high resolution
By rarz on Sunday, 9 December 2007 6:14 AM
By DynamicMK on Sunday, 9 December 2007 6:46 AM
Excellent, I really like your design.
By on Sunday, 9 December 2007 8:14 AM
Excellent piece - incredible attention to detail!
By Janitor on Sunday, 9 December 2007 11:06 AM
Wow. This is VERY VERY pretty. Skilled piece indeed. I really like the idea, the colors, and the composition. One little remark tho; the sky's gradient isn't that smooth, did you have 16-bit colorspace while working on this beautiful thing..?
By ConstantinPotorac on Sunday, 9 December 2007 12:12 PM
ok...now I am scared :)) great work
By spizak on Sunday, 9 December 2007 1:44 PM
... Jerico Santander, depthcore.. ok - we can all gome home now.

By andreiu on Sunday, 9 December 2007 2:40 PM
wish u luck.
so far your composition is the best thing this round.
By Rjb Creative on Sunday, 9 December 2007 3:15 PM
My God.....Fdantastic!
By pturula on Sunday, 9 December 2007 3:18 PM
I'm loving this one ! GfJ!!
By velendil on Sunday, 9 December 2007 5:10 PM
I lake it mate, really : )
By j909 on Sunday, 9 December 2007 5:31 PM
beautiful work man , congrats , i can see all the hard work inthere , lots of details , nice colors , excelent idea and very well realized , really nice shadowing and lighting , only thing i see kind of weird i s the transition between the guitars neck to the twisted tree and to the twisted tree to the real tree but overall is excelent ,, love all the detail ,specially the left waterfall from the guitar strap lock you moved , (o; ,,,congrats again bro this is a great entry and the best so far FOR ME ,, ,,,

j (o;
Like the imagery, don't like that it looks as if you used the layout from another submission tho.
By Juno on Sunday, 9 December 2007 7:06 PM
In case you didn't realize it, you've managed to finish your layout far too similar to http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/contest2007/entry.aspx?id=6001
which was one of the first submissions in this round. If you had managed a different way of presenting to make it look a bit different?
By ishbu on Sunday, 9 December 2007 7:36 PM
MarcusAurelius didn't invent that layout, it's been used to show details before. In fact it was used quite a bit in last years competition. Really nice entry, going to be hard to top.
By astrax on Sunday, 9 December 2007 7:41 PM
Awesome work, the color palete is great!
@juno: that's nothing to give importance in my opinion. After all that piece you show there made the same layout from past year winner, here you can see it:

good luck!
By rarz on Sunday, 9 December 2007 7:54 PM
Thank you all for your comments and critics, I really appreciate it!!
By MarcusAurelius on Sunday, 9 December 2007 8:11 PM
Definitely didn't invent that layout! Great way to show some smaller details though. Beautiful piece by the way! Best of luck to you.
By zeronone on Sunday, 9 December 2007 11:16 PM
Another flying city...
By hufort on Monday, 10 December 2007 1:51 AM
my goodness. i love this, the heaven to hell, sky to earth transition is awesome. and i really dig the hand painted elements... i have such a respect for that skill, i think it takes so much more than cut/paste/warp/etc... i have yet to look through all of the entires, but this one is going to hard to beat. best of luck my man.
By vhmalex on Monday, 10 December 2007 11:08 AM
excellent composition
By seba300 on Monday, 10 December 2007 4:22 PM
you are winner !
By pixelant on Monday, 10 December 2007 4:59 PM
By denull on Monday, 10 December 2007 5:56 PM
you are the winner m8! I respect your works and this one just rocks!
Top quality
By rpabst on Monday, 10 December 2007 6:30 PM
What more is there to say?
Oh gosh...
By jaimemh on Monday, 10 December 2007 8:48 PM
I love how you blend the guitar and all the stock in there. It looks like airbrushed or something. What did you do to the les paul pic? Awesome. Despite the fact that I wanna win too, this is far beyond anything around here.

