I saw a picture of a very regal looking grey cat, sitting in a lovely natural setting. I was looking forward to drawing him. Sadly, I can't say I liked the finished painting. Ah well... another day, another cat.
It has to be said that even though I didn't love the painting I ended up making, I always love painting with watercolour. The process of pushing paint over textured paper and watching pigments flow and mingle in the water is undeniably glorious. You really have to try it.
Don't let the inner critic with her harsh judgement spoil the whole experience in the final moments. And if you can, try to let go of attachment to the results before you begin. Oddly enough, the less one cares about creating impressive output, the better it turns out.
Try it for yourself. (Please don't forget to let us know if it holds true for you!)