I am just curious to know if anyones boys, or maybe girls too I guess, draw a lot of graphically morbid pictures? My son pretty much only draws pictures of violence. Ie cutting off heads, knives, stabbing, cannons, guns, lots of blood and body parts etc. He is 6, but this has been going on for as long as I can remember.
I think this is just normal boy curiousity, but I just wanted to make sure this is normal!
We have a very stable home, he has never been the subject of/witnessed any abuse/violence etc. But he has started trying to hide these drawings from me which worries me. I have never made a big deal of them but maybe he is starting to be aware that maybe he shouldnt be drawing like that? He does get quite a temper and goes to a really dark place when he gets upset, so I guess that is kinda what worries me about this.
But like I said Im sure its curiousity/typical boy behaviour so I guess I just wanted to make sure I am not alone with this lol!
The "dark place" doesn't sound normal for that age. Does he have video games? Could he have seen other kids at school drawing things like that? It might be normal to a point, but why would he start to hide them? And what is the dark place? I would want to look into it.
I would seek a child psychologist who specializes in art therapy and take the drawings in for an evaluation.
My son loves Star Wars and Indiana jones and draws guys fighting with light sabers and (used to) shooting guns. I told him the guns could get him in trouble at school, so he stopped that. He also draws the house, family members, our pets, etc. I wouldn't worry unless that's all he draws and talk to him about this stuff at school could get him in trouble or evaluated.