Posts Categorized: Hexels

Hexels v1.2 Devlog: Halftone Painting


We’ve added another awesome feature to Hexels that will be available in version 1.2 (both free and Pro). Halftone Mode will let you build up the size of hexels/trixels/cubes/circles/ALL SHAPE MODES as you paint over them by using the opacity slider :) It gives it a screenprint or magazine print sort of look for some shapes, especially the Halftone Dots shape that we’re adding to Presets in Custom Shape Mode. You’ll also have the option to “replace the size of shapes with current” rather than building them up.

Above is an album cover Ted drew for Scattle’s remix of Disasterpeace’s FEZ song, Forgotten using Halftone Mode and the pixel preset (and a whole lot of glow because teleporter ;) . By the way, did you hear that FEZ II was announced yesterday??


Above shows different shape modes with Halftone Mode applied, and below are some short clips of it in action.

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Trixel Tuesday: Hanke, Sparth, Fish, Ttstreet, Kochalka, mdk7


Daft Punk – Broken Cities. Dark, Bladerunner-esque fan art made by graphic designer and illustrator, Natalie Hanke.


Environment artwork made by legendary artist, Sparth aka Nicolas Bouvier. I love the colors in this piece and the brilliant use of the outline tool for the people and their shadows. Sparth was the Lead Concept Artist for Halo 4, and he has worked on Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia – Warrior Within, Rage, among others and has a jaw-dropping art book called Structura. We’re both honored that he likes drawing with Hexels :)


 “WATER TEMPLE!!! BLOOD TEMPLE!!!” another radical Hexels piece from FEZ creator, Phil Fish! I love the duality of this one.

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