the second in my series of execution methods. obviously, this one is hanging.
i used liquify tool on the neck to pull the rope tighter into the throat, and dropped the shoulders down to emphasize gravities pull on the body over time. also, i shaded the face, neck, sternum and ribs for that wholesome sunk-in look.
there's four methods of hanging: the short drop, suspension hanging, the standard drop, and the long drop. in the long drop, it's not uncommon for the person to be decapitated by their own body weight.
there was also an alternate method to hanging used for a short time, called the "upright jerker". as in a normal hanging, the rope would be put around the victims neck, but instead of dropping down, the person would be jerked into the air by a series of pulleys. the idea was to break the persons neck for a quicker death. since this machine wasn't effective, it was never used after 1930.
class is out. ...the more you know.
and some of my own
execution by immurement - [link]