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ReBoot Mucha - Hexadecimal by EmpressHelenia ReBoot Mucha - Hexadecimal by EmpressHelenia
Based on Alphonse Mucha's 'Primrose and Feather.'

Though in this case I'd probably call it 'Ketchup and Mustard.'

I'll probably go back in and fix a couple things later. Red Hex's left hand is a bit wonky. But... ehhhhhh. I'll fix it someday. :)

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ReBoot and all characters ©Mainframe Ent.
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
Glorious work. A wonderful contrast. :iconsobeautifulplz:
Ian452 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
This is by far my favourite picture of Hex. I have this as my start up screen and the "Mucha 4" as the background on all my computers. I got them from Gavin years ago. To fess up, I created ReBoot and Hex was one of the characters I actually took from Brendan and designed myself. Love your work.
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
Oh, Mr. Pearson! This is so wonderful to hear - it's an honor to hear that this ol' art of mine (if it even can be mine... it's a just a copy of a classic, after all!) is being put to good use. Please continue to use it however you see fit. I never knew if Gavin had passed anything of mine along to you, or if anyone involved with the show comes across my stuff just randomly. I'm glad to hear she's got a place on your screens. You guys made a hell of a character, and I've had such a blast drawing her over the years. Thank you so very much for her, and everything else! Thanks for everything! 
Ian452 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Please, it's Ian, not Mr. Pearson... I only look, act, and actually am old, but mentally I'm about 14.
Gav and me are writing a new series, live action, involving Dragons. When we finish the first first episode would you like to read it? I would love your feedback. Please bear in mind f you leaked it to anyone I would have to get Gavin to kill you. It's a top secret sort of thing, you know. If you're interested just tell Gavin, I imagine he has all your contact info and will be able to get the script to you. It maybe a while, we are in rewrite hell at the moment.


EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
Ah, the secret dragon project still lives! I would give feedback in a heartbeat. Gavin sent me a few screenshots of of episode one's first pages about... oh goodness.... 2 or 3 years ago? At that time he said you guys were heading into episode 3. I haven't heard anything new since, but I figured it was still in progress, and I've been deep into my own projects as well, so I haven't checked in as much as I could have. Sounded like you both wanted to get it pitch-perfect before shopping it around. If there's anything new that you're ready to share, I'd be happy to check it out. And definitely not spread it around, in order to prevent any Gavin-related deaths Thumbs Up

CosplayDreams16 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too pretty! I love this picture of Hexadecimal in her sprite form and virus form
Neekolassz0r Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ketchup and mustard omfg
i love this though <3
ZachAttackJ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is a beautifully crafted picture! Both our elegantly drawn, with the soft color palette really bringing out the best in Hex's design. Excellent work!
MantaDrifter Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
She was such a cool character. Its so sad these days animated shows have few well developed and complex leads.
David-Grant Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is also also also wonderful.
cunnabyte Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
whats the scenario in this photo?
HTTPStatusCodes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

Everyone competely over exaggerates what Bob and Dot had and forgets what actually happened.


For all her craziness, Hex always had a thing for Bob and was actually very sweet and loving to him. Such episodes like

And not just when he was the good-looking Bob (something Dot failed to do). Even when he was banged up, battle scarred and when he was half deleted. He was really Hexadecimal's only real friend because unlike the other characters (expect Little Matrix) and other Guardians who believe that viruses should simply be deleted on sight, Bob theorized that viruses can be reprogrammed to live as Sprites and Hexadecimal was proof of that.


In episode
End Prog
With the System about to restart, Bob insisted that Phong give Hex an Icon (or PID) to register her with the Principal Office so she would be backed up. Mainframe restarted and a viral scan disinfected all the Virals, but Hexadecimal (with the icon) remained intact, remarking that the scan merely tickled.

Bob and Hex (whether in virus or sprite format) had such great chemistry together. She was the only one in mainframe that really greeted him warmly when he got back from the web… Dot just gave him a handshake and treated him the same.


In episode
She clearly wants him as she kisses him and she even asked Dot’s permission if she could be with him
“So, you and Bob are?”
“Just friends!”
“Ok, just checking. I’ve always had a little thing for Bob and I-I didn’t want to get in way if you-”
“Were just friends.”


But she didn’t really need her permission at all. Hex wanted to become sisters (sis) but Dot was just an ungrateful bitch to her, she didn’t give her a chance, even after she helped bring back her father using Nulls. Hex wastes no time and kisses Bob again (for a 3rd time) and makes it clearly that she wants him. She would have done so if not for the cliché moment of being interrupted.


In episode
Daemon Risin
Before she sacrificed herself to save him and everyone else she said
“Bob, I have always loved you.”


Dot (the twit) really became a superficial bitch when she and everyone else ditched Glitch Bob because of his appearance, his new form reminded her of the negative times of Mainframe and after asking him to marry her.


