Happy penguin loves to waffle and howl

This is issue #136 of the Dogwaffler of the Moment, the newsletter about users of Project Dogwaffle.

  Flowers for Mother's Day

Hello again,

Over the years, we've seen many flowers painted in Dogwaffle. Here we take a look at a few. This issue of the newsletter can also be found online, and perhaps with added details, tutorials, videos or other noteworthy information:

If you want to catch up on prior issues of the newsletter, start here:  http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/newsletter

In this issue:



Roses, by Attila Kohl (created with PD Pro 5 long ago)

Flowers for Mother's Day, by Dan Ritchie (Howler 11)

Daysies, by Leaftracker

Flowers in a vase, with bristle brushes
(part of the 'wow' slideshow)

May Mania - our Promotional Sale for Mothers Day through Memorial Day

We didn't do March Madness, and we slept through Cinco de Mayo. It's time to celebrate something.... Mothers Day, and Memorial Day, plenty enough reasons to be thankful in May, or go crazy and find the inner artist in you. And we want to help, with a great 44% discount. No coupon needed.

Of course if you already have v10 you can get 50% off for upgrading, just contact us for the discount coupon. Be sure to provide details about your current version, where and approximately when you bought it, and with what email address (if it changed over the years).

Look here for the two products on sale: PD Artist 11 and PD Howler 11:



Howler 11 now also available on Steam!

PD Howler 11 is now also available on Steam. Check it out here:  http://www.thebest3d.com/howler/steam

If you already have PD Howler 9.6 or 10 on Steam, you can get v11 at strong discounts through selecting v11 in the bundle enabled for you.

Upgrade to v11 from Howler v10: 50% off - see http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/3373/PD_Howler_10_Upgrade/
Upgrade to v11 from Howler 9.6: 33% off - see  http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/3408/PD_Howler_96_Upgrade/

Did you know?
We also have had PD Artist 10 out there for the last 1-2 months now, and it will come with a free upgrade to PD Artist 11 soon. Only on Steam.

As a reminder, here is a video we created 2 years ago to show some of the coolest features found in PD Howler, and many of them also in PD Artist (except for the animation parts).

Howler 9.x trailer - long Rev3



Have you seen all the users of Dogwaffle? Have a look at some here:


Frank Bonaquisti:

Attila Kohl:

Digital Abstracts by Wiscojaydub, aka John Hansen

New Tutorials

Tutorials and Source Code for programmers

Are you learning to program? Interested in adding extensions and plugins to Dogwaffle? Learning some cool interactive graphics coding techniques?
Here is a collection of most of our plugins, in source form!

If you're not into programing but you know someone who is, please pass it along.

Not using VB5 or VB6 anymore? Do you prefer VB.net? Stay tuned for more.


(re-)Discover Puppy Ray, with the basics

Here is a starting page for discovering the many things you can do with Puppy Ray in PD Artist and/or PD Howler:


It's not only for nature's landscapes, you can also use patterns and shapes to be interpreted as elevation maps, and create 3D logos, and fancy backgrounds of many types.
This one below started with just a simple grid pattern.

Last minute addition!
Here's your first Heightmap:


Color Wheels

This will interest you regardless of which edition you use: PD Howler or PD Artist, even PD Particles.

Looking for more tutorials?

For latest tutorials, look here:

Our main video channel on YouTube:

We particularly recommend the new videos from Immortal Moments:


The Last 2 Draws

Two more things:

Firstly, you will want to read this blog. It's
a fun link about cartoon techniques:

      BG Painting 4 / Color Theory- Art Lozzi explains some technique


Dogwaffle is now at version 11, and this blog from Art Lozzi dates back about... you guessed it, 11 years! .... to December 2006, so yes, this blog is a bit dated, but hey, you know what? so does Dogwaffle, and this never gets old. Check that blog, it is highly recommended, and entertaining too, and look also for a number of other blog posts and links to other artists you can find from there. And don't be shy of trying that "Donate" button when you see one :-)

Where were we, back then, at the end of 2006? Let's check the timeline of historical releases here:  http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/whatsnew

This was the time of PD Pro 4 / 4.1 - my my my how much has changed since then!  Looking at these old pages, you may still learn a thing or two that perhaps you didn't know, a tool, a filter, a technique.... a bug too,... and that some of the animations shown there on that page won't play anymore because of the old Flash plugin you may no longer have in your browser.

And finally, another piece done with Puppy Ray. Does it look a bit like very well groomed trees on those hills?

And that's a wrap, for now.
Thanks for waffling and howling!  

the goddess of sadness, painted with Project Dogwaffle by nBT
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