Vexel art is a digital art that is an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the vector graphics technique, but is distinguished from normal vector graphics or raster images. “Vexel” itself is a mixture of two words ‘Vector’ and ‘Pixel’. Vexel designs are composed by using multiple layered shapes. It can be done in Photoshop, but vexel designs are not limited to only Photoshop; essentially, it can be done with any image editing software that has a good Pen Tool.
Below are some truly amazing examples of vexel artwork and also some outstanding tutorials that will help you to master the technique or at least get some understanding of how this technique can be used. Feel free to explore further works of the artists presented below. Enjoy and be inspired.
Vexel Tutorial – Hair
It’s really a fantastic tutorial, this tutorial shows you how to create beautiful hairs in vexel style step by step. Every step is thoroughly explained. Gives a really detailed hair output.
Create a Complete Vexel Image Using Photoshop
This tutorial will instruct the reader on how to take a picture and create a vexel image out of it, through Photoshop. Numerous vexel techniques are taught. You’ll learn how to use the Pen Tool, and then put it to good use to construct hundreds of shapes that will compose a full vexel image.
Vexel Art in Photoshop
This is an outstanding tutorial that covers the detailed process of converting a photo to a vexel illustration with the pen tool.
Vexel Hair tutorial
This tutorial is focused on the process of creating a beautiful vexel hair using stroke paths and gradients.
Vexel Eye Walkthrough
In this detailed tutorial you will learn how to create an eye in this style, It also shows you creating star bursts for the eye as well as how to compose the vexel shapes one group at a time.
Something Red Walkthrough
This tutorial will go through how you can create the vexel portrait with complete line work and step-by-step process of coloring it in a vexel style.
Vexel Start Tutorial
In this Tutorial you will start with the making of a vexel face using layer opacities, posterize, Pen Tool, layer setup, and other basic vexel techniques. This is so easy that even the starting beginner can do it.
This tutorial is going to show you how to create a vexel car using line work and coloring. You will find it very outstanding.
A tutorial on how to make vexel hair in photoshop, it will show you some very cool techniques