The other thing is that I was probably using way too much water. I cut back this evening and also dripped in more drops at a time. This mix was so much better!
I got cut short on time this evening--I probably would have preferred a few more washes. Also, it just struck me at this moment that I could have used a slightly watered down ink instead of straight out of the bottle for the veining.
All in all, I like where this is going. Ink is a very cool medium.
The fog was just thick enough to create softly glowing clouds of sodium light. These shots are from a late night walk up the road. And you know what? It feels good to post something other than a b/w drawing. Let's hear it for monochromatic sodium!