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Sweeny Todd Poster Contest by saiaii Sweeny Todd Poster Contest by saiaii
yea, i know...this likely doesn't look like the typical "movie poster" ...i was really impressed with the entries and i set out to make a very clear and crisp submission...one that actually looked like a movie poster! But, it just wasnt in me..it was too much fun to paint and add texture to Depp's face :) I created this to represent his rage and anger. it looks like a good movie, i can't wait to see it!


mixed media - illustrator, 3dsmax, painter and photoshop
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:iconethantru:
ethantru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Interface Designer
HAHAHA LOL I agree with your comment! Excellent brush and paint work!!! :D But not really a "working" movie poster. :P
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blackpurity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
So, what exactly did you do in Illustrator with this? Just curious.

The colors are nice, but do not match Depp's countenance, and the hard edges on the designs near his face stick out way too much.

I don't really understand why you made the quote such a simple text: so big and obvious, smack dab in the top center; not to mention a few random cursive letters that stand out more than it should considering the subject of this poster.

The Sweeney Todd logo is an obvious eye-sore, was there any way you could have blended it in, or cut off the bottom with black? (Kind of like a widescreen shot.) It would've suited it better.

This piece really isn't that bad, but I don't think it deserved even third place.
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PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I tend to agree with your comment on this piece, but couldn't had said it as perfectly as you did....
although it is definitely art, and is a neat idea...
I tend to feel it really doesn't fit the mood or theme of the posters or movie.
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saiaii Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
the layer of dark abstract shapes I created in illustrator.

I'm glad that art remains a subjective suject, that way people can choose to like, or in your case dislike, any kind of art they want. I appreciate your opinion of my artwork.
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blackpurity Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Of course. I certainly mean no offense to this piece, just my honest opinion. Deviantart encourages honest criticism instead of just "it's really good" or "it's really bad". :)
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verloreneseele Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
great concept, but the first typo looks too simple!
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Tanoshii-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
That is le awesome~ I wonder, did you paint Depp, or did you use a photo? Either way, it gorgeous~
And the movie is teh awesome-gore-laugh-fest~! :giggle:
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Ookamiko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
My only critique is the obvious black box around the Sweeny Todd Logo. Was it meant to have it or was it just a minor detail overlooked? I think it would have been better to have made the black box transparent so just the letters shown through on the logo.

Either way, congrats on your win.
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Khalo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While the font at the top could be changed to something more impactful, I believe this is *easily* my favourite of the lot. It really captures the chaos inside of the man's head, and portrayed throughout the movie.
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vimark Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! your work is amazing!
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Congrats on your placement in the contest
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
Congrats! I love the different approach
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you for the kind words! :hug:
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Congrats!! I LOVE that you broke away from the typical color scheme and same ol' photomanip that all the other entries seemed to be. And I've been biting my tongue (fingers?) to keep from responding to the sour grapes spewed after the announcement. I think they picked entries that broke out of the box. And too bad the so-called 'art director' that leveled so much venom against us wasn't behaving in the professional manner he claims to represent. Phooey on 'im. Enjoy the kudos; you deserve it!
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks so much for the kind comment :hug: it was a nice change from the other ones i've received! ;)
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
No kidding! Can you believe the uproar?? Hey, have you received an official note from DA yet? I haven't....makes me kinda nervous...
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
no, no official DA notice yet...maybe because it's a weekend? I'm not sure how they do that, I've never won anything from DA before :)
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Me neither! But let me know how everything goes. :highfive:
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alaska1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Congratulations great work!
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you! :hug:
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Sakanami Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   General Artist
Bloody Good! :clap:
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graf-fx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
Nice job.
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GothicKitzzy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Yeah it looks like an awsome movie any idea when it comes out?
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mykalromero Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
not to mention that the friggin logo is so obviously thrown on there. you didn't even blend it to you design. Sorry i just have a hard time believing you didn't use stock brushes or some sort. How could you have such interesting typography in the layering of your images and then such distracting typography in the design.
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songsforever Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
This is amazing!
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NightWolfEX22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like yours the best so far, ive seen some other ones but yours is defenetly the coolest
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dizzylizzy91166 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Awesome!!!! Hey- I was wondering- wasn't that the same catch phrase for the grudge?????
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
it's pretty close! i think the Grudge was something like it never forgets, it never forgives? but you're right, almost the same
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dizzylizzy91166 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
yeah- I was wodnering. I aslo noticed awhile ago- that "A Series of Unfortunate Events" stole the music score from Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands! Did you notice that, or am I going nuts? lol :)
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hasansgrafix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work
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anjelicdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... this is really awesome! traditional movie posters seem to be a bit cheesy anyway! you did awesome on this and i love it! i'm a huge Depp fan and i can't wait to see the movie either! i think you did it justice! :clap:
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vcrimson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
awesome!! who needs a boring clean cut movie poster when you can have something like this!?!
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lidlesseye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. It definitely demands attention (and rightfully so).
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Athansor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
BEAUTIFUL work!!!!! :D
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Filmchild Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow incredible work. If I worked for a production company I would have loved to have this for a poster and dailies.
Mine's not so great but I gave it a swing. [link]


Again really beyond the average work of a film poster well done.
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cookie-monstar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
i cant wait for this movie ^_^

this is better than a typical movie poster, i absolutely love it!
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darkknightbatfan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool use of grunge brushes :)
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks! except i didnt use any brushes for this one, but maybe i should have! :)
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darkknightbatfan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: No worries either way; it looked like some grunge brushes my friend used to have for CS2
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donpedicinijr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Beautiful![link]
Love
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Rocketdog57 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great poster! I think he'll be totally awesome, along with Helena...oh, and it's a musical, isn't it?
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saiaii Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
yes! it is a musical, which means it will be really hard to get my boyfriend to take me to see it! :D
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shawnolsen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
So much of your pics are colorful and beautiful:)
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Rocketdog57 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You could tell him he can ogle at Helena Bonham Carter while you ogle Johnny? :)
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jjean21 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
I wanted to see this movie anyway but your version of the ';poster' makes it even more appealing. Fantastic colors and details...
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Gtvegita Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
there are a few very good entries, but this one really stands out. I'm very impressed by its' professional appearance.
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:iconhusz:
husz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
this one is awesome, Tim Burtion would be proud.
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Selenebell59 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
this is soooo cool!!
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Nsambakalunga Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
This is very cool, hun!
Good luck in the contest! :aww:
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