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Julius von Brunk
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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This is the official deviantART page of Baron Julius Alexander 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 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 the New York metro, and does freelance graphics and photography -- that is of course when he's not busy assembling pieces of plastic to form epic creations. Join Baron von Brunk in all of his creative endeavors – from custom LEGO brick models to illustrations and paintings!
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Mecha Link 2.0 Goes for the Gold
"Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - quite literally the gold standard of video games."

This is a composite image of several photos I shot. The base picture is an image of my LEGO Mecha Link 2.0 upgrade from summer 2018, taken in front of a tie-dye cloth backdrop. In his hand is of course my actual rare copy of the first edition of the Nintendo 64 Ocarina of Time gold cartridge -- complete with the glitches and uncensored Fire Temple music. To shoot this photo I pointed several yellow lights around the subject and background, to give it a warm look. In addition, I used a 100W incandescent bulb in a spotlight shined directly at the cloth backdrop, which made it appear as if the sun is emanating from the sky. Later in Photoshop I added several layers of photos I shot of the sky with the sun and clouds over Queens, NY, which I mixed with original photo with masks and blending options. This achieved the look of a more majestic, almost godlike sky which mixed with the original tie-dye backdrop.
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LEGO Great Deku Tree
"The time has come to test thy courage. I have been cursed. I need you to break the curse with your wisdom and courage. Dost thou have courage enough to undertake this task?"

One last shot taken of my Deku Tree LEGO MOC before dismantling it -- since I'm moving out of my apartment soon!

This image was actually a composite of three photos I shot:

The first image was the tree itself shot with a wide angle lens and a low aperture, to keep the foliage and sky out of focus. Next I added a shot I took of the sun in the sky above Whitestone, NY to create the lens flare effect on the left side. Finally I used another shot of the sky from the same outdoor photo shoot, and then masked it around the tree with blending options in Photoshop, which makes the sky and clouds look more realistic.
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TOASTY!
A Mortal Kombat fatality vignette featuring my Scorpion bigfig and an unfortunate unnamed skeleton.

This entire set was a practical effect, and used no CGI nor composite images, with the only exception being the color remastering in Lightroom. To get this scene, I placed both figures on the table, and anchored their feet with sticky tack. Behind the set is a dark red cloth with a flashing fire party bulb pointed directly at it; this is the same party bulb I used for my Halloween head sculpture images. Pointing towards Scorpions flames is a small blacklight, which causes the neon orange LEGO pieces to glow. The shot is taken with slow exposure, and quickly during the exposure time I'd shine a red light at Scorpion to give him red highlights.

This shot took about two hours to setup and take, and the big issue was the stability with the skeleton. The skeleton's body was too flimsy and kept toppling over in takes, which would cause a domino effect that knocked over the flames.
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No One Slays Like Gaston
"No one slays like Gaston, no one flays like Gaston! After hunting some beast, no one preys like Gaston!"

A little vignette featuring everyone's favorite misunderstood French hunter Gaston. A while back I came up with the concept of using Gaston in a variety of humorous scenarios, proclaiming that "no one [past tense verb] like Gaston!" -- one of which being a scenario where he succeeds in killing the Beast.

The interior of this shot is actually the set for the White Rabbit's house in my forthcoming stop-motion Alice in Wonderland video, using the fireplace from the scenes I filmed for the inside of the Duchess' house. To get the fireplace to glow (along with Lumiere's candles), in Photoshop I superimposed parts of pictures of LEGO LED candles I built in 2016, then used various blending options with layer masks.

The most difficult challenge was making the Beast head mounted on the plaque: the various sections of the plaque are held onto the chimney with small dabs of sticky tack. I keep sticky tack close by to the photography table, as I use little pieces of the stuff to aid my characters and props in stop-motion animation.
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  • 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!"

www.facebook.com/events/124080… - 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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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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Flashshadow Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Happy Birthday, Baron! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party:

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RedBlueIsCool Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
H-B, J V B!
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JaymieDaggerBark Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday VonBrunk!!! Celestia can have cake happy DA B-day :3 Patrick (Cake) [V1]  Blower fella (Party) Fun cake fella's Gobbler (Party) Cake for Shifteh fella Gift (Party)Let them jump out of cake  Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon3d Cake Icon Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon Beach Cake with candles 50x50 icon Piece Of Rainbow Layers Cake 50x50 icon Big Turd Cream Fruit Cake 50x50 icon Kawaii pink cake Blueberry Cake type 10 with candles 50x50 icon Candycorn Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Cake for artist 50px  Ugly Triple-decker Cake with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies 2dk Cake with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow cake 3 50px Rainbow cake 2 50pxOrange White Cake with candles 50x50 icon White Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 1 with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies Double-decker Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Strawberry Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Double Colours Cake with candles 50x50 icon Deep Autumn Cake with candles 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 3 with candles 50x50 icon Gift Box Cake with candles 50x50 icon A Piece of Ube Cake 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 4 with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Wedding Cake 50x50 icon Spring Cake Type 1 2DK 50x50 icon Rainbow Cake Tower 50x50 icon Jerusalem Cross Cake with candles 50x50 icon Chocolate Cream Swiss Roll 50x50 iconMint Cake Type 3 50x50 icon Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Cake Icon 4, Frosting Pandan Cake (2 Layers) with candles 50x50 icon  piece of cake M and Ms 50px Happy Birthday cake 11 50px Happy Birthday cake 7 50px Happy Birthday cake 4 50px Cake Icon 5, Banana and Chocolate Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 3 50x50 iconGeometry Chocolate Cake Type 4 50x50 icon  Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 2 50x50 iconBanana Chocolate Cake with candles 50x50 icon Chocolate Swiss Roll 50x50 icon  Cake with berries 50px  Minecraft cake (Pixel art) Rainbow Cake Tower 50x50 icon Purple Crystal Cake? Blueberry Cake type 8 with candles 50x50 icon 3 Layers Birthday Cake with Candles 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Pink bouncing cake Lavender Flower Cake Fancy Cake 50x50 icon Cake For Artists with candle 50x50 icon Bow cake Macaron Cake with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies SC Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Purple Yellow Cake with candles 50x50 icon Tower Cake 50x50 icon Raspberry Cake with candles 50x50 icon Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon Sundae Ice cream
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Happy Birthday Brunk
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Fig-Tailius Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Andrew1937 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!! Have your cake and eat it too Cake Fancy Cake 50x50 icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Legodecalsmaker961 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Student Artist
Happy Birthday
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Shade2800 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hope you have yourself a Happy Birthday!
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PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Student Artist
:3 Happy birthday!
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