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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, April 29, 2008

Mudbox! - another bald head

Here is my first foray into Mudbox and i must say I'm happy with the results. Mudbox really does have a better layout than Zbrush.

This could be considered a sketch as I'm only about 3 hours in and the ears particularly aren't really as developed as the rest of the face. That said i think it's a lot better than my last digital face sculpture: http://jengalog.blogspot.com/2007/06/accidentally-looks-like-silver-surfer.html

Friday, April 25, 2008


Here is what I've been working on lately. I'm still not entirely happy with it. It really photographs in a way that makes the proportions seem all wrong. The concept is partially inspired by a fellow MTA student at MSU.

Pro-Clay and armature wire. Approx 6 in.

Mignola-style Shrike

I drew a Mike Mignola-styled sketch of my Shrike design on a post it. The Shrike is the supernatural antagonist character from Dan Simmon's series of 4 Hyperion books and I have always been in love with it from a creature design standpoint.

Monday, April 21, 2008

quick sketch - T-Bone!

Done on my Nintendo DS with the program "Colors!" Drawn from imagination after a little bit of 'prep' (i.e. looking at pictures of different steaks to see how they're put together.