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Sweeney Todd Movie Poster Contest

deviantART, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd. What more could you want in one sentence? How about poster contest? That’s right, deviantART is happy to present the Sweeney Todd Poster Contest for the upcoming movie, in theatres December 21st.

Sweeney Todd once again sees the long time duo of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp working together again, with Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and many others in this interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed and award winning musical, Sweeney Todd.

It is the imaginative tale of a man sent to prison for crimes he didn’t commit, who seeks ultimate revenge upon release for the tragic events that befell his wife and daughter while incarcerated. He becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who “shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again.

The Winners!

It would seem that every contest we run gets just that much harder for us to decide upon a winner, but in the end, winners must appear, so much like Sweeney Todd himself we must sharpen our straight razors and narrow down the field. And after the cutting is done, three were left. Three shining examples of the talent of the deviantART Community!

The Grand Prize Winner

With deft strokes and surgical precision, *odysseyart rose to the top with this gorgeous piece of work and takes home the Wacom Graphire Bluetooth CTE630BT - 6x8 Tablet



 

Second Place

Leaving a trail of vengeance and taking home the Apple iPod nano 4GB - Silver comes this chillingly cold rendition of Mr. Todd by *quickreaver!



 

Runner Up

Making sure none survived his icy wrath, *saiaii and picking up the Logitech MX 620 Cordless Laser Mouse with USB Wireless Receiver 910-000240 in the process is this fiery and passionate rendering!



 

Thank you to all those who participated and provided us
with so many gorgeous pieces of work to peruse!

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:iconexplodingkat:
explodingkat Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student
this contest brought out so many awesome entries. the official winners are hard to find, whatever happened to possibly having the poster published with the movie?
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stolentime Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Photographer
:heart:
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Hellobaby Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Just found this today but I must say, this s wonderful, that movie s tock and ur contest too, all winners & entries r really amazing:clap:
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CreepHope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Sweeney Todd rocks :heart:
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rainbowkittyfuk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Fantastic entries to all who entered and grats to all the winners, I was beginning to wonder what happened to the announcement of winners!
:)
*claps for all*
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tyrna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
After reading all 11 pages, I am laughing myself silly at everything that was flung around by someone who is now banned.

That said, I want to congratulate the winners. Quickreaver, I saw your entry on Pixelbrush a while ago, but didn't realize DA was holding a contest. And as for the logo issue, yes, DA apparently needs to clarify that for any future contests. Since I'm not a visual artist, but a writer, it will be interesting to see how they handle to legal issues for next time.
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the thoughtful comment, tyrna. Life is funny, eh?
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oashisu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Student Filmographer
Sweet Jebus, there are really some sore losers in this community. Such a shame, such a shame.
I like the winning entries. They look crisp to me, though not "oh mah gawd professionally" I believe it was a point not to pick a professional. You can tell they tried hard and, gasp, I feel like they must have deserved the prize in the eyes of the judges.

That said, congrats to the whiners. DIAF to the sore losers, and suck it up.
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Ookamiko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I've been waiting for weeks for this post to show up in news or something. It was only luck I found it. So what's up with that? Were the winners supposed to be a secret or something? O_o
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animati0n Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Congratulations, everyone! They're all gorgeous. Great work!
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reauxkringgirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh for pity's sake. I'm reading all these comments and they make me all want to go BAH hum-bug. You pitiful losers. Can't you all just be happy for the ones who won instead of giving them extensive and ripping critiques on how BAD these pieces were? I may not be a professional, but I definitely know when somebody has an agenda to destroy somebody else for an advantage. Stop tearing these people down. They did EXCELLENT! So shut up and sit down!
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little-immorality Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I think all three are outstanding.

These comments have provided me with a big source of amusement, but I hope the winners can ignore the hurtful remarks and see them for what they are-- nothing to think on.

I think all three would look great as posters, but they're attractive art pieces as well.

The internet gives idiots the opportunity to be able to be insulting without much punishment.

Too bad.
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cryptic-sacrifice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
What a beautiful contest page! Its so perfect! The winners are excellent arent they? Im hanging out for Sweeney Todd to come out in theatres here, Im dying to see it, and I get to hear Johnny Depp sing! This contest was a really clever and bloody brilliant contest! Im still so stocked over the contest page, its so well done and everything! Congrats to the winners! ^_^
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BlakkReign Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats to *odysseyart :clap:
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st-minority Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   Writer
Congrats to the winners and to everyone who entered. Don't let the bitter losers that keep on flaming get you down. Besides, I can't take anyone seriously that doesn't use proper grammar such as those people...
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mmpezzotti Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats, beautiful posters.
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Matkraken Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome works brothers congratulatios :D
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rawien Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with everyone who said that there were way better ones than the one picked for runner up. I don't know, I personally don't like it. Looks to... Messy maybe. I'm not sure. And as for this "copyrighted image logo" the judges never said we couldn't use it, but very true... the rules mentioned that we had to use the images in the image pack. Eh, whatever. Maybe next time we'd have better luck. Anyways, congrats to the winners! Oh, and if I do say so myself, I like the second one the best out of all.
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LiluSkitten Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you 100%
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steven0560 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
lol... Every time I think I'm out.... they pull me back in!

