Jaime Sanjuán is a Spanish digital artist, best known for his highly detailed and realistic illustration works. He graduated from the University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain in 2006 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Art and New Technologies at the University of Zaragoza.
After four years without creating any paintings in classical techniques, mainly due to the lack of space as well as sufficient funding to afford the materials necessary for that purpose, Sanjuán decided to try digital painting. In the artist’s own words, “This technique allows me to paint without having to rent a studio or buy materials”. His early digital works were so realistic that, in many occasions, they were confused with photographs. to avoid such confusion, the artist began to add to his compositions surreal elements that differentiate the final result of a digital photograph. All of Sanjuán’s illustrations are painted on an iPad with his fingers, while some of his works require more than 100 hours of work.