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Julius von Brunk
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
This is the official deviantART page of Baron Julius von Brunk, an eccentric multimedia artist in New York City! Baron von Brunk is widely known as a master LEGO craftsman whose work has been published in multiple video game magazines, tech blogs, and has been showcased at an exhibit at Nintendo World Store's flagship location in New York.

Julius is currently employed as a professional graphic designer in Brooklyn, NY, and does freelance graphics for consumer electronics. In his spare time, he's an independent photographer who specializes with shooting cool macro shots of toys and LEGO creations. Join Baron von Brunk in all of his creative endeavors – from custom LEGO brick models to illustrations, paintings, and even promotional material for upcoming NYC events!

Alright, 3rd-person spiel aside. . .

I also own a minifridge. I'm a tall, reclusive, curly-haired, bearded, pale-skinned, mixed-ethnic, Libertarian with a foul mouth, a hunger for Asian food and energy drinks, and a lust for short-haired girls with tattoos.

Check out my bizarre and amusing website full of LEGO bricks, art, designs, and beardy goodness:

Current Residence: Koreatown, Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXXXXXXXXXXXL
Print preference: Gutenberg
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock and heavy metal
Favourite photographer: Hubble Space Telescope
Favourite style of art: LEGO dioramas
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My 120 GB iPod filled with heavy rock
Shell of choice: The location on Kennedy Blvd.; they pump your gas for you!
Wallpaper of choice: The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
Skin of choice: Nudity
Favourite cartoon character: A tie between Dick Dastardly or Krusty the Clown
Personal Quote: "Some people wanted champagne & caviar when they should've had beer and hot dogs." -Dwight D. Eisenhower


7 Years in New York
On this day, exactly seven years ago I left my home of humble blue collar work in rural Pennsylvania -- and embarked on a journey to the New York City metro. After settling in Jersey City and eking out an existence working third-shift in retail, I soon found an entry level graphics job in Manhattan for a small electronics company in March 2010. From there I migrated to Brooklyn and eventually Queens -- then within time I steadily grew my creative portfolio from multiple companies into that of a senior graphic designer. For everyone who had faith in my creative endeavors and encouraged my farfetched aspirations, I thank you for another successful year. Having only ever earned a high school diploma but never attending college, this career of mine is a result of my own talents, hard work, and ingenuity.

Hopefully within the year I’ll help launch a new electronics company. Mum’s the word.

Hail to the Baron!
For Those About to MOC
"Adult Fans of LEGO: For those about to make original creations, we salute you."

This was made specifically for an Instagram contest for music-related photos. A lot of the album covers people were recreating in LEGO were based on cheesy top 40 pop singers, so I decided to turn up the power and pay tribute to my favorite Australian hard rockers! The cannon was previously built for some historical vignettes, and I shot it on front of an orange piece of paper. Later in Lightroom and Photoshop I adjusted the colors to make it appear more subdued with the background.
I Sold My Soul For LEGO
It's true: I sold my soul to the devil to build epic LEGO creations.

This was originally built for Halloween, and released on social media around that weekend. I used orange irises for my head sculpture, then surrounded it with functional LEGO candles. The candles were made by me in the last weeks of October, and function via button cells and a flickering LED. The scene is taken atop a pane of glass with a dark background. When shooting this photo, I experimented with a fog machine for the first time. I took a round of pictures without the fog machine, then shot several more with a smoky background. Unfortunately it didn't turn out as anticipated, and made the scene appear cloudy and distorted. I ultimately used the first round of photos without the fog effects.

The reflection of the demonic eyes in the glass was actually accidental, and was taken in the last few shots of round 1. The first few shots had the tripod looking upwards at the face, where the eyes weren't reflected on the glass. When I was about to wrap shooting, I bumped into the tripod and moved the camera out of place -- at an angle which showed both glowing eyes reflecting menacing on the surface.
Alice vs. The Cards
"I'm not afraid of you. Why, you're nothing but a pack of cards."

Group shot of my custom card warriors advancing towards my giantess Alice magnifigure. This was shot atop a glass pane, with a maroon velvet curtain behind the scene. I'm planning on creating a stop-motion animated parody of Alice in Wonderland, and this particular setup is a hint at the climactic end sequence.
Alice In Chains
"I feel so alone, gonna end up a big ol' pile of them bones!"
A tribute to one of the best '90s grunge bands of all time using the coveted Alice minifig. The actual vignette is a distressed brick wall that I built with a roof made of ladders to make the lighting look like prison bars. This shot took several dozen takes in order to achieve proper lighting, which was finally done with dangling a spotlight a few feet above the scene.
  • Listening to: Motörhead
  • Reading: This blog for typos
  • Watching: Same as above, you big dummy.
  • Playing: I thought we covered this one already?
  • Eating: Burritos
  • Drinking: Monster Energy
"Baron von Brunk's Batmobile Brick Build-a-Thon Bonanza!"… - Facebook event page

Next Saturday in Times Square, the folks at Ripley's Believe it or Not have commissioned me to do a jolly good performance art event to kick off the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises — I shall be assembling a giant 5-foot Batmobile sculpture entirely from over 12,000 LEGO pieces, from start to finish — hopefully under 24 hours!

If you're in the New York City area, mosey on down to Ripley's on July 21st and watch me make history! Bring me a pizza and some cans of Monster.

… Baturally, you'd agree.

- Baron von Brunk


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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday, Julius! Sorry I'm a little late. Just forgot yesterday.
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The Baron abides.
Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Happy Birthday! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party:

BTW, I loved your flash cartoons! :D

VonBrunk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The Baron abides.
TheIronDude28 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too:cakerun:Cupcake GIF Icon - Five Nights at Freddy's:ihavecaek:Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3DMinecraft cake (Pixel art)Fun cakeBirthday cake  iconcakeCakebirthday cakeCake for ShiftehHappy Birthday ReiFree Avatar - CupTardCakeBirthday Cake  :DKimRaiFan's Bday CakeavatarAnimation sm Happy Birthday 2
All the cake are belong to you! :D (Big Grin)
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The Baron abides.
TheIronDude28 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Andrew1937 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Have your cake and eat it too Birthday cake 
VonBrunk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The Baron abides.
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!

God bless you!
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