Random Selections

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

Portrait of a New Nephew (1/10/2020) - This is sort of a belated part two for my last post about holiday portrait gifts. In that write-up, I discussed a colored pencil drawing… 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
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 1 – High School Sketches (1/23/2018) - I was doing a little website housecleaning, and saw I had uploaded a bunch of old sketches but never made posts about them. They mostly… Read More
Sketches from Final Fantasy, Inspired by Amano’s “The Sky” (10/28/2017) - A few weeks ago, Amazon had a really great deal going; sign up for an Audible (audio book) trial, and get a free hardcover book.… 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
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
Database Fun – Art Collection (8/20/2017) - I've posted quite a bit regarding my love for Excel and Pivot Tables, but I haven't actually mentioned my other source for data-crunching fun -… Read More
Hometown Series, Distinguished Gentlemen Chatting (3/4/2018) - Continuing on with my "hometown series" of sketches, here's part two. In the first drawing, I included a few of the guys I used to… 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
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
Subscriber Appreciation Giveaway (4/19/2018) - Welcome to the last portion of a series of posts thanking subscribers, showing my appreciation for folks out there who've viewed the site, shared advice,… Read More
Quiz time! (7/14/2011) - I just figured out another fun thing I can do (potentially), so let's see if it works. I created a very important quiz, housed in… 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
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
New Phone Quest Revisited – Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2 (12/20/2018) - About a year ago, I wrote about my quest for a new smartphone. The general scope of this quest was to satisfy a few parameters;… 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
One Year Site Anniversary (9/7/2018) - It's a little hard to believe, but it's been a year now since I rebooted Amdall Gallery and really got rolling on this artwork and… 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
Messing Up a Guardians of the Galaxy Drawing (4/29/2018) - I'm sure I've said this in many other posts...but sometimes drawings work out, and sometimes they just don't happen the way you want. Unfortunately, I… 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
Late to the Stranger Things Party (2/15/2020) - I've really been slacking on my usual pattern of art and website posts. In the last two or three months, I've only written a couple… Read More
My Attempted Tribute to Emmitt Smith (5/15/2018) - A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about one of my favorite Dallas Cowboys players of all-time, who recently announced his retirement. Jason… Read More
Quest for a New Phone – Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2XL vs Samsung Galaxy (11/3/2017) - A couple months ago, as my Samsung Galaxy S7 really started to show its age via slowdowns and battery degradation, I started surveying the current… 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
Contest Drawing – Tiny Art (9/8/2017) - A co-worker told me recently about an interesting art show coming up; it's called the 2nd Annual 5x5x5 Show Miniature Works at the River Oaks… 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
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
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
Sneezing Lady (or Maybe Crying? Yawning?) (5/6/2018) - As I was browsing around a few days ago, I came across this article about how to approach handshakes at work when someone (client, business… Read More