Okay, so I’ve realized that watercolor behaves very differently from ink, even when watered down. I think that I will stick to ink wash if I’m doing monochromatic stuff in the future, but I don’t think this turned out too bad for what I intend to do with it. At this stage, I have scanned it in and will continue it digitally so that I have the freedom to play around without ruining the piece.
After I’m done with it, I may return to it to have a finished version done in natural media. However, the original and current intent is for the final version to be a digital piece.