My Picture Book Report illustration for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is late today, and will be posted tomorrow.
But I thought I’d at least share the roughs and some of my process today.
The book is full of so many great little details and moments, that it’s hard to compress it into single illustrations, so I decided to do a sort of hybrid of illustration and comics. It’s not meant to be read as a comic — it’s more a series of related spot illustrations bound together in a grid of panels.
Here we have the initial sketchbook thumbnail (blown up for scale) followed by my initial rough layout, and a second tighter rough with my colour choices. I’m keeping the colours simple this time, limiting each illustration to three colours plus black and white.
Tune in tomorrow for the finished piece.