Things don't always turn out like you planned.
I started off trying to draw a rose. Believe me, that rose took on many forms in the process. At first I wasn't happy with what was going on with the drawing. After a while, it even became a bit frustrating. I couldn't get what I wanted out of the drawing no matter how hard I tried.
Then I thought, I'll just relax and go with it a bit. For a while things still weren't working and I put it down to take a breather. I started thinking that I should let go of my preconceptions and start just going with the flow and trusting the process.
I usually come up with something that I like, not always but most times if I just stick with it.
A lot of times we give up too easily. Right when your about to make a breakthrough, right when the going gets the toughest and you don't think anything is going to come of all your hard work you put in, something happens and a new concept comes to mind. You get a fresh look. You find a different way to work around the barriers.
Most times, I just have to give myself a chance to succeed not be afraid of a little hard/frustrating work. If it doesn't turn out then you still have another chance to make it better. For me, I just have to keep at it a bit.
I guess the moral of the story is to not give up too soon. I'm glad I didn't give up on it before it started to look like something. There's always the next one.