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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!”

www.sweeneypies.com


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: leopreston.deviantart.com/gall…


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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

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Links~

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 - elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/l/e…
Yerf - yerf.com/leo (and the Yerf archive - yerf.artspots.com/leo)
FurAffinity - www.furaffinity.net/user/leopr…
ArtSpots - leopreston.artspots.com/

Tumblr - leopreston.tumblr.com/



Prints~

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: leopreston.deviantart.com/prin…

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).

Remember that THESE WORKS ARE NOT FREE CLIPART!


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You may have noticed that I'm not posting anything here at the moment (but that's not to say that I won't revisit this gallery sometime in the future!) Please feel free to enjoy the works currently on display here regardless.

If you'd like to keep up to date with my current musings, I primarily post over on my blog here:

Leopreston on Tumblr


Thank you for visiting and for your interest in my art! :)
~Leona

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Leopreston
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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Perceptor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Happy BDAY!!!!!
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CosmoCoyote Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!Have your cake and eat it too :D (Big Grin) 
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Ana-Mizuki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Happy birthday!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
...the happiest of birthdays to you great artist...hope you're having a totally rad time....=3
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Tygriess Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!!
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