Gallery Descriptions and Miscats
To understand what Vexels really are you must get to know Vexel's bigger brother- Vector.
Both can be created with a tool called Pen tool or Lasso Tool (or similar- depending of the graphic software) using layers of shapes filled with solid colour or gradient BUT Vectors are created using vector layers while Vexels use raster layers.
Vexel = Vector + Pixel
To simplify: Vectors are scalable (you can enhance or scale them down and all shapes will stay sharp and crisp) and Vexels are not (when you expand a Vexel you can see pixelation, as rasters are based on pixels).
Vector expanded to 300%
Vexel expanded to 300%
Most popular softwares for creating Vectors: Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Inkscape
Most popular softwares for creating Vexels Adobe Photoshop, GIMP
Official DeviantArt Vexel definition:
Vexel art is the layering of solid raster objects creat