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Vexel gallery?  What?  Wait, we don't have a vexel gallery. Well, we will soon and that's why I'm writing this news article.

Over the next few weeks I am going to start to put together all the subgalleries for a proper vexel gallery. Yes, that means we will officially have a legitimate vexel gallery of its own. This new gallery will be in the digital gallery section in a place of its own, just like vector has its own area. Before we do that, all the categories have to be hammered out and sifted through to see which ones are needed and which ones we can live without.

First off, if you're not completely sure what a vexel image is, read this vexel description. After digging around on the net, that's a great source of information about the medium. Hats off for such a clear and easy to understand definition.

This is going to be completely new so how the other digital galleries are set up are not important. Subgalleries for the other sections might not be appropriate for a vexel section so let's start from scratch.

A minimum collection of galleries might include:

1.  People
2.  Animals
3.  Vehicles
4.  Abstract
5.  Scenery
6.  Fanart
7.  Open Format (for images that don't exactly fit in the other galleries)

The goal is to create enough diversity so all vexel art can be submitted properly, but, not so wide spread that it is difficult to maintain. In other words, keep is simple, keep it clean.

Now's your turn, let me know what you want. Not promising to use every idea but the great ones will be put in place. When you make a suggestion, think what it would be like if you had to police it. Is it too close to another subgallery, not really going to get much art posted to it, too difficult to figure out what it means? Let us together create something that we all can be proud of and enjoy browsing every day.

If you want to help, speak your opinions politely, pass the word, and fave this article so it shows up in the popular page. The more people know about this, the better it can be.
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00seven Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
That's what I'm a little bit worried about - people treating 'vexel' like it's a dirty word. There's been a lot of discrimination towards vexel artists by vector artists and I'm worried that this will deepen the divide more.
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sachii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
oh no I think you got me wrong. I love vexels. I'm a member on vexels.net ;)
In my opinion it's just an own genre and therefore it deserves an own gallery. I like the vexel concept (when I can call it like that) because it's not so limited like vector art.
I just don't like the thing that people upload their deviations into the vector gallery only because they look similar to vector art.
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drifter51 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   Interface Designer
YAY someone heard my suggestion!
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pinkmento Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   Digital Artist
It was suggested about a year ago and there has been a strong campaign ever since.
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drifter51 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006   Interface Designer
Ether way, Its always nice to see a new type of Gallery added. I Wish to see even more in the future :)
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linzi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! :w00t: Thought I think there should be an anime/manga subcategory, because I've seen a lot of vexel anime/manga stuff, and fanart I don't think covers it. =D
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Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Those galleries were given their own home so any additions would be done there. I will include a fanart section though. :)
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YouDontWowMe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Those who do Vexel art know what it is lol it's sort of bred into us :P haha!
And Thank you for giving us another home :D
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jussta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yes yes yes!!!! go vexel gallery!!!!
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:iconzummi:
zummi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, definitely support it!
We should have a Vexel gallery!..
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:iconkirsty-lee:
kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I support the idea so long as vexel art is a sub-category of the vector art gallery
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
Why should it be a subset of vector art?

Vexel isn't vector art. It's based on vector art, and has nothing to do with vector really,

unless you've made a vector in a vector program and submitted it as a vexel, but that's just silly.
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kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I mean that their style of digital art is so similar it would probably cause a lot of confusion to have them in completely seperate digital art categories.
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
Thats just it, it's causing more issues at the moment - people who do vexel art are both annoyed they have no specific space for their art and are getting told off when they submit to the vector art category.

And saying a style is similar is silly... Anime is essentially similar to cartoon and comics, but yet it has its own category...
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kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
The lines between Vector and Vexel are relatively thin, as opposed to Anime and Cartoon Animation from the U.S and other Western countries. The difference between those to is usually based on visual styles rather than how the image is created.

Vexel on the other hand the majority of the time is constructed originally by vector element ie; pen tool in photoshop. It's not until the paths are deleted that it become rasterised.

Also, a vexel image may be completely created in a vector based program ie; illustrator, inkscape, and then later exported to a raster based program, where elements are added that make the image a mixed media of both raster and vector.

That's why I say they **YES** :) they should be seperate, but also categorized together.
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Vyano-Xiaah Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
If you add ANY raster elements to a vector picture, it is no longer vector. It goes against the definition of vectors being pure (only containing vectors).

If you're going to add raster elements to it, it is a completely different style of art and skill. You cannot put vexels in that gallery but to have it in a digital misc. gallery is crazy. Having a specific place to put them on their own is far better.
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Einion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
"If you add ANY raster elements to a vector picture, it is no longer vector."
Roger that :thumbsup:

Einion
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kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
if you say so
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Einion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
With regard to what's no longer vector I say so too; and here the buck stope with me ;)

Einion
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   Digital Artist
Fair enough, but still, the majority of people who create vexels aren't to happy about being categorised underneath "vector" art. This is why so many of us have campaigned for so long for a category to our onesies.

