Thanks for your quick response! Everything was ok with the image 2 days ago. I shot the program down in the evening and the next morning i downloaded and installed the artstudio pro update. When i opened the image after the update, right away i noticed the described above distortions. Please note that at the time i had long established firmware on my ipad.
I wanted to also mention that i had noticed similar issue before with another image, but decided that it was me somehow messing it up. Turned out it was not.