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Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo
Painter and digital illustrator. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined December 2013
, Painter and digital illustrator

Learn to digitally draw with your iPad and your fingers

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (526)
  • 10417 students
Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate

Learn to digitally draw with your iPad and your fingers

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (526)
  • 10417 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 05/27/2020
  • 23 Lessons (4h 29m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

This course was updated in May 2020 with new material adapted to Procreate 5’s latest updates in tools such as brushes, editing, creating new shapes, and customizing color palettes.

What most attracted Jaime Sanjuán about digital painting with Procreate was the possibility of experimenting with different pictorial techniques without the need to invest in materials or tools, working in a studio that is reduced to the screen of his iPad. Nowadays, the work that this artist does with a tablet and his fingers are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and has given him the opportunity to work for major clients such as Apple, Pixelmator or Frit Ravich, receiving international recognition as a result.

In this course, you will learn to illustrate a completely surreal situation using still-life elements, the Procreate app, and your fingers. Jaime will teach you the skills you need to use concepts of traditional analog techniques, such as oil painting or pastel, in digitally created compositions and elements.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparing the interface for illustration
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Painting some chopsticks
  • U5
    U5. Painting a rubber figure
  • U6
    U6. Painting a porcelain bowl
  • U7
    U7. Painting a metal salt shaker
  • U8
    U8. Painting a glass oil
  • U9
    U9. Latest details and postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Jaime Sanjuán’s work, as well as his career first from a more traditional, analog perspective, and how he adapted to painting techniques and digital illustration that he uses today. Discover some of the realistic and hyper-realistic artists who inspires him the most and some of his favorite artistic references that work with Procreate.

Learn how to set up your Procreate workspace so that it suits your needs, see the basic gestures to paint with your fingers on an iPad screen, and create your own brushes with Jaime’s guidance.

Once you’re familiar with the software you will start with the composition, ordering all the elements in the space.

Next, add some details and start with the illustration process. Experiment by painting realistic objects with different finishes and textures—wood, metal, glass, ceramics, liquids, and more—with Jaime’s advice on how to apply lights, shadows, reflections, and all kinds of details so that your drawings look as natural as possible.

Lastly, Jaime shows you how to export your work in Procreate so you can use your painting or illustration in different types of projects.

What is this course's project?

Experiment with the techniques and advice that Jaime Sanjuán teaches, to create a realistic still-life painting with different textures and materials.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone interested in learning digital techniques to create realistic illustrations or paintings with Procreate.

What you need

You must have basic drawing skills.
With regard to materials, you only need an iPad with the Procreate app.


10417 Students
526 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo

Painter and digital illustrator

Jaime Sanjuán is a designer, Illustrator, and Digital Painter. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), where he learned traditional art techniques such as oil painting, pastel, clay modeling, and more. In recent years, he decided to change the brushes and his studio for an iPad and the Procreate app, which gave him the possibility to explore many techniques without the need for much space, just his hands and an iPad.

Jaime has always been fascinated by realistic and hyper-realistic painting, an aesthetic he always seeks in his paintings and illustrations, which he usually loads with double meanings and impossible realities. His peculiar vision along with his refined technique earned him international recognition such as the Communication Arts Award, the American Illustration Award, and the Latin American Illustration Award, which has led him to exhibit his work in galleries and museums around the world.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparing the interface for illustration

    • Create workspace
    • Create the necessary brushes
    • Basic gestures
    • Upgrade
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Disposition of the elements in space
    • Realization of the drawing
  • U4

    Painting some chopsticks

    • Application of base color: creation of contours
    • Application of own lights and shadows
    • Tricks to paint wood and painted stick holder
  • U5

    Painting a rubber figure

    • Base color, lights and shadows
    • Tricks to paint rubber and final details
  • U6

    Painting a porcelain bowl

    • Base color, lights and shadows
    • Tricks to paint porcelain and final details
  • U7

    Painting a metal salt shaker

    • Base color, lights and shadows
    • Tricks to paint metal and final details
  • U8

    Painting a glass oil

    • Base color, lights and shadows
    • Tips for painting glass and final details
    • Tips for painting glass and final details II
  • U9

    Latest details and postproduction

    • Integrate the objects to the table of the still life
    • Unifying the light and final effects
    • Export illustration from Procreate
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Painting and realistic illustration with Procreate

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  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

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Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate. A Illustration course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo Best Seller

Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo
Painter and digital illustrator. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined December 2013
  • 99% Positive reviews (526)
  • 10417 students