Octopus Bath WIP


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    @kat Thanks for the feedback! I am going to have water dripping from the girl and other areas throughout the room. I wasn't sure about the new direction of the octopus head but your description and contrast between the two has me set on reverting it back.


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    My laptop randomly restarted while working on the picture and though I had saved but a few moments before photoshop claims the file is corrupt and gave me the dreaded "unexpected end-of-file" and will not open the file in any way. The thumbnail still shows up and this is the low resolution picture from my phone.

    This is the first time I've hit this problem so I'm taking my lumps and while I'm torn up about it I'm thankful it wasn't directly for a client due today. Though this has me considering an iPad Pro and procreate even more I'm curious if this is an HP, Windows, or Photoshop problem and does the iPad have similar issues of it's own?

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    @jon-anderson I feel your pain! It used to happen to me when I used Corel Painter on a PC. Fortunately, I can say I've never had this problem with Procreate. Just to make sure, I airdrop my Procreate files regularly to my Mac as backup but I've been using Procreate for several years now (on an iPad and now on an iPad Pro) and haven't had any losses. I hope you can recreate the painting because I really liked it.


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    @demotlj Thank you for the encouragement. I'm debating whether to fork over for an iPad Pro or try to teach myself a traditional medium. As an artist which size iPad do you prefer?


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    @jon-anderson With the caveat that I don't know if I can legitimately claim the descriptor "artist" 🙂 I bought the 12.9 iPad Pro six months ago and love it. I worked on the normal size iPad for two years before that and it was OK but I definitely like the extra area to work in. It would be hard to go back.



  • @jon-anderson THat completely sucks. Sorry! I also really liked the piece


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    @jon-anderson Oh no!!! I'm so sorry this happened to you. Even with the lo-res screenshot, I can tell that it was a terrific illo. This, too, has happened to me at least once so I feel your pain, which is why I'm constantly working both digitally and traditionally, just so I have options. Plus, I've got at least 2 back up systems in place, and am constantly making versions of my work. These situations make you extra careful and paranoid, in a good way.



  • Oh dear! This has happened to me once before. I was never able to resolve the issue, and now I make sure to save onto a back up file periodically for important pieces.



  • Such a shame to hear that @Jon-Anderson it was looking awesome. I always end with about 10-20 save files by the end of my painting, it has saved me a few times when I had issues such as yours.

    Are your files set to be restored from a previous state? The newer windows backs up files so that they can be recovered sometimes. It might be worth check that out to see if it can be saved


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    @gary-wilkinson I haven't tried but read a forum post somewhere saying that pertains to windows files and not personal files. I'll try to look into more. It's worth a shot.


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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I usually have to learn things the hard way and saving to multiple places is my lesson for today.


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