This was quite a fun project.
I used the texture Makiko provided and this cat is now part of my 100 Days of Drawing project on Instagram :) (my IG is https://www.instagram.com/chui_jia/).
The cat was outlined in Illustrator first before importing to Photoshop for editing. I'm quite new to Photoshop hence the use of Illustrator first.
Thank you for sharing this class :D!