This looks significantly better on screen, after scanning it in, I think. It’s like one of those images which has too much detail: you have to blur your vision or back away for the bigger picture to form, and I’d had my face up close to the paper for far too long.
Here the bigger picture is of course abstract, but the same effect is present. Also, being able to crop the edges (I’m not going to do that to the original) helped center the design and make it more pleasing to the eye. Realize that a great deal isn’t captured in the scan, such as that I mistakenly used a different shade of black ink for part of the design… That nonetheless worked out well in the end, though.
The above is a close-up of the top right corner.