Random Selections

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

Two Concurrent Sketches, Dad and the Girls (3/29/2018) - Welcome to part two of this reckless "drawing two things at once" series. Basically, I was so pumped up from feeling like I've actually been… Read More
Mr. Miyagi and Daniel from the Karate Kid (5/19/2018) - I've been home sick for a few days, and felt a bit like drawing...unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything, so I just lounged around instead.… Read More
Practicing Scenery Through Video Game Art (1/9/2021) - If you've followed this blog for long, you may have read me roasting myself about various art-related weaknesses. Every artist, amateur and professional alike, has… Read More
Sports Salaries Part 1, Teams & Leagues (9/3/2017) - A co-worker and I were talking about salaries in the various U.S. sports leagues not too long ago. The conversation started by discussing which sports… 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
Profile View Portrait, Large Drawing (10/7/2017) - I spent some time drawing yesterday evening, partially inspired by a desire to clean up an older sketch. This portrait of Julia Roberts isn't new,… 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
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
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
Survey Results…Revisited (8/6/2017) - Since I recently found out that Google Forms had a large update, I went back to my old Survey on this site to see if… 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
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
Improving with the Tablet and Sketchbook App (6/7/2019) - In the previous post, I discussed my purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and decision to try digital artwork again. My first experience with… Read More
Drawing of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern (8/13/2020) - This post is mostly going to be about a portrait I did of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but I'll also take a detour… Read More
Radio Favorites – Loveline with Adam and Dr. Drew (4/1/2018) - A couple days ago, I posted part one in a two part series on my favorite radio shows. I often listen to these old shows… Read More
How to Make Progression .Gif Images (11/15/2019) - If my "archive categories" widget is to be believed, at this point I've written 115 art-related posts on this website. That's pretty surprising to me,… 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
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
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
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
The Challenge of a Close-up Family Scene (2/25/2018) -   This is sort of a part two from my post Friday night about drawing my wife, and the challenges of art involving people you… 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
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
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
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
Big Kid and Her Apple (10/20/2018) - Wow, has it really been another entire month since I've drawn anything? Sort of a surprising realization, because it feels like I was just writing… Read More
Dirk Nowitzki, Basketball Legend (10/12/2017) - To me, no player exemplifies Dallas sports like Dirk Nowitzki. Texas is obviously wild about football, and the Cowboys are the lead dog in terms… Read More
Mother’s Day Portrait (5/11/2020) - A bit of a delay writing this one, but this post is going to be dedicated to Mother's Day and sharing some related artwork. It's… Read More
Cryptocurrency Experiment – New Set of Coins, End of Year Update (12/16/2017) - As we approach the new year, the cryptocurrency markets are booming once again. It seems like all major altcoins are surging, and Bitcoin itself is… Read More
Well, I’m no Albert Einstein (11/7/2018) - This week, I worked on a sketch of legendary hair model Albert Einstein (I hear he also dabbled in some science-related stuff). As I was… Read More