A vector portrait is a computer generated work of art made up of lines filled with blocks of color. It isn’t that easy to generate a portrait, but it isn’t that hard too. It all depends on the creative you chose. Most vector portraits are based on photographs, so look pretty realistic in terms of form, but the colors used can vary wildly from natural skin shades to intense, kaleidoscopic tones.


We just tried to put together 40 best vector portraits here. Hope you’ll enjoy the ride…

1. Wise up

You got What you want, Now you can hardly stand it though, By now you know It’s not going to stop Wise Up – Aimee Mann


2. Vector Kid

Lawnz’s Kid is the result of about eight hours’ work in Illustrator CS2, a cheeky, characterful vector portrait.


3. Hawaiian-Eyes

based off of my earlier photo “belle”, i hope you all like it as much as the photo! model: Jessica punchameleon.


4. Thawana Broska

This photo was taken on March 29, 2009.


5. Captain-Malcolm-Reynolds

Well look at this. ‘Pears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?


6. Lubitel


7. The Red Sun By Alex


8. Portrait by Alex

work is executed in CORELDRAW X3


9. KasiaGacek_Vector Portrait


10. Listen

This portrait of Ashlee Simpson, reworked from an image from her album cover, has some incredible vector detailing in her jacket, trainers and beat box.


11. Vector Potrait By Tusami

A project for Commercial Art class: to create a vector portrait of yourself. I think my turned out pretty dang good… vectors are fun but evil and time consuming too. We were supposed to mimic the style done on the movie Scanner Darkly. But this one was entered into the Smoke brush art show and I got 2nd place in advanced computer graphics and the scholarship to go to the Art Institute of Colorado’s Summer Studio Workshop Animation program! Yey!!! I’m very proud of it_TUSAMI.


12. Zodiac Themed Portrait

Hello fellow vector fanatics, my name is Sharon Milne and I sometimes go under the moniker ChewedKandi. I’ve been interested in digital art for over a decade now but it wasn’t until five years ago that I got into vector art. Since then it’s been an addictive and scalable journey with Adobe® Illustrator®.


13. Hellonastick

My entry for “FOR THE WIN CONTEST” vector/vexel portrait category_Rizaldy.


14. Crisvector


15. Pixie

This vector portrait of Bjork realistically reflects the singer’s elfin charm.


16. Pretty Girl Is Surfing

A new vexel style; I tried to add more contrast to this, since all of my old vexels seemed washed up and bland. So… here’s my attempt at a very contrast vexel_INTO YOUR HEART.


17. Christian Bale


18. Eternal Flame

A vexel of Rihanna.The shading on the shirt is mostly improvised so I hope I got it right. The background is vexelled too.


19. Hillary Duff

I love the outcome of the hair but hate the necklace. Got lazy towards the end with the necklace so it’s a bit messy_MS TRUE BLUE.


20. Michelle Trachtenberg vector


21. Hey Small Ville by into your heart

Small Ville Lois’ ever affectionate nickname for Mr. Clark Kent, A.K.A Brandon Routh.


22. I Love Mason Face Art

Artwork of my nephew Mason from a 2003 photo.I sketched and planned out the artwork in Photoshop CS4 and finalized it in Illustrator CS4_MEL MAECELO.


23. Matthew Goode Art

Matthew Goode appears in Tom Ford’s “A Single Man”. The original photo is from the January Issue of GQ Magazine and it was taken by Peggy Sirota.


24. kaley cuoco

Made with Photoshop 7


25. Angelina Jolie


26. Purple


27. Penelope

Because I admire Penelope Cruz. I made an artwork of her_GERSHNOV.


28. Till I Get Over You

Artist Tash25 renders this portrait in a super-realist style, crisply capturing the play of light on the model’s face and dress. The delicate monochrome tonality lends the image a nice retro ambiance.


29. Sherri Dupree


30. Lyla Art

Artwork that I did fo the very cute Lyla. I referenced it from a photo taken by her parents.It was very hard doing the colors–baby skin tends to be smooth and it was tough to get the right amount of details in.I started this in October 2009 and finally got around to finishing it January 2010_MEL MARCELO.


31. Brian Cat Art

Personal artwork I did from a photo I found online. He’s a friend on MySpace–I contacted him about using the photo but I have yet to receive a reply. Since I love it, I went ahead and did the artwork_MEL MARCELO.


32. Kimura Kaela

This is a portrait of one of my favorite Japanese singers,Kimura Kaela.


33. Steve Jobs

Hello! I’m Cristiano Siqueira, an illustrator from Sao Paulo / Brazil.


34. Diego Luna Art

One of my favorite actors. I referenced this artwork from a great photo that I spotted in an issue of Entertainment Weekly from spring 2008_MEL MARCELO.


35. Bob-burnquist

Hello! I’m Cristiano Siqueira, an illustrator from Sao Paulo / Brazil.


36. Zooey-Deschanel


37. Ethan’s Colored Portrait

The hair was challenging again, but thank goodness for those hair brushes from deviant art. Added more hair on the inside instead of relying on the gradient filling alone. Also used a thicker stroke this time around to give more fullness to his head of hair.


38. Dickeys vector


39. Kristen Stewart


40. Vector Potrait of Trent

This photo was taken on September 5, 2009.