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Painting Tutorials

How-to watercolor and sketching tutorials demonstrating tips, tricks and techniques used in the Procreate app, using Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. Also, thoughts about life and architecture in NYC and the Berkshires, MA

The Answer to "What Size IPad Pro Should I Get?" The Biggest and Fastest, Period

Bottom line? Layer management and drawing file size are manageable (for some very conscientious people), but sometimes you need to put technical limits completely out of mind and just draw…fast. With my work, that is more or less every job 24/7/365. And the best hardware for that is the one where speed and storage capacity is state of the art. So if you, like me, have to support yourself with your iPad Pro…

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Have Pen Will Travel: Benefits To Architects of In-House 3rd Party Sketching and Rendering

In-house sketching and rendering techniques showing simultaneous design development and rendering of real-world projects. All projects are collaborations between NYC architect, illustrator and architectural rendering consultant James Akers and his NYC and Boston architect clients

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