In my opinion, there's plenty of difference between vector and vexel, but i'm biased, so don't listen to me ;)
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kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
:)
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Betelgeux Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
liking this a lot. will finally give me a place to put my things that's more specific than "digital art > miscellaneous".


as far as categories go, i can't see anything specific that's missing. a conglomeration of common categories from both the bitmap and vector sections should work, i'd say.



thanks so much for doing this. :]
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Mirabel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Yay at last!

I get tired of the politics of Vector vs Vexel I'm just happy that my work will have a home were it can be seen among other vexels.

on vexels.net Line art and gradiant mesh aren't allowed where will they fit in this?
mesh could stay vector but what about line art?

I think a Mixed medium category would be good.
also maybe Objects?
Thanks again. :manhug:
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Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Do you have a line art example I can look at?
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Mirabel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Well I had to ask around for a really good example but here's an artist
[link]

[link]

as you can see his stuff looks a little different from what you think of as a vexel.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
Those totally rock. Definately adding a section for art like that, but won't be called line-art because people are familiar with line-art being the base for an image, not the overall image itself. But yeah, it'll be there and hopefully people will understand by the description what it is. I'll announce this in the next AR Newsletter so I can link to an example to clarify.
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purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
I think vexels.net allows line art. A recent Vexel Of the Week there is essentially line art.
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
Well, we've gotten more lenient lately. Previously it was a no-lineart rule, however, myself and the other moderators are slightly more relaxed with it at the moment.

Still, we're not keen on gradient mesh or anything that looks like a digital painting/CG art
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
Yeah, I think gradient meshes belong more with the vector category. I've never heard of anyone doing a gradient mesh in a raster program though.
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
It is possible, or rather, a very similar result is possible with simple gradients, but if the term vexel originated from gradient mesh, well, vexels.net would be full of gradient mesh, wouldn't it? :p
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
The only reason line art and gradient mesh aren't allowed on vexels.net is because they don't fit into the stereotype of what vexels was originated on, that is, they don't have many blocky layers representing the overall picture.

i do suggest that if deviantart want to include lineart and gradient mesh in the vexel category, they put each option as a subcategory, because while they don't entirely fit in the "vexel stereotype" they can still be created in raster programs through vector-based styling.
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Digital Artist
I really, really, really reccomend anybody that is confused about the idea of what a vexel is to browse [link] both the definition of vexel and the gallery. It might help you understand what we mean by mimiking vector art :)
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ll Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
As I said in your journal about this, a lot of my work is a combination of vector style shapes and either handdrawn elements, textures or photos.

As there's yet to be some sort of "mixed media" catoagory for DA, I think Vexels would be where my work would be most suited (I could be wrong though - can someone in the know check if my work is vexel?)

I would imagine that catagories similar to the vector gallery would be most suffiicent for the time being :)

LL
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purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
From my understanding, vexel art is:

-A combination of vector work and raster elements.

-Vectors with photographic elements and non-vector textures.

-Images done in the "vector style" in a raster program that can't be enlarged without losing quality.

I think there is a mixed media category on dA for both traditional art and for digital art. I think for Traditional Art is called Mixed Media and for Digital Art, it's the Misc. category.

(Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. =) )
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kirsty-lee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I completely agree with your definition of vexel :)
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
=)
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ll Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am aware of the misc catagory - though really it's hardly the first place most people would think of to go look for new artwork - unless they're after somthing reeeeally avant guarde. Vexels seems to fit my purposes for the time being I think :)

LL
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purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
Yeah, that's why I hated putting my vexels in the Misc. category. I hope I didn't confuse ya, lol. =)
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
It's always nice to see the community listened to in such a way, nice job. :aww:
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:icon00seven:
00seven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Thank you SO much!
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ScorchedFreak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, people are constantly arguing on what exactly is considered vector from not vector. And it really gets quite irritating.
I do agree with Aeires though that photomanips and digital paintings can never ever be considered a vector. Honestly BadFurDay... they barely even use the pen tool. One thing that I don't agree with though, is that Einion said that all vectors created in photoshop must be placed in the vexel category, I think this is unfair, I mean photoshop is mostly raster based, but it is definitely still vector capable... if done properly.
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Aeires Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Thank you. Hopefully this will put an end to that arguement forever. :)
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monicarpediem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Finally! Kudos, dA
<3
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AbdDevil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
This is Great Einion, i agree with you Vector is Vector and Bitmap is Bitmap, i think that made things clear and i hope people understand that,, keep going :D
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Aeires Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Amen to that. :thumbsup:
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pure-andrea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
I think it's great that there's going to be a gallery for this.
One question though, if my work is in vexel style but it's made in a vector program, where should I submit it? As on vexels.net, vexels done in a vector or raster program are both seen as vexels.
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I would say it is safer to post images like that in the vexel galleries. The point I'm at right now is vexel is more style emphasized so that makes more sense.
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pure-andrea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Allright, that's what I was thinking. :) Thanks.
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Aegis-Illustration Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
A Surreal subcategory would be nice :nod:
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
This is awesome news. =) Perhaps make a Sci-fi/Fantasy section and a Misc. section (instead of open format)?
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