Yesterday I took the risk and inked the first page of CN:H Issue 15 with a brush. It was a little scary, but I think the results turned out well.
The only thing not done with a brush are the thin lines on Max's uniform. I used my smallest tech pen on those. Everything else was the Raphael no. 2 and the Kaimei ink. The whole page took about three and a half hours to ink, a big improvement over the ten to fifteen that the digital work took.
I'm still a little wiggly and in need of practice, but that's pretty much what CN:H is now... a hobby that lets me get some practice in. So, I may as well use it to help me learn brush inking. If the comic not being of "professional quality" bothers you... then please go read something else. Sorry, but I'm just too busy to accommodate you right now.
I'll try using the brush again on the next page, though I may need to use a tech pen here and there. Some of these panels are a little too intricate for my brush abilities just yet.
All in all, I'm pleased with the results. I didn't think I'd ever be able to ink with a brush due to the nerve damage in my wrist. Personally, I feel getting this far is quite the accomplishment. It'll be interesting to see what happens to my inking over the next few months. If I use the brush on each page, the practice is bound to cause improvements. At least, I hope it will.
Though this next page is a little scary. What was I thinking when I drew this? Oh right, I was still planning on leaving it in the clean sketch stage. Oops. Oh well, I'll make it work out.
"'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything; 'I will try' has performed wonders."
-- George P. Burnham