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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, December 20, 2013

Swamp Thing!

When I was asked if I could create a Swamp Thing sculpture as a private commission I jumped at the chance. As a child I loved the character's strange internal logic and design and watch the live action TV series whenever I could find it.  This version is more specifically my take on the Steve Bissette version (my favorite design).

Since this was a fast one-off project that would have layered, gnarled roots all over it I chose to make a Super Sculpey original rather than mold and cast a from oil clay. This proved to be the right choice from the painting perspective as well as I could skip doing multiple primer passes and just get to work painting this thing ASAP after it cured.

This was the most fun I have had in a long time.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


My Halloween '13 pumpkin carving: "Skumpkin"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Painted Witch Hand

One of my witch hands was commissioned as a painted version. I had a much harder time finding my footing on this paint job but I feel like it worked out nicely in the end. I imagine this witch as a festering old hag who is one step away from zombie flesh.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


This is an original character of mine. He was created as my Fire City contest submission. Chavant NSP medium.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Toni 3 and Richanda 2

Some nice close up detail shots of Richanda 3 and Toni 2 before they got shipped off to their new owners. I wouldn't normally be posting pictures of the same old fleshlettes but these revised sculpts and the photos of them show off so much new detail compared to the originals. I couldn't help myself.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Monsterpalooza 2013: Mr. Wrinkles

Mr. Wrinkles. Approx 5.5 inches, original sculpt in Monster Clay.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monsterpalooza 2013: Scheming Demon

Here is the final casting of the "Scheming Demon". Originally this included a pair of hands but they just didn't work out correctly with the timing of the show. There is something refreshingly clean about the torso-only version presented here. Originally sculpted in Chavant NSP Medium.

Monsterpalooza 2013: Witch's Hand

A new run of "Witch's Hand" was created for the 2013 show. Differences include an integrated base, fixing the position of the pinky finger and a better all around reproduction of the original sculpture.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Brand new Fleshlette at Monsterpalooza 2013!!!

Here is a tease of her....rear end. Come visit us in person at Monsterpalooza 2013 at the Burbank Marriott convention center.

Monday, March 25, 2013

My Etsy shop is Back!

Update for the weekend of April 12th-14th!:

The Etsy Shop is back online and accepting orders. Please visit me at:


After being featured on Boing Boing: (http://boingboing.net/2013/03/23/toothy-tongue.html)  and Regretsy: ( http://www.regretsy.com/2012/12/20/regretsy-stocking-stuffer/ ) the store was put on temporary hiatus. I am now accepting new orders.

Thank you!