I Yam what I Yam

I wanted to play with the Yam meme, but unfortunately spent all day playing with animated GIFs (my true love). That said, I still wanted to make a showing so I went for a quick pun and found an easy way to play with color layers in GIMP. I found this image of Popeye and uploaded it to GIMP, and then grabbed this minimalist illustration of a yam and uploaded it to GIMP so I could grab the deep orange coloring. After grabbing the color from the yam illustration with the color picker, I made it the background color. Then pulled out the magic wand tool to select within Popeye’s face, chest, and arm and simply cut it out. What resulted was a deep orange, yammy skintone that makes the classic animated egoist truly a Yam—even if rough around the edges 🙂

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3 Responses to I Yam what I Yam

  1. Ryan says:

    I love the “rough” look! It fits the subject well, and to my eye implies either a salty crust or a sunburn — neither of which a proper sailor would be caught without 🙂

  2. benjaminharwood says:

    Very nice. That rough around the edges is what makes Popeye stand out loud!

  3. Tom says:

    Saw this today on archive.org – listen to Yam live!

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