Inspiration: The Race

I've been working on my first commissioned pet portrait.

What a new challenge....

I'm almost finished, but I found myself getting very discouraged with it at first.

In frustration, I crumpled up & threw out several sketches before making progress.
(I actually cried over it too, but I tell you this as friends.:))

I'm determined to finish it though,
and finish it to the best of my ability.

I'll post it here when it's completed.
In the meantime, this inspires me to stick with it:
The Race

Do you ever find yourself discouraged with your work?
What helps you "break through"?