Monday, October 15, 2012

V is for Violet Beauregarde

This week's entry for AlphaBooks is one of the anti-heroes of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In this scene her gum-chewing jones becomes her undoing as she greedily chaws down on an experimental product, & the blueberry flavor turns out to have a serious glitch...

No, I didn't do this in blueberry ink! Once was more than enough for that experiment. This time I used artificial blueberry in the form of acrylic. ;-)

I had a hard time figuring out how to work in the "V" until I realized I could just play up one garment feature. Do you see it?


  1. Love this! One of my favorite books and films (the original - NOT the Johnny Depp version!)Her expression is fantastic!!! I would imagine turning into a blueberry would be quite humbling...

  2. Aaaaahhhhhhh! I immediately knew who this is! Hahahaha. She does look violet like Violet! Heheheh! Wonderful!

  3. Yes! yes! I saw the V. I forgot to tell you. :)

  4. I was listening to a psychology radio show once, and a guy called in to talk about his obsession with Violet after seeing the movie as a little boy. He somehow felt he was a bad boy too when he saw it, and felt that he should be punished like she was. Even as an adult he would stuff his clothes to make himself super fat and walk around that way. Other than that he seemed normal. :P