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Stephen Sondheim - "Opening title" from Sweeney Todd

Machete as a devilish cardinal. (Because men of god have so often been presented as twisted, corrupted and evil things and surely that cliché is too enjoyable to be broken). This was actually the first portrayal of him in this outfit and one of the earliest anthro pictures of him as well. 

The sketch/lines date back to 2010, you can actually see the WIP in the first sketch dump that I ever posted. The whole thing was finished in 2012. It's a very old piece and been waiting in my files for a long time. Despite its slightly outdated appearance, I still consider it as one of my best pictures, a personal favorite of mine.

Btw, I borrowed that raven from this piece by ~Hakaishi :'D

Stadtler pigment liner, Faber-Castell colored pencils, watercolors, gouache. 

Character and artwork ©GhoulShoe

Uuuuh, I'm still lagging behind with that comment business. Bear with me, people! I've been quite busy lately. A couple of weeks were spend on a summer job on a local cemetery (I love graveyards heyheah) and my high school studies were finished. I graduated last Saturday and had a party at our place and ate loads of cake. Yesss and now summer vacation has started and there's nothing but time and infernal heat outside. Seriously, during the past weeks, the northern parts of Finland (where I happen to live) have been among the hottest places in Europe. I heard it's sunnier here than in the Mediterranean. 
Which reminds me, can someone just take me to Italy? ;_; I've never been there and I need to see the old buildings and churches and art and Vatican and everything. France would do just perfectly fine also. Damn these catholic countries and their cathedrals, we don't have those in here. No fine churches in Finland. Dammit.
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TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Pandapuck Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That... Is so amazing :0 
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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hno3burns Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
actually I find the cliche a bit boring. Nice picture though.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It is a bit overused at times :'3
But I'm glad you like the piece!
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Jenaiify Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Ihanat sävyt tässä kuvassa. *__* Punaista aah. <3 Ja tuo korppi on aivan ihanan näköinen, etenkin punaisten, loistavien silmien kanssa. Tietysti Machete on vähintään yhtä upea. : D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Suuret kiitokset! c:
Hahah, jostain syystä punaista esiintyy aika paljon piirroksissani, vaikkei se suosikkiväreihini kuulukaan. Esimerkiksi punaisia vaatteita minulla ei ole ollenkaan ja huoneestani löytyy vain muutama punainen tavara.
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Jenaiify Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Heh, ehkä alitajuntaisesti teet punaisia kuvia, kyseessä kun kuitenkin on varsin vahva väri. ovo Punaisia tavaroita ei kyllä edes kovin montaa olekaan! 
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing aura!!! *v*
love this character of yours! :giggle:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
So glad you like him and the piece pleases you! ^^
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arcadunato Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nome wont warm up |D alaska is worse than russia!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ouch. Hang in there, the winter is coming :'3
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arcadunato Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that is ok. i acctualy love being in snow. it reminds me that every thing comes and goes in cycles. especialy blueberries. and moose season, although it is quite messy around that time.
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aboveClouds Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
That's really cool! I love the design of the stain glass window in the background. It must have been hard to make sure that it was all even and symmetrical.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
So glad you like it! I just adore rose windows and Gothic architecture~
Hahah, to be honest, I don't think the window is completely even and symmetrical. But as long as no one notices, it'll pass :'3
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Mad-Julie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Awww, cute!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Mad-Julie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
=)
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MiyukiWolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
aww... beautiful art! ^^
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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MiyukiWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
no problemo. :lol: ^^
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MochaCheetah Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful! Very dark and powerful.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Lovely concept... and agreed, cardinals CREEP ME OUT. :'D There's just something sinister about so-called "men of god", I guess the number of scandals in the past involving corrupt priests and things hasn't helped that. :XD:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
Haha, indeed~
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
You're very welcome ;)
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Teriyaki-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconlawooplz: Im so happy I found you again...
I changed accounts and was missing your amazing art for a while. XD Glad I can see it again!
I love Machete so much.. XD
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, delighting that you found me! C:
And I'm flattered that you're fond of this character~
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Teriyaki-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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And me too... XD I've missed your stuff...and who couldn't love Machete??
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow that came out really cool! Love the contrast and colors scheme. well done :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
Yeessh the scanner almost ruined it all, but I managed to restore the colors and contrast :>
Evil scanners
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
yeah... Scanners are REALLY good at messing with colors ><
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InferorumCanis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I was about to say "i'm sure i have seen this before" and then i read the description
it looks awesome colored
(fuck yes corvids and rose windows)
really like the coloring too

also, cementery job? oh my god how was it
i'm a sucker for cemeteries, some of them have such gorgeous graves and statues and crypts and aa
the cemetery of my town has a pyramid for some reason? with sphinxes and eveything
but venice's cemetery is my favorite one, huge ass place

Go to italy this summer, if it's hotter there than in italy! you have an awesome chance to go, haha
such a gorgeous country oh my god i need to buy a house there
also the vatican
the motherfucking vatican what an amazing place chriSt
GO GO GO
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very lovely work, I love the red coloring.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it! c:
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes it's very amazing. ^w^
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peaceboner Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lighting wowowowow
and I looove your lining and coloring style. amazing.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, thank you so much!
I'm delighted that you like it :>
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peaceboner Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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MayVig Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your drawings! They are so great and those colors! Aww! ;v;
I live in France if it interested you! >w< There's incredible castles, churches, and a Cathedral in and around the town were I live! >w<But I'm not so sure that my parents would be okay! XD
I hope you'll can find someone because it's a very beautiful country!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
It's always so delighting to hear my scribbles are liked ;u; Such a sweet comment, thank you!
You french people, how I envy you! You and your historic architecture :V
Haha, that's okay, I appreciate your offering but I probably wouldn't be able to afford the trip anyway. But someday...
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MayVig Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! >w<
Yeah! That's thrue that architecture is really beautiful!
No problem! ^v^
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xLapis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whooa! So pretty <333
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :3
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
whoaaaa
Amezingg!!
*u*

(Matthew? XD -the Sandman's raven..hshs
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!

Nope, I think he's got a raven of his own :'3
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
tehehehe np sweetie <3


(i'm just kidding ;)
:hug:
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DOLFIY Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks beautiful!:la:
Gotta love those vibrant colors!:meow:
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
Yeeeesssh vibrant colors X3
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