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Death of Salome by KristinaGehrmann Death of Salome by KristinaGehrmann
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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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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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