Favourite Visual Artist
Can't just put one... F. Frazetta, J. Sibbick, T. Lockwood, E. Schiele, K. Parkinson, M. Whelan, Michelangelo, Bernini, Vermeer, A. Mucha, Lalique, Escher, and many many more...
Tools of the Trade
Chisels, hammers and pitch! Or pencils, brushes, watercolor, gouache, charcoal and whatnot. It depends on which trade you're talking about.