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This may sound like a tantrum, and perhaps maybe it is a bit but I'll no longer have comments available in future image posts. Too often I become agitated when people post opinion based critiques and then become rather nasty after either I don't acknowledge, dismiss it as opinion based or just flat out disagree. I'm sure I speak for a lot of us folks who post images that we are somewhat proud of only to have some person think you should be using something else or doing something else to make your image suit (their) specifications. Not everyone is trying to find that holy grail aka Photo-realism in their work. Some of us are happy to just learn and work at our own pace and create something they can like themselves. That's not easy as it is and to have some people inflict their photo-realism expectations is just plain wrong. Demand it of yourself not of others. I've had this argument way too many times with people. Some people feel they can throw a little bone at you and then insult your intelligence. "this is really nice but could be a lot nicer if you weren't so stupid and just followed my advice." Because of course, they know... Then people say you can't take criticism and get too angry and all you want to hear is good things... Well, Criticism is a lot different than shoving your opinion up someone's ass. Learn the difference then maybe you'll understand why people get angry when you make your suggestions. The only person I'm trying to impress is myself. I don't post for accolades. Although I'd be lying if I said it didn't affect me when someone said "the image inspired them" or something to that effect. I would never inflict my opinion on someone's work that didn't implicitly ask me to do so. I hardly ever go beyond my own page let alone hold someone up to some unattainable level of perfection. I create things to satisfy my own artistic cravings and for no other reason. If something is off a bit... Oh well, who's perfect? Next... 

When I'm working on a face morph or focusing on a specific shader, I don't give a shit about a shadow that may be off a bit on the ground. Nor do I care if her outfit isn't fitting quite well. why do people demand such high levels of expectations of other's work when you should be focusing on your own? I, like most other people here on Deviant are not on your payroll to listen to this shit. 

Oh! Stop asking for commission work or specialized characters. I am not interested. Plenty people out there that do that stuff, I'm not him. And I'm not interested in collaborations of any sort. I'm sure a lot of you get these requests... Work on a project for a week and the guy wants to pay you like 5 dollars for your effort or offer you a direct link back to your page.... Apologies for the invective harangue, but I'm sure a few of you can understand this frustration. 

 I decided to bring back the comments bar... Guess I just need a thicker skin and a quicker tough shit reply. But it seems pretty pointless to post and not have comments. I have to admit that I miss the conversations that sometimes pop up when I post and someone has a question or such... There's a fine line between reacting proportionally to annoying comments and telling someone to just fuck off. I try and be as polite as I know when I get a comment that doesn't sit right, and that's when I stress out just really wanting to tell someone to just go screw. So I need to just say what I'm thinking and try not to let it stress me out. 


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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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brut69 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I really like your work

If you are looking for commissions , please check my post here :…

It may interest you if you got the time ^^
hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work and do have a 3D program. Like to learn from the masters on DA but do have some standards. Prefer, friendly people who like to at least give you the time of day? Wish you all the best and will do better to figure it out own my own? C-YA! Luffy Anime Emoji (Cry) [V4]   
JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Hankypanky68:) The best way to learn is on your own and having the tenacity to fail and take small leaps as victories. Least, that's how I did it.
hankypanky68 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, for being rude and have watched you for almost three years now? You were complaining about people being a-holes the other day and left you a heart felt comment. Was disappointed with no response. Might have been my forth or fifth comment in three years maybe? Do love your work and you are awesome! Will take your advice to heart and joined DA for the 3D art! However, kinda stuck in hankypanky68 art mode! HAHA! :iconcreepyyuiplz:   
MikeeJ Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  New Deviant
I like your stuffz :D
Definitely a follow!

Myself I am just beginning to play with daz/I-ray, and I'm still having the whole "click the shiny button" experience since I know **** all about this other than it's a fun toy to play with. Would you happen to know of any decent tutorials that Daz doesn't want to charge me more money for? Specific subjects don't really matter - I am a total novice, and need to understand all aspects of this 3d-lark.

JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
To be totally honest... I'm a push the button and see what happens kind of guy myself. To my advantage, I've pushed a lot of buttons over the years. I never actually used a tutorial so I wouldn't be the one to point you in the right direction for that. Just dive in and make a lot of fuck ups as you'll learn from mistakes. I do it all the time. I never was one to learn by reading. I think you'll find a lot of people in the community willing to be of help. Sometimes you will find a lot of people pushing their help like it's heroin... whether you want it or not...
ANGELREAPER1972 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
disabled comments again, like Indian6 got that bike too you really got it looking good and V7 nice hdri set there haven't seen that one everything compliments each other just like with your other renders you've got the playboy mag' touch
ANGELREAPER1972 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh it's iray btw that studio set, speaking of iray you said you had problems with an iray pool product have you tried creating your own or using another water prop not iray made but then using one of the iray uber shaders? in my serenity 10 picture I used the glass and drink and bubbles props from the pinup n props for the girl 6, an old pre iray product but then used the water and glass iray shaders that come with daz 4.8 think the effect was pretty good 
ANGELREAPER1972 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just a heads up couple new products over daz might want to check out  a new squish body morph set for genesis 3 and a new photo studio set complete with props that act like real studio lights and the promos show the positioning of the lights and their effects which is handy since I'm bad at lighting plus since they're like the real thing I can use my how glamour photography books to finally get it right well I hope, I'm thinking of getting that product
JPayne2016 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
I've seen those squish morphs... Very limited in nature. The issue I have with them is that they're just a flatten morph, no consideration to bulge and the displacement of mass.
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