I know what you mean mate...I don't think its that great either but smashmethod seemed to think so I'd rather have my next piece get a DD since its unique and actually damn good but not released yet haha still I don't mind and it cost me alot of ps work to deal with that render that I got so..I'm quite happy with the brushwork on it :]
I like this piece a lot...Must have taken a lot of work to make, but then again, I don't know much about digital art...It's very pleasing to the eye, with the soft colors and all. I just wish there was some sort of better transition between what seems to be the flow of beautiful lights and the "ether" so to speak...You know, that absence of all color on the right side...It just seems to end at a certain point, without any real sort of balance...Or maybe that was your intention. *Shrug*
Those chunky whale-like things on the bottom are pretty interesting to look at.
Except for what I mentioned, all the colors in this flow very well together.