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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, February 23, 2007


It's been a while but now i'm pleased to say that I'm really enjoying my recent experiences drawing the way I always used to - on paper - no color - no tonal range. That said these are obviously scanned so I'm going to take them into photoshop and look at them with my current aesthetic. These are my take on a style inspired heavily by Kent Williams.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Sculpture: "Old Man of the Forest"

We went to the zoo instead of watching the Superbowl and I was touched by the big old male orangutan that lives there. He inspired a new appreciation for the apes and I wanted to sculpt one. Zbrushing hasn't been so hot lately on my aging mac so I broke out the super sculpey and tools and went to work. This is about halfway to completion. Comments/criticism always welcome.