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Introduction


What a week it's been! I know I've had a lot of fun and judging from my recent poll, others have too! It's been great to see the week has been ran by not just myself but members of the vector community. Not only that, but so many people have helped promote the event. In both cases, I'm extremely thankful.

So what happened during the week?


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!

Dance by ssst Sushi Up by cronobreaker Pseudo's Daughter .Rerub. by j3concepts She belongs to us now by grelin-machin
Favourite Vectors choosen by the Community


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.

Peter Pan and Captain Hook by ssst La Luna by CrisVector Maharani by Ryannzha
Favourite Vectors choosen by the Community


The Contest



Evolution of Vector is a contest for any experience to enter and doesn't close until 11.59:59pm PST Wednesday 16th February 2011. Check out this article to find out more and check out the fabulous prizes! :woohoo:

Missing you... by irinabogos With the glance in the sky by Xelenne Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis Metametropolis by nyctopterus
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The ORGY!



Thursday was a fabulous vectorORGY for Vector Week hosted by ssst and vexelove! A fabulous mass collaboration of vector artists, each spending 30 mins each in turn to add to a vector piece.

VectorOrgy January 21 2011 by ssst

The contributors were in order of play: ChewedKandi, LineBirgitte, Muktinsh, Charmed-Ravenclaw, gordo258, TheButcheress, nellies, carostar680, pica-ae, JenCamacho, DeviantJC, 1---ROB---1, DeviantJC and ssst :woohoo:

Much fun was had and it was great meeting some new deviants into the vector community.

Frog by zombiwoof Allegory of Patience by VectorJones enchanting: winter+myu by cd-marcus TwoTonePsychedelicDub by mixmasterangel
Favourite Vectors choosen by the Community


The Week's Events & News



Many events and articles happened during the week. If you've not had a chance to check them out, they are listed below...

Sunday 16th January 2011
:bulletpink: Evolution of Vector - Contest starts :eager:
:bulletpink: Vector Trivia event hosted by the vector group vector-artists.
Winners: 1st Place - YasminaCreates 2nd Place - ssst 3rd Place - BryanKun! Congrats :woohoo:


Monday 17th January 2011
:bulletpink: Featured chat with web/graphics designer Ryan Putnam aka RypeArts aka the owner of VecTips.com.
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Getting into Vector
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Ryan Putnam featured chat log


Tuesday 18th January 2011
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Abstract
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Animal
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: The Vector COMMUNITY!


Wednesday 19th January 2011
:bulletpink: Featured chat with internationally respected illustrator Cristiano Siqueira aka CrisVector. The event will be taking place in #CommunityRelations
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Objects
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Vector Art, Technically Speaking
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: People


Thursday 20th January 2011
:bulletpink: Chat event: VectorORGY with ssst thanks to vexelove #vexelove's chatroom!
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: CrisVector featured chat log
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: The 100% Vector Rule
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Exposure and the Vector Community


Friday 21st January 2011
Deviant Submitted News for Vector Week!
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Introducing Inkscape - written by BDT466
:bulletpink: News: Featured Group: #AI-Resources - written by FantasyStock
:bulletpink: News: SPOTLIGHT FEATURE 7: VECTOR ARTISTS - written by jcroxas
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Scenes


Saturday 22nd January 2011
:bulletpink: News: PE: Golden Pen Award: Vehicles
:bulletpink: News: Project Educate: Other Vector Galleries on dA

My Sweet Fracture by robotnicc sexy back by MissMatzenbatzen Blueberry Lemonade by Blush-Art amphibian. by adisTM
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Conclusion


Judging from the reaction of the community, I'll be looking at other vector themed weeks and events for the community to take part in. I don't want to plague you with each week being a vector week, but I'm sure they will happen more often!
The best part is, you can help run the events! So if you ever want me to help you run an event, send me a note and I'll be more than happy to help! :hug:
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been added to #dA-Dictionary's Dictionary Entries.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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BDT466 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You did an amazing job running it I must say. I have no idea how you managed, but by some epic talent, you accomplished both making it happen and with success. Can't wait for the next one :)
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha loads of organising :P
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011   Digital Artist
YAY!!!!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:eager:
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DeviantJC Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job handling all of us vector geeks kandigirl
much love :heart:
jf
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:

Thank you :D
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1---ROB---1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Vector Week was a blast.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you had fun :hug:
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