Random Selections

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

Drawing Models and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (8/20/2019) - One of my favorite things about browsing the Internet is how easy it is to randomly discover something new. That could involve stumbling upon an… 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
Starting 2019 with a Portrait Giveaway (1/21/2019) - 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
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
How to Increase Website Traffic…Apparently (8/16/2017) - Ages ago in the early 2000s, I got an itch to learn about web design, so I tried to teach myself how to create a… Read More
Buying Shirts, Artwork from Ads (2/9/2018) - What's the most commercial inspiration for art you can think of? Maybe a series on Walmart groceries? The magic of broken shopping carts? Or perhaps… Read More
Solar Eclipse (8/21/2017) - The big news of the day was the solar eclipse that was visible in a line across the U.S. Unfortunately, I was well south of… 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
Mass Shooting Research Part 2 & Rampage Events (8/9/2017) - In the previous post, I explored Mother Jones' data on mass shooting events in the U.S. What they collected was impressive in depth, but only… 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
Diet Coke and Mentos, Round 1 (8/16/2011) - So, the sidewalk egg-frying experiment made me think about some of our previous science experiments after work.  The first one was an attempt at the… Read More
Reflections on the Dark Tower Series (Spoilers Everywhere) (12/29/2017) - 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
Cool Ladies at the Coffee Shop (1/20/2018) - As I continue with these sketches, I'm trying to make sure I've got most of the configurations of family portraits covered. Even if some of… 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
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
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
Almost a Sketch Request, Sam Carrying Frodo (4/20/2018) - In the comments of an Instagram post I made on my last sketch (Fezzik and Inigo from the Princess Bride), one of my longtime friends… 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
Is it Worth it to Wait? Analysis of Home Prices in Booming Markets (9/26/2017) - My wife and I have recently been exploring moving from Louisiana back to where we both grew up; Dallas, Texas. It's home sweet home for… Read More
Preferred Medium, Process, and Frequently Used Colors (5/30/2018) - A few days ago, there was a comment asking about which medium I use. This is a simple question, but a really great one - especially… Read More
Radio Favorites – Art Bell and his Many Shows (3/31/2018) - 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
Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited (1/1/2018) - Happy New Year, all! I'm going to start 2018 by revisiting something I've wanted to take another crack at for a while. Four months ago,… 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
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
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
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
Shortcode Test (8/1/2011) - Well, I'm still trying to figure out how to display quiz or survey results from a Google Document form.  In trying to figure this out,… Read More
Back to the Dark Tower – Susannah, Jake, and Oy Drawing (1/13/2018) - It's been a couple weeks since I finished the Dark Tower series, and I still find myself thinking about it. I suppose that's a good… Read More
Long Term Goals and Sketch Impulsivity (2/6/2019) - At the end of my last post, I mentioned off-hand a few ideas for what I might draw next. I talked about finishing a Dallas… 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