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