Tools of the Trade

Every creator's got their own tools for making their work. Here's some of mine.

Hardware

The bread.

PC

aceillust pc geeek diy pc case

AYRA
2018 - present

This is my home built PC. It's a moderate priced build, almost high end. It would be if I spent another extra $100 on the graphics and CPU. But, it's not low end either. Originally, it was going to be a tower but when I saw that DIY case manufactured by GEEEK (they make some cool cases), just had to get that. Horizontal SHMUPs are not my favourite, but horizontal PCs sure are. And you can see all the colours inside. Alright, I'm not the biggest fan of RGB or bright, fancy flashing lights but it gives a feeling of warmth.

Those are Autolyzer fans in red and green. I bought red and green but they sent me 2 blues. They sent me red and green for free. So I have four Autolyzer lights now. I got these lights because they have an old school flavour with the square look, plus they were inexpensive. Nowadays, a lot of fans are round which looks cool if you want a space opera in your room.

Here's the bottom of the PC. Yep, somehow the bottom got lost while I was finishing up the case, so I can happily label my PC as a makeshift creation. The material works great though, never have a problem with overheating.

I use this sometimes for working on artwork.

Specifications:

Motherboard: Asrock baby AB350M

CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 2600 3.4 GHz

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Memory: G.SKILL NT Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 x 1 (Need another one)

Hard Drive WD VelociRaptor 300 GB

SSD Intel 250 GB


Laptop

Utsuro-bune
2015 - present

This is a pretty good laptop too, but the hard drive failed and was slow anyways. So it got updated. I do all of my artwork on here as well as my work. Great laptop and speedy. Not as speedy as my PC of course, but for a laptop it's good. A mid end laptop.

Specifications:

Motherboard:

CPU: Intel Core i5

Graphics: (integrated)

Memory:

Crucial MX500 SSD


Retired PC

Jazzy
2010 - 2018

This bad boy here, also known as Jazzy, is a Win 7 PC. Although I have retired it, it's still sitting in my closet for future purposes of playing older games starting from 1998 and up. The only upgrade done to it during its life was replacing the graphics card and the PSU. The USB ports in the front have been yanked out ... only one works I think. The motherboard is good on this. Another mid-range PC.

Specifications:


Software

The butter to the bread.

The Big 3
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

Other useful software
PaintTool SAI
Krita
Paint.net
MSPaint


Other

Wacom Intuous 3 (Not going to say how old it is in case I curse it)
Paper
Pen
Pencil
Erasers