That being said, last night I sat on the couch and painted this bad boy. Only to realize that while I liked what I had done, it was not as great as the original. That's OK I told myself. Nothing is going to be perfect and maybe this is meant to teach you a lesson. That you have to be patient and understand that things take time. Eventually with practice, you will get the hang of it. Just not right now. So I redrew the lion and intend to paint it again and try a second round.
Side note: even if I paint it semi decently better than the first time, this will not be a piece that I would sell. Why? Because it would not be fair to the original artist.