When I first put nib to this page during the inking stage, my line bled and went all furry! A couple more tries were all the same! Somehow I had stumbled across a bad pad of Strathmore bristol — which had never once happened to me before in decades of depending on this paper for clean crisp ink lines!
I really didn’t wanna have to pencil it all over again if I could help it, so I tested some Pigma Micron markers on the bristol, and those lines didn’t bleed or go furry… so I decided to ink this page with markers. If you notice that some of the linework looks kinda funky, maybe that’s what you’re seeing. (Or maybe I just had an off day!)