Just when you thought it was safe to eat yams

OK, with this I finally feel like I did a Yams Meme assignment, and I must say it was fun. Though to be fair, Giulia’s Silence of the Yams totally rules. I was thinking about options, and it occurred to me that the Great White in the Jaws poster looks a lot like a half a big Yam. So I figured if I could color the shark from blue to yam orange and keep the teeth and eyes I’d be golden.  I started by keeping the background color Yam orange and using the wand to cut out pieces of the blue to reveal the orange, this gave it some texture, and makes it look like the yam is actually moving through the water—or so I would hope.  Then I turned on the airbrush tool and filled some spots in and generally rounded off the yam shark.

The real score was locating the free Amity Jack font which matches the Jaws movie poster font. I added it to my GIMP font by simply dropping it in my Macintosh HD –>Library–>Fonts  folder and BAM! there it is! YAMS about to get some revenge and eat you for once!

Update: Thinking I might not have pushed myself as hard as I could have, I gave this another go, hope you like it 🙂

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8 Responses to Just when you thought it was safe to eat yams

  1. Alan Levine says:

    A total home run! on all counts. I cannot help but be afraid to go in the ocean and not think about being yammed.

    Now we go nuts and animate the yams. Ba da. Bad da.

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  4. Ha! just finally found this one. I love the Yam assignment, it’s all just so ridiculous and awesome.

  5. Tom says:

    Oddly enough yams and Jaws just came in a conversation with my son.

    • Reverend says:

      I am intrigued, what was the context? Did he say Jaws looks like a yam? or did he say remember when you one up yammed Jim Groom?

      • Tom says:

        He probably just said something about Jaws and it reminded me of the yam picture which led to a Google search and your post. He also liked my Flickr image description. 🙂

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