25 Awesome Vexel Artworks


Vexel is a neologism for an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the visual appearance of vector graphics technique (i.e. sharp-edged lines and areas of flat colour or smooth gradient fills). The word itself is a portmanteau derived from a combination of “vector” and “pixel.”

The different nature of raster programs over a vector-plotted approach gives some vexel images a unique appearance when compared with traditional rasterized vector graphics, however, the increased flexibility comes with a loss of image scalability for print media, which is often a source of criticism. To compensate for this, most vexels are created at very high resolution.

A vexel may even be composed using vector graphic techniques, however it becomes a vexel when the vector elements are rasterized and further manipulations to the image are done in raster. Sometimes true raster images are placed behind and/or in front of the original vector elements to emphasize the surrealism that the vector elements produce. A vexel is not essentially created with paintbrushes, airbrushes or a freehand tool such as pencil, although some may include these elements if they are not the primary medium. Ben Woolley says “[V]exels were originally meant to involve a vector technique, not any particular aesthetic style.”


Here are some awesome examples of Vexel Artwork.

Once In a While

Once in a while by chealse


Sparkle of Truth

Sparkle of Truth by Fabulosity



Bonbon by Astrid


Bronze II

Bronze II by Chealse


Vex Artwork

Vex Artwrok


Michelle Marby

Michelle Marby by zldz-d3cplat



Negative by Vangellj


Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty by zldz



Princes by zldz


Deep Inside

Deep Inside



Kiss by svennardten


Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden by Novembermeisje



Intoxicating by dragonsyth1


Goddess Eye

Goddess Eye


Alicia Moore

Alicia Moore by Joaris333


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga by fabulosity


Childhood Dreams

Childhood Dreams by Lianman


She is like Madonna

She is like Madonna by happyline



Collab by lullipops-d3ai9sb



Fleur by o0tingeling0o



Smile by chealse


AshleyGreene AliceCullen

AshleyGreene AliceCullen Vexel by Lintu79


Clay Summer Breeze

Clay Summer Breeze



Hypnos by_Wrong Code



Contemplating by jawwneeee



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