Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Illustration Friday - Safe



I was working on my illustration friday piece, which was suppose to be a squirrel (running away from a dog) Well, it turns out I was the one to get bit! I was wasn't planning on getting so far into this piece tonight but one thing led to another and I was pretty happy with the results so far. Only I never bothered the save the file. I know better, but I lost track of time. But that's okay because photoshop never locks up anyways. Right?... ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!! (insert colorful expression here)

I quickly did a screen capture before I killed photoshop so at least I have something for illustration friday.

Safe? - I think not. (sigh)

20 comments:

Demongoldfish said...

Nothing is safe from Windows. NOTHING!!!

looked good tho!

michael dailey said...

looks like it was a good one. and i've had the same thing happen. u just get caught up in wht ur doing and totally forget to hit save

Debra Cooper said...

Looks like the beginning of a great piece. I like the angle a lot.

With technology today you'd think they could build into these systems an option to choose AutoSave in which it could save every 15 minutes or however you choose.

Neil Wallace said...

Sorry Jennifer, I hate when that happens. The only thing safe about windows is the fact that my computer doesn't have ears to hear all the profanities I blurt out when this happens to me. Looks like you had an excellant start on your illo though.
Neil

bill zeman said...

arrgh for sure. I had that happen for the first time right after I installed cs2, but it hasn't happened again. was it when you clicked the color picker?

Jeff G said...

At least its a funny twist (after the fact) on the topic. Looking past the Window, your illustration looks great - nice perspective!

J. E. Morris said...

Bill, I'm using version 7 and it practically never locks up likes that. I think I'm going to reinstall the op system this week. Lots of little things have been wonky lately.

Chickengirl said...

Aww! Sorry to hear..but it looks good from what I can see. No file is "safe," so I guess it goes with the theme!

Perhaps you will re-do it? Sometimes the second time around is alot faster (and make sure you save!)

rebecca said...

I feel for you! But still like your take on safe and the perspective.

aoisart said...

We can see how good it was! The squirrel is cute...actually the dog is cute, too! :) Hope now your computer is ok!

matt said...

oh, the terrible irony. it looks really great, though...maybe do it again?

Geninne said...

Oh my God Jen, even your unfinished pieces are awesome! Very cool :-)

Ginger*:)* said...

Ah , so photoshop has the Pianter personality. Actually I have had very few 'lock downs' with Painter, but have had enough to know that I must save save save, because once it locks up you can't even get a screen capture on a Mac. Your painting looks great even at this stage!

Philip said...

Yikes! Talk about irony.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Funny and sad story. Your illustration looks like it was gonna be awesome! I commend your quick thinking to at least get a screen capture. BTW, get a Mac.

J. E. Morris said...

Thanks all, I'm afraid I'm stuck with my PC for now. Maybe someday I'll go to the other side.

Do you think it's a coincidence that PC's are typically black and Macs white?

Luke... I am your computer...

Fossfor said...

what a shame, it looks as if this would have been a great illo, this has happened to me so many times I've got a phobia about saving stuff every 30 seconds.
maybe you could finish this using the print screen as a model

Sweet Pea said...

Poor you! Looks good from what I can see, I really like the perspective :)

scribblesk said...

Wah! Too bad,I love seeing your gorgeous creative posts!

Anonymous said...

Try The Gimp on Linux ^_^

P.s. There's a winblows version too