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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.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Meet the Fleshlettes! ©

These are the first three Fleshlettes. They are a family. From left to right you have Gisele, Tina and finally our newest addition, Elaine. You'll notice in the detail that Elaine is suffering from a dry skin problem and will likely need to start using a good moisturizer.

Saturday, May 07, 2011


This is a Birthday present I made for my wife. My lips, scars and all. Approx 1 1/2 inches. Super Sculpey Firm 50/50 mixture.


This is Frankie. He's just a little bit funkie. He's also probably as finished as he's going to get for a long long time.

Approx 2 in. tall. Chavant NSP medium.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

updated: Now with cracks in the face

So I went back and redid the whole body below the neck on my pugnacious gladiator thanks to some great insight from my friend Tyler Jacobson. The downside is that when I finally cooked him he got some gnarly cracks in the bridge of the nose. I think the ones under the left eye (his left) are happy accidents that look like scars. The bridge of the nose one? Not so much. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm leaning towards either stuffing some more clay in there and re-baking or tinting some epoxy sculpt grey and filling it in to look like scar.

My fear with the super sculpy is while it will look the best, it could expand in there and push the face open creating a massive sculpture ruining crack. Any experience with this? Ideas, suggestions welcome.