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Vexel Illustration

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 word “vexel” was created based on work appearing to be vector art, but was on raster layers… layers which consist of pixels. Thus “vector” and “pixel” were combined to create the word we now know as “vexel”.

So basically, I wish I had found out about this medium sooner, to use on my Senior Project. This medium is flawless, incredibly sharp and smooth. It doesn’t look like just shapes. The examples I’ve posted below, look like photographs, and yet they aren’t, their illustrated.

As soon as we graduate, I’d love to begin learning to create vexel illustrations and portraits. I am so eager to start now, but I’ve got plenty on my plate already.


Here are some examples of vexel illustrations.


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Told ya, they are astounding pieces and are mind blowing.. Here are a few links to some tutorials



-Melissa Cecaci



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