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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.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mignola-style Shrike

I drew a Mike Mignola-styled sketch of my Shrike design on a post it. The Shrike is the supernatural antagonist character from Dan Simmon's series of 4 Hyperion books and I have always been in love with it from a creature design standpoint.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One day, I'm going to sit down and force myself to draw with lines and not scratches. I'm realizing I lift my pencil/pen way too often.

This I'm guessing that's about actual size? Your shrike always seemed so complex to me, but it's actually pretty fluid. It's too bad the movie version is probably going to look like a glorified pincushion.