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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, May 24, 2008

Rodin study

This is a study from memory (not a straight copy) from my favorite Rodin sculpture "Jean d'Aire". Microcrystalline wax, approx 5 in.

Wax Sculpting

I think I've found my favorite maquette sculpting material: microcrystalline wax. It smooths beautifully and easily by hand. It's hard enough to hold shape well and it's soft enough (in heat) to mold with your hands. It accepts shaping from tools extremely well and it sticks to itself but not to you. It also has virtually zero odor. You also get the added bonus of this beautiful black and orange bronzed look.

These pictures are of a sculpture I made for Steven and Lisa Runolfson, owners of "La Caille" (The quail) restaurant in Salt Lake City. This sculpture is for Lisa and Steven's 30th wedding anniversary and it is part wax (the birds) and part super sculpey (the base). It was created in the loose "Bart Walter" style. The sculpture is approx 15 in long and about 9 or 10 in tall.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

DS concept sketch

Creepy Abandoned Subway w/ shafts of light