(below) pencils/ (bottom left) 'hair' sketch
I normally do not do full commissions with both pencil and inkwork because I find that it takes me much
too long to execute them.  A large part of this problem is that I need to do more sketching.  So I find
myself only taking on inking commissions over other artist's pencils since it's quicker for me.  But every
once in a while an exceptional circumstance presents itself as in this case.  The buyer requested my
services at a convention after showing me his Poison Ivy-themed sketchbook in the summer of 2001.
I took his contact info and agreed to add to his collection when the time allowed me to do a good job. 
And here it is a year later, while in-between assignments, that I finally started & finished it in August
2002. My pencil sketch was loose in some places since I knew I would tighten it up in the inking stage.
It was inked in brush and marker.  For the hair I wanted to try a wilder texture so I did some gestural
strokes on scrap board to experiment with different tools and I was happiest using a narrow piece cut
out of a sponge with black and white ink on the scrubby side.  However, as is sometimes the case, the
sketch was better than what i was able to put together on the actual art:-P   I used marker and dry-
brush to tweak the hair and I added some special FX touches like spatter and razor blade scrapings to
the art.  Lastly, I placed two different decorative borders, in theme with the subject matter, to frame the
piece.  It has a nice Pre-Raphaelite femme fatale feel to it, which was material that I studied and 
happened to enjoy while I was in college.
UPDATE: 2/12/04- I digitally colored the art using color coices that would play up the femme-fatale