I submitted the original thumbnail for this page (shown at top left) my intention being not to reveal the main character until the following page, Instead showing him riding into town 'man with no name' style, with him shown in silhouette most of the time & showing the reactions of the townfolk to him & keeping him a mystery. However, although the editor liked it, he felt (probably due to the fact that this was only a short back up story) that we needed to see him right away, & asked me to do another thumb with this in mind. This second thumb is shown bottom left, & was approved.
The thumb was enlarged to A4 size & printed out then I drew my final pencil on the printout over the rough thumb image. The thumb was printed out in pale blue, but I only had a greyscale copy of this pencil. This was then submitted to editorial, & was approved without further changes.
I scanned the pencil into Photoshop, & printed it out in 3 sections (again in a pale blue) , I then inked over these 'bluelines' with a combination of Sharpies, fine liners & brush pens. You can see the blue line pencils under the inks.
I scanned these inks & combined them in Photoshop to create the final page, adding panel borders, & some texture & tonal effects too.
Well... your inking looks good to me. And most of the inking assignments that I have had over the past several years have been over guys who live in South America, so they just email the pages too the editors,who then email them to me. I have an oversized printer and I print the bluelines on 11"x17" Strathmore Bristol, ink it then scan it on my 11"x17" scanner. It has become expensive to be an inker over the past few years buying all this stuff! I miss just Fed-Ex'ing pages!!
The only good thing is I get to keep ALL of the inked pages, instead of getting back just a third of them.
Funny thing is, when I first adopted this production technique, I figured getting an A3 printer would be a good idea, however having only recently purchased a new A4 printer I decided to stick with it for a while. By the time that printer broke down, & a new one was called for, I had got so used to working on pages in A4 sections, that I decided to stick with it. But I admit, now that I work this way chances are I'll never sell another original again, who wants to buy a page of art that comes in three pieces with assembly instructions?..
It all boils down to what you're comfortable with I guess.