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THE PEPPER PROJECT - FINAL ENTRIES

Fri Apr 18, 2008, 1:46 AM
THE RESULT IS OUT!!

First of all. I big sorry for taking so long to select the final entries.

Honestly I didn't expect it to be this tough to pick 100, out of 1100+ public entires for the book. However due to the amazing quality of the submissions, my team and myself actually took really long time to come to complete agreement with the final entries. I am so proud of you guys and gals who gave us such a hard and exciting time! :)

Here is the basic criteria for the judging:

1) Originality in ideas
2) Ability to convey the concept effectively
3) Rendeing quality
4) Layout and composition

Please understand that there were no hard and fast rules when we picked the entries. Most of the time we chose the ones that felt "right" and "complete" as a whole. Of cos we have our personal preferences too so we couldn't be 100% objective. :)

Here is the link to the FINAL ENTRIES > favfavfav.deviantart.com/favou…

You can also find this link in my Fav folder

Congratulations to those who make it to the final. I am so proud to have your Peppers in this book, I am sure they will look fantastic. For those who didn't make it this round, let me tell you that I love your version of Pepper as well. Thank you for the support of this character and I wish you had a great time in this project.

Just a quick note that the final entries are chosen from the public entries. Invited artists will be contacted separately for confirmation.
All final artists will be contact via email later to confirm your shipping address to make sure the artbook will land accurately in your mailbox.

I will keep this Pepperproject DA page live so you all of us can come back and admire all of the entries anytime. :D

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Discount

Hi everyone! Right now we are still sorting through the 700 + entries for Pepper. The response has truly been much better than we could have dreamed and as a result we are also going to include a lot more entries into the books than we originally planned!

Now for an added bonus. We are doing a very VERY special promotion for our Imagine and Imagine Prime Artbooks to help make it more affordable for those of you who haven’t yet bought a copy for yourself.

For a limited time only (or while stocks last), we are offering

30% OFF ALL PURCHASES (that’s a savings of almost USD$30 for the Imagine1+ Imagine Prime Bundle!)

The discount will show up automatically and all you need to do is to enter the codeword in the shopping cart: PEPPER

*You don’t need to have submitted anything to the Pepper Project to enjoy this.

This goes out to all those who could not enter but supported with comments, watching and spreading the word! Thank you all of you!

Visit our store: www.imaginaryfs.com/store.html


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Finally, the call for entry for The Pepper Project is closed. Thank you so much for all of you who submitted your entries and make this project so fun and exciting. I am totally shocked by the overwhelming response and the quality of the submissions. I really hope that you guys had fun drawing your own Pepper and gain something along the way. :)

So far I've received more than 700 entries, which is far more than I expected. For those who have yet seen your entry in the gallery, no worry, I will be uploading them slowly in the next couple of days. Once everything I received are uploaded, I will announce it here. Until then, please stay calm! Please also take note that anything that is submitted to us after the 2nd of March (your sunday) will not be accepted.

The final selection of the entries to be included in the Pepper Book will be announced later. So stay tuned!

Good luck!

Artgerm


The Pepper Project

Artgerm & Imaginary Friends Studios is proud to announce THE PEPPER PROJECT, the first artbook dedicated to the sexy and enigmatic muse, Pepper and her friend Wanda. The book will feature Artgerm's Pepper pieces including many never seen Pepper pieces specially created for this volume. The book will also feature some Pepper and Wanda art by some of the industry's top artists as well as Pepper pieces done by fans and friends.

Now it is your chance to be a part of this exciting project!

To find out more, download the Submission Guide and Entry Form here > www.sendspace.com/file/nf76ih

You can also view the Submission Guide here > pepperproject.imaginaryfs.com/…


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:iconmyaeonfluxproject:
myaeonfluxproject Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you give permission to an eye wear company to use Pepper?
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:iconanimecrazedfool:
animecrazedfool Featured By Owner May 6, 2009   Photographer
Hey, are you guys going to do a second one? I'd like to try my hand at that.
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:iconchristinealtese:
ChristineAltese Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Just wondering...when will the finalists receive their book?
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:iconzukos-stalker:
zukos-stalker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I don't understand how to type the codeword into the shopping cart... Is the promotion over?
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:iconlekker:
LEKKER Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,
I was just wondering if you guys have started sending out copies for the finalized entry.
I have a selected entry at [link]
but i havent receive any address confirmation till date.

thanks
LEK
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:iconpriestandi:
PriestAndi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I can't wait for the book to come out.
It looks amazing. I would love to buy a copy. C:

Is it going to be a Hardcover book? o=
Looks like it.
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:iconmerillian:
Merillian Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
I still can't believe I'm in Dx!
thank youuu so much!
I'm so honoured :)

Don't overwork guys!:)
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:iconcottonwings:
cottonwings Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
OH NOESS!! MY LOLITA PEPPER! :cries:
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:iconang3ll:
ang3ll Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Just a question:

Why these submissions weren't chosen?

[link]
[link]
[link]
[link]
[link]
[link]

... They're original, beautiful and good.
why ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ...
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
alas, we only have limited pages to allocate and we already stretched beyond our original plan. Just because pieces werent chosen doesnt mean they werent original beautiful or good.
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:iconang3ll:
ang3ll Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
thank you for answering!
... Just one more question: there will be a 2nd Pepper Project (or even Wanda Project) or that's not an option?
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
we absolutely intend to make this an annual event if we can! as for whether its going to be another pepper and/or wanda, once we finish this book, we'll be planning the next! thanks so much for your support!
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:iconuver:
UVER Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Hey ! I thought I was watching this account but it seems i've forgot to. >_<

So I've just seen that my work is in the FINAL ENTRIES ! Wow, thanks a lot guys. :)
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:icongatling:
Gatling Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I'm later on my response, but I'm very grateful for the opportunity, really grateful. This will be a great leap as I'm just starting to get out there.

