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Sweeney Todd - 'The String of Pearls'

Beware the Demon Barber by LeoprestonTo Die For by LeoprestonI Laughed... by Leopreston

“Some mysterious fiddlestick!”

A little insight into my current project... an adaptation of the Fleet Street publisher Edward Lloyd's 1846/47 Penny Dreadful serial (Sweeney Todd) 'The String of Pearls: A Romance' into graphic format (a kind of anthropomorphic visual melodrama... and terribly murderous!)

It's my tribute to London, the place of my birth and a constant source of inspiration, as well as the chance to indulge in specific interests; vintage ephemera and details of the gritty reality of 18th century life.

You can check out all the various concept artwork for the project in the following gallery:…


I don't often get the chance to express my full appreciation for the wonderful pieces of gift art fellow artists send me. With this in mind, I thought I'd feature some of those that I both applaud and treasure right here!

Sweeney - Art Trade by tavingtonTodd and Tobias by ExpressionTobias Ragg by Tsuchan

Birthday barber by ShoJoJimDeadly laugh by GellyhSweeny Icon by Not-Quite-Normal

General Information



I'm dotted around the Internet, so be sure to visit some of my other art galleries (as some of them feature work not posted here):

Elfwood -…
Yerf - (and the Yerf archive -
FurAffinity -…
ArtSpots -

Tumblr -


Also, don't forget to check out my available prints. They are all ready to grace your walls (and in some cases scare your family members!)

• Featured prints:…

Whistle Smoke by Leopreston Caeruleus by Leopreston Cold Shoulder by Leopreston

Copyright Information~

The artworks displayed within this gallery are Copyright to Leona Preston (unless otherwise stated) under the Designs and Patents Act 1988. No part of these works may be used, copied, distributed, reproduced or altered in any way without the expressed written permission of myself (as the copyright owner). All rights reserved. Taking images for use (be it for personal or commercial reasons) without permission is considered to be a form of copyright theft. Please contact me concerning permissions (publishing or general).






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Leona Preston
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Graphic Designer & Illustrator

The Implied Illusion:

A perfectly sane and well adjusted individual.

The Perceived Reality:

An eccentric English type with a hopeless Bohemian sense of fashion, jazzy designer by day, frenetic illustrator by night, working on a murderous graphic novel of sorts, singularly contemplative, an example of organized chaos, an incurable prankster with a quirky sense of humour, a collector of all things odd and truly fascinating, supporter of the highest order of post-it note misuse, deeply philosophical, erudite in several 'ological' studies of interest, a pensive observer of seasonal changes, an addicted tea sipper, of wide ranging musical tastes, a feverish consumer of classic and modern literature, film enthusiast, semi-realistic visual contortionist, convicted sketcher and long-suffering, versatile creative... sadly lacking a pair of fetching pantaloons.

Favourite Quotes:

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work!" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)

"I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result... I will do something sooner or later." - Beatrix Potter

"All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession." - William Hogarth


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Biotype Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to know that you're still doing stuff.
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IamETOH Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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ArtemisWellden Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
LadyReaderofBooks - Howdy Thankee for the Llama darlin Hooray Llama Badges 
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NevadaCoyotle Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A little bit late but i want to wish you
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Doge 
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yolin Dec 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Great gallery! The details in your work is amazing, keep it up! :heart:
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IamETOH Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas :aww:
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IamETOH Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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fox64664 Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have used to found anthro's sexy wen i was 12 i don't now
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Leikra Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I'm so honored to have my work favorite by someone as talented as you! Thank you so much!


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Hallo! ^,^ Thankyou for the watch! (have some crap swans)
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