Many of Ahmad Nadalian early works at school were cartoon drawings and caricatures. During his Ph.D. studies he showed interest in cartoon drawing. “A Collection of Cartoon Drawings; Research: By Ahmad Nadalian” was published by The University of Central England in Birmingham in 1994 (ISBN- 1- 869954- 35-1).
In all the years that Ahmad Nadalian has been active, he has always painted. Over time, the paintings have been done in the realistic style, traditional, symbolic and finally in interaction with unknown people.
During university years َAhmad Nadalian traveled extensively to all parts of Iran and mad many drawing. For a long time in the hospital, he designed war wounded. In his final years as a student, he also worked on the war. Many of Nadalian’s designs were published in two books.