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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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

testing the ipad!

While on vacation in Salt Lake Mary Runolfson graciously lent me her ipad for the weekend. I tried Sketchbook Pro and Brushes and so far I have found Brushes easiest to use and most 'to-the-point'. Here are three paintings I created in Brushes using my pogo sketch stylus. The first is the venerable value ball. The 2nd a candle of Lacie's back lit at dusk and the 3rd is a painting of "Black Pool" in Yellowstone Park. For the last painting I did use photo reference but did not copy the photo. It is still very loose and took a frustratingly long time when compared to what it would have taken to arrive at the same result in photoshop. That said I love the freedom and sometimes speed of ipad painting. I would love to experiment more with painting outside and in places laptops or desktops dare not go. Finally the pogo stylus was great but I wish it was a little thicker in the handle, thinner at the tip and that the tip was more robust. Mine flaked off in places and is generally scrunched now. One more quick note: These all have slight levels and colors adjustments to better match how they looked on the screen. When viewed on a desktop the images seem slightly more washed out and desaturated than they did on the ipad itself.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quick value study

While getting my oil changed. A warm up sphere and a bush across the street.