I'm getting married this fall and my fiancee has been dieting in preparation for her dressing sizing. She's doing a diet called South Beach which involves 2 weeks of cutting out all carbs and sugars. One of her favorite things are cheese poofs from trader joes and I saw her guiltily sneaking a few.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I just started a new blog on Tumblr for my daily moleskine sketches. I got in the habit of carrying around a tiny pocket sketchbook earlier this year and it's become second nature to start drawing in it. Thanks to the magic of the tumblr iphone app (get your act together blogger), I can upload my daily sketch right to the blog.
I'll be updating it daily and of course this blog once a week. You can find the new blog at - http://michaelyamada.tumblr.com
It's going to be a busy summer for me. I'm making plans to have a table at the CTN expo this November. Also, I'm doing some original art to give away when I reach 200 followers (we're almost there!). More details on that coming later.
Posted by Mike Yamada at 6:26 PM
Friday, June 24, 2011
Started this yesterday and finished up at lunch today. This is most definitely not Kung Fu Panda 2, but I'll throw up a post next week taking you through my design process for one of the locations. And that will be it for panda. I promise.
Posted by Mike Yamada at 12:21 PM
Monday, June 13, 2011
This should be the last of the KFP2 art. I was preparing for a lecture for an Art Center entertainment class and ended up find a few more images that I could post. I'm surprised that it's been 4 weeks of KFP art. So this is it. The complete last of it... except maybe the lecture that I'm putting together.... but then hopefully, that is it.
Posted by Mike Yamada at 10:10 AM
Monday, June 6, 2011
I think this is the last of the art that anyone would be interested to look at versus postering weird boring production orthos and other tidbits. These lead off with 2 boards of ideas that I pitched for the final battle sequence in the movie. They knew that there was going to be a huge showdown, but where and how was up for grabs. I took a lot of inspiration from a sequence in the movie Hero - where the season begin to change during a battle - and some of the crazy fight sequences from both Naruto anime. I pitched what I called the most expensive sequence ever. I had an idea involving Po and Shen fighting on a fiery out of control boat speeding down a river as it rains and it eventually turns to snow. Obviously they didn't do that, but some of it did stick.
Posted by Mike Yamada at 9:32 PM