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Death of Salome by KristinaGehrmann Death of Salome by KristinaGehrmann
Kristina Gehrmann

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Salome, who danced in front of King Herodes and received the head of St. John the Baptist on a silver plate, was regarded one of the most wicked women in history.

And this is how she died, according to the old legend. One day, she was dancing on a frozen pond when the ice broke and she fell into the water. Eventually, the sharp ice fragments would cut her neck and severe her head from her body. So she died the same way like the man whom she had brought to death; and not even her mother Herodias was able to save her.

Photoshop 7 and Aiptek tablet.
Reference used: A photo of my friend posing for Herodias. Photos of my own face, for the sea demons. No reference used on Salome.

Some close-ups for you :)
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Given 2007-05-22
A beautiful painting which shows amazing details and tells a great story. Fullview and enjoy Death of Salome by *Maidith ( Featured by nighty )
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KellyBorsheim Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
grande, Kristina! Complimenti davvero!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Grazie! :)
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JodyS Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
This work is awesome! So many I love, especially the retro ones. I have sent a note :)
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HunGhost Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
So beautiful...and of course, the little witch deserved this.
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TessArte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow i was just talking about this story yesterday..
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mrm215 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist
fantastic, the effects on the ice are very acurate!
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markdraco12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful detail
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, I love this picture!
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astrocitizen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Is that Dory and Marlin there in the right corner?
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Memetin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so cool!!

P.S: My name is Salome.
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NicosGirl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pisture!
I like the close-up of the fish.
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blackveilbrides21 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
smh. . ..
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WolfenManifesto Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exellent!!!! and inspiring :3
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Bottlefairy-Chiriri Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing and the detail is incredible :D Amazing job :D
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tishaartwork Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful ! =)
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing...
Great details and colours
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shufflng Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Writer
Incredible!
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Yaiden Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   Digital Artist
awesome!
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CrowRa Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student General Artist
hm, but wasnt the mother the one wh made her do it ?
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TriickyStaR Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D OMG. OMG.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazingly beautiful!
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ConfusedDM Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Beautiful work! Stunning.
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ClearlyObvious Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Awesome :)
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Haru-chii Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
...Where would they find a frozen pond in the Middle East? Other than that little bit of nitpicking, great pic!
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PrincessoftheSun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
WOW! beautiful artwork, amazinggg!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Hi ...dear Maidith...!!!
This Wonderful Art work
" Death of Salome"
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Fantasy
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
Have a nice day...best regards:heart:
.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
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Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Assolutamente fantasticio!
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Suanin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on winning 2nd place in *Valadix's Fantasy Contest! :clap:
I featured your entry, as well as three other works from your gallery, in my journal: [link] :aww:
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LadybugM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Where did you get the idea about Salome being one of the most wicked women in history???
It was her mother Herodias who demanded that she ask for John's head on the platter, Salome was only doing her wicked mother's bidding.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
"was regarded" ... not necessarily by me ;) Just by a bunch of (art) historians.
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LadybugM Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Who?
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!! :heart: :love:
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MTJpub Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Beautiful work!

Bravo! :clap:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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MTJpub Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
You're welcome :D
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eyesweb1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Hello dear member,
I'm proud to announce that we are 4 months old and we've reached 450 members :D
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kingdomwithoutthekey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very moving piece. Sad, but extremely well-done.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :rose: :)
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Featured here [link] =D
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NKVGBD Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
welcome =D
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WendyFae Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
wooooooow to the story n woooow to the painting, its great
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Tonio15 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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furvert101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
dood this is awesome!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Furby0305 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG I love the details! It's just perfect!! :love:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work! so detailed and colourful, but also so sad with the expressions. Very well done
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