This has been sitting in my 'to do' for almost a year. I forced the sketches in the first place (sort of like you do with greenhouse bulbs) because I wanted to please someone who missed a style I'd grown out of, so I attempted to do it again. Unfortunately, styles you grow through are like shoes you grow through: it ain't real comfortable to try and go back.
That said, I think I mostly like this ink. But my attempts to color it have been driving me batty. I'll be starting attempt number three fairly soon, and I don't have high hopes. Ah well. Sometimes, you just have to stick 'em back in the pile and let them age a bit more.