Amazing Examples of Vexel Artwork

Vexel is a neologism for an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the visual appearance of vector graphics technique (i.e. sharp-edged lines and areas of flat colour or smooth gradient fills). The main difference is that vexels are created using raster layers while vectors are created using vector layers. The word itself is a portmanteau derived from a combination of “vector” and “pixel.

The different nature of raster programs over a vector-plotted approach gives some vexel images a unique appearance when compared with traditional rasterized vector graphics, however, the increased flexibility comes with a loss of image scalability for print media, which is often a source of criticism. To compensate for this, most vexels are created at very high resolution.

A vexel may even be composed using vector graphic techniques, however it becomes a vexel when the vector elements are rasterized and further manipulations to the image are done in raster. Sometimes true raster images are placed behind and/or in front of the original vector elements to emphasize the surrealism that the vector elements produce. A vexel is not essentially created with paintbrushes, airbrushes or a freehand tool such as pencil, although some may include these elements if they are not the primary medium. Ben Woolley says “[V]exels were originally meant to involve a vector technique, not any particular aesthetic style.

What is allowed and what’s not when creating vexel art

  • vector layers are allowed in the creation as long as they are rasterized before saving the final JPG/PNG
  • no airbrushing or painting to blend is allowed
  • glows used to cheat blending, as opposed to using several layers or gradients, are not allowed
  • brushes allowed only if you are using the stroke path method
  • soft, feathered or photo brushes are not allowed
  • photos overlayed over your finished vexel (or behind it) are not allowed
  • photo textures, filters and layer styles (drop/inner shadows, inner/outer glows, bevels, satin etc.) are not allowed. The exceptions are gradient/colour overlays, stroke and patterns created using the pen tool or lasso tool
  • photo backgrounds are not allowed
  • no gradient mesh as this is not created using layered shapes.  ref

I am Publishing some amazing example of vexel artwork..

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Stare_into_Me_by_Navras2535.jpg

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Become_by_Navras2535.jpg

breeze_by_saltyshadow.jpg

Butterfly_Caught_by_greaterthanthree.png

Childhood_Dreams_by_Lianman.png

Children_The_Revolution_Vexel_by_CkyGFX.jpg

Era_of_the_sun_by_Lianman.png

Gluttony_by_Wrong_Code.jpg

Intoxicating_by_dragonsyth1.png

Maths_Posters_Compilation_by_Cixxy.jpg

rainbow_by_ghassan747.jpg

Touch_of_Blue_in_my_SummerDays_by_neocyril.png

Fantacy Art

weird_DOLLs_IRIS_by_LirBaalam.jpg

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The_Rainbow_Samurai_by_Tijgerkat.jpg

pecera_by_AdneL.png

Kaguya_hime_by_whitekuneho.jpg

Hypnos_by_Wrong_Code.jpg

First_Time_in_Zeal_by_cre8vsteph.jpg

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Enchanter_by_Wrong_Code.jpg

Electric_Daydream_by_Quiccs.jpg

_Punk_Sushi__by_pixelledanddead.jpg

Animal

law_of_Survival__by_VermilionX.jpg

fish_by_mrbumbz.jpg

Hummingbird_Logo_by_anexemines.png

PO___Vexel_by_ales_kotnik.jpg

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This_isn__t_a_pervert_bird_by_Ma7_art.png

Winter_Wonderland___Penguin_by_flashparade.jpg

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exotic_cats_by_pronouncedyou.png

PandaKun_by_mrbumbz.png

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8 Responses to “Amazing Examples of Vexel Artwork”
  1. AppleStudio Development

    Your Vexel looks already like a vector. Nice.

  2. Chaz Kemp

    Wow! This is a really great collection of work. I love all the different types of vexel art displayed here and I really groove on the varied styles as well. This is a great cross-section of illustrations that show everyone that not all vexels have to conform to specific parameters. (Which is perfect for illustrators like me!)

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us!
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  3. Govardhan

    awesome pics never seen..

  4. Mondo Print

    Beautiful. I would like to get prints of some of these. Very talented artists :)

  5. Vilas

    Good

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    June 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Phew! very nice stuff..wish i though of some first

  7. Justfew

    Phew! very nice stuff..wish i though of some first

  8. Palak

    Wow Nice Collection :)

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