Tipatat Chennavasin is an investor in VR technologies and if you’ve attended a mixed reality meetup in California, there’s a fair chance you’ve seen him around checking things out. He’s also a skilled artist, and since January he’s had access to the HTC Vive. Schedule permitting, he tries to do a sketch in there every day. His latest creation, made in honor of the Vive pre-orders launching, is none other than Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. He made it as a thank you to the team at Valve responsible for SteamVR and many of the systems that make the Vive work.
The sketch took Chennavasin around 10 to 15 minutes but, he said, that was a lot longer than it should have because his system was acting up at the time.
Many people are only able to accomplish simple outlines in short demos of Tilt Brush from Google, but Chennavasin’s art joins a growing body of work showing what both talent and experience with this new medium is capable of producing.
If you already have a Vive be sure to check the description of the video where there’s a .tilt file linked so you can check out the work for yourself in VR.