Picasso Of Chain Chomps

To some, it might be unsettling.  To others, a cry for help.

A psychiatrist unfamiliar with the subject matter might deem the artist disturbed.  Especially after finding out it’s the handiwork of a 3.5 year old.

At first glance, one might feel that these are the images from a horrible nightmare, brought forth into daylight to deal with the fears.

Others might think The Tackler is fascinated with vampires.  Or just people with bad teeth.

When asked what the drawing was about, there was no hesitation.

That’s the daddy chain chomp (the large one). And there’s the mommy chain chomp (the lower right).  And lots of baby chain chomps. They’re snuggling with the mommy and daddy.

Aha! Not only was my son completely sane, but he was a brilliant artist!  At three and half he perfectly captured the essence, menace, and sharp teeth that The Super Mario Brothers chain chomps exhibit.

Naturally, chain chomps need snuggles too.

The subject matter in many of Tackler's drawings.

And why should such a fascinating subject be confined to the realms of Nintendo, when it can be drawn on anything from birthday cards (CG’s is coated in them) to a kid’s lunch menu?

It is currently his favorite thing to sketch, with the occasional rainbow tossed in.

Already, he’s taking creative license:

The chain chomp gets prozac.

“This one (giant one) is a happy chain chomp. I drew him smiling.  This is a really really big house around him.  He likes his house. That one (upper left) is sad so he has a sad face.”

Watch out art collectors.  He’s going to turn your world on its ear.


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos (www.writingwithchaos.com) sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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5 Responses to Picasso Of Chain Chomps

  1. dongtacular says:

    Absolutely adorable! 🙂

    Any reason why he would choose chain-chomps over some of the other, more friendly characters in the Mario universe?

    • Kelly K says:

      Perhaps chain chomps are much easier to draw?

      Or perhaps their teeth and barking somehow are inherently fascinating to one who is 3.5 and loves to tackle his sister?

      The only thing he loves more in Marioland are the tubes, and he gets very upset when we can’t go down every possible tube to see what lies beneath.

      So yeah.. no clue. 🙂

      Thanks for checking out my blog.

  2. Love it! My son is into rocket ships. Sometimes they look a little like something NOT a rocket ship!

    • Kelly K says:

      That has got to produce some interesting artwork! 😉 Yesterday we actually did a non Chain Chomp drawing that involved a crowd of ice cream cones… with lots of sprinkles.

  3. Pingback: Beware of the Pineapple: Tacklerism Tuesday | Dances with Chaos

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