On a side note, vector graphics have been around since the 80s through of computer assisted graphics . The fact that they started to become popular around the people who vector from MLP it's because it's derived from Flash. And yes! Vector graphics are commonly used to design logos, creative typography and more because they retain their structure no matter what scale you use. I worked with the easiest of tools to vector since the early 90s such as Powerpoint, CorelDraw, Freehand and Illustrator.
Very good explanation of vectors, instantly lands on favo-list^^ really good that you pointed out that vectors are NOT a style of drawing and that making vectors can be hard as buck to be honest. Greetings from here^^
Well done! I enjoyed reading this even though I am certainly aware of what a vector is
Could you clarify something for me? What do you mean by "If you want to blame someone for tracing/recoloring, blame those who use the .PNG exports as such..."? (It's in the Closing Notes section, 5th bullet.)
I've just started vectoring, and there certainly is a lot of tech to learn. I would say that good vectoring is/can be an art, as the vector 'artist' will need to make judgements on how to convert an often blurry image that might have animation errors into something more pleasing.
Previous to getting into vectoring myself, I was one of those pathetic people who thought that ;_; I thought a vector was an image with thick lines, high quality, and a transparent background. (aka, MLP style art saved as a PNG) ... *hangs head in shame*