Midwestgirl, a couple of things, I just noticed your new status and thought that needed addressing-
, and I personally don't think there's any particular issue with the outline of this drawing other than it's obviously unfinished.
In fact I think this may be the most mature drawing I've seen from you, clearly you are learning and gaining skill dramatically, definitely not the time to decide you aren't artist enough to keep going. I might have mentioned before (grin) that drawing is a skill and it develops like any skill, as you use it. You should compare this picture with some of your earlier stuff, you are way improved. The eye is dark and strong, the muzzle is lovely, the detail of the bit is very nicely done, and there may be an issue with the eye placement/forehead but I'm not entirely sure it's that far off to be worth messing with--look at it in a mirror, if something's really off it will leap out at you. I think you really need to finish it, and then...start another one, and another one, and another one.....DON"T leave a drawing half-done, if you are at all inclined to, push yourself to the end, lots of things can happen as you work, including the way you are perceiving the piece.
You are motivated and have a high degree of skill base already. We as artists all feel discouraged and over-whelmed by what we demand of ourselves---almost without exception, every drawing I produce goes through a phase where I think it's ruined and not worth finishing. But every time I make myself keep going, and you, my girl, should too.
(end of lecture.)