There's a funny story to this:
Sketched this up today after work, testing out PAP 4.0 on my main compy, now that I have it back. Works great, but I lost all my work. Yes, this sketch. It was gone. Lost forever in the digital oblivion... or so I thought.
Needless to say I was PISSED OFF. Because I HAD been saving it, quite frequently in fact; then I scribbled some more, experimenting with the brushes, and due to the limitations of "Undo", I decided to just load my last save... only to load up a completely blank canvas.
I had been in such a good mood, that the crash I went through coming down after losing my work was pretty bad. Not fun. Then after a little while of panicking and reopening the file over and over in the hope that it was some graphics glitch and all my work was still there, I decided to lock my PC, because I had changed my password and profile picture to something new because I was in such a buzzed mood...
... and I forgot my password. I was so absolutely certain the password was correct... and spent about an hour typing it in trying to figure out which key I must have skipped over or something... only got angrier as time went on, angrily cut up and ruthlessly devoured the fish and chips we had for dinner. There was no mercy shown!
Then, while using my old PC to look for solutions to the password crisis on the interwebz, it suddenly occurred to me... I had used a completely different word in the simple phrase. I felt like such a fool.
Try as I might, though, I couldn't recover my work. It was gone forever... so I went and did something else... then came back in the mood to try drawing again... and noticed, when I saved the new scribble from PAP 4.0 as a different file, that it was less than half the filesize of the first one...
Eventually, I noticed up in the top corner that there was a little blue shape on one of a bunch of white squares next to little lightbulbs, and only one of them had a pencil next to it... holy crap, I totally didn't know PAP 4.0 had layers.
... I shudder to think that I hesitated for even the merest fraction of a split second when saving the second scribble as a NEW FILE. That was a close one.
The second sketch was a half-assed attempt at Skippy from Robin Hood... because bunny, archer... it doesn't look anywhere near as good as this one, because I gave up, then went and watched Robin Hood. I honestly don't remember if I salvaged this sketch before or after the movie... I am like, totally wiped right now. Emotional rollercoaster rides aren't very nice.
Thought I lost the sketch; forgot my new password; remembered why my password wasn't working (wrong word); almost lost file for real by hesitating for maybe a nanosecond over saving over what I thought was just a blank canvas; found sketch was still safe. Hooray!
, robin hood
4 years, 5 months ago
18 Jan 2015 14:26 CET
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