After I composed the sketch I printed it out on regular printer paper and used a brush pen to trace it onto another sheet of paper.
I scanned the new brush drawing and changed the color digitally to something similar to what i would paint with when I first start out a painting.
The few patches of fur I traced on a different sheet as well.
I realize that I could try a lot of creative new looks right now but first I want to see if I am able to reproduce something similar to one of my paintings. After I complete this then I will get more creative with this technique.