- 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, February 06, 2009
This is a sculpture that started out as the long nose head study and became this rain-soaked character huddling under plastic. This bust is approx 7 in tall and made of victory wax, some short lengths of steel plumbers piping and a plastic bag. He is meant to look as if his hair is wet and he has sculpted water drops collecting under his right ear lobe, his nose and his chin although they are hard to see in the photos. I got the idea for the plastic bag after setting him down on a leftover bag that my film came in from the photolab. It matched the wax perfectly! There is also a major overhaul (hard to see in the pictures) to the proportions of his head. the Original head (seen in the long nose w/ scar photos below) was too short and too thin around the temples. His head is now lengthed and widened appropriately. He still is one of those people that appears to be 'all face'. I feel like there is a strange similarity to Napoleon Bonaparte actually (just with less fat and a massive scar).