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Pac-Man by sandzen Pac-Man by sandzen
If there's anyone hungrier than me of this earth, it's Pac-Man.

Yeah, I sort of bilked the design off of Third Eye. But oh well. Will this be the last of my ancient video game references? Probably not. But how the hell am I gonna represent Dig Dug?
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Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is the first time I see zen garden art like this, it's awesome! What boggles me however is Pac-Man... how did you create his shape so fluently while the sand ends to his left? Or does the wooden frame come in after the sand art is done? Either way, applause to your skills, your gallery is gorgeous :D
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sandzen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   General Artist
No, the frame is fixed to the board. The shadow cast by the lamp helps somewhat to mask the entry point of those lines, but basically I started with the crux lines, by placing the rake, holding a finger on the pivot point, and carving the first four lines like so. Then, I just sculpted new lines around the existing centre point. As far as these things go, that was pretty easy. It was way harder doing the stones, actually. The sand is so delicate and fine, exit points are nearly impossible to avoid. So I decided to synchronize them. 

In any case, thank you for finding me, and for these words. I'm so glad you enjoy my work. And, yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm still the only zen gardener who aims for referential design in their gardening.
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NekoKami-sama Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
cool!! :iconclapplz:
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sandzen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   General Artist
Thank you, thank you.
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karel Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
:)
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sandzen Featured By Owner May 29, 2009   General Artist
Thanks. It's hard to deny his allure.
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Lyra-Lie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Cuuute! x3
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sandzen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   General Artist
Thanks.

Although I think it's hard to go wrong with Japanese icons, in the cute department.

We shall see, I suppose. I've got Totoro and Ryuk on the way. Stay tuned.
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. :heart:
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sandzen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   General Artist
Awesome.

But who could resist a man whose sole occupation is eating and ghost-dodging? It taps into the very nature of our existence. And tugs on the reins of our empathy.

That, and his wife is super hot!
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