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We've all done it at some point. It's part of growing as an artist. But at what point do you stop and go your own way? We've all had artists that we loved over the years and tried to recreate their style to a varying degree. But, I know of a lot of artists out there that blatantly copy a popular artist in terms of technique and subject matter. And make money off of it. This kinda sickens me. Most of us are familiar with Frazetta and Vallejo and other artists along those lines. It's no coincidence that Boris Vallejo was heavily influenced by Frazetta and I suppose others as well. But Boris took it and went in his own direction with his methods and his own style variation and was quite successful in his own right. I just recently saw some artist selling a book of his work that looked like it was a cheap copy of the Frazetta style. I won't mention names. But I can't get over the sheer audacity of doing so. 

The other issue I have is using someone's face without permission. Again, we've all done this to a certain extent. I've used photo's and tried to get as close to the image as possible. I never tried to make money off of it, it was just a personal challenge. How people can take a famous person's likeness and sell it, is not only illegal, it's also immoral. Just because you haven't been caught yet doesn't make it right. Leave out the unethical part, It's like speeding in a car... It's not illegal until you get caught. At least, that's how most people would see it. I'm quite surprised that vendors like Daz and Renderosity allow it. How many versions of Angelina Jolie are out there? Then there are the famous personalities out there that are under-age and these faces show up in hardcore images. Doesn't anyone else out there think this is unethical? A lot of these folks whose face is in the movies or tv would never consider doing softcore let alone hardcore. And their look is copied and renamed as if to hide the real persons name. Like Frangelina Bolie... How clever...

The characters I make are never based on someone in particular with rare exceptions when trying to recreate an iconic scene, Girlfriend or trying to capture a likeness of a specific person. But the images are limited to a specific photo and not added to in posing etc... Usually, I'll toss the morphs to avoid using them with the exception of my girlfriends likeness. Anyway... I feel you can create someone in DS or Poser that isn't ripping off a likeness of an actress and still be happy with the results. The way I look at it, I like my characters better than some douchebag celebrity that when they get a chance to they jam their political views or sexual preferences in your face... For the most part, I really don't like celebrities all that much and they never have anything to say that interests me as they are extremely narcissistic and not as pretty in real life because of it. My characters have no agenda, they have no political leanings, and they don't offer stupid fu*king statements that piss people off. They leave that to me... Could they make it in Hollywood? I doubt it for many reasons. They tend to be average in looks and don't kiss anyone's ass or sleep their way to the top.

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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.
Jeff
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lovestellio Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Very nice works, really. And  congratulations for that and for the fact you want to go on only on your way and don't answer to the porn or whatever asks!
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JPayne2016 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you Lovestellio:)
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Becarra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha many thanks for all of your thanks :)
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kallemi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
do you make ryona or porn?
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JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nah.
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kallemi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
k
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KEKART11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Quality work Jeff. Amazing really.
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JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you:)
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Bartlebooth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular work, your images are amazingly photorealistic.
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JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you:)
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