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I keep talking about 'vexel art', but what exactly is it, and why do I care so much? Well, hopefully this article will answer both of those questions, and a little more!
Vexel is one of many digital media used for drawing. Vexel art is created with a pen tool - though names vary between programs - or a lasso/selection tool. It's a versatile medium, offering plenty of opportunities to explore different styles and techniques.
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It's layers of colour, generally speaking, that all build up to create one image. Some layers of colour may have tiny, very thin intricate details like individual strands of hair, or lineart, and other layers may have vast blocks of colour, such as a base layer for skin on a portrait. There may be hundreds of layers of colour built up to produce a very smooth and photo-realistic finish, or there may be a selection of around 10 layers only, giving a more cel shaded appearance.