Mar 22 2012

Jaw Dropping Vexel Artwork From the Pros

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Vexel art is very similar to vector art in terms of appearance. It typically features sharp-edged lines and areas of flat color, or smooth gradient fills. The word ‘vexel’ was coined from a combination of “vector” and “pixel”. The main difference between vexel art and vector art is that vexel artwork is rasterized. This means that it’s not scalable, so many vexel artists create their vexels at very high resolutions.

Instead of using vector lines, shapes and polygons, vexels are created using a raster programs support for transparent layers. Each layer is given a solid shape, or shape with a gradient fill, and the layer order and structure creates the illusion of a single composition.

Today we’ve rounded up a selection of jaw dropping vexel artwork from some of the very best vexel artists in the world. Not only are these pieces beautiful works of art in their own right, but they show the laborious nature of vexel design. Many of these designs use thousands of layers to build up a detailed, realistic outcome.

The Art

Gimme More Braaainss by Winterof87

Vexel Artwork

Civic SS – Vector by `dangeruss

Vexel Artwork

Let me look at myself by kioshima

Vexel Artwork

Rihanna by Swezzels

Vexel Artwork

Silence is Golden by Novembermeisje

Vexel Artwork

C-West Skyline by `dangeruss

Vexel Artwork

Collab by gershonv

Vexel Artwork

Adriana Lima 2010 by Swezzels

Vexel Artwork

Penelope by gershonv

Vexel Artwork

Angel’s Eyes by gershonv

Vexel Artwork

Fleur by o0tingeling0o

Vexel Artwork

Lady Gaga by fabulosity

Vexel Artwork

Jordin Sparks by Swezzels

Vexel Artwork

Old Vexel – Salma Hayek by fabulosity

Vexel Artwork

Colin Edwards by `dangeruss

Vexel Artwork

Snow by zldz

Vexel Artwork

contemplating by jawwneeee

Vexel Artwork

Wind Through my Hair by Swezzels

Vexel Artwork

Shades of Gray by Joaris333

Vexel Artwork

Monarch Butterfly by MChaos07

Vexel Artwork

Wonderwoman by `shebid

Vexel Artwork

Ooh La La by Ash-Becca

Vexel Artwork

Nicole by jespecially

Vexel Artwork

Necklace… by AstridT

Vexel Artwork

Of my Soul by Dark83

Vexel Artwork

Suicide Blonde by ChewedKandi

Vexel Artwork

Fragile by renen02

Vexel Artwork

Mystery by 0stargazer0

Vexel Artwork

Girl on the Wing by blinktastic

Vexel Artwork

Birds of Prey by intoyourheart

Vexel Artwork

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Comments and Discussions
  • Norvik, 23 March 2012

    Wow, wish i could paint like this ^^ I like the “Birds of Prey”

    • Tom Ross, 22 April 2012

      Yeah the colors in that piece are beautiful! So intense/rich.

  • Shaiianne Lydia Ong, 24 March 2012

    Fantastic showcase, nice details in the vexels, especially like the hair and eyes. Girl on the Wing is an outstanding piece! :D

    • Tom Ross, 22 April 2012

      I agree, Girl on a Wing is really original, and I love the softness achieved through the pastel tones.

  • KBharath, 27 March 2012

    Incredible Art Works….:)

  • Esmaeel, 08 April 2012

    So why they rasterize the final artwork?

  • Kundan, 31 May 2012

    Awesome! :)

  • Bas, 27 August 2012

    Nice work!
    But this one is still the best I ever seen in my life: http://frankwyte81.deviantart.com/art/Look-Into-My-Eyes-Vector-319828971

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