"shiny, how do u art?"

well, kind stranger, i'm happy to answer that! here's a list of junk I use in my workspace.

art programs


clip studio paint - An excellent art program made for drawing and comics. There's 2 versions: pro (good and affordable) and ex (Get this if you want to animate and unlock more helpful options for comics/manga). unlike photoshop, it is a one-time purchase and subscription free! In my humble opinion, it can do almost everything photoshop can do with many features to make an artist's life better. It even has an asset store where you can download usermade brushes, assets, and more! Be sure to buy it when it's on sale (happens frequently a year, usually during the holidays).
photoshop cs6 - what can i say, it's photoshop. i only use this if i need to convert artwork into CYMK for printing and whatnot. i reccommend just pirating adobe stuff if you know where to look. hint: search "reddit photoshop genp"
for ios:
csp - unfortunately subscription based, but it's what i use because i'm celsys' whore 0_o (there's a free 3 month trial)
procreate - $10 on the appstore. personally dislike this one. it's UI is very tedious to work with
medibang pro - free, i believe. it's pretty decent!
ibispaint X - loved doodling in this app on my school ipad. free/paid

hardware


asus desktop pc (windows 11) - i also have 2 hp monitors
wacom intuos pro (medium) - my baby
ipad pro (5th generation) + apple pencil - honestly, despite every artist and their grandma using ipads to draw, they're not a necessity. not to mention that investing in an ipad pro is an expensive decision, just like apple's other overpriced products. To me, if you really want to draw while lying in your bed or traveling on the go, you're better off with a sketchbook and pen (the ol' fashioned way!)

traditional supplies


fountain pens + noodlers ink - duke 209 (flex nib), jinhao dragon fountain pen, platinum preppy

what else is on your desk?


my lovely collection of godzilla figurines because i love this radioactive lizard a little bit too much