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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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:iconcajebo:
cajebo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
quite a long off and on vent going on here.

but for those, like me, that were looking for an explanation, historically, of "vexel images", here one is...

[link]
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
"Many," probably, but that's not what I said. You still can't do all what photoshop can do, which is what I said.

Really amazes me that one person with actual darkroom access, and is willing to go to such lengths brings up an incomplete argument that they believe totally justifies condemning the spirit of what was being pointed out here. Congratulations, so you can do some of the things that photoshop can do when you go into your darkroom, for the other 99.999% of the people that read this, the original assessment of the article still stands.
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peanuthorst Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
That's complete and utter BS - I've been doing darkroom work for ages, and I can do many things that software these days can do by playing with chemicals and filters.
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ohparapraxia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Student General Artist
:love:
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:iconbetelgeux:
Betelgeux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
just wanted to say thank you sooo much for getting a vexel gallery at last. i feel much more in place.
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:iconweknow:
weknow Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
loot at my gallery oke [link] hope i can be one of this gallery
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:iconweknow:
weknow Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
helo my name is weknow, and i want to be your friend, cause i dont have any friend in this earth....would you like to be my bestfriend?
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:iconweknow:
weknow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i want to join, i hope my vector could be in...is there any different between vector, and vexels..please somebody answer me
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:iconshebid:
shebid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally!
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:iconhelenik:
helenik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
PERFECTTTTTT
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:iconmediodia:
mediodia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
This makes me so happy. Like... finally! :D
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
so when will this category be added?
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:iconaeires:
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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:iconpure-andrea:
pure-andrea Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
It's ok. :) It's just that almost every succesful vexel artists spends hours and hours if not days on a vexel like you do, especially if it's a releastic one.
But nevermind! :)
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am into vectors from a long time, I have to compete Flash with Illustrator's wide array of features available to its users, I work for hours to create the illustrations in my gallery, sometimes the time is in days, instead of hours, I have seen few people that dedicate as much time and do as much hard work.

I think I have talked wrongs things on the behalf of my love. I feel sorry for what I have said.
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:iconmirabel:
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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doranobaka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
I had no idea that it entailed all that. I've got more respect for people who maintain the galleries here now.

Keep up the good work! I'm eagerly awaiting the new gallery. :D
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:iconpure-andrea:
pure-andrea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
i respect yours as well, but could you explain why you think it's easier?
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
It's a lot of work, or can be in this case. You have to figure out exactly how to describe the main gallery, then see if it needs any subgalleries, and describe those too. In this case it's difficult because there are so many opinions on what is and what is not a vexel. Then moving all the art that is posted that should be in the newer section, as well as screaming it exists everywhere you can think of so people know about it. :D

This will be sent in hopefully before Christmas. If I can get it all nailed together by friday I'd be happy. New Years at the absolute latest.
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:iconahmednayyer:
ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
I can appreciate your views!

- Ahmed Nayyer
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:iconpure-andrea:
pure-andrea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
I disagree on your statement that vexelling is easier than vectoring.

I'm now using Illustrator to create vectors in the vexel style, but I used Photoshop before. To me it isn't harder at all to create vectors.. I just needed some time to get used to program, but it was the same when I started out with Photoshop.
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:iconpure-andrea:
pure-andrea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Allright, that's what I was thinking. :) Thanks.
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:iconahmednayyer:
ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Respects Sir,

Glad to read you, sure vector artists will remain there!

I really appreciate you kind stance towards vector artists at DeviantART.

- Ahmed Nayyer
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doranobaka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
That's good to know. :) I admit, I have no idea what goes into making a gallery, but I definitely believe that it takes a lot of work.

So, what's the ETA on the vexel gallery?
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Well, a fundamental question to ask is, if you make an image in photoshop that looks completely vector, how is anyone other than you going to know? To the best of my knowledge there isn't a single digital gallery dedicated to a software program and I'm not about to start one. I'm going to try and make the focus the image itself, not necessarily getting bogged down with "what program..." arguements. In other words, does the image contain such and such elements?

Hope that helps.
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
A dedicated mixed media gallery is planned but will be its own section to include all the digital types. It's another project so probably won't be included in this one. :)
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Mixed media is a totally different animal and will be coming soon, hopefully (lot of work). :)
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
The Mixed Media gallery is on the board for later but it shouldn't be based around one type of art like this is. The thing that requires vexels to have their own gallery is that some do not contain mixed media techniques yet still don't belong in the vector galleries. It's unique enough yet has enough distinction, not to mention popularity, to warrant it's own section.
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
As long as there are advertising agencies, there will be vector artists. ;)
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:iconaeires:
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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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Do you have a line art example I can look at?
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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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Einion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
I said "...it can be ...entirely pixel-based."

