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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 available here.
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
I could also design cool web
graphics from scratch with ease.
All of 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.
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.
I hope 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 tutorials at:
Here and Here.
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
I also have some artwork for sale at
CafePress, which is accessible from the
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: (removed)
I also do web work for several non profits
and I use PD for graphic design for that as
If you're interested in talking to me about
commissioned work or have other questions,
feel free to email me at Immortal