Here’s an update from Ryan by email;
Here’s the photos of my tools I’m using right now. They didn’t have my “Manga Black” ink last time I went so I got this. I don’t really have a favorite brand of brush or ink yet. I pretty much just go and grab whatever they have. I used to have a favorite paper, but it looks like they changed the recipe cause it doesn’t work the same anymore. Avalon watercolor by Holbein. Its like 50 USD for a pad of 20 sheets though, which is why I don’t really have any paper right now.