I honestly don’t think the god is intentionally being distracting.  It really doesn’t strike me as the manipulative type.

As for the page itself, I am mostly pleased with how it came out.  I actually ended up going back to the way I was making pages in the beginning – all the “faster” ways that have been suggested have either looked terrible, or were slower, or both.  There was a minor bug with the linework that I didn’t notice until I’d finished the whole thing, but I think I managed to at least mostly hide it.  I checked the older files and it was present there too, so there was no way to fix it other than redrawing the whole thing.  I spent far too long trying to find a solution, so I sincerely hope that it was only a one-page thing, and not something that will continue to happen from now on.