I wanted to draw something that wasn’t happy, so I drew a hideous picture. But the idea I had in my head was still compelling that I tried again, and this time I came up with this:
The first attempt was so bad that I don’t think the one and only person who saw it would be able to tell that this picture was my second attempt. Even with this second attempt I wasn’t very happy because I wanted the man to look sinister, and instead he just looks blank and impassive. So I tried a third time, zooming in on his face:
I know in a few months I’ll look at it and think, “Yuck. Did I really think that was good?” But I’m pleased with it for the time being.