I have a big project coming up and I need use the gradient mesh too extensively. The problem is that I know how it works and all, but I can never seem to replicate the original image very well (we're reproducing a movie poster using the gradient mesh tool). I'm not sure what it is, people just say that it takes practice, but I've spent hours, and it still looks like crap. Any tips? I thought the pen tool was obnoxious.