Salome, who danced the dance of seven veils for King Herod. Enchanted by her performance, he promised her a gift; whatever she desired, he would give. At the behest of her mother, she asked for the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter.
I haven't read Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' yet, I've only ever known the bible story haha
Obviously still inspired by Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations, though! This is concept stuff for a story in the making. I did
say the Reverend would not be forgotten; he will be back
~India ink on cold press watercolor paper