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Days ago I found a lot of images that I done long time ago for a "horror movie" project: mad scientist, zombies and stuff like that, you know, very B movie material, so the idea was not go for a gore or something very creepy, but instead for a campy feeling, very 80īs vibe. Hope you like it! :) This image is based in this motherfucker that scared me a lot when i was a kid! XD Tarman is my favorite zombie!



A zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.

In modern times, the term "zombie" has been applied to an undead being in horror fiction, largely drawn from George A. Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.

In 1937, while researching folklore in Haiti, Zora Neale Hurston encountered the case of a woman who appeared in a village, and a family claimed she was Felicia Felix-Mentor, a relative who had died and been buried in 1907 at the age of 29. Hurston pursued rumors that the affected persons were given a powerful psychoactive drug, but she was unable to locate individuals willing to offer much information. She wrote:

What is more, if science ever gets to the bottom of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than gestures of ceremony.

Several decades later, Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being introduced into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: "powder strike"), includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), a powerful and frequently fatal neurotoxin found in the flesh of the pufferfish (order Tetraodontidae). The second powder consists of dissociative drugs such as datura. Together, these powders were said to induce a death-like state in which the will of the victim would be entirely subjected to that of the bokor. Davis also popularized the story of Clairvius Narcisse, who was claimed to have succumbed to this practice.

The process described by Davis was an initial state of death-like suspended animation, followed by re-awakening — typically after being buried — into a psychotic state. The psychosis induced by the drug and psychological trauma was hypothesised by Davis to re-inforce culturally-learned beliefs and to cause the individual to reconstruct their identity as that of a zombie, since they "knew" they were dead, and had no other role to play in the Haitian society. Societal reinforcement of the belief was hypothesized by Davis to confirm for the zombie individual the zombie state, and such individuals were known to hang around in graveyards, exhibiting attitudes of low affect.

Davis' claim has been criticized, particularly the suggestion that Haitian witch doctors can keep "zombies" in a state of pharmacologically induced trance for many years. Symptoms of TTX poisoning range from numbness and nausea to paralysis , particularly of the muscles of the diaphragm, unconsciousness, and death, but do not include a stiffened gait or a death-like trance. According to psychologist Terence Hines, the scientific community dismisses tetrodotoxin as the cause of this state, and Davis' assessment of the nature of the reports of Haitian zombies is viewed as overly credulous.

Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing highlighted the link between social and cultural expectations and compulsion, in the context of schizophrenia and other mental illness, suggesting that schizogenesis may account for some of the psychological aspects of zombification.
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Wychmere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Nice one
phix701 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work
Gelefant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. It looks like some s*** is about to go down in your artwork.
rehtorbbrother Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Excellent piece of art! Keep up the great work. According to your FAQ you're cool with using your art for non-commercial use if credited. I submitted a fan-made card with your art in a small contest on reddit making sure to credit you. Submission is called Zombie…
Guerte119 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Would it be ok to use this artwork for some MTG creature tokens I'm making for a local card shop. Your name would go on the card.
Mbarks Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
genial bro
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
(sigh)  I'll go get the shotgun and the kerosine.
Foremem Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is he wearing a pre ripped abercrombie?
djjew13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
this is sooo cool. could I make this design on a tshirt?
sevenshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like you!!!
Hautamieli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Zombie" "HUZZAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!"
ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Damn thats fucking awesome!!!!
sadyVONschattig Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I said drop the base wub wub wub
LaceQuin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013

i wanted to ask for your permission to use this picture for a flyer for a metalconcert we do in austria. of course i will put your name on it. but i was trying to draw a picture for so long, i found it pretty good, THEN i saw yours and thought "wow, this is it!!!"

really love this picture!!!
Yerac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Tarman is the greatest zombie in cinema history. He unnerves me as an adult, and I'm sure he'd have sent me into therapy if I saw "Return of the Living Dead" as a kid.
Barkish Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D I'm really into the same thing currently, love to draw zombies and such. Super work!
peroline Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Scary !! ...That's nice ! ^^
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:nuu: Not the Jombiez!
dvoidkrux Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gimme a hug
Ab1CdE2fGh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Rock and Roll
RpxTecno Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Scarier but a lot of damn hell master piece xD man i loved it O/
Im a big fan from Resident Evil and this zombie is hiper cool O/ xD
SidneyCumbie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
love it! I do alot of zombie photography check it out
cactuscreatives803 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Wow that thing isn't very fresh.
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Also, there was once a tyrant in the Carribean who claimed to have a zombie army.
jaknife79 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Haha Let's see gorgeous girl, gorgeous girl, DOH GOSH ZOMBIE!! But tis a grogeous rendition of a zombie! lol
Rabling-Arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Wow! :D
framedarchitecture Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
love the pose...and the single eye!
sage2434 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo 0o
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Awesome! I love zombie movies and horror movies in general. :D
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate zombies!
Powerhelm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Really nice, you do commissions?
Stranger-D-Eternal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
is it just me, or is he doing the Thriller? :lol:
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Ashlynn-n-Lacey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Artist
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deadshane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, I am trying to generate some interest in I like your stuff and would like it if you checked out my page. In time we hope to generate a line of zombie related t-shirts.
keithdraws Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Kanthesis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
R.I.P Michael! :la:
yinngoh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
somehow this zombie reminds me of the one luffy pushed back into ground in one piece xD
goomonryong Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
lol my thought exactly XD.
setsugen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
do you do requests by any chance i have some characters that desperatly need to be brought to life
animefan2025 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
this just rocks!
Velociraptosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I like the style of this. It looks like part of an album cover.
spidertoys Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Each one is so great!
orgnixstudios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
RobKing21 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, really frikkin' great.
Surehuinel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   General Artist
frecmenta Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't know why, but when I look at this, I imagine this zombie going like "ROCK ON!!!".
Zousha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That makes two of us! Great minds think alike, I guess. :D
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