It's interesting to try to beat a depthCore guy. I'm tryin ( In a good sense of course :) ) Good luck!
By HappyFace on Monday, 10 December 2007 10:30 PM
Awesome shading mate! Especially on the body of the guitar. Looks so yummy :) I have to agree with j909 though, the neck transitions a bit too abruptly into the branches. But that's just me nitpicking... Superb work!
By jstudio on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 1:25 AM
nice work
By Start on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 8:47 AM
Born to be a poster
By tropicalboy on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 8:55 AM
Awesome, I love all the detail over it, way to go!
By MikeyMe on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 1:52 PM
nice man
By xafon on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 2:20 PM
By nkeo on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 2:43 PM
Jerico you gotta pwn this
By yknstone on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 2:48 PM
Very creative. I keep wondering though, how is the water staying in the cutout of the guitar? (where the fish is) haha. Keep it up!
By dominikt on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 4:26 PM
hope you win :)
Awsome Artwork
By Grouchy_Old_Hippie on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 4:26 PM
I first saw this artwork at deviantART, and was not aware just how good it was until I looked at the hi-res version you provided here. Beautiful detailing and shadowing. Wonderful blend of colors. All the hard work really shows in the hi-res. My hats off to you on this one, mate. And you've sure earned my vote here. Best of luck!

Can't wait to see what you do next!!
By r08028 on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 5:34 PM
how many DA friends are voting for you?
By Just a word on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 6:12 PM
I wonder how many of your DA friends are voting for you??
By kikepech on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 7:25 PM
can you gime somes tips jejej :P

you got my vote
oh la la
By Inform on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 7:35 PM
By rarz on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 7:49 PM
Thank you all guys!

@inform: Didn't saw any rule that say there is something wrong with that, infact, I've saw more people doing it so I decided to do the same...

I also saw few more but I can't remember urls now...
By niknak on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 7:52 PM
If this doesn't win I will eat my hat.
By jopepo on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 9:16 PM
Love the work you've done on the image, voted for you!
great job!
By arispk on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 9:29 PM
it's a winner
best of luck!
By CrisVector on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 9:43 PM
This piece is stunning and deserves all votes.
By carlito_one on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:10 PM
really great, hope this win with ConstantinPotorac plagiarism ;-)
Bboy Wicked
By Bboy Wicked on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:29 PM
By devart on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:30 PM
It's fair if the rules states it is. I'm glad all the deviant artists have come to this site to vote for one of their own!
Stop complaining...!!
By jaimemh on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:54 PM
Jerico is a great artist. Period. I'm in the contest too, and we have to face it, right? About the deviantArt thing, you will be surprised if you search for crestock in dA. Half of the entries are there, and that's OK to request for votes! Because is a COMMUNITY and everyone has FRIENDS so it's TOTALLY OK. After all, and if you guys still can't get over it, there is a jury, so... Stop Complaining.

This is a great contest. Good luck Jerico, and good luck to you all.
By dschlosser on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 11:16 PM
I thought you meant Dumbledore's Army. That would be sneaky.
By junglebeats on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 12:11 AM
How did U create this crazy clouds over the guitar? Very well done...
By maxon on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 1:27 AM
You sure are the biggest opponent in this contest to all of us who have also entered.
However it seems like I'm going to have to vote for you :)
It's all about quality.
Manu Järvinen
By wiggyhoo on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 3:35 AM
can i visit ur mind for a minute! :P
By John Williamsburg on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 3:53 AM
What a disaster of a piece.
You don't deserve that many votes.
This is trash.
Plain trash.
By CT on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 4:45 AM
It looks colorful and full of elements. But what is the main focus for this artwork? There are too many things all around.
By ps guy on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 5:07 AM
Well I don't know about disaster, strong word there john. But to me also it's not as good as it could have been. I mean the concept is good but some of the execution is a bit simple and toon like, would have been more impressive with a slightly more photo-real elements integrated in there.
By jaimemh on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 7:22 AM
Suddenly three guys start trolling the pic. People, for god sake or whatsoever... face it, this is one of the best pics!
By artranger on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 8:39 AM
isnt this kind of doll? feel like ive seen it a million times before...
By damiizolan on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 11:00 AM
I really love that picture! You deserve to win.