Plus everyone loves these characters.
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:icons2ka:
s2ka Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Thank you very much guys!!!
I'm truly grateful!:thanks:
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:iconatyunnangayun:
atyunnangayun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
what was amazing was that a three minute doodle made it into the book...it really shows how far you guys want to stretch the pepper concept...kudos! kudos!!!
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:iconsayda:
Sayda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Congrats to all the finalists! :D All the entries were so awesome! ^___^ I can't imagine trying to choose from so many @___@ I'm still just amazed I even made it in against so many other talents!

Thanks so much for the opportunity! And I'm gald you liked my work :3 *bows*
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:icon00chalcedony00:
00chalcedony00 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Was really hoping to get in, but I'm glad so many other amazing artworks got in!

Congratulations all!!
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:iconflowisking:
FlowisKing Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you guys! appreciated it a lot.. :heart:
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:iconmrdream:
MrDream Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I couldn't understand - my work can be seen in :iconfavfavfav:'s favorites but not in "FINAL ENTRIES" section is it chosen for book the or not?
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
sorry for the confusion. Only those shortlisted in Final Entries will be in the book. if your work however was in favfavfav, it means it was shortlisted, we used that secret site as our selection tool. it was a tough decision and we couldnt even always agree on every piece that was selected or not.
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:iconmrdream:
MrDream Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
that means my entry won't be in the book, right?
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
correct
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:iconvaitylos:
Vaitylos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
All in all, nice choices;). They really were worth the credit.
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool. You all there at IFS made excellent choices :thumbsup: I notice alot of my own favorites made the list too. =)
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:iconsh3lly:
Sh3lly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks guys! :heart: :w00t:
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:iconsosfactory:
SOSFactory Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats, you will make good money with that book.

I think you had a good chance to support DA artists offering some prizes to the best entries... it had been a smart idea.

Please, consider it for the next time.
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
thanks for the suggestion! we will certainly consider giving out more prizes.

As for making money, well its never that simple and we dont print in huge quantities (because we arent that rich) so after paying for distributors, retailers, storage, printers etc, we make just enough so we can print another book. However IFS is all about creating platforms for artists (even those outside of our studio) so we're happy to do this. Thankfully we make our living doing other things!
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:iconsosfactory:
SOSFactory Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great, good luck with the sales.
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:iconfaroresama:
faroresama Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
awesome! It's going to be a great book!
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A serious Congrats to the winning entries because they look amazing. :)

I thought for sure you guys liked my Black Pepper entry ---> [link] especially considering it was one of the highest ranked among viewers after the contest was over. Very strange :confused: Funny how things work out in this crazy art world. :lol:

Any personal feedback on the piece would be much appreciated whenever you guys have time out of your busy schedule. :thanks:

Again congrats to the winning entries. :salute:

-MAS
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:iconthemasman:
theMASman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't show the link in last response. ;P oops. [link]

-MAS
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
your piece was certainly shortlisted, but ultimately even with the shortlist, we had about 150 pieces that we had to cut down otherwise the book would be too huge and not affordable. We didnt go through the rankings by viewers but rather had an internal discussion to look at the various criteria.

Ultimately your piece was beautiful and different but somehow lacked a certain something to really make it super outstanding among the many others that were also well executed.

It came really close though and we hope that gaining the new viewership alone would be at least something for your participation. Thanks again
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:iconhandrewx:
handrewx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional
OMG THANK u!!!!!!!! :w00t::
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:iconkamizuki:
kamizuki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Ahh many congratulations to the finalists!!! The book will be fantastic!

Thanks again for the opportunity to participate - hehe I will definitely be trying again next year~

Best wishes. :heart:
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:iconpepperproject:
PepperProject Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
congrat you for making into the book! :)
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:iconkamizuki:
kamizuki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Oh my goodness...!!! I thought I hadn't made it because my entry doesn't show up in [link] But I just checked the actual deviation and it had been fav'd on April 1st...

OMG OMG Thank you so much!!! I'm going to cry now.....!!!!! *Bawl*! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I promise I'll do better one next year too~!!!!! :heart: *sob*

Congradz to you guys for running such a fabulous project...!
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:iconpinflux:
Pinflux Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Hey whoa I can't believe I got in :O Thanks heaps Artgerm!
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:icongrthink:
grthink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
They were all worthy winners -- congratulations everyone!
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:iconkrishnachandranu:
krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
:D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
:omfg: Oh my goodness, thank you so much!
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:icondrelion:
Drelion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Oh well I tried, Gratz to the winners.
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:iconbelituca:
belituca Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
i've got a question, if we want to make a fan art of pepper, will you upload it here, or this site was only for the proyect?
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
we wont be able to upload it here. THe site is only for the project (would be hard to maintain throughout). however i do know that if you highlight your pepper fan art to artgerm, he would love to take a look at it when you are done.
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:iconbelituca:
belituca Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the explanation :)
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
actually just a correction. i dont know how well watched this DA will be after the project but you are more than welcome to post up your links in the comments too.
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:iconaikurisu:
Aikurisu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I still don't see my submission to the gallery, and I was very thorough. But judging by the quality of most of the works here, I'm not surprised mine went missing. =P

[link] That was it anyway.
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:iconjmsnooks:
jmsnooks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should open the project back up, it's a great way to get attention.
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:iconshern:
shern Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
we will, next year. for now we're going to focus on the next steps- selection and then getting the book published.
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:iconpenguinz:
PenGuiNz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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