Einion
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terf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
Is that really fair to say that it's entirely pixel-based? Because When I make stuff in Photoshop, about 90% of it is vector, then things like backgrounds and spray paint brushes make up the rest. And with some text.
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abstract-red Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
great, this makes everything easier!

what about a mixed media vexel section? when mixing vexel with photos or drawings
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:iconfdlinda:
fdlinda Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
I'm both excited and kind of dreading it :P
I really think there needs to be *somewhere* for the non-vector vexels to go and it will be great to have.
It's just the whole definition thing that is so confusing. Are you still going ahead with the rule that if it was made in Photoshop (even with 100% vector tools) it will not belong in the vector category? I can just see that pissing people off. I personally wouldn't care, but I know people are so picky about that kind of thing :|
I will be glad that there will be a little more confirmation on a definition though - a definition (however it turns out) that has clear, concise guidelines and rules. A certain "this is a vexel" and "this is not a vexel".
This whole thing will be very interesting (well ... for me, since I have so much trouble with vexels.net and it's definition & rules).
No doubt people will whinge no matter what you do but it is definitely needed and will be very appreciated :D
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:iconfirelilyamg:
FireLilyAMG Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
finally! thanks! can't wait!
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:iconahmednayyer:
ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow, you love Harry Potter? he is a cousin of mine actually, I wrote all the books for him! hehehe :D

Ahmed Nayyer
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doranobaka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
I think a fantasy gallery ought to be in order. I've only done one vexel to date, but it'd be a lot more comfortable in "fantasy" than "people" or "open format."

I do also agree with ~Tellaine about the digital mixed media idea, though. It's entirely possible for an image to be both a photomanipulation and a digital painting, or a drawing and 3-dimensional, etc., and it only seems fair that if traditional art has a mixed media gallery, so should digital art.
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Tellaine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
mmmh...given the fact that vexel is a style of art and vector just a medium...then where is the point in having two different galleries? when you take this definition seriously, the logical consequence would be to have a vexel category with 'vector' being a subcategory just as paintings is a subcategory of traditional art. or, even better, someone allready has suggested it before: rename the misc category of digital art into 'mixed media'. vexels are not the only way to mix digital medias up and all the non-vexel-but-still-mixing artists are not considered by the decision to make this new category.

mmmh...most probably noone cares about my point....however
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:iconpinkmento:
pinkmento Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006   Digital Artist
I love Harry Potter, I think the books are amazing, I don't see how that prevents me from doing creative things.
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
I dont say vexels limit anyone's creativty, be attentive, read the last two or three messages, then reply.

Now, my last line relates to some other things, as you have read the whole story.

- Ahmed Nayyer
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emphaqist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Vexelling doesn't limit anyone's creativity; rather, it's another outlet for someone to express in. I don't see how you feel that vexelling stops people from doing creative things, and vexelling isn't always easier than vectoring. It's possible to create a vector with a reference pic and to create a vexel without. Typically, no reference pic works are harder.
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emphaqist Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
I'm all for this new gallery :D It's better than "miscellaneous"... and who cares if it's similar to vector? It's not exactly the same and calling it by the wrong name irritates many. Plus, it would promote vexelling =)
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This news makes my day... woohoo!

Vectors and Vexels are definitely different. Given that I'm both a vector artist as well as a developer of Inkscape (open source vector illustration software), I think this has been a long time coming and I appreciate the DA staff listening to the community.
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
Prevent them from doing creative things!

- Ahmed Nayyer
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:iconmarker-guru:
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is going to be great. now there wont be all those lost rasters in the vector galleries. =)
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:iconpinkmento:
pinkmento Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006   Digital Artist
Prevent somebody's mind from doing what?
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:iconahmednayyer:
ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Please dont mind it and dont take anything to your heart :) My Respects.

The vexels are a threat to vectors in a way that young people will be influenced by vexel, and more people will get attracted to it, vexels can also deprive vectors artists the fame and appreciation they get today,

You can easily see that creating vexels is fairly easier than creating vectors, yet they almost deliver more or less same results.

Painful, is'nt it?

Although I dont hate Vexels, rather I would like to support them, but I fear them somehow.

I dont know but I dont like Anime, Eminem, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and alike, things that run up to young generation's minds and prevent their minds.

- Ahmed Nayyer
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heylo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
However vexel art fits the definition of vector art: "Art that doesen't change quality when you zoom in or out". It's not a category on its own, rather a subcategory of vector art, created by different means.

So, myself, I am not really interested in the vector vs vexel arguement because it's just.. pointless but from the most simplest point of view (with nothing indepth - so if you think like that then um, this won't sound right :P)

When you magnify a vexel - you'll see the pixels, in a vector you won't.

Hence the vector/pixel = vexel.

[link]

Is kind of a nice explanation and graphic.
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