What are Vector Drawings and How to Easily Make Them?

What are Vector Drawings and How to Easily Make Them?

The screens of our smartphones and computers are composed of pixels. However, the way an image is constructed can be either by rasterization (pixel art) or with geometric vector lines (vector art).

Vector drawings take up much fewer data than rasterized images and can be enlarged almost endlessly without losing quality.

The reason for the large files with pixel files is that each pixel has to be described. While a vector file consists of commands such as ‘one point is at these coordinates, the other point is at those coordinates, the connection is a curved line, and the colour is #xxxx’.

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Gesso printing, made in November and December 2019

Gesso printing, made in November and December 2019

Being creative is very important to me. Oh wait, I think it’s important for everybody. đź™‚

The gesso printing technique is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. And it’s a perfect hobby.

What I like about working with newspapers or magazines is, that I get not only a picture on the paper, but that I can leave parts of the front side of the paper intact. That way it’s a mix between a monoprint and a collage.

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Inspiration from a Strange Source. Drawings of “Sponsje”

Inspiration from a Strange Source. Drawings of "Sponsje"

In 2019 I had an intention to make a drawing daily. At times it was a challenge to get inspired.

Luckily, I saw the sponge lying on the kitchen sink and had to think of SpongeBob.

Why not create my own figure, I thought. As you see, inspiration from a strange source is possible.

The nice thing was that I could try to portray both feelings and activities. Fantastic. I made the drawings in the app Procreate.

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