I’m in the process of adding a pretty robust lineup of creative products and services this month, and one of my favorite art styles is simple vector line art. This is almost always what is used for tattooing, as well as iconic, flat style vector art which is commonly used in corporate branding.
For those unaware, vector art is a super useful fusion of art, technology, and business. It’s basically the math behind scalable graphics. Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape are the most common tools for producing vector work, which is becoming a fundamental skill for working creative folks these days.
“Pixel based graphics are made up from lots of tiny physical squares (or ‘pixels‘) whereas vector graphics are mapped out using mathematical equations which calculate where the edges of the shapes sit in relation to one another.”
There are numerous ways to improve and add on to the style, especially when you throw Photoshop into the mix. I think there is a big market for this style of art – and its fun to do, so I’ve happily added a couple gigs on Fiverr for anyone seeking vector portraits.
Stay tuned for various vector additions to the store – I’ll be focusing on iconic, flat illustrations. If you’ve got a more complex vector art project in mind, just reach out and we’ll see what we can do together!