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10 October 2006, 03:37 PM
"Salem Witch Trials"


For our non american friends, here is an brief history lesson from wikipedia:

"The Salem Witch Trials, which began in 1692 ( (also known as the Salem witch hunt ( and the Salem witchcraft episode), resulted in a number of convictions and executions for witchcraft ( in both Salem Village ( and Salem Town (, Massachusetts ( It was the result of a period of factional infighting and Puritan ( witch hysteria which led to the death of 20 people (14 women, 6 men) and the imprisonment of scores more." (

These are the rules:

You have 45 MN do your sketch. IF you go beyond the assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has expired, along with the FINAL drawing.
Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
They can be done on any medium.
If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
The topics will be picked at random from the list on the TOPICS thread >>LINK<< (
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them).
Good luck

10 October 2006, 07:34 PM
I can not remember the last time I participated. Here's one 40 minute doodle. I might contuniue this later.

edit:typo (

10 October 2006, 09:30 PM
Another one, used the 2 figures from the previous one. 45 minutes, no ref for both. (PS CS)

10 October 2006, 11:42 PM
One hour, in Photoshop. What I was originally trying to do wasnt turning out right so I decided to do something different and play. Most of the "witches" that were killed during the trial weren't even witches. And witches are good people anyway.
Su, great sketches!

10 October 2006, 01:39 AM
Went over, hour and ten.

10 October 2006, 05:22 AM

Heya guys. long time no DSG. hehe i got distracted by rebecca over in the anatomy forums :P
anyways heres mine for today. I went over time like almost everyone else it seems.
Over an hour... maybe an hour and a half? not sure. you know what its like once you get cranking ! hehe.
ps, wacom.

relm, real nice pic. nice subtle mood. Mine is the sledhammer to your fillet knife. Nice one ;)
aight catch u again soon

10 October 2006, 05:34 AM

45min PS Wacom.

Nice one Cavematty looking real nice.

10 October 2006, 09:09 AM
hi everyone, today i was learning brushes so i kinda spent 2 hour play with brushes before even sketching

25mins to do the sketch from blank to finish


10 October 2006, 12:39 PM
friend I m new to this place . what is the rule of posting and time on this title

10 October 2006, 01:23 PM
achromatic, you have 45 minutes to sketch anything having to do with the Salem Witch Trials. If you go beyond the assigned time limit, you have to post whatever you have done after the time has expired, along with the final drawing. That means you could have 2 drawings: one at 45 minutes and the other at 3 hours or however long it takes you.

You have until about Friday the 13th (maybe even Saturday) of October to show us your sketch in order to be included in the voting for the best sketch. If you post after the 13th or 14th that's okay too but your sketch might miss out on the voting (or it might make it in).

Anyway, it's all for fun so please show us your ideas for each topic that interests you. Have fun!

10 October 2006, 02:27 PM
Relm: NICE!
Danielh: Verry Cool!

10 October 2006, 04:34 PM
What a great place, and ahahaha~ I am in! I am sure you guys will see me every day from now in this sub-forum.:)
So many great works, heyhey:thumbsup:

here is mine, about 45 min, not exactly. Photoshop work, is there any resolution limit? I saw the rules in 2004 are 640*480?

10 October 2006, 10:46 PM
Great posts everyone, and thanks. Wish I could have did what I intended to do with my sketch though. =\

10 October 2006, 11:19 PM
Went Way over 2.5 (Had line art at 45 min). Been watching samuri jack, biting on that style... sort of (Trying to avoid using black outline). Missing a little contrast in the faces maybe.

STORY: 1 guilty, 2 innocent, all convicted.

SU: Prefer the first image, stronger composition. Like the the witch in the second. Nice poses with no ref.

Nice mood, what were you trying to do originally?

Solid, great composition and storytelling. Wish I had something constructive comments but not sure what to change.

Fantastic color palette! Warm cool lighting is always a hit

Cool style and character

10 October 2006, 08:57 AM
Either my graphics card or mainboard is broken so I couldn't reply from home. I am at school now, I was meaning to wrote this before but poop happens.

danielh68 - great sketch
cavematty - I love the loghting on your image. nice one.
relm - nice rendering, great sketch.
sub7nyc - awesome!

10 October 2006, 10:20 AM
Photoshop, 30min, no time to finish it ;/

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