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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


Alice vs. The Cards by VonBrunk
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 by VonBrunk
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.
The REAL Ghostbusters by VonBrunk
The REAL Ghostbusters
Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, & Zeddemore: accept no substitutes.

A nighttime shot of my Ghostbusters minifigs taken at Gantry Park in Long Island City. This was somewhat of a difficult shot to get, because like most of my other nighttime outdoor shoots, I had to constantly deal with obnoxious tourists and pedestrians. Fortunately it wasn't windy, hence I could easily do long exposures without the figures toppling over. The backlit effect was achieved from holding my cell phone's flashlight app against the back of the Ecto-1 while my arm was out of the shot. Later in Lightroom I tinted the lighting to be slime green.
Seeing Red by VonBrunk
Seeing Red
For this shot of my LEGO head sculpture, I used red irises with the glowing LEDs to create a demonic look. Using my reflective glass setup for the shot, I turned off all lights in my room, then pointed a red spotlight below the glass (pointed up towards the head), then pointed a bright white spotlight away from the head, which partially lit the subject. The shot was taken with a slow shutter speed and a subtle diffused flash.
Brunk's Head in 3-D by VonBrunk
Brunk's Head in 3-D
Inside the cranium of my LEGO head sculpture is a homemade circuit board with an Arduino code to control dual white LEDs — which can illuminate independently or simultaneously. The irises can be removed and color-swapped, thus glowing with a variety of colors with transparent LEGO pieces! In this particular photo, I used red and blue iris to create a 3-D glasses effect. The head was placed on top of a pane of glass with a black background, to achieve a reflective surface look.
  • 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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