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 Maré 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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