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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

Using Sketchup and Procreate to Simultaneously Design and Render 5 Hotel Interiors

When there isn't enough time for photo realistic digital renderings but you still need to present your design concept, use a combination of Sketchup, the Procreate app, Apple Pencil and iPad Pro to create sketch renderings that wow your client and leave your design options open.

(Author James Akers is a registered architect and architectural illustrator with over 25 years experience. His YouTube Procreate tutorial channel has thousands of subscribers (please join us!), and he provides both in-house and studio-based sketching, rendering—what one might call "design stenography" services—to many of NYC's and Boston’s leading architects.)