The latest piece I did for Lauren Smith, for her book Wicked Rivals. The hero is Ashton Lennox, and the heroine is Scottish widow Rosalind Melbourne-- they’re depicted in the middle of a chess game which has some unexpected consequences. (I previously drew these characters here.)
Mrs Melbourne: "Then I'll just have to claw at your waistcoat until you bend down to a more civilised altitude!"
Excellent work as ever oh Beatnik!