The Burbs

The Burbs is a 1989 movie starring Tom Hanks and it’s one of my favorites. I like the young and silly Tom Hanks, even though his serious work is also impeccable. The truth is, his old stuff just makes me instantly happy.

I remember watching this movie when I was a child and dreaming of living in one of those amazing cul de sacs with interesting neighbors just knowing life would be exactly like a movie.

I wish I had grown out of the fantasy, but nope. I pretty muchstill have it. Somewhere out there, there IS a perfect dread-end street just waiting for me to live on it.

I haven’t found it yet, but I do enjoy drawing the scary Koplek house!

The goal is to make a 3d model also… but WHO HAS THE TIME, people?

This is what I have for now:

I started with an AutoCAD 2D model ’cause I am not as fast with illustrator and honestly, too lazy to become as keen with it as I am with AutoCAD.

The Burbs – AUTOCAD Model

The AutoCAD model is something I actually really liked when framed in a living room… but it is not interesting enough to everyone., so I painted it in Photoshop.

2D is so much harder than 3D! You have to basically calculate all your shadows and paint them one by one. It is a long, long process.

I liked this 2D, but I wanted to add a little game/cartoon element to it, so I messed with the perspective!

This is what I want to model:

I also wanted to add some color to test. I do think I’m going with purple (like the actual movie posters) for the model but I don’t want it to be so saturated…

Time for a break.

Absolutely no one is reading this but I am having the time of my life!!!

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