Artfarmer is Tim Bruckner. He's been a free lance sculptor for a little over four decades. That makes him old. Its rumored that Tim and Dirt share the same birthday. The list of people/companies he's worked for is long varied and includes many of the best known in the business. And, of course some you've never heard of. But that's the life of a free-lancer. Arguably, some of his best known work has been for DC Direct, with whom he worked for a dozen years. A visit to his site (http://www.timbruckner.com) or his Facebook page will provide an expansive overview of this stuff. Last year, a book he coauthored, Pop Sculpture, how to create collectible statues and actions figures, hit the shelves. Its something he's very proud to have been a part of. These days, he's doing the occasional hands-for-hire, concentrating on his personal work and undertaking the odd commission. He lives, with his amazing wife, Mary, on a farm in rural Wisconsin. They have two brilliant kids and three dogs. The dogs are of average intelligence.
Tim Bruckner website: http://timbruckner.com
Tim Bruckner Shop: http://stores.ebay.com/timbrucknershop
A Must Have!
Pop Sculpture by Tim Bruckner - Zach Oat - Ruben Procopio
Ever since a 12-inch G.I. Joe took toy soldiers to a whole new level by giving them the ability to pose via moveable parts, as well as interchangeable clothing and accessories, the business of creating pop sculpture icons for the mass market was off and running. Superheroes came next, followed by TV show and movie characters, most notably those fromStar Wars. Today, action figures exist for sports stars, rock stars, even presidents.
With today's blockbuster success of animated films, action figures and collectibles have become a behemoth industryŚwith a growing need for skilled artists who can bring these characters to life. So how do youget started?
The trio of veteran industry insiders who authored this book take you on an incredibly thorough journey that begins with drawing conceptual drafts and continues through rough sculpting and honing the final product. Along the way, you'll learn how to research your character, shape casts from a variety of materials including wax and resin, make accessories, articulate characters so that they are poseable, paint them, and ultimately convince an art director to buy and manufacture them. Whether you want to make small PVC toys, collectible statues, or larger high-end collectibles,Pop Sculptureoffers step-by-step demos and words of wisdom from the pros.