That said...FUCK. We had a tiny storm today. It knocked out the power.
I screamed, and then discovered that I had saved my project just in time. There was much rejoicing.
Then the power died again.
Not only did I lose the extra work I'd done? The file? Was TOTALLY corrupted. Completely. Utterly.
Except for the preview tile. You know, that little tiny picture that tells you what you're looking at? That was fine.
...so I took a screen shot of the preview tile, expanded it up to fit the full image size, and blurred the living shit out of it.
So the GOOD news is...most of the color is in the right place, and the human shapes are, roughly, still correct. And I know my anatomy JUST well enough to go on from there.
The bad news? I HAD THE CASTLE THE WAY I WANTED IT. I am weeping. I am sobbing. I am a blubbering fucking wreck. It's not a total waste, and I even like some of the color blendings done here. But OH MY GOD, I am SO not happy with the universe in general right now.
THE BOOK WILL BE OUT ON THE FIFTEENTH AND IT WILL HAVE THIS AWESOME ARTWORK IF I HAVE TO PULL AN ALL NIGHTER TO MAKE THIS WORK.
Here is another work in progress. Pat me on the back and tell me I am awesome, because I do not feel awesome. I feel like kicking puppies.
|Leythorne would not approve of kicking puppies.|