"; /*null:null:*/ /* */</style>VECTOR COMMUNITY
and I have been hard at work getting the gallery sorted out. There's a lot of miscategorizations, so if you ever feel up to it, by all means browse the vector gallery
and report them! Speaking of which, $Ikue
should have a list of do's and don't's in the vector gallery up soon as an article. I'll make sure to link it when he does.
Also of importance, the ~vbu
, the largest vector group on dA, is now being re-established with the help of ~mc-cool
, the co-founder of ~vectorites
. Look forward to some quality vector news articles coming soon!OTHER STUFF
I saw $Heidi
's journal's appropriation of $Moonbeam13
's idea and had to do it myself... I'd love to see yours. Basically, get the answer, plug it in the search engine, and choose something from the first page. Simple, right! Hope you like some of my facts and their corresponding images!
1. The age you will be on your next birthday: twenty (I am actually almost an adult. Weird)
2. A place you'd like to travel: Canada (I want to ride a moose)
3. Your favorite place: my bed (for sleeping, I mean. Ladies, please calm down!)
4. Your favorite object: women (Joking!)
5. Favorite food: jack in the box (99 cent tacos baby)
6. Favorite animal: capybara (Who needs dogs? This is man's new best friend!)
7. Favorite color: blue (Because white isn't a color, right?)
8. The town/state where you live: san antonio (Texas!)
9. Name of past pet: Ava (Chihuahua!)
10. Your nickname/screenname: lemontea (Well, I have been called Claymation before...)
11. A dream come true: lindsay lohan (Please Lindsay if you're reading this I will always love you!)
12. Middle name: Carter (Clay Carter Chastain. C^3.)
13. Bad habit of yours: being too sexy (Hrm, well, no not actually. I guess that would be a good habit. Maybe stealing women's hearts would work better?)
14. Favorite smell: smoked meat (Brisket, actually, but yankees don't know what that is.)
15. Your first job: janitor (Yes, really. It stunk. Literally.)
16. Favorite movie: Wildthings (No, not really, but why would I pass up this opportunity?)
17. What's the weather like: sunny (72F with a slight breeze)
18. Favorite sport: Call of Duty 4 (Xbox Live Gamertag Sitruunatee)
19. Favorite music/style/band: gangsta rap (I'm straight ballin' yo! OG in the hizoussse!)
20. What are you doing right now: a quiz (Yeah, this one. Clever, right?)
:thumb48149517:VECTOR GALLERY (I copied this from $Ikue because he's a genius!)
Vector Art is a technique, meaning art created in a vector-based program. Vector art is the use of primitives such as Points, Lines and Curves. The vector programs keeps track of the relationship between these primitives. This allows the images created, to be scaled and rescaled without loosing quality or becoming pixelated. This is in opposition to "raster (or bitmap) graphics" which is an image represented by a collection of pixels. These pixels if scaled above 100%, will degrade and loose quality.
Popular vector programs are: Illustrator
, Corel Draw
, and Flash
. Almost everything created with these programs is considered a vector piece. I say "almost" because there are exceptions to every rule. If your vector piece combines raster and vector images then I'm sorry to tell you but it is no longer a vector piece (and subsequently does not belong in the vector gallery). Example: If you finish your vector piece and realize after exporting it to a more web friendly version, you think it is lacking something. So you take it into photoshop and apply a simple texture to the surface of the piece just to give it a little something extra. This is no longer a vector piece, and should be posted to the "Digital art > Mixed media", gallery. Like wise if you take this raster texture image into illustrator and just apply a layer style (multiply, screen etc.) this is still not a vector piece. The common factor in these two equations is the raster texture. Since this texture cannot be scaled above 100% this makes the vector technically useless beyond that raster images original size. That being said don't think you are unable to add texturing to a vector piece. Most of these programs come equipped with detailed pattern swatches, textured brushes, and even the ability to "Live trace" which does as it's name implies, traces a raster image and turns it into a vector graphic.
Just to reiterate my point and to ensure there is no confusion here is a list of generally considered Raster Bases programs: Photoshop
, MS Paint
, and a great free alternative Gimp
. Basically everything created with these programs is considered a Raster image. I say use a clause simply because a few of these programs are capable of creating images with points, lines, and curves just as a vector program would. Photoshop for instance can create vector based images, however these are typically considered "Vexels" because of the fact that Vexel artists typically incorporate brush strokes into their images (for hair, etc.). Speaking of brushes. Just because you have downloaded and installed a brush set for photoshop or any other of the aforementioned raster programs that have the word "vector" in the title, does not
deem your image a vector piece. These brushes come in different sizes and no matter how high a resolution they may come in, they still cannot be scaled above their 100% mark without loosing quality.
To put it simply "Vector is not a "style" like Anime, but a "medium" like charcoal. Asking what vector-art looks like is like asking what an oil painting looks like. It could look like Rembrandt, Picasso, or a fifth grader's fingerpainting." DAILY DEVIATIONS
As part of my role here, feel free to send me or $Ikue Daily Deviation suggestions. Please note the following however:
Suggest Vector Work Only Please
Make sure the deviant has no more than 4 DDs and none were given within the last 3 months
Remember Quality over Quantity
Also, if you just want to discuss vectors or talk about events, organizations, and groups related to vectors, feel free to send me a note or drop a line here!//lemontea||more.addictive.than.heroin_+''