Muy bueno. Me gusta mucho su composición y el estilo. Se merece ganar.
By clemens on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 1:34 PM
Although it is technically sound, the composition doesn't work too well if you remove the detail panels on the right. I can see why the artist added those macro shots, it helps balance the picture. The image suddenly loses its impact without those panels and exposes a compositional imbalance. You really have to look at the image isolated from those panels.
By composition on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 3:00 PM
This piece is totally blowminding, amazing work. Ignore these last negative comments, they might be jealous.
Is fun what clemens says about composition since it's really carefully balanced. Probably he never heard about symmetrical compositions, that's sad.
Good luck!
By krystian on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 3:46 PM
Hey man, you got my vote, mine is below,


i really hope the judges don't look at the troll votes...you got the WINNING piece man......love the detail, love the composition, the lighting, the brushing...EVERYTHING about it. It would be TOTALLY awesome if you could piece together a tutorial of creating the cloud/mist/smoke effects.

By ConstantinPotorac on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 4:23 PM
Hi rarz, I would like to wish you good luck and hope you win. I am stepping out of the contest. Not because of the negative comments or something like that but because I lost someone this morning that was very close to me and to tell you the truth I don't care about anything anymore. Good Luck to you...
By ViniMan on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 8:43 PM
THis one could be a possible winner, maybe a bit too flat with the guitar but you fix that by getting in some cool elements. Maybe change the bit channel to a higher level it screws the background gradient. Nice work. :)
By clemens on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 10:15 PM
Composition condescendingly noted that I may have never heard of symmetrical balance. If you do your research you will note that vertical symmetry is to be avoided and horizontal symmetry is favored. If you use vertical symmetry you add an element to one of the sides = the panels. It isn't trolling, it is a basic observation that you can google for yourself.
By liquidworm on Thursday, 13 December 2007 5:00 AM
very detailed work..it's cool

By jonasbmf on Thursday, 13 December 2007 11:12 AM
like your brush technique. fan of the clouds cirkeling the guitar.

leave me a comment: http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/contest2007/entry.aspx?id=6173
By vandal on Thursday, 13 December 2007 2:36 PM
The overall composition of this piece is great. You used color very well. The balance in this piece is great. However I feel some things could be better implemented. The "nature" behind the guitar makes you wonder how exactly it is part of the guitar, it gives it almost a flat feeling at first glance, however its a surreal image so it doesn't really matter for the most part. Conceptually this image does not stand out, although it's aesthetically perfect. The idea of floating objects in the sky has been used far to many times. I feel if you took the time to think of a solution before working the overall quality of your pieces would be better. I love your work, I just feel this tends to lack a unique concept. Still compared to other pieces in this competition it's my choice for the winner as it uses superior techniques and great use of the elements as well as a perfect example of your confidence with the medium you are working in.
By dimo_trifonov on Thursday, 13 December 2007 5:59 PM
By LaBabyBack on Thursday, 13 December 2007 7:48 PM
you're talented but I am also very tired of flying cities. Boring
By Hysteric on Friday, 14 December 2007 9:45 AM
Agreed there's been plenty of this kind of idea. It's pretty but not fantastic.
By xtrinsic on Friday, 14 December 2007 2:02 PM
Come on people, stop trolling over it. Look deeper into the piece. It's more than just another floating city. It's a floating musical world. I love the way the guitar neck finish as a tree, where the fruits are represented by cd's hanging by the branchs, also the bornt of music (clef). As said above, this piece goes from heaven to hell in a really smooth way. To be honest, I think this piece has a really depth meaning and an awesome execution. You have my vote dude!
By olliepee on Friday, 14 December 2007 2:42 PM
People should really stop dissing this. it is really bloody good..

