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Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo , Digital Painter and Illustrator

Digital Painter and Illustrator. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined December 2013

Learn to digitally draw with your iPad and your fingers

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (690)
  • 14784 students

Learn to digitally draw with your iPad and your fingers

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.

Did you ever imagine it possible to experiment with different painting techniques without having to invest in lots of tools and materials? Digital painting with Procreate has opened up many doors for Jaime Sanjuán, whose studio space fits into the screen of his iPad. The work that he creates with just a tablet and his fingers has been exhibited in museums and galleries the world over, giving him the opportunity to work for major clients such as Apple, Pixelmator, and Frit Ravich, in addition to earning several international awards.

In this online course, learn how to realistically illustrate a completely surreal situation using only the Procreate app and your fingers. Jaime teaches you a range of traditional painting techniques such as oil and pastels, as well as how to apply them in digital compositions and elements.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 14 downloads

Create workspace
14 minutes, 28 seconds
Create the necessary brushes
11 minutes, 26 seconds
Basic gestures
3 minutes, 32 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (690)
  • 14784 students
  • 23 lessons (4h 29m)
  • 14 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 05/27/2020

What is this course's project?

Experiment with new techniques to make a realistic still life with different textures and materials.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone interested in digital illustration or painting who wants to learn digital techniques to create realistic images with Procreate.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing skills are necessary to take this course.

As for materials, you only need an iPad with Procreate and your hands.


14784 Students
690 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo

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Digital Painter and Illustrator

Jaime Sanjuán is a digital designer, illustrator, and painter. He studied fine art at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, where he learned traditional artistic techniques such as oil painting, pastels, clay modeling, etc. However, he decided to swap his brushes and studio for an iPad and the Procreate app, which give him the possibility to explore countless techniques without needing much space and using only his fingers.

Jaime has always been fascinated by realist and hyperrealist painting. It's this aesthetic that he always seeks in his paintings and illustrations, which are full of double meanings and impossible realities. This very particular vision and a highly refined technique have earned him international recognition such as the Communication Arts Award, the American Illustration Award, and the Latin American Illustration Award, enabling him to see his work exhibited 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

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific 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 teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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

Realistic Painting and Illustration with Procreate

A course by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo
Digital Painter and Illustrator. Zaragoza, Spain.
Joined December 2013
  • 99% positive reviews (690)
  • 14784 students