The rules DID state we couldn't use the logo in question. They read: "No copyrighted images can be used in any way except for the creative resources linked below." The Logo is indeed a copyrighted image that was definitely not in the group of images given.
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Cinestress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Agreed.
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artinme Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Well I was late with my entry(sucks for me) but now that I have seen the winners I don't think I had a chance anyway lol, but my question is why call it a Movie Poster contest? Why not just call it an art contest based around the movie? With all the rants and raves from the various artist on this site only assures me that I was not the only one that was excited about this contest, and let's face it DA does a great job including the DA community with a chance to "measure" there talent and art against actual working artist in the entertainment world, and that is always a plus because if your honest with yourself and your work you will eventually reach your dreams and goals(whatever they may be).

And Congratulations to the winners, because truly you did your own thing and maybe that is what "it" is all about
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Zosentel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Digital Artist
whats the point of the pictures if they do not even allow one of the winners to be someone who used the images
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Zosentel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Digital Artist
i saw way better ones than the one that was chosen for runner up
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KAKruger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Personally I congratulate the winners but myself I do not like the posters. I believe that the #1 winner should be chosen by popular vote and not one or two peoples favorite picture. Thats my 2 cents.
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marywinkler Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats to the winners!
:)
I especially like the painterly style of the second one.

It's interesting to look through all the contest entries and see such a variety of design interpretation as well as illustrative skill.

Also, the comments on this news article have entertained me for not one, but two days straight. I'm amazed at how much whinging comes out of a "professional" (it's good to see that while not everyone else agreed on certain points, they were able to maintain some dignity).

As for the logo dispute, it's sad that the use of it wasn't made clear, but I think it's a bit of a dead horse.
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fctrygrlfm Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
hear hear
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Aethelwolfess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
I would like to second asunder's concerns about the judging. I'm not questioning the fact that the winning pieces exhibit considerable skill, but I would have expected the judges' choices to exhibit more variety in design, character choice, and amount of storyline information included in the poster (this last point is directed mainly at the runner up; the razors in the other two tell a lot). It seems to me that since only portraits of Sweeney in this particular style have won, that is what the contest should have asked for in the first place.

Regardless, congratulations to the winners. Well done.
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SpiritofGabriel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great entries, congrats to the winners.

"and yet all 3 used a copyrighted logo that wasn't in the image pack... ~TheSilentDirge"

Gee, rules? What rules? Yes, they would have been different and FINISHED off if we would have used the copy written images. Guess it doesn't matter what the rules are.

Too bad.

It's the judges that can't follow the rules.
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IvyNightwind Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Congrats to all the winners!!
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LouisaGallie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners! All three have this chilly, haunting feel. Loving the frame details in the first and the oil paint texture in the second.
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MastaAzumarek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Student Digital Artist
awww man... well... congrats to the winners!
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fctrygrlfm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Congratulations to everyone who won. And to everyone who participated great work too.

I think that Deviant Art was geared toward people of every talent, regardless of training and education. And to look down your nose at others that do what they can and do it well makes me angery.

Also Did some of you Join Deviant Art just to participate in this contest?
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EerieBean Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Congrats to the winners! :hug:
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l30 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Artist
Where is the freedom of expression?
Why he was banned?

