50 Incredible Asian Vector Portraits

A vector portrait is basically a computer-generated work of art made up of lines. The coordinates of these lines, which contain blocks of colour between them, are plotted with the aid of computer software. Vector images can easily be differentiated from bitmap (raster) images, which are arranged as arrays of individual pixels.

Unlike bitmap images, vector images tend to look quite ‘simple’ with a limited palette and little or no fine detail or shading. It is this simplicity, however, which gives them great power over the viewer.

Humans find vector images particularly attractive and memorable for one main reason: the human brain itself interprets and stores images of the world around it in vector format. The lack of fine detail in a vector image means it has a relatively low demand on memory (both in the brain and on a computer) and can therefore be stored more easily.

Below, we’ve selected 50 exquisite vector portraits for your viewing pleasure. Why all Asian? Well, it just so happens that Asians, particularly the Japanese, create the best vector portraits in the world, possibly because of their great love of comics (anime), which tend to be made up of vector images.

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About the Author

Tom Walker is a writer and designer who works as a writer for a leading supplier of HP toner cartridges, inks, paper and printing accessories based in the north of England. Much of his creative writing can be found on their blog, CreativeCloud, where he discusses advertising and the arts.

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29 Comments

  1. Not everyone of these portraits is actually vector based. However, it’s still a very impressive collection.

  2. Some of these are really awesome, but seriously; most of them are not ‘incredible’.
    This list would be much better with just a few really good examples. And yeah, if you call it vector-portraits please make sure it’s really only vector graphics.
    Don’t get me wrong, still very inspiring, thanks :)

  3. Lol hello, I noticed one of your vector portraits is from my deviantArt account LightnDarkSpaces. Well my name is Stephanie Stratton and I am most definately NOT asian, though I have had some very inspirational friends of asian decent. I am your typical blonde-haired blue-eyed caucasian. Anyways, glad your think it’s great ^.^

  4. Appreciate your help with my personal research task! No worries, I won’t be copying this post but I found a few useful ideas with my report. It really is interesting you’re the second result shown for my search term.

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