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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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Snacking Bear COLORS! sketch

I painted this in bed while watching Kung Fu Panda last night. Definitely getting better in colors as I'm learning more about painting.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cannon Beach

From my memory, imagination and with a little photo reference to try and nail how the light works on the clouds (but not copied from a photo).

Edit: This is my 100th post and I can't think of a better painting to celebrate with :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2nd movie poster

Huggo Movie poster. This is intentionally a little cheesy. I am trying to make this feel a little magical and not from the eyes of a jaded young adult.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Artifice WIP

Here is the new version of the recent "Artifice" WIP painting. The earlier sketch had too many little distracting details so I am focusing first on pairing everything down to basic forms. So far it's not too pleasing to look at but I feel like it's a good step in the right direction.

Painting from life: Out the front window

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Updated: Huggo the Hippo

Here is the final Huggo painting (pending any minor tweaks) as his eyes look a little too intense. While painting I've fallen in love with the idea of giving him two tone irises. My biggest challenge in this revision was to make him more crisp and readable as well as to make the lighting feel more real and make more sense.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009