Another bird. Not happy with this one, but I'm not going to skip any pages.
Noodler's ink just does not work for me in my watercolor Moleskine. Even after blotting, allowing to air dry, and lifting with kneaded rubber, the ink smudges or bleeds.
I decided to use two brushes I'd never used before, and I was awkward with both. It would be best for me at this point (new to watercolor) to continue with the brushes I've been using until my skill level improves. At least I'm not as afraid of backgrounds as I was originally, though they are never what I wish.