Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Learn Sculpture with Bruckner!

Pop-Sculpture co-author Tim Bruckner is teaching a class through TLC Workshops!
Expressive Sculpture and Maquettes with Tim Bruckner
Fri-Sun, May 8-10
$580 (includes materials fee)

Renowned sculptor, Tim Bruckner shares the process of creating a 1/2 life size portrait focusing on character and expression - ideal for illustrators, animators and sculptors alike. This workshop is sponsored in part by the Chavant Clay Company, providing clay, tools and supplies.

Day #1 will cover building a reliable armature, handling clay, and getting the basic structure of the head established.

Day #2 covers sculpting techniques, tool manipulation, creating form, shaping and imbuing the character with feeling. We will focus on telling your character's story by sculpting a defined, readable expression.

On Day #3 clay work will be completed. We will discuss molding and casting methods for expanded projects. We'll photograph our completed sculpture under different lighting conditions and angles and then translate this information to sketches using our maquettes.

Experience level: all.
Medium: Chavant clay.
Limit: 14 students.
General Info: http://www.tlcworkshops.com/
Register here!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From the Tim Bruckner Shop: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Pop Sculpture co-author Tim Bruckner has just made it look a lot more Christmas-y. After years of planning and noodling, Tim has finally lived up to his promise and completed his bust of Santa Claus! Measuring 11 inches tall with its simple pedestal base, this portrait of the big guy will be hand-cast in an edition of ten, hand-painted in muted tones, and signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Check out the in-progress video below, and order your completed piece today!

Tim Bruckner's Santa Bust, $450 plus shipping and handling (calculated upon checkout).

Check out the step-by-step evolution of the sculpt that would become Santa Claus!

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Monster, in Miniature

If you've admired Tim Bruckner's model kits from afar, but never felt you had the space or money to get one, there's a new reason for you to visit the Tim Bruckner Shop. Hot on the heels of his "Ode to Joy" miniaturization, Tim has shrunk down yet another of his kits to make it more affordable and less voluminous. The original Monster kit, inspired by the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, stands 12.5 inches tall with its base, but the new mini Monster kit stands only 5.75 inches tall, with all of the same detail! Additionally, Tim has made a slight modification to the sculpt, wrenching free one of the Monster's neck bolts and leaving behind a knot of twisted wires. So whether you'll be painting it or simply admiring the sculpt au naturel, head on over to TimBrucknerShop.com to get one today!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's Ludwig Van!

Tim has proven time and time again that he is a master of the fantastic. But he's also a master of the naturalistic, as anyone who's seen his portraits can attest. One of his portraits, "Ode to Joy" -- his rendering of a laughing Ludwig Van Beethoven -- has been offered as a limited edition, but it is now available in model kit form, and much smaller, to boot. Standing only 5.75 inches tall with its base, this new kit is now available over in the Tim Bruckner Shop (www.timbrucknershop.com), and at $50 is an affordable way to show your love of the composer (or the movie "A Clockwork Orange").

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mr. B's Bookkeeper: Introducing the First Model Kit with Modular Expression

In recent months, Tim (Bruckner, Pop Sculpture co-author) has immersed himself in the world of garage kits, a category he's dabbled in in the past, but one he is now exploring fully through his online store, timbrucknershop.com. His latest kit, Mr. B's Bookkeeper, features a new innovation that hasn't been seen in kits before -- ME (modular expression) busts. With six different eye pieces (three left, three right) and six different mouth pieces (three top, three bottom), the bust can be assembled 81 different ways, which has to be some kind of a record. Pick yours up in the shop, and check out all of the different ways it can be assembled below!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Auction of Athena: Our Pop Sculpture Cover Girl Goes on the Block

In the year-plus since "Pop Sculpture" has come out, we have been deluged with words of thanks from folks who find the book to be an indispensable guide to the art of sculpture. And we have nothing but thanks for all of you who have been so supportive of the book -- we hope it will serve you well in the years to come. But now that a year has passed, we're moving on to new projects, and we've got to make room in the studio.

Our cover girl, Athena, is almost two feet tall with her spear, and it's time she moved out on her own, so we're putting her up for auction in Tim's eBay store, at TimBrucknerShop.com. She's a one-of-a-kind piece -- a complete set of molds does NOT exist, so this is the only way to get her. Ever. Look for the auction to post sometime on Sunday, November 27, and expect it to run for ten days; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Arnell Memorial Humane Society of Wisconsin. Keep track of it over at our Facebook page, and enjoy some more photos of Athena below!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Official Tim Bruckner Shop Officially Open!

If you've enjoyed reading Pop Sculpture, then you've probably enjoyed seeing the various sculptures of co-author Tim Bruckner. Not only has he been incredibly prolific in his professional career as a sculptor, he's just as productive in his spare time, creating nearly as many personal pieces as he has commercially available products. Now, for the first time, both are available in one place! The official Tim Bruckner Shop carries many of Tim's most popular pieces from DC Direct, Dark Horse and others, but it also offers some of his personal work as both unpainted model kits and painted limited editions. So if you're looking to pick up a garage kit of Tim's take on Frankenstein's monster, or a finished rendering of Cyrano de Bergerac, head on over to eBay and check it out.