In art school I would occasionally set a drawing or sculpture or really… whatever else aside because I liked it. On the other hand there were times I didn’t mind ripping up say, 99% of my foundations drawings and grinding them to a pulp to make new paper out of. (True story.) I work entirely digitally so I don’t have to worry about losing anything I’m particularly attached to. I use Time Machine which I back up frequently and I’m not exactly careless when it comes to organization.
This right here is all I have left of an illustration I was drawing for my good friend, Liz. It is how she described how elk sound since she lives in approximately the middle of nowhere on a farm and all I have left is a low quality screenshot.
Along with being pretty type A, I am very stubborn. I spent about five hours trying to recover my .psd file. I had no backups (magically) from the day I started this to when it ended up in my trash. I figured out that the file HAD to be in the trash bin in a backup that I had but can you recover any of your trash? No. (I might need to say that at this point I had emptied the trash bin a couple days ago since I don’t even like looking at an icon of garbage.) I was so incredibly frustrated and upset that I couldn’t recover this thing because one, I didn’t want to redraw it. Two, the time I spent trying to recover it I could have redrawn it.
Anyway, don’t get attached to anything you have. If/when I redraw this is will probably be better since I apparently had to go through a practice round. Focus on improving than focusing on what a good job you did, if that is what you do. That is my advice for the day.
PS. Does anyone know how to repair corrupt .psd files??