What spec computer did you use to create this?
more importantly
By stugriffith on Friday, 14 December 2007 3:28 PM
i like ice cream.

seriously, as with other entries, we are all spending too much time on these few while other excellent entries are stagnating with 7-8 votes. really good ones. let's make this round a competition and less of a runaway train like the last round. remember, the piece that caused the most controversy won, and i think that's sad (not that it is not a good piece). get out there and vote, otherwise you end up with a bush as your leader.
By napierajczyk on Friday, 14 December 2007 6:20 PM
this art is amazing but centre composition can make disqualify this work :( But I Belive in you! And in judges :D Cheers bro! :)
By ConstantinPotorac on Saturday, 15 December 2007 9:33 AM
you know I think these 2 monitors are so big we could at least share it with all the contestants. :)) A little piece foe everyone could be enough. :D :p
By ZODC on Sunday, 16 December 2007 1:40 PM
wow .. Must win ;)
By john5 on Sunday, 16 December 2007 1:51 PM
You´re the king of the kong
By Meyra on Sunday, 16 December 2007 2:22 PM
looks amazing :D
By oscarmaia on Sunday, 16 December 2007 2:26 PM
Amazing piece Jericó.
I hope you win, You have my support :)
By vnicharico on Sunday, 16 December 2007 2:27 PM
Beautiful work!!
By 85in on Sunday, 16 December 2007 3:35 PM
Very nice execution! Really like to look at it
absolutely silly
By mgn on Sunday, 16 December 2007 3:37 PM
Like in mOsk work, you have very very good workshop, but your idea is really silly. It`s not creative for sure! Nothing behind the picture, just clicking in photoshop and adding useless elements...
By LauriA on Sunday, 16 December 2007 3:59 PM
Yo, I checked out your work at behance.net and I have to admit I was very impressed. I didn't think too much of this piece, but after seeing your other stuff I can sincerely say I don't mind losing to someone better than me :)

Good luck,
Lauri Ahonen.
seriously the best
By archie611 on Sunday, 16 December 2007 4:35 PM
I can't find an artwork in this contest even 1% close to jerico's artwork. the detailing, execution, conceptualisation is amazinggggg!!!

Archie :)
By pless on Sunday, 16 December 2007 4:36 PM
This piece looks awesome! NR 1 spot must be this piece! I'll hope justice will follow.
By rarz on Sunday, 16 December 2007 4:43 PM
Thank you all who have supported me, it means a lot, really.

By ddddddddddd on Sunday, 16 December 2007 5:22 PM
u got me vote :)
By hel_ena on Sunday, 16 December 2007 5:33 PM
It's nice image I give you that but it's nothing new. These kind of images are so popular right now that I just can't see it win.
By snack on Sunday, 16 December 2007 5:38 PM
Thank you all who have supported me, it means a lot, really.
..said rarz"

Yes, say Thanks! to yourself. ~30 votes in 5 hours. NO COMMENT! :/
By nullhump on Sunday, 16 December 2007 5:46 PM
30 votes in 5 hours? He went from 99 to 113 votes in 10 minutes!
Come on this is outrageous!!!
By niknak on Sunday, 16 December 2007 6:52 PM
Nothing suspicious, I just asked some of my friends to vote for this as I really like it. Jerico had nothing to do with it.
By on Sunday, 16 December 2007 8:48 PM
venga tio animo que esto es tuyo =)
By TickyTack on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:00 PM
Interesting niknak that your blind faith in this piece is so much that "You'll eat your hat if it doesn't win" and you stalk a few of the other entries and barrage them with meaningless insults and attacks while you ask friends to vote for this piece, and not look at any of the others! It's like you're rarz own personal P.R. agent condemning the competition while rigging the votes for him! Classy
By turnone on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:03 PM
you need to win...i hope you do !
By averecta on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:04 PM
Jerico FTW. Loving all you whining haters, what a pack of cocks.
Err aren't you stalking me Tickytack?
By niknak on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:15 PM
I'm flattered by your attention, following me from entry to entry, even your homage to me in your name but it's getting quite tired now. My faith in this picture is not blind, in fact quite the opposite, it's down to actually looking at it. Something you seem to be failing to do.

