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Tutorial Sweeney Todd
Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
fanart artist
Portrait
Graphite pencil drawing
fredrik eriksson

170g A4 (cheap schoolpaper quality)

In My last tutorial I felt the need to be very structured and educational. This time I am going to tell you How I draw most of the time. Some of the things Will be the same as the pirate of the caribbean tutorial. But most of it is new.
I try to press My skills to the limit with this photo from Sweeney Todd! 

step 1 The same as the pirate. the grid. I do this to save time.
But it takes time to do? You might ask?
It takes more time to get it wrong, erase and remake.
so I see it as an investment.

NEW!
step 2 I ask myself. What is the major thing that makes me want to draw this drawing. The faces is the answer. So I start there! And that was almost the end of this tutorial. The faces took forever to get the way I wanted. And I used the eraser so much that the paper almost teared. But they are the most import things with this picture. And with them Done, they Will give you the strenght to make the rest of the drawing.

New!
Step 3 I draw the rest of Johnny. But you need to notice that I keep all the edges sketchy. This I do to save time. To Put in time into fixing a nice hair now is a waste of time. It would be smudged When you draw the background. And then you have to do it all over again.
If you look closely on the details in johnnys jacket you Will notice some fine lines as a pattern. Why bother drawing them? You draw for your own sake. Never forget that. I know that they are there and Thats the most important.

New!
step 4 the background. When making the background always draw what you see. Dont try to figure out what you are drawing. You should always draw what you see and not what you know. On johnnys leftside there is something under the lamp. I dont know what it is. But if i draw what I see someone Else might see what it is. Dont add details or sharpen the edges it changes the focus. Unless that is your purpose. The text in the background is made by the eraser pen.

New! step 5 finishing touches. Fix the hairs. Details on the dress and hat. Edges between characters and background. Now you make the hairs and details that bind the characters an the background together.

The tools:

2B Mechanical pencil for grids and outlines
6B-9B Cretacolor Monolith Graphite Pencils
dark graphite stick
A package of erasers sharpened in all different shapes
and eraser pen
Blender and cotton sticks.

Took 2 days of work. Around 12+ hours to complete.

I hope you like it!

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter by FredrikEriksson1 Tutorial Halloween by FredrikEriksson1 tutorial Pirates of the Caribbean by FredrikEriksson1 

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:iconpyroforgepaintstudio:
PyroForgePaintStudio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My girlfriend ADORES this movie! I'll show her your spectacular drawings: I'm sure she'll flip out!Love+fav 
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope she likes it?
:-)
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PyroForgePaintStudio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
As I expected, she's amazed by your work and will add you to his watchings (yes, she's on DA, too)! :D  
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uumbrella Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are amazing.... really amazing!!! How u can do that... just like a photo...!!
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! :-)
you made me very happy! :-)
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uumbrella Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!! :3 ~ you really have amazing skills!!!
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aevrynn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. Awesome. I always like seeing step-by-steps, it's nice to see the progress. :D
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And I agree with you. I like tutorials to. Always nice to see if anyone has an advice that I can use! 
Thanks! :-)
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mynameissagarbhatt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! i would have stopped at step 3 : p

Great Work!!
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! :-)
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AgentDeeM17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Your skills are utterly amazing and your tutorials are motivating and inspiring! I think the 'something under the lamp' is a woman in the shade sporting a flattish hat maybe? And I can see the shape of a collar and, where the highlight is maybe the shape of a bust perhaps? 
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 
Interesting observation! You might be right. I could not make it out. So I tried to stay true to the picture.
thank you! :-)
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eiffa2222 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
as usual this is awesome gonna try later on ^^
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! :-)
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misakisailor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hard work should be appreciated!! and your work is simply perfect!!! 
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your amazing words! You made My very happy!
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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misakisailor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome kind sir! just telling you the truth ^_*
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :-)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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Manonz69 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your tutorials!  Thank you. :-) 
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! You made me happy! :-)
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Manonz69 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!   I'll be watching more of them when you post. ;-) 
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MagnesiumV Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thank you for the tips!
Your drawings are amazing and your style of drawing is kinda unique!! :)
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FredrikEriksson1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! :-)
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