hmmm... I made a forum topic awhile ago about where vectors should really fit under, and I agree: I do not think vectors
should be classified under 'doujinshi' for several reasons:
doujinshi is for fanart/indie art usually drawn with an art medium. I realize
there are alot of fantastic CG'ed doujinshi as well, but I believe there is a difference between custom original CG'ing
and vectoring. The first obvious note is that a vector is a trace of a pre-existing
image, which is essentially used to improve the image, either for size, clarity or many other aesthetic reasons.
In this sense a vector is different than a doujinshi submission because a doujinshi
submission is considered 'hand made'. As in, an image can be used as a reference for the artwork but not
Of course, one must point out that vectors take alot of time, skill and patience. By saying they are mearly traces is a
tad of an understatement when considering the amount of work involved- yet they
should not be considered doujinshi mearly because of its work value.
One thing which dissapoints me about its current category is that whenever I am browsing for new potential doujinshi
artists under recent submissions, doujinshi- I will click on thumbnails of what appears to be a fantastic drawing or CG
only to find it a vector. I must admit I do get dissapointed. I think it would make alot more sense to just give it
I'd like to throw in an idea which should make everyone happy: how about making a new
category under art as vectors since vectoring has become such a craze lately. We definately have enough vectors
to do this :P
Essentially we have three categories: scans, doujinshi and wallpapers- I don't think vectors fit under any of these. The
closest is obviously doujinshi, but it is also misleading.
if you would like to view my previous thread conserning this topic, please go here:
Vectors- A discussion