 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
More Stranger Things Artwork (3/4/2020) - A couple weeks ago, I shared some ramblings about my late discovery of Stranger Things, and how it turns out everyone was right about how… Read More
Messing Up a Guardians of the Galaxy Drawing (4/29/2018) - I'm sure I've said this in many other posts...but sometimes drawings work out, and sometimes they just don't happen the way you want. Unfortunately, I… Read More
Second Healthcare Worker Drawing (10/11/2020) - Way back in April (which feels like it was years ago now somehow), there was a healthcare worker "portraits for heroes" thing going around on… 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
Sketches from Final Fantasy, Inspired by Amano’s “The Sky” (10/28/2017) - A few weeks ago, Amazon had a really great deal going; sign up for an Audible (audio book) trial, and get a free hardcover book.… Read More
Dancing Dad – Drawing from a Video (11/12/2017) - A couple months ago, we took the family to North Park Mall in Dallas. While we wandered around, we came across a live song-and-dance thing… Read More
Drafting Doncic – The Mavericks’ Future is Bright (6/23/2018) - The NBA draft was Thursday night, and I've been obsessing about it for at least a week. The 2018 draft was considered by many to… 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
Fezzik and Inigo from the Princess Bride, A Warm-Up (4/17/2018) - Despite wanting to put pencil to paper, it's been a few weeks since I've drawn anything. I'ts been on my mind, but life/work has been… Read More
Art on a Shopping Cart (2/2/2019) - Any time my family and I take a trip to the grocery store or Target, we absolutely have to grab one of those bulky carts… Read More
Random Art, One with Madmartigan from Willow (2/21/2018) - I've got some random recent sketches on hand, so I thought I'd just combine a couple unrelated ones into a single post. My favorite of… Read More
Fond Memories of Star Trek – Picard, Data, and La Forge (12/10/2017) - When I was a kid, one of my favorite shows was Star Trek the Next Generation. The series landed right in time to entertain a… 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
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
Sports Salaries Part 2, Positions and Players (9/4/2017) - Author's Note: This article was originally published with a major data error, skewing salaries in favor of NBA positions. It has been corrected, and should now… Read More
Hometown Series, the Unfinished One (3/25/2018) - At the beginning of this month, I started something I referred to as a "hometown series" of sketches. Basically, I tried to capture some scenes… Read More
Three-Quarters of the Ghostbusters (10/23/2018) - Back in May, when I was in the middle of a flurry of sketches, I had an idea to draw characters from some of my… Read More
Cryptocurrency Exploration (8/10/2017) - Prior to this week, I honestly didn't know too much about cryptocurrency. I knew the basics, mostly hearing or reading about Bitcoin. I knew there… Read More
Crowded Restaurant Drawing (3/24/2020) - It's only been about a week and a half or so of social distancing/self-quarantine where we live, but somehow it feels a lot longer. Not… Read More
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 the state-by-state numbers, but needed to finish processing data from… Read More
Snow Day in Louisiana (1/17/2018) - To my amazement, we actually had a real snow event in Louisiana this week. I think we got about 2-3 inches of actual snow, and… Read More