I lost my work :-(


  • SVS OG

    I just lost about 2 hours or more worth of my work on Krita 😞 Just wanted to vent on here or get sympathy...or something. This is going to be frustrating. At least I still have part of it that I made a copy of last night but none of tonights work. I was really liking it too. So hard to figure out how to do certain things.....I wish I had a little workbook with assignments I could do a little at a time. I guess I just need to be patient...as usual. Thanks for listening. I was liking it too. Ugh.



  • Oh I am terribly sorry.=( That’s a major bummer. Not much comfort in this but I hope your process step by step has improved so maybe you can recreate it with the knowledge you’ve learned and can do it more quickly.

    If you redo it please share it on here, I’d really like to see it.



  • @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Boo!!! I hate it when the technology takes us down! My sympathies for your loss. Maybe you will like the redo even better. That’s my Pollyanna spin on it.


  • Pro

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen I'm so sorry Marsha 😞 It sucks so much when it happens! Re-doing work is the worst!!



  • @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen That. Friggin'. SUCKS. There's nothing worse than losing work to computer error.

    I think it's possible to set up Krita to autosave if this is happening to you regularly.


  • SVS Team SVS OG

    After that happened to me once, I learned to always press ctrl+s very often.



  • Argh, I feel you, Marsha. So sorry this happened! I really do think that when you redo it you'd like it better, as @JennyJones said. But again, this sucks, and I'm sorry.

    @Chip-Valecek said in I lost my work 😞:

    After that happened to me once, I learned to always press ctrl+s very often.

    I do the same! Command + S as I'm a Mac user. Every 10 minutes or so or more, hahah.


  • SVS OG

    Thanks for the sympathy, everyone πŸ˜πŸ’“. And for the Ctrl S tip!


  • SVS OG

    Uuuuuuugh! That suuuuuucks! Sorry to hear that happened to you. I think it happens to everyone at some stage or another - and it's such a bummer when it does!! Like someone else mentioned, try focusing in the fact that you learned things when you did it (even if it was all lost) so you still gained a lot out of the process. x


  • SVS OG

    I’m so sorry for you. Yeah, I hear that Krita crashes from time to time. This really stinks. It would definitely help to save your work as often as every hour.


  • Pro SVS OG

    I am so sorry this happened to you, absolutely vent. I can empathize, I once painted hours of hair and I was really loving it and lost it. I tried for several more hours to find it get it back and just ended up repainting. It was a lesson learned. I am sorry this happened to you 😞



  • Well that's a bummer! The only thing I can say is something others have already mentioned...be sure to use ctrl + S shortcut very often! Two hours is not that bad though! (unless that's the whole time you have to draw each day) it's muuuch worse when you're doing something big and you're 10h+ into it πŸ™

    Look for positives though! If you're willing to take another shot at the same art piece, you've made some kind of 'test run' before that. It may be easier and quicker this time! πŸ˜„


  • SVS OG

    @lmrush oh no! That sounds horrible!


  • Pro SVS OG

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen thank you, now I save often and make duplicate files photoshop and jpeg πŸ™‚


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