Taming a Pen Tool in Vexel Art


If you try to look for a definition of the word “vexel” in some dictionary you will find nothing. Even the spellchecker in Word underlines this word as a misspell. However the word vexel does exist in modern vocabulary, and it is a derivative form of two other words: “vector” and “pixel.” Vexel represents one of the modern techniques of digital illustration art, namely a pixel-based raster art, which mimics the vector graphics.

A novice will have to practice a lot to create a vexel image that will resemble some of the given examples. Vexel drawing takes a lot of time and efforts, that is why, the nerves of steel are a must have for the desirous. Not every one can draw lines for hours on end without getting extremely ferocious when the whole picture turns out to be not as it was imagined. At the end of the blog post you will find a detailed tutorial on how to create vexel image and before that have a look at this terrific works that strike ones mind with their detailing.

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Temple by Cristiano Siqueira

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Babe Cop by 2frombox


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Once in a while by Chealse

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Uruna by Halcyonlokie

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I’m Missing by Lullipops

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2008 Quarter 3 by Meredith

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Mistake by Leonardo U.M

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The Best Damn Thing by Afrikika

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Contemplating by Jawwneeee

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No5 by Mari-Angel

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Suicide Blonde by ChewedKandi

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Technicolor Lover by Shadowness

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Something Lately by Defbeat

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Listen by Leindesign

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Plastic bag by Yummiedesire

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Bubbles of Love by Jaalondon

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Origin by Ramon Andrade

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Almost Rainbow by Kikomachinist

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Pool by Exkarravelho

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Digital Portrait

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Yann Tiersen by p00pstr34ks

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Zemotion by Thaaw

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2pac by elroyguerrero

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How to Create Vexel Image in Photoshop [Tutorial]

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