Pet Portraits - Rocco, Roxy, and Ricotta

What a journey this pet portrait has been.

My initial sketches?

I was incredibly frustrated with them.
(Pink carpet isn't the most motivating thing in the world either, by the way).

I wanted to scrap the whole thing and be done with it.
After a few tears, lots of charcoal dust, and several sheets of paper....
I decided to breath and stick with it.  

(I like to call it Determination; 
my husband will say it's Stubbornness :) )

I'm on the home stretch now...  
Just need to fix a few details.
Charcoal on toned charcoal paper. 
11"x14"

So glad I didn't throw in the towel.

~*~

With which projects are you glad you stuck it out?