The illustration was done entirely in Adobe Illustrator CS. In it I made extensive use of the gradient mesh tool in the creation of her face and hand. This tool is a new addition to my toolbox. It's application has proved to be quite time consuming, frustrating, as well as very rewarding. Through it's use, I have enriched the design depth of my images and also begun to gain an understanding of 3-D.
Compare it to the ScarFace image which was done early in my use of the computer as a creative tool.