To sing a song for you, i recall you used to say
Watercolor, lots of ink. It took me about a week - I've been working on it on and off between school junk.
This was such drama. Yet, oddly, I was strangely calm. See, first I spilled ink all over the reference picture - so i was making up a lot of stuff. That wasn't so bad, but then I spilled ink on the drawing X_X; Yeah, that blob next to her head was not planned.
For the border, I drew the pattern only once than multiplied it on photoshop. I'm not crazy enough to draw it a million times.
Oh yeah and don't come around with whatever you may call "constructive criticism" like saying that her eyes are crooked and whatnot. I bet if you look in the mirror, guess what? your eyes a bit crooked too. o_O;