Looking good, I was learning towards something like that too. For the vectorized version could you make the colors a bit more vibrant, and the fur maybe something lighter like top left fur or bottom middle fur on the ideations?
Hey Rudy, I posted a slight edit on the drive under folder 7_6_13 in your folder. Mostly just make sure that your values are clear and not too muddy. I also opened up the eye area a little too because it as getting a little crowded around there. Regardless of color choices you can start hammering away at the final since we need to start rigging this guy up for animation.