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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Glasgow, Scotland
Favourite genre of music: Punk (REAL Punk, ie pre-1983), video game soundtracks and some disco when I want to dance
Favourite style of art: Communist Propaganda Posters, Stencils and Sprite Art
Favourite comic/cartoon/video game character: Magik/Yoko Littner/Fran from FF XII


Rainbow Road Trippin' Toad by Zombie-Pacman
Rainbow Road Trippin' Toad
Latest stencil, lost track of how many layers (12? 13?), started as an experiment with my backgrounds, ended up as a Mario Kart tribute to Toad. I was going to add Toad's kart in behind him as if he'd crashed, but I then thought a) the background's kind of psychedelic and b) Toadstool/Mushroom. Hence "Trippin'" Toad.

Really chuffed with this one. The shadows are a bit darker than planned, but that's solely down to the paint that I had. I spent 10 hours solid working on the actual Toad stencil, it's about 9 layers. The final layer (the yellow), was done this morning at 6am, and thanks to the sleep deprivation, bled like a pig. Typical. But I was able to fix it easily.

Might keep this one for myself, actually.
Kate Bush, Stencil, 2 main layers by Zombie-Pacman
Kate Bush, Stencil, 2 main layers
Started experimenting with my backgrounds, as I want to up my game a bit; I cut a thin wedge out of a bit of cardboard and went to town on the canvas, spraying the pointy lines randomly. Came out nice and clean, no major bleed, even had a bit of a re-spray to cover up pencil lines and nothing bad happened. Chuffed :)
Kurt Cobain, 1 (and a bit) layers by Zombie-Pacman
Kurt Cobain, 1 (and a bit) layers
This one's two years old! Didn't realise I hadn't posted it...or maybe I did after I messed it up and deleted it before I repaired it. Yeah, that rings a bell.

Anyway. This was a random commission from a lassie I met in a pub one night; I showed her my paintings on my smartphone (the only thing I use it for really), and she asked if I could do a Kurt Cobain, and I said aye, she sent me a photo she wanted done, and I stenciled it.

As I said, I originally messed it up (LOT'S of bleed), but I decided to try to fix it (what did I have to lose?), and yeah, I was quite chuffed with it in the end, as was the lassie. I'm particularly chuffed with that single bit of blue for the eye, it makes the painting.
ZX Spectrum Cassette Cover by Zombie-Pacman
ZX Spectrum Cassette Cover
Been working on a cassette cover for a new ZX Spectrum game called "Sixteen Skirmish", a wee RPG, written entirely in BASIC, where you have to battle 16 warriors. Had fun with this one, hopefully the premise of the illustration is understood. Quite proud of the Wanted posters on the wall, they came out perfect.
Has someone linked to my page from another site or something? If so, somebody give us a heads-up, I'd like to say cheers. Pure crazy amounts of folk viewing my page in the last 3 days, but no one's fave-ing or commenting or downloading or anything. Usually I get about 10, 12 folk a day if I'm lucky; it's been hitting the 80's since Monday. Weird.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: H.P. Lovecraft Audiobooks
  • Reading: All New X-Men
  • Watching: Stargate SG1
  • Playing: Dark Souls
  • Eating: Homemade Tikka Masala
  • Drinking: Tea

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artbyabbey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks for the fave!
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thanks very much for the Watch! :salute:
Zombie-Pacman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, you're doing God's work man. :)
TMZCor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Writer
You're better than most - probably because you put serious time into your art.
(But being "better than average" here on dA, and racking up :+fav:s or page views will never be a reliable indicator of much.)
I bet you're the last one who can see how much more confident the work is your gallery is getting, then-to-now. Keep pushing on. Keep being so courageous in your composition and execution techniques...!
Zombie-Pacman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the words, man. Today's been a weird one, between being awarded a Daily Deviation and selling a painting (the Hunter S Thompson stencil), I've been trying (and failing) to keep a straight face. Right now, I'm looking at projects/canvases I've lined up and planning the time I devote to them; it's all I can do. If I could only value my work properly, I don't know, I might be able to make a living out of it. That's the dream, anyway.
TMZCor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Holy bovine, I hadn't even seen the DD. That almost makes it sound as if I knew what -I- was talking about.
But enough about basking in the glow of your success...

I really doubt anyone "value[s] their work properly" as of a single celestial moment. It's a learned behavior - no matter what those critical voices say (that sound a lot like, um, this person or that one). When I have a paycheck coming in again I'll be looking real hard at your prints - and it's a good era for selling things online or in person, so I hope it'll be easier to get to the point of "making a living out of it" for you young turks than it ever would've been for your elders.
Zombie-Pacman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for the words, mate. The DD has boosted morale quite a bit, I'm trying to get enough work together to hold an exhibition somewhere. "Unfortunately", people keep buying my stencils (at a cheap price, I may add); a friend commented that I'm possibly the only artist in existence to complain about people buying their work.

But I see selling them now as a short-term goal; money in my pocket, and a short-lived morale boost...organising an exhibition and bumping the prices up, getting my name out there and watching commissions roll in as friends of the buyers see my work on living room walls and are referred to me, and the potential for going self-employed. THAT'S long-term. Just hopefully not TOO long-term.
The-Jam-Factory Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave........
philly808 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thanks for the fav!
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