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Commission - Ryan Avatar by OdysseyWestra Commission - Ryan Avatar :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 1 0 Commission - Alex Avatar by OdysseyWestra Commission - Alex Avatar :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 2 0 Linux Conversion Showdown Banner by OdysseyWestra Linux Conversion Showdown Banner :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 0 0 Commission - Noah Avatar by OdysseyWestra Commission - Noah Avatar :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 1 2 Parallel by OdysseyWestra Parallel :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 4 0 To A New Year by OdysseyWestra To A New Year :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 1 0 Soinc Boom: Miles 'Tails' Prower by OdysseyWestra Soinc Boom: Miles 'Tails' Prower :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 91 6 Commission - Let's Play Sega by OdysseyWestra Commission - Let's Play Sega :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 1 0 Log Horizon - Shiro by OdysseyWestra Log Horizon - Shiro :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 55 12 Dash - FanCharacter Example by OdysseyWestra Dash - FanCharacter Example :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 0 0 Jazmine - FanCharacter Example by OdysseyWestra Jazmine - FanCharacter Example :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 1 0
Sword Art Online: Another Odyssey Ch.1
This has to have been the worst day of my life! First, I get roundhouse kicked by a short woman due fact I could not speak fluid Japanese, and said something that apparently is rude. Second, I'm most likely going to flunk my classes. Why? Cause I simple cannot take them. Third, I'm stuck in this God forsaken Virtual World! Welcome to Sword Art Online my ass! I mean how are we going to clear 100 floors and stay alive!? Finally to top it off, my student visa expires in a year!
These were the thoughts that screamed in my head after awaking from the nightmare of hearing that red hooded freak yesterday. I awake here laying in a virtual bed, in a virtual Inn, in a virtual town, in a virtual world known as Aincrad. It all felt like a dream, yet as my mind shifted into reality and I see that stupid digital clock on the upper right hand side, I knew this wasn't the case. This was real deal. I'm stuck here unless the game cleared or I just die. I never really wanted this to happen to me. All I w
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Commission - Amethyst Bonsai Tree by OdysseyWestra Commission - Amethyst Bonsai Tree :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 2 0 2014 Jupiter Colony Logo by OdysseyWestra 2014 Jupiter Colony Logo :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 0 0 The Journey Along by OdysseyWestra The Journey Along :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 12 6 Fall Latte by OdysseyWestra Fall Latte :iconodysseywestra:OdysseyWestra 5 4

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COMM: Hey, why are you crying? by AllesiaTheHedge COMM: Hey, why are you crying? :iconallesiathehedge:AllesiaTheHedge 91 11 New Horizons by MarcelPerez New Horizons :iconmarcelperez:MarcelPerez 687 81 2 Songs :PSD: by Mikeinel 2 Songs :PSD: :iconmikeinel:Mikeinel 4,387 69
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ,D
Ooookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! :la: Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little ;)
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
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Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels
This is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
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Sucking Up for a Key by Mikeinel Sucking Up for a Key :iconmikeinel:Mikeinel 3,484 222 Apartment by matsukitchi Apartment :iconmatsukitchi:matsukitchi 2,731 92 Deep Unknown Bound by linnil Deep Unknown Bound :iconlinnil:linnil 57 23 Christa Renz (Historia) by Suzakuro Christa Renz (Historia) :iconsuzakuro:Suzakuro 97 9 Izellandia by iCHig0man Izellandia :iconichig0man:iCHig0man 21 15 Wallpaper We're Gonna ROCK IT ! Anime Character by Nagamii-Chan Wallpaper We're Gonna ROCK IT ! Anime Character :iconnagamii-chan:Nagamii-Chan 121 60 Watercolor Walkthrough: Vocaloid Bookmarks by carrot-milk Watercolor Walkthrough: Vocaloid Bookmarks :iconcarrot-milk:carrot-milk 1,195 102 Daylight by Genesis-Orbit Daylight :icongenesis-orbit:Genesis-Orbit 18 3 When I Look At the World by Genesis-Orbit When I Look At the World :icongenesis-orbit:Genesis-Orbit 86 46 Enchant them all! The intertwining has arrived! by VulcanusKnight Enchant them all! The intertwining has arrived! :iconvulcanusknight:VulcanusKnight 612 35 Freeze everything! The fresh snow has arrived! by VulcanusKnight Freeze everything! The fresh snow has arrived! :iconvulcanusknight:VulcanusKnight 608 30
Just some the Awesome artwork I collect over the my time here on Deviantart. Fell free to check them out!!^^


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Albert Westra
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a freelance Artist from Spokane, WA who uses Open Source software in my work. My goal is to become an independent Graphic Novelist and Illustrator while helping other artists use open source software as part of their tool chain.

I'm a full time Linux user and contribute to the community and other open projects whether it's financing, bug reporting, documenting, or the occasional bug fix as long as it's Python.


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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :la:
Nightly-Clock-Work Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the watch :aww:
OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. ^^
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you. ^^
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you had an awesome day!
WinterWhale Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Hello. Thanks for fave. I really appreciate it:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. I liked how your style fit Alphonse's armor. It made it feel dynamic.
MeliSNeu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch I really appreciate it.
OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome. You have some talent there, so don't give up! ^^
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