I work as a professional graphic artist, but I got where I am today solely based on doing art for fun and broadening my portfolio, and not through going to college or whatnot. I'm self-taught, and my maverick-style reflects that. My corporate portfolio of most polished designs can be seen here, but the stuff you see below is nothing more than leisure or hobby drawings, paintings and whatnot.
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|The magestic Fire Owl soars above the forest and spreads his wings of flames! By the way, I liked owls before they were cool. Click here to see this painting in glowing blacklight form.|
|I promised my next painting would be a super smash hit! Come on, who here wasn't a fan of the Incredible Crash Dummies!? This painted over the span of two nights; the first part was painting the smoke and explosion, then came the dummy (torso and head first). By the way, the fact that Slick is blue instead of white is a small inside gag of when I was 7 years old -- and he was also my favorite dummy figure (next to Junkman!).|
|Incorporating my fascination for space, LEGO, and classical dogfighting, I made a space battle scene of M-Tron and Blacktron II starfighters at war -- however, the ships are based on real LEGO sets and painted to look like potentially real vehicles! Even the spaceman goes from minifig to anthropomorphic astronaut! Click here to see this painting in glowing blacklight form.|
|This was actually made over the span of one year, dispite its simplicity. Originally created in a few hours one night in September 2010, I made this is a sample practice piece using kids' paint fron Rite Aid. My intention was just to mess around with shading styles and 3-D illusions. One year later, I dug up this drawing, covered it with multiple coats of arcrylic, and finished it in its current form (hence the dual dates on the bottom with my signature). For those of you just tuning in, this is Porygon, my all-time favorite Pokemon since childhood!|
|The Deku Scrub watches as the Moon approaches Termina Field on a collision course! (Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)|
|One of my more surreal expressionist paintings, I made this when I was bored and simply looked at my action figures for reference models. It wasn't supposed to make much sense.|
|A simple little tribute to one of the greatest video games ever created. The colors are blacklight responsive, and the stars glow in the dark!|
|Right before I moved to New York by way of New Jersey, Joe Gargano of Gargano's pizza had me do one last project for his pizzeria: The creation of a hand-painted sign of the logo I previously designed for his t-shirts and menus! Made with latex paint on a giant sheet of metal. Click here to see the sign outside his shop, and click here to see the original metal sign before I re-painted it!|
|One of my earliest paintings: This LEGO minifig of an M-Tron astronaut also glows in the dark and is fully blacklight responsive! By the way, the distortion of perspective (i.e. the fact that his legs are misshapened) was due to me painting this on top of a table and looking down crooked. My more contemporary paintings are painted on an angle using a makeshift poor-mans' easel.|
|Ezra Buzzington is the greatest famous person you've never met. Except I met him in 2007.|
|In 2008 I became dissatisfied with both presidential canditates, thus out of protest I wrote in Donald Trump in the write-in. I'm not joking. How's that for change we can believe in!?|
|Since I was 16, it was my dream to one day have a sticker on my car with this written on it. This gag is of course a reference to the campy 1970's film "Doc Savage: Man of Bronze".|
|In 2007 we had authentic Reel Splatter stickers printed, but unfortunately those little things are now extinct. In lieu of our old design, I greatly beefed-up the 2-color design for our new lineup of awesome stickers! Contact Mike Lombardo, and he'll be happy to send you some of these bad boys.|
|My last name rocks. In fact, it should be used as a Swedish death metal band.|
|We've all seen those stickers about peoples' relative serving in Iraq, right? Well, this is a little something for those of us with ancestors dating back to the 1860s! I had family from both sides fight on both sides, incidentally enough, hence why I chose the dual flags.|
|I also jumped the bandwagon of making support ribbons, only I chose a geater cause -- Starship Troopers! Would you like to know more?|
|Quickly made in Flash, this is a simple little toon to portray myself (and my favorite hobby) as a classic Peanuts character!|
|This is an 11th grade high school woodshop project: A wood carving (done on Masonite) made with a CNC router. I was the only person in my class (nay, school) who understood the reference here!|
|An illustration made in Photoshop with Flash vector shapes -- evolved into a loving tribute to an amazing classic Atari game!|
|A vector illustration of my ladyfriend Jen Rutter.|
|William Zabka got on my nerves. He was really screwing my day up.|
|Have you ever actually watched the original Swamp Thing movie? He doesn't actually fight people -- he just tosses bad guys around.|
|My spoof of those World War II propaganda posters warning people not to spread rumors, as it's bound to cause a fiasco! Maybe the country would get set on fire. Who knows.|
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Official website of "The Baron" Julius von Brunk, a native Pennsylvanian and current New York City resident! The original Amish cowboy, the tattooed LEGO maniac, and the metalhead with mutton chops! Featured in Nintendo Power, CNN Geekout, and recognized as the creator of the massive LEGO Super Mario 3 airship model!