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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, October 24, 2006

Nautilus Nimwit Progression

This is a pictorial progression of a painting I did for a co-worker's cartoon that he is going to pitch. I think they have some pretty creative, interesting and well planned out ideas/stories and I was excited by the chance to make one of my favorite kinds of images: the colorful yet monochromatic glowing light source with plenty of darkness and atmosphere.

I'm pretty proud of this one and I think the importance of tinkering and finessing can be seen in the differences between images 3 and 4. Image 3 is basically there in terms of gross detail, shape and lighting, but I don't think everything really begins to become cohesive and easy on the eyes until the final version in image 4.

Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ridiculous but fun

This is essentially a 3D doodle gone horribly wrong. I couldn't help putting it up though because let's face it, things jutting out at you makes for some compelling 3D.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Finished Hellboy Statue

Here's the final paint job. Hope you like it. (Total time to completetion 5.5 hours)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hellboy Mini-Bust

Here are photos and a turntable movie of the Hellboy Mini-Bust that I am creating.

Technical info: This bust was constructed out of Super Sculpey and aluminum foil. It took about 4-5 hours to sculpt (it's been a while) and roughly 1 hour to bake. Right now it's fresh out of the oven and hardening as it dries (you were right Chad). Next I will sand and paint it with acrylics.

A side note: I found Super Sculpey to be almost unbearably soft after working with it for while. I want to try Super Sculpey Firm after this.