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César Hernández-Meraz
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Mexican autistic guy.
Loves fanart.
Likes fantasy and super heroes.
Does not care much about fan fiction (sorry, guys).
Spends all his time in work, theater, video games and comic books, and sometimes finds the time to draw something.

Current Residence: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Pencil colors
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Iceman
Personal Quote: Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies
I lost all my work on my latest picture...

I mentioned this new picture in the illustration I submitted yesterday:

In it, I commented this about the pic: A Generation X hero who left us too soon...

Well, this time he waited until the picture was completely finished to leave me. The colors had been completely done, I had written the finish date and my blog's URL. All that was needed was a final save of the PSD file and then saving it as JPG.

I got a blue screen and, when I tried to open the file again, it was damaged beyond repair (I know, I downloaded a couple of "repair" tools). The latest preview mocking me whenever I went to the "open file" menu.

I had really liked the final look of that pic. I decided early on not to do any shading in it. Instead of that, I selected colors I do not normally use. I was presented with the choice to either go really mad and forget about this pic for some time or try to start from scratch, knowing I could never duplicate the same effect and feelings of the original one.

Having already "promised" this pic would follow, I knew I could not simply leave it. I had to work on it now. That is when the small preview that was all that remained of my work became useful. I took a snapshot of it so I could have a (very small) color guide. I could save a previous version of my file, but it is from more than a month ago, so it was just the original scan file (all my coloring work was done yesterday and today). This saved me the effort of setting up the scanner and wasting more time before coloring again.

All in all, with this color guide, I think I will be able to come close to what I had achieved the first time.

Still, I hate when this happens...
  • Listening to: The stupid deviantART ads with sounds
  • Reading: X-Men: The Hunt for Xavier
  • Watching: Wolverine and the X-Men
  • Playing: Phantasy Star II
  • Eating: Potato chips
  • Drinking: Water

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Thanks for adding Katie Power & Franklin Richards on Christmas Day to your Marvel Comics Collection
Thank you for watching me back and happy birthday too!
Was your birthday recently, right? I am happy got to know you
as Dragon Quest companion :)  
Cesar-Hernandez Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I really liked your pics.

And yes, my birthday was on March 28th. Thanks.
Happy belated birthday
Cesar-Hernandez Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Dan.

I am late, as well (not on dA these weeks, because of work and theater).
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