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Hello to all
wafflers, new and old!
My name is Tiffanie Gray, I
live in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. I have been using Dogwaffle since version
1.1a, in 2001!
I originally started using PD
because I am a traditional artist (colored pencil, graphite, ink), and
I wanted to branch out into digital, but wanted something that was more
like traditional media without the steep price of the better known
programs. Dogwaffle fit the bill and I began learning it with glee.
Amazingly, there is still a free version that works great, version 1.2
I started out with coloring some of
my work done in pencil and scanned. But I also played with creating art
from scratch. I didn't have a tablet to begin with, so the mouse did
all the work. I especially liked what you could do with particles
(optipustics, at the time). I could also design cool web graphics from
scratch with ease.
my art experience is self taught, which means I read or took small
workshops to learn my traditional art. PD was the same, I watched the
free demo videos, read the tutorials and talked to Dan Ritchie and
Philip Staiger who were developing the program and doing great things
with it. The Yahoo group community also had lots of good questions and
answers for someone starting out with the program.
I have 5 kids, four of which are teenagers now, so it's
not so much a problem finding time to work on my art, as it was when
they were younger. One of the handy things about colored pencils is the
ability to stop where you are and pick it up again later without having
to remix paint, clean messes, etc. That same advantage is to be found
with ditital art programs, especially PD Pro 4 (which I use now), which
has the ability to save custom brushes, custom alpha selections, save
in layers and save custom paint wells, so you can pick it all back up
when you are ready.
I primarily draw fantasy and
science fiction pictures, but have dabbled in still lifes and
landscapes. My favorite subject is currently space scapes. I like how
quickly I can put a space scene or spacescape together and how easy it
is to refine the piece. I don't have to rely on filters to achieve the
effects I want, yet there are a number of filters and effects available
to use if I want to. Plus many of them are adjustable.
to do tutorials for PD Pro one day to help out other people who aren't
sure where they want to go with PD. I like that there are still so many
aspects that I haven't learned about PD, so that I can keep learning
and enhancing my art.
I have recently
started using PD to make textures for Second Life and have been able to
created some really cool clothing and effects.
I have work in Colored Pencil at:
Elfwood, an amateur art gallery. I also have colored pencil
Here and Here.
a tutorial that I used to create the blonde hair. It was made for
Photoshop but also works great with Project Dogwaffle!
More of my space scenes, all done in PD Pro 4 are
available for viewing Here.
I also have some artwork for sale at CafePress, which is accessible
from the Elfwood page.
I am working on my homepage (using PD Pro 4 for the graphics), but it
is in a state of construction at the moment. It can be found: immortalmoments.tntcreationz.com.
I also do web work for several non profits and I use PD for graphic
design for that as well.
If you're interested in talking to me about commissioned work or have
other questions, feel free to email me at Immortal Moments