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Vexel World in 2011

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 2:11 AM

1st of all Happy New Year!

If you are new to Vexels, read on to find out what they are. If you're already familiar with them, read on and maybe you'll find out something interesting that is new to you ;)

Vexels are quite similar to Vectors, they look nearly the same. But if someone says they are the same he or she is wrong! Why?

Term Vexel is a mix of words vector and pixel and, unlike Vectors that are made using vector layers, Vexels are made of layered shapes on raster layers. That means that if you zoom your Vexel to 600% you will get a blurry image, while when it comes to Vectors your image will stay sharp.

What is allowed and what is forbidden when creating 100% Vexels:

:bulletpink: Allowed:
- vector layers as long as you rasterize them before saving the final JPG/PNG
- brushes if using the stroke path method
- all kinds of gradients and solid shapes created using the pen tool

:bulletpink: Not allowed:
- airbrushing, painting
- filters
- feathered, soft or photo brushes
- any kinds of photos or photo textures, unles they are 100% Vexels
- layer styles: drop/inner shadow, inner/outer glow, bevels, satin etc.
- gradient mesh

If you're still unsure what Vexels are don't hesitate to ask me :)

November and December Daily Deviations

Fragile by renen02Shadow's Light by ruthlesschiqAMask by peaceonearth888Artificial by AlekStoodleyThe Perfect Girl by JaejoongGLaDOS by Lianmansnow by zldzA Lotta Lil' Llamas by pai-thagoras

Useful links

The new Vexel definition
What is Vexel Art?

Vexels in 2011

The Kiss by zldz Nature's Heart by augusto-guto Brasil by augusto-guto Penguin Protector by pronouncedyou angelux by argaelie plastic bag by yummiedesire 'Til Red In The Face by pai-thagoras :thumb195217326: the Joker by somesoul The Geisha by pai-thagoras Mindless Wisdom by JeremyYoung Blade Babe: Stanced by vinhluanluu patrizia by zldz Commission: Cinderella by sgt-spud

Mature Content

Carousel by zakumy
Elli by GeorgeD Cardinal Rule of Love by pronouncedyou Scarlett Johansson by Lullipops Ghosts n stuff by shebid Curiosity kills the cat by womanwithagun Hey Jud by ruthlesschiq :thumb204104963: Too Bright to See by shebid :thumb210948979: Moriae Encomium by cigarro-DA From Yesterday by singko :thumb208073108: Faux Fox by kinkei Perfect Chaos 3 by Lianman Penelope by gershonv Flowing thoughts by x-posion day and night by Izabella drop your pop guns by deftbeat Bird Eye Glass Cherry Card by THE-LEMON-WATCH Horus by cigarro-DA Flamingo Vexel by ElizabethParkin Color Contagious by dfxVanish Midnight in a Perfect World by xUshiwakax Bubsy Bunny 1 by bimzkimz Happy Monsters by So-ghislaine :thumb258217176: summer girl by jay-cozzy Tasty Treat by renen02 Abstract by Sabrac-MC GOLDEN by istian18kenji Swamp Thing Cupcake by pai-thagoras naivety love by morbiDetails :thumb262856114: :thumb265724680: Red Rose by So-ghislaine Krazibou by Digi-rk The Drowning Man by Jaejoong Birds by gulfrosk somewhere in time... by pazforward Neptune by cigarro-DA Melancholia by womanwithagun frozen tears by ruthlesschiq annbee by zldz Octo-EyeScream by tdol3 Free Taste Life by EuniceGamboa Snow Bunnies by pronouncedyou

Suggest a Daily Deviation

1. I will only accept suggestions from Digital art > Vexel.
2. Make sure the person that's being suggested hasn't recieved a DD in past 3 months.
I don't mind giving Daily Deviations to artists who already have over 4
DDs but I preffer giving it to someone who hasn't got any.
4. You can suggest yourself.
5. Feel free to write a reason why you think a certain vexel should be featured.


Short summary of Vexel Art in 2011
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So-ghislaine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for including my vexels :heart:! And the other vexels in this journal are amazing, so many I didn't see before :eager:
THE-LEMON-WATCH Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for DD!
I appreciated a lot!
pai-thagoras Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for the Daily Deviation! And I see more of my images are featured here too, it was a great surprise to return to on New Years Day! Thanks you so much :iconglomplz:
jussta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome :)
peaceonearth888 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks for including my work :)
happy new year! :D
AlekStoodley Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist
some of the rules over what counts as a vexel seem pretty pedantic, to the point where in order to actually make a vexel you're restricting yourself unnecessarily, what's the point of that?
crcarlosrodriguez Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful collection and nice retrospective =)
jussta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you dear :hug:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I love the buge variety there is in vexel, it proves that it has nothing to do with mimicing vector style :nod:

jussta Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just wish people made more vexels :(
Each time I go to vexel gallery I see the same people submitting their works :iconcryplz:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
that's true :/

let's hope for some new faces :eager:

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