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Corpus Delicti by fantasio Corpus Delicti by fantasio
The full image of corpus Delicti, a personal work with a personal story. Inspired by Max Sauco and Joel Peter Witkin.

The hypothetical play with the title should provoke some thoughts about "what is the "piece of evidence" in the image, or better said if there was a crime, who´s the delinquent?

I wish you a nice time to find that out;)

Close up here:
Corpus Delicti - Teaser crop by fantasio

Stock credits:
Model: Istockphoto - Cevdet Gokhan Palas
Room: AnneWillems
Present: ravenarcana
Lightbulb doesnotexist
& personal stock and brushes

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:iconanimafelis:
I'm guessing the elements on this piece are all there for a reason, but I would rather give an opinion based primarily on the purely visual aspects rather than the meaning of the piece, since meaning *is* quite personal after all.

First of all, I must say that the photomanip technique you've used (if any :P) is flawless. I also like the selection of the individual elements, like the spine blades, ribbon, apple, rolled dollar etc.
I love the beautiful color contrast between the girl's figure, the ribbon and the apple, as well as the visual symmetry between the apple and the light bulb, and also the overall color scheme that -for me- flows quite nicely around the whole piece.
I'm guessing that the gift box way right has this particular color as way of standing out? Which is all cool, except that it is very subtly portrayed. It's size is quite similar to the size of the apple and the bulb, so I'm guessing maybe you're trying to link the three items visually - and by extension in meaning? As far as symmetry goes, that works, though I would have liked to see a version with the gift box in color tones similar to the apple, since this could make it stand out more clearly too.
The thing that "bugs" me though is the snake. Even though it's essentially in the center of your composition, framed as such by the girl's legs and the folds of the table-cloth, the fact that it has its own folds and patterns and the orangy color makes it "vanish" within the piece. Which is all cool if you intended it to be a ninja snake to begin with, but maybe it could also work if its body were less saturated and actual contrast were given to the smoking head instead? Since the head seems to be closer to the viewer than the rest of its coils as portrayed by the smoke drifting up between the girl's legs. Which also seems to give the piece a bit less depth than I would have expected. I'm saying this because this particular part of the pic (girl's legs, table-cloth folds, smoking snake) seems to be the most "loud" texture-wise compared to the rest of the pic which is much simpler, so I don't think much would be lost with less color anyway. Um. If that makes any sense to you.
Depth of course, could also be achieved if there was a bit more contrast in your darker areas behind the gift box and in the bgr behind the girl and table. I would also like to see a version with just a bit of a blur in the bgr, but maybe you already have that. The preview is not all that big, so I can't really tell.

Regardless of all the technicalities, it is still beautifully made and I would still congratulate you on your vision.
Well done and I hope this helps?
:D
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Has she perhaps been corrupted? And the crime that’s been committed is the theft of her innocence, soul?
The snake and the apple bring two things to mind, the Garden of Eden and original sin/temptation.
The smoke coming from the snake is drifting straight to her suggesting to me that she is being influenced by the snake. The gift next to the cocaine lines suggest a sinister motive a wolf in sheep’s clothing so to speak offering a seemingly kind gift when the intention is ultimately to corrupt, which is suggested by the drugs.
The apple on the desk would lead me to believe a teacher or doctor, typically an apple is considered a nice gift to a teacher or an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Either way I think the apple subtly suggest an innocent gift, where the present element is overtly a gift but in opposition to the apple is subtly malign.
So what we see depicted metaphorically is the fully corrupted girl, her innocence taken and the clues to its theft subtly placed as the theft itself was subtle act. The delinquent possibly someone she knew to be an authority type figure – teacher, doctor or the like. God I really hope this isn't like a Rorschach test, but am I close?.

Regardless truly amazing work, the texture, diffused but somehow vibrant color and light work…really compelling composition. Awesome job.
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
I decided !! This is my favorite!
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lolitamilk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is thee a chance for me to try and draw her?
I've been practicing realistic drawing!
Of course I will be linking this in the desciption and credit you!

Looking forward hearing from you!


Also: Have nice holidays and Merry Christmas!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Julia,

sure thing, glad you like!

nice holidays and a happy new year to you as well,
fant
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Villenueve Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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wadekorn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Way awesome! Fantastic job on everyones part.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment!
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:icongoremaniac:
GoreManiac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Nice. Really cool...
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Usually I am not a huge fan of photomanipulation, but your works are outstanding!

Ich bin jetzt ziemlich neugierig und frage mich was hinter den ganzen details steckt :'D
Vielleicht ist das etwas weit hergeholt, aber hat das ganze einen religiösen hintergrund?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!

Naja eine Anspielung an religiöse  überlieferungen sind nicht ausgeschlossen, sagen wir mal so, das bild (und mittlerweile die serie) beschäftigt sich halt mit der Philosophie, entfernt evtl auch Theosophie und dementsprechend kann das also schon über den rein mythologischen aspekt hinausgehen, aber das ist alles reine interpretationssache;)
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
You're welcome :aww:

Interessant! Ich finde die gesamte serie richtig toll :)
Danke für die antwort :D
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lukemicallef Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
While it's a really fantastic piece and very much to my tastes, I'm wondering whether the title doesn't have a deeper meaning as opposed to just thinking it was a 'smart' addition. Other than that, it's had me worried that I clearly didn't retain anything from my first year criminal lectures haha.
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Goravsky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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IBurnTires Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Oh my god.

<3
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Terrific character!;-)
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FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing and inspiring work you have posted. This is the one that drew me to your gallery and I think its stunning.
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:iconoriginalkaidenthe666:
this is most original
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Amazing, I am speechless
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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Mr-Bastos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature here: [link]
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous I love it
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kaaaay Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sehr sehr geil!
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Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
totally awesome
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MarcelaBolivar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is super cool. You may have been inspired but it surely looks like a Fantasio's original ;)
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JOEYDES Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
love it
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:iconelisanth:
Elisanth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This art is magnificient and eye-catching! Well done! :)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Schildkroete2011 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Verdammt, wieso muss ich jetzt an Sashimi denken??? :D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
...Täter ;)
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Schildkroete2011 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ertappt :D
Ich hab noch gar kein Kompliment für die tolle Komposition ausgesprochen...
Super Komposition! :D :clap:
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ScarlettCyanide Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Wow
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fensterer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
You already know I love this! ;) Great job, Oliver!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate!
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:iconrosecs:
RoseCS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
amazing!
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:iconeddevla:
eddevla Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Breathtaking!
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kothiyal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!
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kothiyal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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pedroluispalencia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
It's a masterpiece, love it :heart:
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LadyStarDustxx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
wicked!!
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TeamPLOP Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This is just amazing
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
einfach geniale Arbeit. Der Kopf alleine gefällt mir schon super gut, aber dann auch die Geschichte dazu mit den vielen gut gemachten Details wie zum Beispiel den Coke-Streifen. Die Max Sauco Inspiration ist mir auch sofort aufgefallen. ;) Weiter so! :D
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dankeschön;)
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tsheva Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the alien"ness" of this. Spots and hues and harsh features on the face, love it! That snake if freaking me out though :D
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, glad you like!
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:iconms20:
ms20 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice
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kamikazekayti Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning!!
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ConnyG Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, it's an amazing picture
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radiopornstar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
nice speed demon!
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