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A Bloody Business by Leopreston A Bloody Business by Leopreston
Meh, I started sketching something completely different and it slowly turned into this. In such a situation, you can either love or hate the result. I love the result. :D

I notice that I’ve been lacking in detail with these characters of late, so here’s something with a little more to it. Also, Mrs Lovett’s design needed some development. I’m still not so sure if I like what I see, so I might have to experiment a bit later.

Tobias looking sad, Mrs Lovett looking happy and Sweeney Todd looking… umm… :hmm:

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*Note: The wonderful ^Katmomma suggested that I enter this piece into a competition (that is still accepting entries for the next few days… there’s your hint to enter chaps!), the ‘Famous Anthros Contest’. I must say that it sounds intriguing, so I thought why not? It looks like fun! :)

For the sake of the judges, these anthropomorphic characterizations are based on the descriptions of the ‘historical’ Sweeney Todd ( and more pointedly the figure that features in the early Penny Dreadful titled ‘The String of Pearls – A Romance' ). It has been hotly argued over the years that Sweeney Todd may have been a very real figure, hence my entering this into the competition.

(Artwork © Leona Preston 2008)

Link to the contest - [link]

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LayeredLikeAnOnion Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Sorry for spamming you with my fav's.......I can't help it!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
No worries, that's actually kind of nice! Thank you. :)
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LayeredLikeAnOnion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
You're welcome. :D
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
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wolfofsecrets Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
AW THATS WICKED!
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you very much.
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wolfofsecrets Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
u welcome!
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LightningBeauty9 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Excellent detail! I like how you made them into anthros

There was actually an episode on the history channel discussing Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper, claiming that they were real
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Leopreston Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ha ha, do you believe Sweeney Todd was real? We all know that Jack the Ripper existed, but the other left no trail whatsoever. :hmm:
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LightningBeauty9 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I believe he was real, they've uncovered more evidence over the years, and he's actually been mentioned quite a few times on the history channel There were a lot of reports and articles, some even that people saw his ghost, this is a pretty long artice about him
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