wow! this is a hella idea, ptoing! AFAIR there actually were some triangle pixel attempts already made as well as other different/weird/crazy approaches to the pixel medium already done (including the last seen ‘textured pixels’ by Superbrothers (which ain’t pixels tho, in the sense we understand pixel art)), but that’s something like I’ve never seen before. . . and must tell you it works pretty cool, your Hixelton is lovable! thumb up for creativity!
that it seems pretty challenging may put off some, as filling the gird is going to be a real pain in the ass. . . I wonder whether I’d be able to force the ‘lock gird’ tool to work as I’d want it to. anyway, I’ll deffo try my hand at it!
PS: BTW, this thing reminds me of my now departed C64 Hi-RES pixel-ANSI concept, where you simulate text mode characters by using 4*8 blocks on a 80*25 matrix having virtually no restrictions whatsoever. haven't come up with anything worth releasing yet, tho.
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why so, Joseph? you can just paint a brush (conventional way), save it in the brush container, then use left mouse button to paint with any color you want. make sure the Brush/Make single Color option is turned off.