Random Selections

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

Santa Taking a Cookie Break Christmas Eve (12/19/2020) - I am going to share some art out of order, which isn't my usual approach. But I thought it would make more sense to jump… Read More
Poll: Best Drawing Time-Lapse Method? (2/7/2022) - https://poll.fm/11036479 Buried deep towards the end of my last post, I posed the question, "which style of time-lapse drawing progression is your favorite?" I embedded… 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
Elden Ring Spirit Ash Drawing (3/25/2022) - I thought I had sufficiently scratched the Elden Ring artwork itch with a couple of drawings I shared last week, but apparently that is not… 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
A Masterpiece from My Oldest Daughter (5/9/2018) - Naturally, this site is primarily focused on things that I've drawn. That makes sense, it's right there in the name; Amdall (me) Gallery (a collection… 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
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
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
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
Jon Amdall Self Portrait (5/24/2023) - https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cok5sjID2ra/ Self Portrait of Jon Amdall, oil on paper. It might be sort of weird how I'm phrasing this title - a "Jon Amdall Self… 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
Goofy Portrait from Another Decade (4/17/2020) - As I was browsing through some old photos looking for something fun to draw, I came across one that gave me a good laugh. It's… 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
A Family Portrait from New Orleans (7/23/2018) - It seems like I haven't posted much lately, which is confirmed when I look at the monthly archive counts on my sidebar. Over the last… 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
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
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
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
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
Portrait Giveaway While We’re Social Distancing (4/24/2020) - As I was thinking about tentative plans for a few upcoming posts, the thought crossed my mind to do another artwork giveaway. It's been about… Read More
Elden Ring Art – Millicent, Hewg, Alexander, and Turtle Pope (5/3/2022) - As I've discussed quite a bit, I am a big fan of Elden Ring by From Software. The challenging and deep combat of Dark Souls,… 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
Oil Painting Blog Catch Up – Two Paths (5/16/2023) - I've mentioned on a few blog posts over the last few months how far behind I am sharing artwork. This has been a continuously building… 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
Jon Stewart Getting Things Done (8/10/2019) - I generally try to avoid wading into the political on Amdall Gallery. I've done it occasionally in the past, like my discussions and data analysis… 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
Book Status, January Giveaway Portrait (3/28/2019) - Although it doesn't feel quite so long, it's been over a month since I've written a post. I have actually been furiously writing away elsewhere… 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
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