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Crucible Poster by Ellusive Crucible Poster by Ellusive
Hey, sorry everyone for my lack of deviations. Been busy.

This poster was created for a contest that was being run in my class. Best design got $400.00. I came in second.

Created in Illustrator and Photoshop.
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kirstenpark Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Hi, still hoping to hear from you! 

We have a print deadline approaching so I hope to know whether or not this piece is an option.


kirstenpark Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Ellusive, I sent you a note via the site, about licensing this artwork in an upcoming production. Did you receive it? 

Please contact me as soon as you can, 

Wertyla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is amazing!! How the heck did you come in second?!
sweetpea-wonders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is brilliant. The levels of manipulation those girls used truly ruined and cost people their lives and good names.
COSTheatre Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Powerful Image! Is it available for a college theatre department poster? cost? Thanks!
COSTheatre Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Oh and my contact information is
Sharon Swingle
College of the Siskiyous Theatre Department
Kyrna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I freaking love this.

(I'm in this play at the moment, as Abigail, and this picture pretty much exactly sums up what she and the other girls are doing to the town)
matchStick-ER Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haunting... Wow, this looks so professional and completely captures the play. Really nice job!
loveart4 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
You should have won first place! Can I use your poster to illustrate a story? Will you send me your name, when you made the poster, and a little detail on how you made it. I want to make sure that you get full credit.
trappedinnothing Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
What? Second? I would have given you first!!
No-parachutes-here Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I have always really admired this poster wherever I see it.
Ellusive Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Really? Do you see it often?
Thank you.
jpr515 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
We would love to use your poster for our production of The Crucible coming up in January. Would you be willing to allow us to use it and give you credit?

Hoping to hear back from you as soon as possible, but not sure how often you check this. :)

I can be reached at
Thanks for your consideration.

Karen Rymar
Assistant Director, Music & Theatre
Orange County School of the Arts
Ellusive Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Did you end up using it? Did things go well?
WhiteRaven37 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Just read this play in English. I could totally imagine this being a poster for an actual showing of the play. I would see it.
Revolution-Nein Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Ooooh, this is very nice. The image is immediately intriguing even if you don't know the story, and, for those who do (such as myself), the symbolism is powerful and memorable. I don't know what the first-place design looked like, but this was certainly deserving of its high place in the contest.
Kyo-Starr Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful symbolism ("hand of God" as puppet master?), striking image, and I love how you made some of the edges look a little like a woodcut!
jmlz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
it is just amazing! i liked it!
Trinibini Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey i was wondering if I could use this for an art assignment i have? we have to create a hyperthetical exhibition and analyse the artworks we choose and I'd really love to do this if thats ok.
I just needed to know when you painted it and your name :)
send me a message to let me know <3
louli9559 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
thats so cool! our class just finished reading this.
The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Great job!
i-am-nimbus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice, i love it!! i can't believe it didn't win, it;s so professional and eye-catching.
T-H-Deer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Very nice design, beautiful work. You should have won the contest.
hamsterlampshade Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
How did this poster not get first?
AQUATICrasberry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
KidCheno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Writer
This is really good. This is the kind of poster I would want if I could convince my Drama sponsor to do this play. Wait who is that again? Right. Never mind. Perhaps you could design one equally as appealing with Bunnies and a happy little couple getting into "Funny" antics.

Anyway it looks fantastic. One of my favorite plays *favs*
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Second? Psh. This is fantastic. It's eye-catching and poignant.
rainbowflyinglizard Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible, and fits the story so well!
SharpAce Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning. I think it beautifully summarizes the twisted story and characters. Brilliant work!
Lord44 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bmwt7myt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Any chance that I can use this forour production, MERLIN YOUTH THEATRE, CARMARTHEN,WALES,UK.
jamackin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
hey i love your poster i was wondering if i could use the graphic of the hand and the people?
Forbidden-dreams Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I really love this picture. I was wondering if i could have your permission to use the base image? I am doing an AP project and i chose as my project to make a soundtrack for the Crucible and wanted to use this as my cd cover. Would that be okay?Its not for sale or anything i promise just a project
Ellusive Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
sure, but I'd love to see what you end up doing with it? Like at least take a picture of it and send me an email of it or anything. it would be cool to check out.
hpholo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an awesome design! It's a clever representation of the story as well--a definite fav!
Poohbearlover42 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Student Filmographer
Dude, you want to know my intial reaction when I first saw this?

"WOAH...DOES...THAT...ROCK!!!" :wow:

Our high school's also putting on the play, and seriously? This is AMAZING!
Forsfortis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Magnificent... you should have come first.
eatsleepbroadway Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
This got SECOND? What the hell did the first place poster look like?

This is fanTASTIC.
Shembre Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
I don't know what could have been better than this since it represents the play quite well. Great work no matter what :aww:
DooFi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Holy crap, only second? o.o
ZombieHeart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
That's breathtaking!
I don't understand why you would come in second.

I declair mistrial.
TheCaged Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
That came SECOND?

creationcreating Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Is there any way I could get a copy of this poster? I am going to be teaching this play to my english students this year, and this is wonderful.
ScreamingColorArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer

This is absolutely extraordinary. I'm playing Thomas Putnam for our performance next week and I was just looking for ideas of posters on here and this BLEW ME AWAY! Wow. A hundred rounds of applause, and a standing ovation! Will you marry me?
blackcatstock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Photographer
That is really, really awesome. And creepy.
Ashiato Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student Writer
Wow, I really love this! It gives the idea of Miller's concepts well! Only, it kind of gives away the ending...Throughout reading the play, I refused to stop hoping they'd live...
Ellusive Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Oh it does give away the ending in someways, but the casual viewer hopefully won't understand that right off the bat. That way it still remains abstract, sorta, kinda, maybe?
Ashiato Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Student Writer
After seeing the poster (if I hadn't read the play), I'd probably still remain hopeful that no one would die! XD
CHIN2OFF Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
my good this by far the best old school poster
Ame-Yuku Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
That? Is awesome, and I mean that in a "I'm in awe" sort of way, not a "d00d, tahtz tottallly awesome!!11" way. It captures the play perfectly. :D
I'm guessing that's Abby's hand?
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