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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

Use Procreate App to Share Short Videos of Your Design Process With Your Clients

Do your clients appreciate how much work goes into your designs? Here's an inexpensive animation technique that can both educate them AND entertain them, burnishing your reputation as a genius while slyly demonstrating to them just how much thought, detail and sweat has gone into producing your designs.

In the examples provided below and on my YouTube channel (to see, click here), I have simply recorded the design process using the Instant Replay feature of the Procreate drawing app, then edited it and added text and music in iMovie. This would be better in Final Cut Pro (more choices) but one step at a time, right? 

Please let me know what you think, and if you like them, please like them and subscribe to me on the Youtube channel linked to above, thanks.

(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 and rendering—what one might call "design stenography" services—to many of NYC's and Boston’s leading architects.)