Ok he was exaggerated, but its his opinion!
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Did you read ALL of the posts he made, here on this forum and in personal galleries? It became more than just an 'exaggerated opinion', it became mean-spirited and hateful. And sure, it was his opinion, but he proceeded to break DA's rules for behavior, whence posting to their site. Additionally, similar to Don Imus and CBS [link] , blackfender66's freedom to say whatever he wanted, in as cruel a fashion as he wished, cost him the right to participate in this community. Sure, he has every right to say what he wants. And DA has every right to say "Hey, that's business that doesn't belong on our site so he can take it elsewhere." And that's simply what happened. The operators of DA have the freedom to express their opinions too. And they did so with a ban stick upside the head.
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Dj-TLC-Fizzle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
exactly He went above and beyond and kept on insulting and going off at his mouth over and over. He took it way to far, it's his fault his banned. It okay to express how you feel. Many other didn't agree with how the contest was judge, but they still did it in a tasteful non disrespectful way; unlike him. He gets what he gets. Oh well for him. He says he's a professional, but his actions are not that of a professional person.
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Spot on, 110%. It's totally okay to disagree with the judges' decision; art is SO subjective, after all! It's clear they were looking for something beyond a photomanip. In fact, I sort of EXPECTED them to pick manips, and was thoroughly and giddily surprised when I was in the mix! But as a 'grown-up', you learn to accept 'defeat' gracefully. And make a note, next time, as to what the jurors might be looking for. You live and learn. But throwing a temper tantrum and lashing out mindlessly is no way to behave. It sullies the whole event, which is obviously what he wanted. Tsk on him. Thanks for being a voice of reason! :thumbsup:
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Tammara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
I'm curious, if you are so successful then why did you join this contest? Shouldn't you be too busy being hired to do this kind of thing? How did you have time to make all the versions of the poster you submited? I'm getting tired of looking at your long posts full of insults because you are throwing a temper tantrum. I think everyone should just ignore you now, like I did when my kids threw a fit at 2 years old.
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LouisaGallie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I "truly believe" that this is now just a way for you to get easy pageviews.

You started out praising the winning artists, with your only beef being that you didn't think their techniques were suitable for a poster. Now they are all teenage amateurs who haven't a clue and are bringing down the artistic community. You've changed your tune fast - perhaps because people didn't flock to agree with you when you were just being an arrogant sourpuss. Now you're throwing a messy tantrum.

You say your artwork is professional? Guess what - I don't care. I don't need ammo to use against you. I don't care if you're the modern Master of Graphic Design, because your behaviour is so grossly childish and unprofessional that you've lost all right to call yourself a pro no matter HOW good their art is. A professional does not throw hissy fits and publicly insult other members of a community because they don't agree with the results of a POSTER CONTEST.

The people who are arguing with you have passed the "Crayola phase" as you put it. Most of us are also past the college phase, and a lot of us have successful, professional art careers as well. So please stop waving that "Paid Artist!" flag around as if it gives you license to behave however you want. You are not special.
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Dj-TLC-Fizzle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Very well said. I agree whole heartily
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Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh for pity's sake!

SHUT. UP.
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fense Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007   Digital Artist
Give up. Your pieces were horrible, and you cannot participate to the capacity of any of the artists who were granted a prize.

You brag about your sepia tones, but be careful when working with sepia, you don't want to fully lose color variations, as you have. In this, you combined an overall yellow hue with the odd green colors that form from your amateur lens flare effects, neither of which match the reds. And your reds don't match! The colors of the stock blood on images such as that of Johnny Depp with blood on his face do not match those of the splash effects that you used!
Now I go to your textures. Surely you did not go out of your way yourself to take images of grunge textures and cracked sand textures, which means you broke the rules by incorporating other stock images. And surely those splash brushes are not the work of you either, so much for your "professional" edge.
I move from here to your layout. You have no control in your image placement. In your vertical pieces, Mrs. Lovett lay above Sweeney, despite the fact that he is the protagonist of the story. He should be the center of attention.
Furthermore, it is obvious you do not care to put enough attention into blending the stocks. In the one or two instances where you DON'T cover up your blending with unnecessary textures (ones that are often blurry and of low quality), you have cut the stocks very choppily (notice the right side of entry five).

To conclude, you joined a site for artists, with a great focus on original art, simply to enter a contest, and now that you have been bested you are placing blame on the judges, and complaining about the fact that some want to have FUN by trying their hand at designing for a movie that they would like to see, to be a part of the experience, despite their lack of professional experience, and everybody is thankful in this contest. Well, everybody but you. The first artist did not livetrace Johnny's face, he did all of the work (including the background and frame) by his own hand. You would know this if you took the time to view the rest of his gallery. The second artist did all of the digital paint work by hand as well, and in a very realistic means that most of these artists, including you, could not do without years of practice. The third may not be your cup of tea, may not be key advertising, but all 3D render work, vector work, and brush work was done by the artist, and the blending is truly unique, not to mention that the colors are stunning (to which yours pale in comparison).

Hell, you are 9 years my elder and my work is more "professional" than yours, and it's funny that you may refute because so many would agree. Suck it up and improve, and don't dwell on this loss, as it was a fair one.
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vsage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Agreed! I can't stand it when people whine like that about something so trivial. Whats done is done. Get over it.
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Eidolon-Grey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said! You're definatly more of a professional mind than this twerp. Good luck to you!
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fense Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Digital Artist
Mm.. thanks for the support. ^_^
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MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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Renilicious Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said!
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fense Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you. ;)
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