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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, August 26, 2009

Huggus Paper Sculpture Prototype: A ways to go

1st try on b&w paper. Needs a bit of work to define the form and figure out the transparency folding etc.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A portrait of Fleck

This was done as a portrait of a family friend's dog named Fleck. I was given 4 photos of Fleck as a reference (she has passed away) and asked to reproduce her pose from one picture specifically. Super Sculpey and acrylics.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Huggo out the window

The photoshop version of this paper cut-out picture I want to make for Huggo the Hippo.

Monday, August 10, 2009


My first paintstop painting. I'm just learning the ropes in this new painting plug-in from Pixologic.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Photoshop class final project: HUGUS

The assignment was to reproduce a real movie poster of a recent or current movie using at least 4 layers, adjustment layers, masks and at least 4 text layers. Must include a simulation of both the visuals and font as well as the full credits (but with your own names, made up names etc.).

I picked one of my absolute favorite posters from Julie Taymour's version of Titus w/ Anthony Hopkins. Once that decision was made it was clear looking at Mr. Hopkin's face that it had to be changed to a bull dog...and I happen to have one in my family.

Hugo and Lacie helped with the source picture and then add another 7-10 hours of minor photoshop tweaks and hand painting the blue paint onto Hugo's face and you get this image.