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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.
If you feel like you're about to overwork something, you probably already have.
Keep it simple stupid
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.



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Roys-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Love your gallery, and your posing is first class.   Have enjoyed looking round it.
jpayne2015 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you:)
NB6636-1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the gallery! Good work :D
dlkiefer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Love it!
suitable-ace Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is fantastic
jpayne2015 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Yo! Congrats on 100k!
jpayne2015 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow... Just noticed that, and today I dumped about 30 images.
DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Yeah man it's a huge accomplishment!
DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Just thought I'd alert you.

I was on my PS4 browser watching a movie, & then to my surprise an advertisement popped up. 

20150728075634 by DreamerOfExistence

I easily recognized these models as I am a 3D artist myself, & have seen just about every single piece of 3D art there is here lol. 

I couldn't remember the name of the artist who made the left model standing up, but I recognized the girl in black from 3dmania & the cowgirl from jpayne2015 & the red haired from REDANTA I wanted to make sure you all knew of this, & wanted to make sure this company didn't use your art (& make money off of it) without your permission. 

Thank you for your time. 
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