Tag Archives: hexel art

Hexels – bevel mode

5 May

The fun part about testing an art tool is that I get to draw all day trying to find bugs (best job). Here’s a piece I made tonight in Hexels bevel mode (click the image to see the large full-sized piece). The closed beta testing for Hexels has been going really well, it’s getting more eyes on it and some fresh perspectives. Continue reading

Zero Suit Samus guest artwork

9 Feb

This is a Zero Suit Samus fan art piece I made for Chris Furniss’ book! Really pumped to be in it along with some fantastic artists like Ashley Davis, Zach Gorman and MarĂ© Odomo. This is my first piece of artwork printed in a book! Continue reading

We’ll miss you, Steve.

6 Oct

Yesterday we lost one of the greatest creative minds of our time. We’ll miss you, Steve. Thank you for everything.

– Ted Martens and Ken Kopecky

 

1440 x 900 – made in Hexels

Hexels – a new art tool in the works

16 Sep

My friend Ken Kopecky surprised me with a new art tool on Wednesday. It’s a tool made for drawing within a hexagon based grid, and we’ve been calling it Hexels (derived from hexagons + pixels). It’s super fun to draw with and we’re adding new features all the time. Yesterday I asked Ken if there was any way he could add pen pressure sensitivity and 10 minutes later BAM! he did it (Ken is incredibly skilled at programming). I’ve made a few things trying to figure out what can be done with the limitation of hexagons. Below are a few pieces based on basic shapes (mostly), and I feel like I’ve only begun to scratch the surface. Ken recently added an isometric mode (last image). I added glow or soft shading to some of them with Photoshop. I’ll be posting more pieces on Flickr and updating our progress through my intergalactic communicator.

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