Sometimes things just don’t work out. That last panel has been such a frustration, particularly since I loved the dialog, but could NOT get the expressions to work. This was my best attempt out of about six different tries, and I’m still not happy with it. However, I decided that my perfectionist tendencies were obviously not going to get me anywhere (unless you count a shabby hotel room at the Town o’ RAGE) so I accepted this version as “good enough” and will try to do better in the future. I think what’s the most frustrating is that my rough thumbnail sketch of that panel looked AWESOME, which is almost always a guarantee that the actual panel won’t work. I get so hung up on getting it to match the rough exactly that I lose the feel of that particular moment.
What do you do when you can’t get an image to come out right?