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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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mouth Study-first mold/casting

While working on the below head maquette I was running into some problems getting the correct shape of the mouth and lips and so I made a small study sculpture in pro-clay. I then decided it would be a perfect and simple sculpture to experiment with mold making on. I made a one piece tin-silicone mold (using smooth on OOMOO 30) and cast in Activa Permastone which is both durable and cheap :). Original on the left, casting on the right.

Dynamic Head

I'm currently taking advanced sculpture w/ John Brown at Gnomon and our first project is to create a dynamic head with very sharp and defined features so that we learn more about the planes of the face and how to create good old fashioned depth.

This is my unrefined but essentially finished head maquette.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Foot anatomy study. 4 in. Micrycrystalline wax.