Ok, so I put the drawing down for a while and went back to it this week and I am just done! At first, I gave the client some credit for her complaints, but now, she will ask me to change one thing, then doesn't like what I changed, so I change it back. Then she wants me to change it again. At this point I am getting rather annoyed and I just don't think I can do this little dog justice anymore.
I have tried everything ya'll recommended (including tracing...oh no, the "T" word) and it's still not good enough. I am not even going to post the reference photo or drawing in here as some of the things she has asked me to do look nothing like the photo she provided. She is basically asking me to draw from a dark picture where the dog is sitting behind a screen door. Then I somehow need to interpret what "she" remembers of her dog because it's not clear in that picture or any of the pictures she gave me.
Anyway, If anyone in here feels up to the challenge of taking on this project let me know. Maybe one of ya'll can do something magical with this dog's portrait. I told her that if she's still not satisfied on this last attempt (which I believe is my 7th at this point), then she can have her money back and I'd happily refer her to one of my other artist friends.
I have literally been sick to my stomach over this drawing and it's just not worth it to me, especially for what I charge.