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Santa Clarita, California, United States
Jonathan Payne is a freelance artist residing in Santa Clarita, California. His sculptures and paintings focus primarily on creature and character design . He has studied under Jordu Schell (Men In Black, Edward Scissorhands, Avatar), concept sculptor Simon Lee and fine art sculptor John Brown. He prefers to sculpt in oil, polymer and WED clays. Recently he has become consumed with creating an original line of tumorous balls of flesh known as the Fleshlettes. In addition to his macabre "babies" he also enjoys composing fine art sculptures depicting both wildlife and the human form. Jonathan is available for hire as a freelance artist and for individual commissions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Jack Skellington's head

In honor of the forth coming corpse bride I decided to sculpt one of my all time favorite movie characters Jack Skellington. A few things are to make note of compared to the head sculpture from last post.

The first and most important is that this is my first painted model. It's a bit sloppy on account of my not knowing how to feather brushes in zbrush. His eyes, mouth and stitches are all painted a proper blue/black color and his face is painted a white. I also picked a shader that I felt provided a pleasing sheen to his 'skin'. This was all done using projection master. Finally I decided to make this fun four pane Andy Warhol format image to present some different views of the model as opposed to the unwieldily smattering of different sized images from the last posting. Additionally this model was done with the Zbrush 2 demo which pixology has finally released.

The flip-side is that I wasn't able to smooth or 'crush' the geometry in his mouth so he's got this weird 'tooth' grin appearance. The other problem is how fuzzy his stitches are and how bumpy his neck is. These are all things I should be able to figure out once I get more experience with Zbrush 2 and can finally afford to buy the full version (and therefore save and uprez models).

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Shayna said...

I still have my Jack that you made me for Tuesday in a moment! This is rad, Jon! RAD!

Sara B. said...

Jon - I am so blown away. I had no idea you were working on things like this. They're sensational. I am so glad you sent them my way. I'll definitly keep checking back in!

Jason A. said...

John, the stuff on here is pretty wicked sweet. I bet you are stoked for The Corpse Bride....

St. Pinkus said...

Rubbish. Absolute rubbish.

(I'll call you :)