So, here’s what… I think he would’ve liked it better, judging by my conversations with him, if I had done this in a cartoon style, much like my dwarf drawing:
Still, I felt so insecure about doing something that I would like that I ended up trying to guess what he’d like.
One thing I’ve learned in my 20 years of designing websites, graphics, houses and kitchens is that ultimately, when YOU love what you’ve done, the client loves it too. But I seem to doubt that every time.
Note to self, Michele: Remember that when you love it, they love it.
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 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!!!