Welcome to the Vector Art Gallery. This Gallery started off as a means of entertaining my twin children during the school holidays, without reliance on the digital baby sitter [television]. It also served well for education purposes but most importantly, for my children to have some fun!
It turned out to be quite a hit and before long, requests were coming in for more exciting Vector Arts. These were initially hurried together in Power Point but soon, I couldn’t keep up with my children’s demands; they were plotting them out quicker than I could design and verify them!
Realising that others may also enjoy the challenge and reward of plotting out the Vector Arts, I posted a couple of them on my Facebook page. Soon after, an old school friend commented that some of his patients may enjoy doing these while having their injections and asked if there was an online resource where these could be downloaded from. I had also had a similar thought and thus, this web-page came into being!
The Vector Art is revealed by drawing polygons on graph paper and colouring them in. Each polygon is made by connecting points, like a dot-to-dot; however, the dots are not on the graph paper and will need to be added by working out their location from the coordinates provided. Coordinates are a group of two numbers, the X number followed by the Y number. To find the point’s position, first find the number on the X axis (numbers that run along the top of the graph), then find the number of the Y axis.
For example, the plotting of the point 2,5:
Some trickier Vector Arts use fractions, that's when a point lies somewhere between two whole numbers. For example, the point 10½, 12 has a fraction on the X coordinate. This point lies half way between the whole numbers 10 and 11 as shown in this example:
The same applies on the Y-axis, for example, the point 17, 8¼ has a fraction on the Y-axis. This time the point is one quarter of the way between the whole numbers 8 and 9, so it will be closer to 8 than 9:
Finally, when all the points for a polygon are plotted, they should be connected together using a straight line (a straight edge will help). Once you've drawn all the polygons, colour them in using the colour for that polygon.
Lines of Symmetry
Some of the Vector Arts have a lot of points. The coordinates for all of these points are listed, however, if the Vector Art has a line of symmetry [shown as a dotted line on the graph paper], you can take a short cut by plotting the 'reflected' points - just remember to connect them all up in the correct order!
Vector Art Collection
That's it; below you will find a collection of Vector Arts. The title of the Vector Art will hint of the final image. Print this page and you'll have all the Vector Arts puzzles to complete along with the solutions on the last page(s).
Please have some fun with this and if you enjoy or want to request some additional Vector Arts, please drop a comment in the section at the bottom of this page!
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