I'd love you to point out some of my 'meaningless insults and attacks' though, please show me them. I only remember making accurate criticisms.
By averecta on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:32 PM
It's as if meaningless assaults and attacks aren't valued in the online community any more. I thought my post about a pack of cocks was well thought out and articulate. Are you meaning to impune it Nik?

By Nvane on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:37 PM
We all know Jerico should get this one, when speaking for skills and pure aesthetical pleasure!
By Nvane on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:40 PM
By jaxe on Sunday, 16 December 2007 10:48 PM
Yay for Radness!!
ekud is the shiz
By shutupandwhisper on Sunday, 16 December 2007 11:09 PM
(hopefuly a lil sucking up will get me a subscription lol) :P
good luck man, this is an awesome entry, it looks amazing!!
By angelalala on Sunday, 16 December 2007 11:28 PM
Since the first time I saw this piece

I close my eyes and sometimes...it is still there.

Everything about it makes me feel good.

I could live in that world.

the Hi-res details blow my mind so nice.

I wont ever forget this vision.


....so I too followed a link to come here from DA

I had never heard of Crestock before.

Glad I did...

Signed up here now.

I think I will enjoy this community.

So much passion.
By vire on Sunday, 16 December 2007 11:58 PM
damn imidiatly loved it when i saw it on da.
the full view is just gorgious
nice image but..
By floyd. on Monday, 17 December 2007 12:22 AM
this has become a contest of ass licking and who has more friends online, not about whos piece is best and thats a shame! if i was running this contest id declare it void, what happened to let the best man win, fuck all the shitty begging for votes..pfft.

lots of nice images here but what a lame ass contest this turned out to be. a contest of who can post the most links begging votes. nothing to do with the image.

im not even entered or registered here, so my viewpoint is completely neutral. like i said nice image, but there are other equally as good if not better. its a shame it had to come to this.

not hard to understand when deviantart is involved i guess.:( shame on you.

Sorry state of affairs.
By youngerbrother on Monday, 17 December 2007 12:52 AM
Let's all have our friends write blogs about how great this piece is so that their shallow followers will come and vote for this (without even looking at other entries), so that this wins the contest.

Sounds like a great idea.

You should all be ashamed of yourselves, seriously.
By averecta on Monday, 17 December 2007 1:08 AM
You guys should find something better to get annoyed about. These guys have friends who support them. There's nothing immoral about it. Deal with it.
By SketcheSkittle on Monday, 17 December 2007 4:23 AM
beautiful! Good Luck!
By bheeshoom on Monday, 17 December 2007 5:10 AM
it's realy really rockign!!
By johndoe on Monday, 17 December 2007 6:24 AM
I think this image is going to get banned just like the image copied from mosk.
By Strickly Graphics on Monday, 17 December 2007 12:54 PM
anyone who got beef with jerico got beef with stricklygraphics and LJ.. just to clear things up!

by the way: we specialized in customize your flyers posters and much much more
By stugriffith on Monday, 17 December 2007 5:09 PM
in 2008, CS could save itself a huge headache and just leave it to the judges. no public vote. i mean, it does count as 40% of the overall vote, so not sure how one CAN'T solicit votes and expect to win....
I second the getting rid of the voting system
By time_to_rethink on Monday, 17 December 2007 6:06 PM
While I do believe this is nice work, I don't believe that the actual votes for all the entries adequately reflect the best art. If this piece wins I will be disappointed. Not because it isn't good but because it's the same old thing. Look at some of the other entries, they are fresh, new, and not the same old thing. Floating trees, guitars, and houses have been done before. Look at all the contests, floating things are in. Isn't it time to start seeing more unique art creations. The african woman, the fly, girl with the photographs, and the fairies are a few of the more creative entries in this contest. I hope the judges take that into consideration and get rid of the popular vote. It's not reflecting the best works and should be abolished.
Worth the trouble
By cdoink on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 2:08 AM
I think you did a great job and I wish I would have seen this several months ago. I could have sold it to a client. Well done.
By Richard on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 4:09 AM
Simply amazing, enjoy your new dual screens :D
By ns3d on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 4:16 AM
def a winner!

