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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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pugnacious Squint - final

After looking closer at the original pugnacious sculpture posted I realized he needed a thicker neck and broader shoulders/chest etc. to appropriately fit his superhuman proportions. So he got finished, baked and sealed.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Witch Hand Study

...when a normal hand study won't do. Approx 5 inches. Monster Clay.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Fleshlettes©

All six. If all goes as planned these will be on sale at Monsterpalooza 2012.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fleshlette #6 - Richanda

Here is Richanda, the 6th fleshlette. She is similar to the others except for one key difference: her singing voice.

Super sculpey, flocking, acylic/water color paints, crepe wool. Approx 2 1/2 inches (head to shaft).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Eileen! - Fleshlette #4

She is named Eileen (for obvious reasons). Super sculpey, human hair, flocking, acrylic and watercolor.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Meet the Fleshlettes! ©

These are the first three Fleshlettes. They are a family. From left to right you have Gisele, Tina and finally our newest addition, Elaine. You'll notice in the detail that Elaine is suffering from a dry skin problem and will likely need to start using a good moisturizer.

Saturday, May 07, 2011


This is a Birthday present I made for my wife. My lips, scars and all. Approx 1 1/2 inches. Super Sculpey Firm 50/50 mixture.


This is Frankie. He's just a little bit funkie. He's also probably as finished as he's going to get for a long long time.

Approx 2 in. tall. Chavant NSP medium.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

updated: Now with cracks in the face

So I went back and redid the whole body below the neck on my pugnacious gladiator thanks to some great insight from my friend Tyler Jacobson. The downside is that when I finally cooked him he got some gnarly cracks in the bridge of the nose. I think the ones under the left eye (his left) are happy accidents that look like scars. The bridge of the nose one? Not so much. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm leaning towards either stuffing some more clay in there and re-baking or tinting some epoxy sculpt grey and filling it in to look like scar.

My fear with the super sculpy is while it will look the best, it could expand in there and push the face open creating a massive sculpture ruining crack. Any experience with this? Ideas, suggestions welcome.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pugnacious Squint

Approx 6in. Super Sculpey regular and firm mixture.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lemon #2 - Ipad Still Life

Painted in Brushes w/ my Targus stylus on my ipad.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

New ipad painting - Apple 2

I painted this on sunday night after the Superbowl with my wonderful wife by my side. Brushes, targus stylus (waaaay better than the pogo!).