This is an on-going list of tools and materials I use. I'm not a fan of artists or designers that try to hold on to things as some great secret that only they discovered and are unwilling to share with anyone else.
You may also refer to the following blog article I wrote:
The Secret Society of Sumi : Part 1
PENS + MARKERS
Amazon Prime Membership
Website is built using the Flatiron template with the Professional Plan.
I've been designing since 2004, but this is my first Mac and I love it! It's specced-out aside from Flash Storage. Purchased in November 2013.
Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display:
2.8GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Apple Magic Trackpad
Used daily when I working from a desk. Keeps trackpad on MacBook Pro clean.
Apple Magic Mouse
Haven't used at all lately. Used to use mostly while working in Adobe Illustrator.
Apple AirPort Extreme
The best router I've ever owned. Software is so simple to use with AirPort Utility App.
Apple USB SuperDrive
I'll eventually import all of my Pearl Jam and Catherine Wheel CDs.
Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Scanner
Purchased this model because of its small footprint and it stores standing on its side! Scans up to 600 dpi resolution / 4800 x 4800 dpi optical.
Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
I originally bought a Canon that I couldn't get to work and it fried my existing router from Comcast in the process... which is why I'm now the owner of an AirPort Extreme. This printer worked immediately and the Epson iPrint App is so simple to use. If you want to print wirelessly without a headache, I highly recommend this printer. I only use it for printing normal paper work and things from the internet. Lots of shipping labels.
LaCie Rugged 80 GB Hard Disk
They don't make this small size anymore, but any of the current LaCie Rugged disks will be comparable.