I really like to work free hand, the joy of using mixed media allows for so much freedom of expression. Though the traditional aspects of the book are important..... and when used well are a joy to behold... I do find them somewhat limiting at times and to be frank boring.
As ore is added more is hidden, I know it is there. Perhaps to be exposed later.
A touch more manipulation, more depth, more colour, more movement.
Detail, small things matter. Now for the front board, the protest, the strength of reason and to resist.