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Revenge May Lead to Hell II by ceasetobeme Revenge May Lead to Hell II by ceasetobeme
I am likely going to withdraw this entry from the contest soon, after recieving messages from other entrants concerned about another poster contest entry that features only a straight razor. Instead, I'd like to direct your attention to a *better* entry: [link] ! It's more than just a straight razor, and I think it represents the movie far better than this one. That said, my entries are completely original works, created entirely by me - I care about the contest, but not enough to steal. But out of respect for a fellow artist, I've created something more unique. Again, my (honestly, better) entry is [link] .

"To seek revenge may lead to hell, but everyone does it, and seldom as well ... as Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street."

from Stephen Sondheim's "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd". My first Sondheim musical and still my favorite. Another mince pie, anyone?

This is my second entry to the Sweeney Todd poster contest. It's a lighter variation of [link] , so created to add more of a "barbershop" feel - hence the red, white and blue stripes, which are reminiscent of the classic barber-bar. The razor was created by me in its entirety using Photoshop CS3 - all textures, blood and shapes are my own. Full resolution available should entry be selected.

As always, all comments and favorites will be returned in kind. If you like it, please comment or +fav! This contest is already awash with entries, and it's the only way for my entry to stand out from the crowd. I look forward to your feedback!
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PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a nice poster design!:D :D :D :D
fatal616 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
the stripes dont really make me think "barber" more like "usa"
Larimar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous
WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   General Artist
Absolutely amazing. This should win, in my opinion. It's good to see a nice, inventive way to do a poster for Sweeney Todd. Keep up the great work! :)
Sixthcrusifix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
FInaly! It's nice to see a good poster among the see of utter CRAP that is the submissions for this contest. I was getting worried that no one would have any chance of winning because everything I saw sucked horribly.
KittyChick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Although I understand from you explanition that the blue, white, and red stripe is for the traditional barbershop colors (and I may add that the original barbers' colors were just red and white - for barbers were surgeons, and were really medical colors) Anyhow, I just felt that when I saw the thumbnail that the stripe was going to lead to a play on an American presidential campaing. Perhaps, if you made the stripe, not just straight across the page, but in a circular wrap around design as would be seen on a pole (as seen here, for example) [link]
that it might just make more sense to the eye.
LorelieLong Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
I particularly like the lack of black background. Way to think outside the box. :)
ceasetobeme Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Thanks a lot!
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