40 Awesome Examples of Vexel Art

November 27, 2010 · 3 comments

by Dustin Betonio

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Vexel art is a digital art that is an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the vector graphics technique, but is distinguished from normal vector graphics or raster images. “Vexel” itself is a mixture of two words ‘Vector’ and ‘Pixel’. Vexel designs are composed by using multiple layered shapes. It can be done in Photoshop, but vexel designs are not limited to only Photoshop; essentially, it can be done with any image editing software that has a good Pen Tool.

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.

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.

For this  article I have collected 40 beautiful examples of vexel artwork. Feel free to explore the artworks and be inspired. Also please share your thoughts and if you have good vexel examples we should add.


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1. Apart

apart

2. Hard Candy: Scarlett Johannson

Hard candy

3. Stare into Me

Stare_into_Me_by_Navras2535

4. Children The Revolution Vexel

Children_The_Revolution_Vexel_by_CkyGFX

5. Vexel Portrait

vexel21

6. breeze

breeze_by_saltyshadow

7. Hypnosis

hypnosis

8. Maths Posters Compilation

Maths_Posters_Compilation_by_Cixxy

9. Lady Gaga

Lady gaga

10. Milla jovovich

milla

11. I Love DA

ILove DA

12. The Rainbow Samurai

The_Rainbow_Samurai_by_Tijgerkat

13. S15 Time Attack – Vexel

S15_Time_Attack___Vexel_by_dangeruss

14. pecera

Pecera

15. Enchanter

Enchanter_by_Wrong_Code

16. The Contraption

Contraption

17. Origin

Origin

18. Vexel Girl

Vexel Girl

19. Ventus

ventus

20. As the world falls down

As The World

21. Emotionless

Emotionless

22. Punk Sushi:

_Punk_Sushi__by_pixelledanddead

23. Nicole

Nicole

24. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly_Clarkson_by_Sarah_L_J

25. Electric.Daydream

Electric_Daydream_by_Quiccs

26. winter wonderland: penguin

Winter_Wonderland___Penguin_by_flashparade

27. megan fox

megan_fox_by_vineetgoa

28. Primitive Sky

Primitive sky

29. Contemplating

Contemplating

30. Looking up

Looking Up

31. Pratt and Miller Corvette C6RS

Pratt Miller

32. Mojo Citrus

MOjo Citrus

33. Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

34. Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

35. Eva Longoria

Eva_Longoria_by_the2slayers

36. Smile

Smile_by_chealse

37. PO – Vexel

PO___Vexel_by_ales_kotnik

38. Mystery

Mystery

39. Where I End… and You Begin

Where i end

40. Communion

Communion

References:

1. Create a complete Vexel Image using Photoshop

2. Creating a Basic Vexel Image

3. Vexel Tutorial : Basics

4. Easy Vexel Tutorial

5. Hair Tutorial

6. Vexel eye walk through tutorial

7. Create a Complete Vexel Image Using Photoshop

8. Vexel Art in Photoshop

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Dezine Weblog November 28, 2010 at 10:27 am

Incredible artwork.

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