Vector Art Features 7 - Gradient Meshes Introduction
So you thought vector art was all solid shapes and cell shading... you couldn't be further from the truth! In vector art, there is an infamous and difficult tool to master and that is the almight Gradient Mesh! So let's get more indepth with what gradients are and what is a gradient mesh, however first let's get out of the way what vector is... 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 a