Would just the fur part work ok with watercolor pencils? One of my dads co-workers got some for me since she liked my other traditional work, and I would like to do something similar to this on a thank you card I am making for her.
The main thing with sketching is practice c: When it comes to wildlife, it is good to simply observe plants, and practice drawing what you see. For animals, it always helps to look up their skeletal and muscle structures. You don't have do any kind of in depth research, just observe how the bones and muscles affect the look of the animal itself. Simply observe how something curves or pokes out. If you at least have a basic understanding of how the bones and muscles should look, it will help you in drawing it. Does that help you any? c: