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Zombie by GENZOMAN Zombie by GENZOMAN
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!

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LETīS WIKIATTACK!!
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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:iconrecreationalnukes:
RecreationalNukes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
In your head, in your head, they are fighting...
(Someone join me plz)
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barsha-pol Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this look amazing! Cheers :) (Smile) 
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:iconnecronoise:
Necronoise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
a classic
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:iconthe-ghost-ferret:
The-Ghost-Ferret Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017   Digital Artist
hot
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KeoKoro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
OMGGG DAT IS SANS DE SKELETRON FROM UNDRETEIL >:))d9I3980UIJ3RFIJO END MY SUFFERING
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BellaDaDragon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT WAS THE FIRST THING I SAW!
*goes off to die somewhere in fandom hell*
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Daisuke-Love-1366 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That sure is one sexy zombie.
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:iconwhyiamapotato:
WhyIamaPotato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
This drawing is beautiful!
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:iconpuppydoggo67:
Puppydoggo67 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017   Digital Artist
when I'm on deviantart and I remember I have homework and I go to school in 10 minutes and my homework is 30 pages long and each page has 35 questions
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:iconmegalocook:
MegaloCook Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's SCP-106!
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:iconsnowy-the-kittydog:
Snowy-the-kittydog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
when i have school...
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:iconkatium:
katium Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
"COME ON, MAN!!! I'M DEAD ENOUGH TO TAKE IT NOW!"
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
i want it to vore me
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:iconurbanexe:
UrbanEXE Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w h y
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:iconyureitea:
Yureitea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
why not
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:iconpop-s-ii:
Pop-s-ii Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
RISE MY CHILDREN R I S E
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:iconbig-bad-rocket:
Big-bad-Rocket Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Very cooland creepy. Love the art style and the colours. You really are one fantastic artist.
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:iconcrisis-comics:
Crisis-Comics Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lucio Fulchi would be proud.
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:iconspookyartz:
Spookyartz Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I thought this was realistic sans for a bitFuzzydemon 
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:iconstarsandboredom:
StarsAndBoredom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew SOMEONE was gonna comment that.
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:icondecaplover1960:
decaplover1960 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I'd love to see this as a decomposing female zombie!
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:icongoomyiscute777:
goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
brains?
yugioh Zombie Boy 
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:iconfazzycaz:
fazzycaz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
That looks like a really pissed papyrus.
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:iconpuppydoggo67:
Puppydoggo67 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017   Digital Artist
When Papyrus finds out there's no more spaghetti
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:iconstarsandboredom:
StarsAndBoredom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
snrk-
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:icondamions:
DamionS Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional Filmographer
The Serpent and the Rainbow.
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:icontoxicholygrenade:
ToxicHolyGrenade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
GENZOMAN, have you ever heard of a Zompire, a Necroborg, and a Zombie Lord before?
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:icongrantmeawish:
Grantmeawish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is saying to me: "AWWW YEAHHHH!"
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:icongamerpro2003:
Gamerpro2003 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Am I the only one who thought that was sans?.....k then
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconwychmere:
Wychmere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Nice one
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:iconphix701:
phix701 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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:icongelefant:
Gelefant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. It looks like some s*** is about to go down in your artwork.
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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 www.reddit.com/r/customhearths…
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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.
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:iconmbarks:
Mbarks Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
genial bro
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:icondeadpegasus:
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
(sigh)  I'll go get the shotgun and the kerosine.
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:iconforemem:
Foremem Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is he wearing a pre ripped abercrombie?
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:icondjjew13:
djjew13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
this is sooo cool. could I make this design on a tshirt?
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:iconsevenshadesofgrey:
sevenshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like you!!!
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:iconhautamieli:
Hautamieli Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Zombie" "HUZZAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!"
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ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Damn thats fucking awesome!!!!
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sadyVONschattig Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I said drop the base wub wub wub
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LaceQuin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
hellow!

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!!!
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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.
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:iconbarkish:
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!
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peroline Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Scary !! ...That's nice ! ^^
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SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nuu: Not the Jombiez!
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dvoidkrux Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gimme a hug
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Ab1CdE2fGh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Rock and Roll
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