Random Selections

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

Drawing from Unsplash Photos (5/10/2019) - 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
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
Video Game Museum Scenes (10/19/2019) - A few months ago, during one of our periodic Texas visits, the family and I got a chance to check out the National Videogame Museum… Read More
My Experience Wearing a Fitness Tracker for a Year (1/11/2018) - In late February 2017, I started wearing a fitness tracking band. I bought a Fitbit Charge 2 HR, which tracks all sorts of wonderful bits… 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
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
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
More Video Game Characters – Secret of Mana, Original SNES and Remake (2/4/2018) - I mentioned in a post last week that video games sometimes inspire my sketches. I'm not great at drawing from my imagination, but if I… Read More
Cryptocurrency Experiment, Thanksgiving Update (11/26/2017) - Although I just wrote an update on my cryptocurrency experiment about a week ago, I felt the need to write another. Over Thanksgiving weekend, prices… Read More
Continuing Through The Backlog (11/13/2019) - It took longer than I thought to finish this write-up, but welcome to part two of a series I started with last week's post about… Read More
Sports Salaries Part 2, Positions & 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
YouTube Channel for Amdall Gallery (5/21/2020) - As of today, Amdall Gallery's new YouTube channel is live! Its main purpose is to share some progression videos; if you're familiar with my typical… Read More
Updating a Wedding Present Portrait (11/1/2019) - Lately, I've been in a bit of an art re-visitation phase. I have been back into the drawing hobby for over two years at this… Read More
New Product and Game Review Site ‘Armdog Reviews’ (7/27/2020) - It's been quite a busy last month or so. The family and I finally made our long-delayed moved to Texas. It's something that's been in… Read More
Sketch of the Entire Family, No Planning (11/4/2017) - Last night, after putting the kids to bed, I was smacked with an urge to try to draw my entire family. I've drawn my wife… Read More
Current Shading Process, Portrait Flow (3/24/2018) - As I scroll through Amdall Gallery's main page, I can't help but notice how my drawings have changed. Not everyone may agree, but I believe… Read More
Initial Sketch Outline Discussion (6/3/2020) - It feels like it's been a while since my last post, but when I looked back, it's actually only been a couple of weeks. Time… 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
Round 2 with Color, Dad and Youngest Daughter (1/7/2018) - Now that I've gotten my first attempt using colored pencils down, I decided to jump right back into the fire and try again. I think I… 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
Back to Paper for a Coworker Request (6/21/2019) - Following my brief foray into digital artwork, it felt like time to get back to my usual comfortable pencil-and-paper mode. At this point, I've got… Read More
Finished Portraits from the April Giveaway (7/4/2020) - 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
Youtuber Art Series, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) (9/19/2020) - 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
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
Twitter Account Analytics (12/17/2017) - A few weeks ago, I was thinking about my two Twitter accounts; one personal and one for this site. I was wondering if there was… 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
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
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
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
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