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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.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Swamp Thing!

When I was asked if I could create a Swamp Thing sculpture as a private commission I jumped at the chance. As a child I loved the character's strange internal logic and design and watch the live action TV series whenever I could find it.  This version is more specifically my take on the Steve Bissette version (my favorite design).

Since this was a fast one-off project that would have layered, gnarled roots all over it I chose to make a Super Sculpey original rather than mold and cast a from oil clay. This proved to be the right choice from the painting perspective as well as I could skip doing multiple primer passes and just get to work painting this thing ASAP after it cured.

This was the most fun I have had in a long time.