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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, March 16, 2016

New Zbrush Challenge: Dinosaur! - (or Jurassic mini-golf)

So March's Zbrush challenge at Dreamworks was a bit different: We all submitted themes/sculpture ideas into a hat and each person drew a different piece of paper with the subject of their sculpture written on it. Mine was a Dinosaur. I decided on an exaggerated Greg Broadmore-style T-Rex because they're just too cool to pass up. When I was thinking of pose ideas I became obsessed with a T-Rex bending way down and arching it's back yelling in frustration. This became a T-Rex who keeps trying to putt golf ball into the last hole of a mini-golf course and he keeps missing because he is so uncoordinated with his tiny little arms. Here is is roaring in agony after missing for the 12th time. The flag is flapping in the gust of breath.

So I am happy with it overall and the group seemed to really like it BUT I can't escape that "creator's disappointment" were you just see what you wanted to do vs what you were able to do. hopefully I can pose it and redo the teeth, face detail, feet and overall skin textures.

I hope you enjoy my silly scenario:

Monday, March 07, 2016

The Oracle

An original character from "Skins and Bones", the Oracle can see much more than her physical appearance would suggest. She and her sisters know the goings on of the mothercity on an granular level.
Zbrush concept.