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In this issue we present several artists who now
use PD Howler or have used other versions of
What is a Dibble Dabble?
Meet Jon Fryett
In late 2014, a new user of
Dogwaffle's PD Howler sent us an email with a
short message and file attachment:
So, I bought it and
played around with it for about 2 hrs.
Here is a little dibble and dabble of a
test I did.
We thought this was marvelous, and loved the word
dibble dabble, and so here we are looking at this
and other dibble dabbles.
The author of the above email turned out to be Jon
Learn more about this dibble-dabbler:
about Jon Fryett: http://www.master-your-fitness.com/about-me-2/
Aside from staying healthy, Jon also creates
music. Listen here:
what Jon says about himself:
"Back in Feb 2014,
I was on the internet doing searches
on digital art. I came across one
particular site that had about 50
different types of free digital art
software. I was looking for something
to help me make T-Shirt designs so I
could sell them. Then, I saw this link
called “Dogwaffle” and it was free, so
I clicked on it to see what it was all
about. The website itself was an
instant sell just by looking at the
Back in my college
days (early 80’s) I was an Art Major,
so what I saw sparked my curiosity on
how can I do this, but only using my
laptop and a mouse. I digged deeper
into the site and saw the types of art
work I have always wanted to do, but
couldn’t do it by hand on a real
canvas. Then I saw PD Howler 9.1
videos on Youtube and said, “This
looks hard, but easy at the same
time”. I told myself I had to get this
software and it was on a special sale
that ended that week. I bought it, and
started to “dibble and dabble” after
watching a few videos on the “How to
Do” videos. I am a big Sci-Fi fan and
wanted to make that type of Art work,
but didn’t know how. I also like
nature type of art, plus anything that
deals with lightning.
I just recently
upgraded to 9.5 when the Christmas
Special was going on. I have so much
to learn and I have only scratched the
surface of this awesome software.
BTW…….when I do my art, it ALWAYS
starts off by doing a little “dibble
and dabble” here and there until I
call it a final project complete. Here
are some samples of my work while
playing around with the software. I
wish I could remember how I exactly
did them, but can’t explain the exact
methods that I used. That is why I
call it, “Dibble and Dabble” method.
Slap a little paint here and there,
add some particle brushes or playing
around with Puppy Ray and trying
different light filters. Many more,
but I don’t record my art while
See more at Jon's DOTM page at http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/dotm/jonfryett
A long-time dibble-dabbler:
Here is another dibble-dabbler: Anthony has been
waffling and howling for several years, at least
since version 4 of PD Pro. Here is a fan page on
Facebook that he posts on:
A new Dibble-dabbler:
She's on the galleries at Daz3d and Renderosity.
She doesn't have artwork done with Dogwaffle as of
yet, because she's a recent/new user of Howler.
Keep watch on her galleries though, for future
updates. The presence of Dogwaffle in her images
might be subtle at time, in the form of a slight
post work filter perhaps, or soft contrast
adjustment. Or she might paint something from
scratch and use it as a texture, a tatoo perhaps?
Here's recent feedback from Briannah:
I started dabbling a bit in Howler
this evening,... so nice, I like! I especially
love the 3D designer. It turns my renders into
quite funny things! And I just watched your
video with my render and loved it. So
fascinating to see what can be done even when
starting with a single still image. It's quite a
special software. When I first looked at it I
thought interesting, let's give it a try, but
did not really know what to think of it as it
does not really fit into any known category. I
have no real experience in doing animations yet,
but with Howler it seems really easy, so I'll
give that a go as well in the near future.
Here is a tutorial that shows some of the effects
you can expect to see.
offers many ways to make your art your own, the
way you see it, and feel it.
New tool for old Game
Developer: Gabriel Walter
Gabriel lives in New York and develops games.
Here's part of his first steps, using the free
The demo works- it was
42.4 mb - I played around with
the demo and I like it! ... the obj
test went well into 3ds Max
been making games since late 1980s (using
BASIC on my commodore 64
which still WORKS! They
don't make computers like that any more!
Since then I've used the over-rated (in my
opinion) hypercard, director, and more
recently flash and flare3d.
I'm trying to get into more
biblical-based themes/more mobile, and am
looking into open expanses/nature
rendering.Going with 3d since I teach it
and so forth, we'll see how that goes.
That's where Howler 9.5 comes in! It
does 2d and 3d (and video/animation I
haven't even tried yet)! There's so much
to do! The hardest part is seeing which
game engine the files howler makes will
wind up in, yet I think (hope) future
Howlers have some kinda basic game
plug-in! The code could be just added to
make it slightly interactive/savable (like
to an swf which some game engines were
doing). Well even if it doesn't, Howler is
needed for game developing if you want
many robust features (see their site for
details). OK off to making more games now!
Not the first
dibble-dabble... but still magical everytime:
She's not exactly brand new at this. Mary has been
painting for many years, and she's also used
Dogwaffle for a while now. You can see many of her
posts in the Dogwaffle group on Facebook. Most or
many of her digital creations are done with
JWildfire and Howler. If you haven't heard of
jwildfire yet, read here: http://jwildfire.org/
- and Andreas Maschke's official blog - http://www.andreas-maschke.com/
- And if you haven't heard of Howler, shame on
you. No, not really, but here: http://www.thebest3d.com/howler
- ok,.... but duh!
Here's one that recently caught our eye. Read the
trapped a stray earlier this week before the
snow, -10F, and wind chill of -20. it was a
slow process to get her to warm up to us
enough to trap her before she froze to
death. we have been feeding her for over 3
months. she has been to the vet and is
running a fever. the vet said if we didn't
trap her, she would have died. we have her
crated to rest, get better, and slowly
realize she is in a good home. while playing
with jwildfire the other night when everyone
was tucked away warmly in their beds, i
created this. the only vision i had for it
was to salute the braveness of a little
stray. so this is jadie kittie.
jwildfire & howler 9.5 for eyes and
Here are a few more of her creations: (you must be
logged in to Facebook)
We also have captured a few, just a few - yes 30
images is just a few when they come from this
prolific artist - view this slideshow in Mary's
DOTM page: the Dogwaffler of the Moment
Want to see more?
Mary Ferguson is on Facebook:
Many of her posts are seen in the Project
Dogwaffle group there:
D.O.T.M. - Dogwafflers of the Moment
There are many more who have dibble-dabbled during
their first steps with Dogwafle. Discover the Dogwaffler
of the Moment gallery
Here's a final picture, one of a sunset...
And what does that have to do with Howler, you
Oh, nothing really, nothing whatsoever. Except
that it is a pretty sunset, and that's about it.
Pretty is a good word, and we like good things in
our world. If you like it, feel free to use it, to
make your own dibble-dabbles! We were hoping for a
green flash, didn't get one. Use it in a
composition, ...perhaps you can make some 'green'
of your own with it.
Or just use it as a new wallpaper, for a
while,.... until the Sun goes down.
Thanks for waffling, howling and dibble-dabbling!
oh, ok, so that was not the final picture. Here
are just a few more. For inspiration? I think not.
But you tell us.
below were derived from the above sunset:
rendered in 3D Designer -
yup, it's not only good for mountain scenes
with a little bit of blur
back into 3D Designer or
Lighting tool? I forgot
Now over to Puppy Ray
don't forget them lens
flares from outer space
Need more ideas?
How about just using Puppy
Ray with a single image such as that sunset
and fly over its landscape of Jpeg-compressed
California Dreaming... Flying over a landscape
of jpeg-compressed pixels in a San Diego sunset
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