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This summer, Olympia Heights: The Pantheon, the first in a 4 book series, will be published by Matter Deep Publishing. We're working on the web marketing right now and we need some character art to get things moving. Three other artists, all alumnus of the Savannah College of Art and Design have already agreed to do art for 12 of the 16 major characters. We need four more characters illustrated for purposes of advertising and download-able content.

The book centers around a group of High School students in Olympia Heights Florida was mysterious abilities. They come together to discover that they are reincarnations of Greek Gods and that a couple of old enemies have a score to settle.

***TO ENTER***
Submit a one or more character portraits from the following list of CHARACTERS. These must be individual portraits. Group shots will not be usable for the purposes of this contest. Be sure to submit in high resolution. Portraits can be any media but must be finished and polished. Comment to this entry with a link. No aspect ratio or format is defined. You can do a bust shot, a wide shot, a wallpaper, or a banner, etc.

Winners will receive a signed copy of Olympia Heights: The Pantheon shortly after the yet-undecided release date this summer. Winners will also be able to use their work in their portfolio and in their DeviantArt account. Winners for each drawing will also receive 100 DeviantArt Points.

PETER (Hades)- A sophomore boy. Growing quickly and therefore a bit gangly looking. Skinny with  white skin and sunken cheeks. Sharp cheekbones, black eyes with thick lashes. Short, black hair and pouty lips. Peter dresses in dark colours, but he is not a goth. His style is determined by thrift store hand-me-downs. He may have a few Black Sabbath shirts and his clothes are all oversized or worn out.
Peter can talk to ghosts.

PENNY (Persephone)- A freshman girl. Round-faced with blue eyes and blonde hair. She is interested in musicians like Emilie Autumn. Her style is goth in pink.
Penny can revive dead plants.

FRANK (Ares)- A junior, though he stayed back a year. 6 1/2 feet tall with black eyes and black hair. Frank is Cuban. He is also the center for the football team. Frank is a jeans and wife-beater kind of guy. He wears steel-toed boots. He is incredibly intimidating, but has a nice smile.
Frank is super-strong.

CELENE (Demeter)- Penny’s mother, but a physical contrast to her. Celene is thin, 40, with thick dark glasses, brown hair that’s usually pulled back, and brown eyes. She’s a retired drug researcher and now a science teacher. She dresses in business professional, favouring pencil skirts and fitted blouses.
Celene can revive dead plants, too.

Winners will be chosen on the subjective decision of the Author, Amy Leigh Strickland. Professional-looking art work that illustrates the character well will be considered.

By submitting art work, you agree to allow use of your full or partial images with reasonable modification without compensation for the purposes of marketing and free downloads. The illustrations will not appear in the printed book or on merchandise without consent of the artist. If Matter Deep or Amy Strickland want to use the images for merchandise, a separate agreement will have to be formed with the artist.

Olympia Heights and characters remain the property of Amy Leigh Strickland. Winners in the Olympia Heights Art Contest may not license the winning art for any other commercial use or merchandise without the full consent of Matter Deep Publishing.

Contest Runs April 16, 2011 until April 30, 2011. (EXTENDED TILL MAY 3)
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Nimbuschick Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
The winners can be seen at

If you would like your real name credited send me it via along with info on where to send a book when it's ready.
shaynahall Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
A second submission for me
TellusaboutTellus Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's my submission!

Peter, if you didn't notice :)
boakwonstrictor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
This is my submission for Demeter. [link]
Nimbuschick Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Here's the submission from ~srnamepending [link]
shaynahall Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ooops, I should have posted it here. Thanks :)
Nimbuschick Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
No problem.
N-ZERO Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here's Ares:
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April 15, 2011