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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

Getting to Know Procreate's Perspective Assist Tool (1-Minute Masterclass)

In this episode, I introduce you to the Procreate perspective assist tool, using it to design and render a trellis-covered lakeside lounge adjacent to a nightclub in the Bahamas. (Welcome visitors from Pinterest.)

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.