Random Selections

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

Excel Function Cheat Sheet (10/4/2017) - As a huge Excel fanatic, over the years I've amassed a nice collection of spreadsheets; if you've explored this website much, I'm sure you've seen… Read More
Diet Coke and Mentos, Round 1 (8/16/2011) - So, the sidewalk egg-frying experiment made me think about some of our previous science experiments after work.  The first one was an attempt at the… 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
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
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
Working on More Realism in Family Portraits (2/23/2018) - I have drawn four total sketches of my wife. From what I can see looking at these previous drawings, I don't think I've ever quite… Read More
New Kids Book ‘Robot Family Adventures’ (4/5/2020) - Apparently, the beginning of April is book publishing time! Last year, I released a book called Pencils and Process. That one took months to write,… 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
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
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
Quiz Results (7/16/2011) - After significant trial and error, I finally nailed displaying survey results on this blog!  It's fairly easy, now that I've figured it out.  Just publish… Read More
The Greatness of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (6/11/2018) - One of my favorite shows as a kid was Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). If you're not familiar with it, MST3K was basically a show… Read More
Drawing Friends, Another Yearly Comparison (7/22/2019) - I still feel that overall I am improving as an artist, which is nice to realize after two years of becoming re-involved in this hobby.… Read More
Advertisements on Amdall Gallery (12/3/2018) - I've been thinking about the advertisements on this site quite a bit lately. The purpose of Amdall Gallery has morphed slightly over time, but it's… Read More
Healthcare Worker Portrait Request (5/3/2020) - As you can tell from the homepage, Amdall Gallery has a custom portrait raffle going right now. We've got about 12 days left on the… Read More
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
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
Getting Some Right Brain Exercise, Sketching Video Game Characters (1/27/2018) - The last handful of posts I made were "back in time" topics (1, 2, 3), sharing some old sketches. An observations from this series was… 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
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
Welcome to Flavortown (4/27/2019) - Is it Flavor Town or Flavortown? I'm actually not sure. Unfortunately, I don't know Guy Fieri, so I can't ask the Mayor of Flavortown about… Read More
More Stranger Things Artwork (3/4/2020) - A couple weeks ago, I shared some ramblings about my late discovery of Stranger Things, and how it turns out everyone was right about how… 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 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
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
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
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
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
Princess Bride Series Part 2 – Fezzik, Inigo, and Westley (4/7/2021) - Over the last week or so, I went on a sudden Princess Bride artwork binge. I started outlines for three different scenes! I've only finished… Read More
End of Summer 2020 Portrait Giveaway (8/30/2020) - I think I've enjoyed some pretty good luck lately with portrait giveaways. I had a great experience with the last giveaway winner, which really left… Read More