I found this project quite difficult as I didn't have a graphic tablet/pen to use, I ended up taking first Photoshop sketches in to Illustrator and then back into Photoshop. On reflection it would have been easier for me to sketch on paper first and then take into Illustrator and then finally add colour in Photoshop. I'm not sure this version is very successful but it had definitely given me some techniques to use for inspiration and colouring.
I looked at the original painting I chose and decided to look again at the colours on the hat to reflect the painting a bit better. This works a bit better but I'm not really that happy at the original illustration, however great tips on colour and inspiration.