Small update** We reviewed the video file and it looks like the render for it was corrupted and ended at the 5min mark. We've reached out to Antonio and are waiting for him to re-render the footage for the first lesson. As soon as we have that we'll replace the video. I'm sorry for the delay in getting this first lesson fixed.
Do you only use brush pens for all your inking? I have started doing a lot more traditional ink work lately, I like brush pens for some stuff but for detail lines I like to use a traditional Gnib dip pen as I like the control over line width.
Just got the Charcoal Master pack last night so thought I would try it out on one of the challenge sketches for the SGFX daily art challenge group I am in. They are very nice to use, a great selection of pencil and charcoal stick styles, they all feel very authentic to use and give a nice effect. I used the kneaded eraser to do a lot of the hair. Mostly all just one layer.