Above: As the text on the page says, a very sullen hen. Shown here because I wanted to make a comment about making borders on pages. Stabilo Tone over a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen Sketch. 13 x 8 inches on Gutenberg paper. Note there is a vertical line near the gutter on the verso page. This is an "impression" from a page tab on the previous spread. When you blend this stuff around with your finger the pressure is going to create interesting artifacts from the previous spreads. It's not very noticeable in person because of the way the eye compensates for glare.
Working ahead in my journal I created this border with a flat brush and a round brush. I used Flame Orange FW Acrylic ink to make the orange lines and let them dry. I added some strokes with the round brush using Indian Yellow FW Acrylic Ink. When everything was dry I used Turquoise FW Acrylic Ink to make the dots. Then I left the page alone until I worked up to it in my journal.
I was anxious to work some more with the Stabilo Tones so I did a quick sketch of a chicken head referring to some State Fair sketches. In hindsight I think I would have preferred the minimalism of the black ink sketch with the border. But I'm a firm believer in pushing things to see how they work out.