Deviant art voting requests?
By travel4fun on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 1:59 PM
Perhaps if you had not posted to other websites for votes, you would only have a few votes like the others not begging for votes.

I hope the judges really look at the work and skill put into this piece when placing their votes and pick the person that deserves to win.
Look at the 10 -25 vote getters
By deva on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 7:59 PM
There are some unique and very skillful entries there. The bonsai tree, dante's inferno both come to mind. They are haunting images with much skill displayed. It is more representational of what this contest could aspire to become, and I agree, just leave it to the judges next year.
By Blah on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 10:42 PM
I really don't think this deserves the votes it has. There appears to be a bit of a political contest going on here and lots of the high scoring entries are not better than those lower.

As for critique, this is a clean execution of the floating island concept, but is nothing original. In the high res version, there appears to be some inconsistency with the way your new material sits with the stock. You've covered it with the cloud thing at the top of the guitar neck, but at the bottom it's a little messy. What res did you work in?

I have a small issue with the dimensioning also. There is really good perspective in the clouds, and with a couple of the small features such as the grass on the knobs and the shadow on the guitar body from the cloud, they sit well. However this 'island' is very flat and 2D. I understand what you were trying, but it feels inconsistent.

Doesn't get my vote.
By Jamie-R on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 3:16 AM
You don't need to be very intelligent to realize these negative comments are comming from some afraid children who have submited something to this contest. This is from far my favourite entry.

Good luck mate,
Read Me
By jonasbmf on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 9:07 AM
weve seen this idea million times before.. even in this contest.. its a good picture, but i think that your DA and myspace friends gave you a hell of a good start. and as one picture have got a lot of votes, the others follow by voting the mainstream one.

im jelous at your votes, everybody who has commented here are jelous at your votes, what people dont see is that everytime a negative comment comes up, people think theyre jelous at the picture. people have got to seperate this..

the pictures nice at first sight, but in the high res, when you see the details, this could actually been one of those whos got 1-5 votes
thats my opinion, love the way youre collecting votes though.
if this works out for you, youre a hell of a smart guy...

By on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 2:36 PM
Super Mario Galaxy; when will the novelty wear off?
What ever happened to strong concepts and originality?
By Demoness on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 7:28 PM
As a trend design, this sells and that is why it is getting so many votes.

As anything else, it's lacking in terms of concepts and originality. It's a shame that this is what people are calling award-winning these days.

How many floating island "art pieces" must I view until my eyes burn?
By Corvin on Friday, 21 December 2007 2:20 PM
Congrats Rarz ! It's realy a nice picture.
By MarcusAurelius on Friday, 21 December 2007 2:48 PM
Congratulations on the win my friend! Well deserved!
Deviant Art For the Win
By Sorry on Friday, 21 December 2007 3:22 PM
Marketing Crap!
By glorymachine on Friday, 21 December 2007 3:45 PM
Awesome work! Nice concept.
Felicidades rarz
By rober18 on Saturday, 22 December 2007 3:20 AM
Enhorabuena rarz, grandísimo trabajo.
Me ha alegrado mucho saber que eres de la tierra!

Well deserved
By Lawrence on Saturday, 22 December 2007 11:11 AM
I love it. Probably the best PS piece I have ever seen in my life.
By nestr on Wednesday, 30 January 2008 6:30 PM
Sincere congrats even if it comes very late.
Excelente diseño
By Delos on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 6:30 PM

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