Corpus Delicti - Disquisition II

Angel - viewed from the side -with oversized headgear and black wings sitting in front of a cat which wears an intriguing head armor itself

"In morals, theosophy builds its teachings on the unity, seeing in each form the expression of a common life, and therefore the fact that what injures one injures all. To do evil i.e., to throw poison into the life-blood of humanity, is a crime against the unity." Quote by Annie Besant

A new artwork starting out as an exercise but become so fascinating to work on. This is a personal homage to artists Max Sauco and Nekro, but also Olivia and Brom.

It wasn´t quite clear which direction to go because in the first initial composings the headgear and wings were bronze-colored so I wanted to add a follow-up work on my piece disquisition, like that one:
The Disquisition original artwork
The Disquisition
However, in the middle of working this out, I found a solution on how to adjust levels of different ornamental elements in a way that they look like one thing, exactly like Nekro does it, the look wasn´t anymore that bright I have intended it to be like in the disquisition piece so I had to come up with either a new idea for a series or add it to the Corpus Delicti:

Corpus Delicti original artwork
Corpus Delicti

Actually I ended up using several elements plus some new one and then found that one meaning of the word "disquisition" already meant " investigation", so it came naturally that this piece has to be the solution of both, a story of a crime and investigation. Hence the quote on top of the description.

But I leave it up to you to make up a story about which is which, have fun;)

It took around 35 hours to complete, Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos 4 & Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Digital painting, Matte Painting, composting, Fractal rendering, 3d rendering.

W.I.P. capture:


Model reference courtesy of
Cat by

Background done in Apophysis and Pixelmator

Brushes and stock of my own archive.

Prints available on deviantArt & InPRNT
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