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Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'd like to thank all you guys that have taken the time to post comments on my junk. Especially the ones who have been commenting from day 1. Although I don't often get the chance to thank people individually I seriously do thank you for your remarks good and bad. Although I still get a little annoyed when I read comments about something I had already explained earlier in the description.

In earlier life I have been formally trained from the age of 7~ in general, analog art including life studies using all types of media, my preference was in pencil and colored pencil as I have always been mired in the minutia.... I had an art instructor once yell at me for drawing bark grain into a landscape... No happy little tree for me... Eventually, I attended a School that is no longer in existence... It was the oldest art school in Boston at the time. "Vesper George school of art" It had numerous famous painters as instructors. Loved that school and the new found lifestyle. All during school I was working as a paste-up artist for a packaging company a job that was very fun but a bit more mechanical than what I was learning in school. Eventually, I was able to parlay all of it as a designer in a major jewelry company...

Professionally I was a varied product designer and have worked with large names and small such as... Harley-Davidson, Coach, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, BMW, Rockstar Games, etc... Most of my work was in the form of hardware, jewelry design, Wrist and pocket watches, Marketing material, packaging and displays, all areas of production etc... this was from 1985 to 2004. Bad health forced me into an early retirement. I loved doing what I did. It was never a job for me... If you truly love what you do. During the early 90's I cut my teeth on software such as Alias Studio, Maya and Solidworks a little later on. The combination of alias Studio and Solidworks was a powerful combination. There was nothing I couldn't build with those 2. Polygonal modelers I never got the grasp of... My experience is in solids and surfaces. I'm used to dealing with tolerances of 0.0001" not a general guesstimate as I see in polygonal modelers. Everything I had made had an actual thickness and everything had draft and filets. Maybe one day I will sit and relearn to model in polygons... Then I can finally get the stuff I need.

Anyway, today I mess around in Daz and Poser to fill that creative void that I miss... This is truly just a hobby for me and I do it only for the love of it. I very rarely if ever take requests as some are just not interesting or suspicious at best. Please don't be offended if I turn down a request or ignore it completely. I tend to march by the sound of my own drum... I never was a follower In Daz or Poser art. I usually have a clear image in my head long before I start a project... I never go for super realism as I find realism isn't always so nice. I don't care what renderer I use as long as I can get as close to the image I see in my head. For me, it's all about rich color, atmosphere and anatomy and if I can't get it from a renderer for whatever reason I will add it during post which was my favorite part... Up until a stroke left me one handed... now it's a lot harder to manipulate an image than it was. So you may have noticed that there is a lot less hand painting in my images than there used to be.

I've had numerous teachers in my past and each has left a mark on me in life and often when I work on an image I ask myself...
The image is only as good as it's the weakest component.
You're only as good as your last work.
And so many more.......

I have no interest in doing porn images and about the same interest in super hero's so please don't ask.
I also do not do any type commissions or collaboration work.


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Arokhrynn Featured By Owner 6 days ago
LIGHT  Very outstanding art LIGHT 
   Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns Patterns
LostBrave Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the heads up 
on techPowerUp:thumbsup:
Great little app
Jeff, you have become my "Sensei"
in all things 3DCG :worship:
Beyond-Real Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Talent and self expression are a driving force, you have to acknowledge that. For this we must consider what we are doing and move forward no matter what our neighbor might think.
I think this work is pretty damn good and should be appreciated for its execution, tastefulness and overall composition. This is some very difficult subject matter to bring to this high a level. Everyone has an opinion and sometimes it should be kept to ones self. Please, Please, Please keep up the amazing work. It is a gift to understand what was involved in making these images come to life. A gift that some may never possess.  
JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well, thank you Beyond-Real for your kind words:)
CUBiKO Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Just stopped by to say I am a huge fan of your work. Truly exceptional quality, especially the faces and bodies. Keep up the good work and don't let the comments get to you. I've gotten my share of silly comments as well and know they can sometimes get under your skin, but just try to ignore them and know that 99% of everyone thinks your work is amongst the absolute best. Ciao!
JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks CUBiKO:)
TherosBR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull work! Hope someday I get that good
3dmania Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super stunning artwork
JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you:)
firestorm31z Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
kinda early to change your name to 2016?
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