At first I was going to outline the whole thing in black, I had her hair drawn and everything. Then I decided I hated how it was coming out and attacked it with water to start over, and the blobs of color framing her face reminded me of some of my favorite paintings here on dA and I decided to try and mimic some of my favorite artists styles. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Edit: replaced gross blury picture with a scan! Yay