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By alisommer on Monday, 19 November 2007 2:45 PM
There's something about that light, I just can't get over how cool it looks...

Anyways...you would get my vote - if I could vote:)
By solarismach5 on Monday, 19 November 2007 3:58 PM
very cool, I agree with the comment previous about the light! nice greeny brown tinges
By azazel on Monday, 19 November 2007 8:12 PM
Nice, nice. But the planes seem bit out of place - it would work even without them.
rotten87
By rotten87 on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 1:52 AM
I think that's my favourite :) Good luck!
By Teleport on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 7:39 AM
fantastic
By bocek on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 11:36 AM
i like this :)
By YawningDog on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 1:31 PM
Makes me sad. Good work.
By Patejl on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 1:50 PM
Envy is killing me... :) Congrats, mate. And best of luck!
By YTSEJAM on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 2:05 PM
that's ok, a pro piece with great skills but i don't think that frog is the one that was given..sorry. this is totally handmade.
By rnepereny on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 2:32 PM
It looks like an illustration done at some other time for something else and then the planes were just added for this.
By justhat1girl on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 2:45 PM
so this is absolutely amazing... def. better than the banana and mountains sitting in first place right now... you def have my vote!
RE: rnepereny's post
By JodyMitoma on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 3:57 PM
Take a peak in the background. He also used the smoke stack stock photo, and bananas. ;)
By jam0608 on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 4:04 PM
It looks like the bananas and airplanes were added to an already good picture.
RE: jam0608
By JodyMitoma on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 4:30 PM
You may be right, you may be wrong, but no where does it say that you cannot use an older image you've designed in the past, nor is there any proof that he made it just for this contest, or if he made it years and years ago. It's a job well done none-the-less, and I wish him the best of luck! :)
By jusu on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 4:40 PM
amazing and awesome work, absolutely my favourite
By xsygma on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 5:42 PM
The contest was about making one of the images given the most important.
By Corangar on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 5:57 PM
Quote from rules: "One or several of the supplied images must be recognisable as a CENTRAL PART of your design". I think it's pretty clear. What's the use of a contest if we are all going to submit our previous work and ad somewhere a part required for the contest. I personally support this rule.
By wildbill on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 6:18 PM
I too think this is a modified previous work that took little effort to change for the contest but I voted for it just to keep it ahead of the ballot stuffing that's going on for the banana/mountain piece.
By Pekka on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 7:00 PM
I like this piece because it shows the creator can actually work from a given set of photos towards a personal piece.
By Pekka on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 7:05 PM
And, I don't know how you spent your week, but I'd say the time to actually to create a painting like this is somewhere around a few hours to one day. The funniest part of these comments is of course the assumption that rather than actually working to win a competition the submitter had a readymade painting with a pond full of bullfrogs, you know, just in case.... :). Good luck jonnakonna!
None More Appreciated
By MWMcCullough on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 7:47 PM
I think above all other works, this is the most deserving. There's a great illustrative style to this that is lacking in all the other participants (even my own). Let's see how many people follow this in the next round.
By alisommer on Tuesday, 20 November 2007 11:25 PM
Havin' seen jonnakonnas' work during last years competition, I totally bealive this image has been created solely for this competition and this round. She is actually this good, people...

Nowhere in the rules has "hand made" illustration been limited out of allowed styles. Photoshopping is more than...adding clipping paths or altering colours or doodling a bit with layers forexample. I suggest to those who weren't around during last years competition, to go and check the entries from all its rounds and see what I mean. There are a lot of great examples there of what you can and can't do with Photoshop (or other similar programs).

Where to find out more about last years competition:
http://www.crestock.com/forum/Forum15-1.aspx
By jonnakonna on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 5:07 AM
Hey people! Thanks for your comments and support! Yes, I totally I made this picture from the scratch FOR this competition using the frog, banana, factory and airplane photos given. I just wanted the frog to look more like I made it, so painted a lot on top of it and scaled the eyes and so on. YES, Photoshopping is more than "adding clipping paths or altering colours" etc like alisommer wisely said. So peace to you all!
This is one truly deserving entry!
By rayvolvez on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 9:25 AM
Voted voted. I like what you have done and appreciate the effort put in.
By Olie on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 6:05 PM
I love this piece, this would make a great print (not crazy about the planes) but still it's got a great feel to it.
By olliepee on Thursday, 22 November 2007 9:52 AM
Awesome! This is the only image I saw with real emotion... well done!
By virtuosity0021 on Thursday, 22 November 2007 8:53 PM
I like this one a lot. I love how it looks just like an oil painting and the colors you used are awesome. Nice job!
By stugriffith on Thursday, 22 November 2007 9:31 PM
another top tier entry....particularly like the foreground with the frogs. this is a newsworty illustration. best.
By DerekC on Saturday, 24 November 2007 9:32 AM
the frongs remind me of the aliens in toy story. thats the only good thing about this one
By nothingsimple on Monday, 26 November 2007 6:30 AM
I would agree with all the positive feedback you've already been given. This illustration shows a lot of care and attention not seen in many of the other submissions. Very nice work indeed! Thanks for sharing, take care....
By Daniel_Wiedemann on Monday, 26 November 2007 2:17 PM
Very nice image... Great photoshop work.. I want to be just like you when I grow up! :P
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By darioberardi on Saturday, 1 December 2007 2:18 AM
very nice illustration work, your are a pro, pity this is a photshop contest no a illustration contest...
By iNubcake on Thursday, 6 December 2007 10:37 AM
wtf, where are dem .jpg's source???????? XD haha
its a pity u didnt use the the source images potentially

nice atmosphere,, i like

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