Random Selections

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

Poor Planning Left Off Subjects, Turned Us Into Ghostbusters (3/9/2018) - The next sketch on tap, as I mentioned in the last post, was another "hometown series" sketch. I've done a football huddle scene, and one… Read More
More Throwback Practice Art (6/24/2018) - A couple months ago, I did some sketches that took their inspiration from the many "historical photo" Twitter accounts out there. One was a not-very-accurate… 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Dark Tower Redo, One Year Comparison (2/23/2019) - At the start of 2018, I finished what has become one of my favorite fiction novel series; The Dark Tower by Stephen King. If you're… Read More
Unfinished Art and an Unposed Portrait (9/9/2019) - I had to double check because it didn't seem possible, but it looks like it's been almost a month since my last drawing. Time really… 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
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
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
First Attempt at Art with Color (1/6/2018) - This may be a little surprising, but I've never really worked with color. Well, back when I was a kid in school I'm sure I… Read More
Dak Prescott and Jason Witten Sketch (12/9/2017) - Despite the fact that the Dallas Cowboys have consistently rewarded fan loyalty over the past two decades with a hefty serving of mediocrity, I am… 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
Portrait from the August Giveaway (9/29/2018) - I haven't been drawing much lately, which is pretty apparent looking at the site's front page. It's kind of an odd coincidence, but right around… Read More
New Gadget Fun – Fossil Hybrid HR Collider (11/9/2019) - Although you wouldn't know it by looking at the last year of posts, this website is actually also devoted to tech and data-related interests. My… 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
Access and VBA Cheat Sheet (5/18/2018) - As I've mentioned many times on this site, I am a huge fan of Microsoft's data-crunching solutions. I've gained a reputation for it too; when… Read More
Gift Sketch of Nana and the Grandkids (7/5/2018) - This post will be a delayed publication; most likely you're reading it in July, but everything here is actually from June. Not that it matters,… 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
Tiny Art Show Update, Logistics and Another Drawing (9/16/2017) - This is just a bit of an update to an article from a few days ago. I wrote about my interest in drawing something for the 2nd… Read More
The Dark Tower Villain Sketches (1/14/2018) - I've given significant sketching time to the heroes from the Dark Tower, but haven't done anything on the villains. Actually, maybe villain isn't quite the… Read More
Inspiration from Twitter, Historical Photo Account Part 1 (4/22/2018) - It seems I'm always on the search for art subjects lately. And since I can be somewhat creatively limited when it comes to drawing, 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
Hometown Series, Football Huddle (3/2/2018) - It's been about seven years since I moved from the ol' hometown, where I spent the first three decades of my life. During my 20s,… Read More
Dark Tower Drawing – Campfire Outside the City of Lud (10/8/2017) - In my last post, I discussed an idea for a drawing related to Stephen King's Dark Tower series. I wanted to sketch Roland and his… Read More
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