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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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Last Jr. Nightforce painting

This is supposedly the final Jr. Nightforce concept art/painting. It is of the magical box/cube that Riley finds. This box unfolds and creates a magical map that leads Riley to his next task at hand.

So I can't believe how effective it is to do a smaller version of a painting (i.e. a digital thumbnail or layout) and then to blow it up and finish it. In this case I created the first (thumbnail painting) in "Colors!" the beautiful painting program for the Nintendo DS. The 2nd picture is the blown-up/finished version that I did in photoshop. Total painting time from start to finish is no more that 2-2.5 hours!!!

1st: (sketch in colors)

2nd: (finished in photoshop)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rubber Johnny - Done! (basically)

Any changes from here on out probably won't be visible in photo form.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Rubber Johnny, 5th pass

I'm still trucking along. Lots of refining to the muscles and skin of the chest, stomach, some smoothing of the skin and head. I need to be done with the sculpt this week.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Update: Rubber Johnny WIP, 4th pass

Here is the 3rd/4th pass on Rubber Johnny

Monday, March 03, 2008

New Jr. Nightforce Picture

Riley and his mystical, magical, floating, roatating map.