Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

For this project I wanted to adapt a childhood classic to resemble something of a grotesque horror or even something lovecfratian, by twisting the fates of the children in the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

"Chapters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"


Above are my mock finals for illustrating the characters and chapters for this beloved and timeless children's book originally written by Roald Dahl and originally illustrated by Quentin Blake.

For this project I wanted to focus on the characters and phenomenon's within the series of chapters, and make them more gruesome like the Brothers Grim and other examples of cautionary story tellers. 

For soiled brats; Violet Beauregarde, and Augustus Gloop, I decided to make their unfortunate fates seem more grotesque. I made it so Augustus is made into fudge and is watching himself melt rapidly, and Violet harbours a horridly pustulous growth on her back to represent the heavy burden of pride.

I also designed the Oompa Loompa's to seem more creature like, harbouring beaks and hands for feet. More homunculus like rather than fully humanoid.

The featured characters are made from scanned pencil drawings, but the back drop is made from photo etching. I drew out a  bleak digital landscape on photoshop and had that printed onto a clear plastic sheet to be exposed onto a sheet of aluminium, which was then cut into using sulfuric acids and later printed onto a sheet of paper to later be scanned and edited on photoshop once again. The process is a lot longer and not as grossly simplified as my description.  


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