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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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Firehole Lake

This painting is my present to Dad for Father's Day. He has always preferred artwork and I'm happy to make it for him. This is a memory of one of our happiest places on earth. Photoshop CS&7. 4-5 hours.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Animation 101

Dog landing: Create a short animation of a dog entering screen from the right, landing, sliding and stretching/squashing. Create key poses w/ follow through on the ears and tail.

Badgers: Lip sync assignment. Create original character and key poses from provided soundclip. Lip sync from 5 different basic mouth shapes.

Beat Assignment: This is the final project in my Animation 19A class. The project was that we had to pick a song with a strong beat and then create two different animation cycles that sync with the beat. I used this as an oppurtunity to do a little development on an idea i had for a music video for my favorite White Stripes song "Prickly Thorn but Sweetly Worn". I plan to keep impoving the animation on my own time and adding to it.