Me: “I’m doing it! I’m inking comic frames with the dip pen without making any blotches!”
Literally a minute later, as I try and take the photo featuring the ink/dip pen, I accidentally flick the end of dip pen as I reach for the camera with my other hand... and splashed a neighbouring frame.
The desire to document the lack of blotches resulted in a blotch
@rek I feel your pain. So many years of working mostly digital have made me careless about ink smudges and yep, pretty-much every time that I think, hey, look at me, I haven't smudged this drawing yet, I smudge the damned thing a minute later.