She leaves him when a better looking version came along in episode
My 2 Bob's
To saying that there just friends, then asking him to marry her, then dumping him… this should have gotten Dot deleted from the system completely. But it doesn’t end there… to hold the wedding when he’s in a coma, and then not even go see him (to possibly say goodbye) after Turbo warns them that Bob is likely going to die… Dot almost makes the bad guys look good.


Then Bob crashes the wedding, almost dead on his feet and she's like "Yeah, I don't want you anymore", everybody can see how weak and ill he is, but their all like "can you please leave, go die outside." The only person to believe in him at the wedding or before hand was Enzo, and AndrAIa … but neither of them did anything to help him.


Dot loved for ages huh... oh please...

MutantPanda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Watorie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Beautifully done
TheCuraga Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic! It's a shame her sprite form was only in a couple of episodes. Great job :)
BlakPlague Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Filmographer
Pretty epic concept :D
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hex is by far my favorite character in the show. There's just something so appealing about her design and personality... Must be that sexy voice.
Anyway, awesome pic!
VenomEXsoldier Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh that's awesome!
RozenMaidenFan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So lovely. <3
bertraze Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is absolutely amazing. Hex has always been my favorite, and this does a great job of capturing both her sides. I'd really like a nice print of this for my wall. Maybe it's just because I'm a total noob, but I can't seem to figure out how to go about getting one. Please help me give you money for your wonderful art.
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I actually have a set of 20"x30" prints of this Hex piece– I've thought about selling them at conventions in the future, but right now they're just sitting around. Would you like one? :)
Sixshot2005 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! Hex was always my favorite character. Love the rest of the series too!
zzzzxx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hexadecimator was a female Kefka!
Morgeil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Oh my goodness, I just stumbled upon your ReBoot collection. It is ridiculous how awesome these are!
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thank you very much! Your screenname sounds so familiar... I know I've seen it on some of the older ReBoot forums and sites. Nice to see you drop by! :wave:
Morgeil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Ah, I was quite active on the Java Hut forums when I was in college, that might be where you've seen me. Not as vocal in fandom anymore, but I certainly don't love the show any less! :)
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
That must've been it. I used to hang out on the Java Hut. Things have gotten a bit weird there recently, so I've moved on from the forums. But I still do my fair share of drawing! :D
Baskin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"But I've never felt so ALIVE!"
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
"The POWER!" :o
RangerWill Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
A better title would be "Red Queen/White Queen"

Here's the question though. If Hex's viral form is the queen of chaos, does that mean her sprite form is the queen of order and decency?
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Decency? :o Au contraire! Remember the beginning of "Sacrifice?" I think that scene throws that title out the window. Not to mention the very nature of her outfit... Ahem.

I guess she had the 'decency' to ASK if it was okay to try and bang the guy Dot has obviously loved for ages and ages. But I think that's the limit of her decency. White Hex might look slightly more benign, and might appear a bit less insane, but she's still Hex. ;)

I think Dot deserves the title "Queen of Order" far more than Hex, actually. Haha.
RangerWill Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
You got a point there. Either form, Hex looks like the madame in a brothel. And all things considered, Hex was giving Dot a message.

"If you can't get the job done, there's someone who will. Don't sleep on me sister."

And it's a crying shame Reboot went off the air before the story was fully resolved. I wanted to see Hex return.
MoonlightAmoeba Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Excellent combination! This is so pretty :meow:
joshuamj Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
i've wanted a hexadecimal chest piece for ages, and this is honestly exactly what i was looking for. so beautiful.
Seiryuu-san Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just gorgeous! I absolutely love it!
Punisher2006 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow! I love how this turned out. :+fav: I really love the style you did it in too.
Redrumtac Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Love the show and everything This is really awesome
Wabefuhon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
This looks great.
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Spencers13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another awesome ReBoot Mucha! I love Hex; she's so...interesting. :XD:
akari-sakata Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I just love how the whole thing looks like a stained glass window!! Terrific!
pinklady92 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love the contrast between Ketchup and Mustard,i'll pick mustard XD(I love Mustard),I did not remember this show cuz I never know the show.The borders are nicely detailed :)
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Hahaha, thank you! :heart:
pinklady92 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No prob
Leaf-nin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Artisan Crafter
aah! This is so awesome! ReBoot was such an awesome, old-school show :3
DemonNyx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist
This is really great! I'm so head over heals! *_*~<3
You made my day - thank you!
EmpressHelenia Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
You're very welcome, glad you like it! :w00t:
Jamz671 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I remember seeing this somewhere else. Glad I found it again. Love Reboot and love this painting.
Throneofsouls Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   General Artist
Fantastic fan art.
very elegant.
StuntDoll Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
OMG [link] this is so beautiful :) I love it!
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