Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour

:iconchewedkandi: More from ChewedKandi


Submitted on
January 12, 2011
File Size
5.3 KB


4 (who?)
What is Vector Art?
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.

When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional pixels created. Due to this, the image loses it's clarity and creates a pixel effect.

When you resize a vector image, you are increasing the distance between the points. Due to this, the image doesn't lose it's clarity and doesn't pixellate.

The key element of vector is that it's infinitely scalable without any quality loss and it's why we love it!

What is Project Educate?
Project Educate is a Community Relations ran series of events which focus individually on each of the galleries of deviantART. It is exists to help give further exposure to the galleries concerned, help educate those in new mediums/genres and host events surrounding those galleries for those who are already part of the galleries.

Vector Week will be running 16th to 22nd of January 2011 with a series of events, articles and contests for those wanting to know more about vector and those who are already part of our scalable community.

Events Preview
During the week, several events will be taking place in dAmn, the deviantART Messaging Network (for the chatrooms if you will). In order to keep those informed of which events they'd like to make time for, I've decided to post a schedule of the big events happening:

Sunday 16th January: A Trivia Event hosted by vector-artists. Test your vector knowledge and win some fabulous devwear prizes! (time to be announced)

Monday 17th January: A featured chat with Ryan Putman aka RypeArts. Ryan is the owner of big tutorial blog VecTips and a regular writer over at VectorTuts+ and is a freelance web and graphic designer, who's primary medium is vector. This featured chat will be especially useful those who want to know more about writing tutorials, using vector in webdesign and graphic design as well as finding out what it's like to run such an influencial blog. This will take place at 9pm GMT/2pm MST in the #CommunityRelations chatroom.

Wednesday 19th January: A featured chat with Cristiano Siqueira aka CrisVector. Cris is an internationally respected vector artist who works as a freelance illustrator. Creating amazing vector pieces for web and print. He is also a senior member of the art collective depthCORE. This featured chat will be especially useful for those who want to know about what inspires him, what projects he gets involved in, being a freelance illustrator and much more! This will take place at 7pm GMT in the #CommunityRelations chatroom.

Thursday 20th January: A Vector Orgy hosted by vexelove. Similar to Photoshop Tennis, a vector orgy is a social and learning gathering of deviants wishing to contribute to a live collaboration. You have 30 mins to add to the vector collaboration and then you pass the file on! This is a fun event and regardless of your ability and skill set, everyone is welcome to take part. All you need is Adobe Illustrator! This will be an all day event! :eager:

Further events to be announced, including the announcement of the winners of the third annual Golden Pen Award winners, informative articles, a big vector contest and much more! Be sure to follow the journals of ChewedKandi to keep up to date on what's happening!

Useful Linkage for the Vector Galleries
:bulletpink: Daily Deviations
:bulletpink: Tips on Self Suggesting DDs
:bulletpink: Golden Pen Award

:bulletpink: Vector CR Update - December 2010
:bulletpink: Vector CR Update - November 2010
:bulletpink: Vector CR Update - October 2010 - part 1
:bulletpink: Vector CR Update - October 2010 - part 2

:bulletpink: Vector Art Daily Deviations - December 2010
:bulletpink: Vector Art Daily Deviations - November 2010
:bulletpink: DD's I've Featured collection
Want to help ^projecteducate Vector Week?
The easiest way to help promote the week is to download this .txt file, copy and paste it into a new journal and post it.

Do I have to be a premium member to post it?
Not at all! You can post this journal regardless of your member status!

How will this help?
It explains what vector art is, what project educate is and has some key events happening during the week. By posting this journal entry you are helping to share knowledge of what vector is to your followers. This will help more people understand the medium and how they can find out more!

Can I modify it?
You're welcome to modify it, but please keep the information on vector and project educate as written.

People who have posted this journal
... you?
Add a Comment:

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

mannycartoon Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ChewedKandi Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Added you to the list - thank you!
DistortedSmile Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ChewedKandi Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:

You're fabulous!
DistortedSmile Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
VAngelLJ Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Posted ^^
ChewedKandi Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuuuuuuuuuu :hug:
Done :dummy:

btw you should change the name of the last link (the "DD's I've Featured collection") since we who post the Journal haven't featured the DD's ;D
ChewedKandi Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome - thank you \o/

Ah yes, I should do that :giggle:
DomiSM Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woot!! Thanks for this!! Pimped it in my personal Journal as well as in #CorelDRAW-Vectorists blog! :D
Add a Comment: