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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

Procreate, Architecture & Design: Making a "Twilight" Sketch of a Hotel Rooftop in 2 Hours

My name is James Akers, I'm a registered architect and illustrator and my mission is to help you master the Procreate drawing app so you can do everything on Procreate that architects and designers used to do with pencils, pens and watercolor. In today's masterclass, I show you how to make a "twilight" rendering out of a daytime rendering by adding a layer of transparent black, then strategically erasing away from that layer to create a twilight lighting effect. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you never miss a new Procreate Architecture tutorial.