I haven't worked much with dye markers, particularly because they are so expensive to purchase when you can get good ones, but occasionally I've found them at reasonable prices to invest with. These particular ones, a small selection of grays and browns, I purchased during an office supply close out sale I encountered while on vacation in Hawaii. Imagine!
The image is based on a black-and-white photograph an artist friend, Jason Berlin, took of a friend who was modeling unique makeup. I was taken by the grim facial expression she has on her face and therefore added the dripping red. Not many impulsive images come out so successfully from my sketchbook.