I removed the background (not that there was one) because it was basically just an artifact from the photo. :\
I... really don't know what I think about this. I need to stop knocking on my art, so... I'm not going to tell you the one thing i think about this. Its quite embarrassing.
The reference was from some photo I found online of a lady named Amy Lee. Serioulsy. I have no idea who she is. I just liked the over-saturated-ness of the photo.