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Used corvette dealers by smbhax Used corvette dealers by smbhax
This was the first page on which I used the "old credit card" ink spatter method demonstrated by Batman inker Jonathan Glapion in this video. I found I could get a pretty good spatter distribution using a combination of a $5 Starbucks gift card with transparent edge from 2003, a new-ish (ie uncongealed) jar of Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White ink, and Hunt #22B nibs, although I seem to break about one nib per page of spatter; they're pretty inexpensive though and the results seem worth it to me!

The ship was shaded mostly with Faber-Castell "big brush" black artist markers. The jet exhaust was done with one of their "calligraphy pen" markers.

I put together a photo-essay of the making of this piece here, where you can see the paper rocket ship mask I cut out to shield the ship from spatter, and so forth. That paper rocket ship is currently serving as a little decoration on the wall by my desk. : )

The final, cropped version formed a page of my hard sci-fi webcomic, "Supermassive Black Hole A*," which you can see (and view in larger size, and order prints) here.
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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I love the Retro look, it's grand!
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smbhax Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Yeah I like that little rocket... Maybe it'll come back some day. : D
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