The following image, posted with my co-worker's permission, depicts a level from Super Mario, her grandson's favorite game to watch his brother play.
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details with the image at this size.
Either that, or he's a five year-old kid. EVERYTHING has space ships when you're five years-old. The orphans in my drawings had photon torpedo blasters when I was five.
Nonetheless, that is some pretty awesome stuff up there. Like a good book, there are layers of meaning, and hidden characters to be discovered in this piece of Mother's Day love.
I hope that this picture, and the accompanying story, have warmed your hearts this "Mom's Day" week. At very least, I think that we can all remember a time when our love of gaming was so pure that it could only be expressed by drawing the images created by Kool-Aid fueled synapses snapping, unhindered, through our crazy little heads.
Do you see any characters or references in the drawing that we missed? Have any sweet memories of video game art as a child? Share them in the comments!