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Pepper Rock by Artgerm Pepper Rock by Artgerm
From my Pepper Project series.

This is the first time Pepper isn't in her red suit.

Done in Painter, freehand and photoshop, with photo reference for the pose and enviornment. Headgear modelled in Rhino and rendered in 3d max.
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Given 2005-11-20
Appearing to be a nice photograph at first sight, Pepper Rock by *Artgerm turns out to be a stunningly realistic looking digital painting, depicting his adorable character Pepper from his 'different styles - unified subject' illustration project, wearing a sexy and elegant ensemble of a retro sci-fi designed swimsuit and matching skintight over-knee boots and headgear that simply speaks for itself.

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S-O-G-A Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Absolutely love this one.
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JohnSavite Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I've always loved this rendering. Excellent work.
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iMickeyD Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Flawless work
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FeetisRlyGood Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
i wish she was a nun


feelgood dun dun
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ThatCattyCatnip Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like a photograph this is amazing O.O
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NICK-XMG Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
cool
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esmilodonte Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ASOMBROSO trabajo caballero!
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dizzandesigns Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN!!! your amazing in every artstyle  im really jealous i can only do machines and people
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wolfnoom Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Painter, free hand, photoshop, rhino and 3ds max, and I know you can handle alot of other programs as well, also your flow work donīt seem to be negatively affected by using so many softwars and you can go with many different styles, gestures, anatomy, light stituations and what not,
 is this the power of being in a studio or is that you just move everywhere and know all kind of ppl all the time? you are really an exposed mind/person and that is what I like the most on you. I still donīt know how you do it but I will try to understand.
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elemental-fury Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
... I'm not going to lie, but I honestly thought this was cosplay at first.
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Knightsbridgrognard Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
a minimalist "best in show" .   +^d    
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AusSkyRider Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Your work is FANTASTIC my friend.
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Armonis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The lighting here in incredible.
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dragonjr13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What can I say , you work is awsome
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joeFJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O.o... Can't tell if its a photograph or a surreal piece of art...
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ArcticMammals Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that does not look like a painting-congratulations, I thought it was a picture, even when I zoomed in the rock and the water behind the rock was the only thing that gave it away
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damonx99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thought this was a lady in cosplay at first. Dam good work.
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PurpleLeatherGloves Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It looks like a photo :D
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Jackel2002 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bravo
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falconwing111 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh...even when I zoom in I can't see the difference!
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TatsuoMizushima Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*_* This looked real when I first saw it! But then it says digital art and I was like "Oh, it's just an amazing drawing." You are too good at details. This is so amazing! :clap::D
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KikeMeza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Incredible Artwork!!
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
i thought it was a photo until i read the description! nice job!
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JooPe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Interesting, painters often attempt to simulate realistic appearance/life-like subject but I haven't seen too many hand-painting an image, even digitally, to give it the characteristics of a 3-D model. My only complaint is that the massive difference in contrast/definition between the 'model' and rock(s) to some degree takes away from the image, the sky however is blurred yet still seems to fit perfectly.
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augenedit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, i really like your artwork. Absolutely adorable, i just open wide my eyes of seeing this painting with great lighting composition. I'll put this in my fave gallery. :D
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Nano5022 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a really nice work
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Sxania Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i meant a photograph <.< not a photoshop ^^
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Sxania Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought this was a photoshop at first lol <.< good job fooling me!
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bigcman321 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   General Artist
The lighting is fantastic. I almost thought it was a painting, very realistic.
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bigcman321 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   General Artist
I meant I almost thought it was a PHOTO. I know it's a painting. XD
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rt-arcturian Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Wow! Just sooo good.
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wellerson127 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
where is the rock?
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NinjaCube Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit, that is so amazing!
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JIuJIuT Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
she as alive
amazing!
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illmurray Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great photo!?
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searaevan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist
holy shit. sorry but holy shit i thought this was real!!!
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akatsuki4654 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
kerennn...cool
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magicclam Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to fave this one... the lighting is spectacular! Truly beautiful work.
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ArkAngel1284 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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dragonballzmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
O_O.........This isn't in real life. Damn I thought it was a photo, it's so realistic. VERY NICE!!! :#1:
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks real
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Amazing, so realistic.
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Necchis Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWW..... ^^ you're really awesome
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k35magnum Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
niiice

wat do you render in 3d max for a 2d piece?
just wondering..
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AnemicRebirth Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Speechless.
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Mercury-Blake Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Impressively photo-realistic. It looks like it should be a still from a retro sci-fi film.
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Stanzioni Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
This is pretty cool
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WHOA.
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a-l-m Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought this was a photo of a cosplayer (would've been the best cosplayer ever!!) at first, then realized it was a digital painting!! Just when I thought you couldn't surprise me more. You are an inspiration and a constant reminder to me to strive for my dreams and improve myself every day. Always looking forward to following your work. <3
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Totally completely beautiful. :)
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