Tuesday, January 13, 2009

S3: Monotone Study #4

Photo reference was used.

Click here to view my painting process.

Apparently after downloading a couple of patches to update my drivers to resolve an issue with DirectX and my video card, I somehow contracted a trojan virus last Friday (01/09). Oh and the virus was very generous in bringing some of it's very best friends such as spyware and malware. Forgetting that I have two hard drives with corrupted sectors, I had a horrible time attempting to reformat both of them (obviously, but was worth a try or two... million). I was unable to get beyond service pack 1 when installing Windows XP.

After much wasted effort, I ended up throwing in the towel and ordered a new internal hard drive to unravel this mayhem. My new piece of hardware should arrive today; however in the meantime, I've been salvaging my losses as I didn't finish archiving all of my data.


Gerald said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the virus on your hard drive. What a drag! Glad you were able to salvage this wonderful illustration! You can almost tell by step 2 of your process that it'll look super awesome when you're done!!!! Keep it up buddy.

Alexei Martins said...

I`m sorry about the virus too!:/
What a beautiful illustration!!Love her eyes and her hair!!!!

and wow!about Kamen Rider...Let's go!hehe

shou' said...

Apparently, I have the worst luck with Western Digital's hard drives. Haha. Thanks! I'll keep truckin' along.

Alexei Martins:
Thanks! Glad you dig it.

Hah! I've finally completed mine. I look forward to seeing yours :)