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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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Star Wars!

In celebration of Episode VII, here is my Darth Vader helm I created for a Star Wars themed show several months ago at the Gallery Nucleus in downtown LA:

Venus the Fleshlette

My god! I just realized I never added pictures of Venus, one of the new fleshlettes from Monsterpalooza 2015 (now currently living with a customer...although she's not that kind of girl).

For those that love the fleshlettes, please enjoy:

Back to Zbrush!

I have been graciously invited by one Brian Jefcoat at Dreamworks Animation (modeling department) to participate in their monthly Zbrush challenges. This is a great way for us all to learn more about Zbrush and sharpen our skills. Here are some of my favorite entries over the last several months:

Challenge Theme: Free theme. Subject: The Pirate:

Challenge theme: Dynamic Pose. Subject: Vacationing Kaiju:

Challenge theme: hard surface/mechanical. Subject: The Tin Man:

Challenge theme: Star Wars. Subject: Admiral Ackbar

new updates coming soon!

It has been WAAAAAY too long since I have updated my blog. I am going to be updating here and on Paynesculptures.com very soon. More maquettes and digital work coming up! Most of my Fleshlettes these days are for comissions but soon there will be some brand new members of the Fleshlette family on the horizon. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, here is the newest fleshlette: