My name is John W. Hansen a.k.a wiscojaydub or jaydub.. I
live in Racine, Wisconsin. USA and am slightly over 60 now.
retired & on disability, I am starting a new career being a self
sustaining artist. I am doing what i have a huge passion for! You
can't beat that!
started out with a windows 98 computer, with 815 megabyte hard
drive. I somehow got online, and was
messing with the "windows paint". Then i got Twisted Brush, TB
program size was what got me my first big puter (30 giga) and on to
broadband. Once on broadband i got hooked on using
started out with the Dogwaffle 3 (I think?). Whatever version that was
available back in 2004. I've been using PD Pro since 2004... and it's
been a life changing experience.
truly now believe that me doing art in any medium is existential to me!
I am blessed with the gift of digital art.
I am using a H.P. Presario Compaq P.C. CPU 2.53 GHZ, 1.49
RAM, 69 giga hard drive, with 16 gigas remaining I also use
a 450 Giga Free Agent external hard drive for storing files.
What do I like most about Dogwaffle?
is direct and simplistically easy to use, it allows the artist to be
instinctive in using the many tools and filters. Plus using the
delete feature is very encouraging, because if i make a mistake or a
decision that is not good, i can undo it.
What needs improvement (with Dogwaffle)?
.......... really even after 6 years of dogwaffling, and doing
over 5,000 art files, i am just scratching the surface. The user (ME)
is the one who needs improvement, not the dog.
I use a few other programs in conjunction
with Dogwaffle and with each other...Twisted Brush, Art Rage, and Adobe Photoshop CS2.
are things I do that just came from experimenting with these programs.
No worries! Just go and be your creative self. There are many of my
files that i can re-do and copy and paste together.The possibilities
i have done over 5,000 images experimenting with the programs, it takes
around an hour to do them. Most of them are from scratch, blank screen
and improvised as i go along the way. I have done manips too, using
published files off the internet or using a scanner. I am however
starting to slow myself down and try be more intense in my image
for having me express my gratitude to dogwaffle!
Wiscojaydub's art can be
and also at
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