So, hello then I am the newly appointed Community Volunteer for the Vexel gallery, taking over from the ever-wonderful jussta! I am here to provide you with support and entertainment, and to be a bridge between you and the deviantART $taff
You will be excited to know that I already have a contest in the planning for next year, but in the mean time while I find my feet in the volunteer world, I can tell you that vexelove has both a contest and a collab you can take part in at the moment, and you can find the details here: fav.me/d5jxxjz
And, my dear vexel artists, take a look at TheVexelGroup, your vexel community hub of info and goings-on, also with a gallery you can submit to
So... What IS Vexel Art anyway?
I always thought the easiest way to describe it was by calling it digital cut paper. When you make a traditional cut paper piece, you are using shapes of paper all built up to create an image - vexel is the same sort of thing, but its all digital instead, using blocks of solid colour or gradients to create a full image
These blocks of colour are usually created with a pen tool or lasso tool of some sort, though names vary between programs. The techniques found in vexel art are often similar to those found in vector art, but there are many differences, the most obvious being that vector art is infinitely scalable without loss of quality, whereas vexel art - much like cut paper - cannot be resized in such a way, but can only be resized in the same way as most other digital formats, and scaling would result in pixellation and/or blurry-ness.
Some artists use just a couple of layers of colour to create their images, and some artists use hundreds of layers, and some artists, like me, go somewhere in between. Here's some lovely portraits to help demonstrate!
And here's some links that will help you, which can always be found on the front page of TheVexelGroup
The Definition of Vexel
Vector, Vexel or Mixed Media?
The Difference between Vector and Vexel
Getting into Vector and Vexel Artwork
Stock: Tips & Hints for New Vexel/Vector Artists
Vexed over Vexel
So! That's all for now Please feel free to drop by and say hi, let me know a bit about you, I'd love to get to know my watchers more