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Baby Brothers can be such pain by xanykaos Baby Brothers can be such pain by xanykaos
Baby Brothers can be such pains...

MARX MIDGETS!!!

Started out just as a drawing of Chico (who is starting to steal my heart. If you'd told me it would've happened two weeks ago, I'd've laughed). Then an odd looking Harpo popped up, proudly displaying the watch that he'd managed to save from his brother. So then I threw Groucho in. But when I thought about Chico as the big brother, I realized that included all of his brothers. So I attempted to draw Zeppo (curse your good-looking blandness!) and added Gummo in as well (very tricky, since I could only find about two pictures of him around that age).

Not one of my best pics, but one of my better executed ideas, I think. Chico came out looking a little more wry than I intended, Harpo looks...funny, and Zeppo...*sigh* I like Zeppo, I really do. But he is so cursed hard to draw.

I think that's one of my favorite things about the Marx Brothers--they're brothers. Anyone who's been around me for the past month can tell you that I have been ranting on (sickeningly so by now, I imagine) about how much I love my family, even though we don't always get along. And I loved reading the bit of Harpo's autobiography that I could get my hands on. I want to knowmore about Gummo. Anyone who got his nickname by sneaking up on people is fun in my book.

And I really am falling in love with Chico...how can that man be sexy (is that even the right word?) I always thought he was kinda creepy before. ...I blame the piano solo in Horsefeathers ("Maybe it's-a better if I don't sing either).
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FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, but sometimes they're fun to have.
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HeyItsLogli Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
You included Gummo!
For that, you get a gold star for the day
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ceraperduta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
wow, very nice!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it!
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Kartoon-Kompany Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
I had faved this a LONG time ago on my old account, and it's still a fave now!!!
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All-Will-Bow-to-Zim Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwW!!!!! Dont worry about falling in love with Chico, dear. It happens to all of us xD it's those flirty looks he throws while hes playing the piano, i think.
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rutabega Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
I love this drawing! Especially since it is all five Marx Brothers! Chico looks very BAMF, as well. Love it!
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akcheshirecat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
If you get the Marx brothers collection (not the silver one, but the one with day at the races) there's interviews with writers and people who worked with the Marx Brothers, and one of them(I will try to reference later, I think it was Kaufman) say that Chico was magnetic to women, that he would pull up to a red light, see a woman in the car next to him, and if there was a hotel between the red light and the next, they'd stop to.."have tea." LOL he actually phrased it like that.
I love the picture, you did a great job! It's great to see that other people still love the Marx Brothers. I try and get my husband and friends to watch them and it's like pulling teeth from a lockjawed crocodile. :(
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Keeper-of-Sheep Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
*tsk* They just don't know good comedy, then. ANd Chico is still a chick-magnet...I feel all twitterpated everytime I watch him play piano.
Of course, I've been told I'm a little odd...
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's my kind of "marxism". :D
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Keeper-of-Sheep Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Cutest picture ever! Chico's the best, even if he is a gambling, cheating, smug little so-and-so...
Be still my :heart:.
Love it!
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HardHeartedRedRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, but wheres melvin?... after all he was the 6th.. even if he didnt live to see the fame the others saw... ;)

Very nicely done... ^_^ me and one of my brothers have been watchin the marx's quite abit lately.. always a Laughfest, they truly were the greatest to ever grace the world with their wits.

~HHRR
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bluesun777 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
yaaay Gummo!!
how'd u find a pic of him? he didn't make any movies with the others did he?
also, is Chico the oldest, then?
and i thought Gummo got his nickname from the word "gumshoe"?
bah!
this is very cute. :)
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Reymonkey Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   General Artist
It might've come out by accident, but I really like the composition of this. So few people would include both Zeppo and Gummo.
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heidi-wiggin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Love it!
I'm glad to see the Marx Bros get some love on DA!

(Harpo is my fave)
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely cool!
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EmmanuelRavelli Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Very adorable! Love the looks on Chico and Groucho's faces, and props to you for adding Gummo into the mix. The brothers look great! (And I second your thoughts on Chico, but that should probably go without saying.)
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Apple-Dee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
I'm completely crazy about this picture! I adore the look on Chic's face ^^
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ShovelDuct Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Those boys! Minnie's boys!
There is something about the look Chico gets when he plays, concentrating, and then! he looks at you, smug, clever. It's easy to see why he's the ladykiller.
But Harpo. Sweet, beautiful, innocent Harpo. He really is my favorite person in this world.
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DrawingWithLight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
i LOVE the marx brothers ^^ and ive never even seen Gummo
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i-have-no-username Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
*fan-girly Squee* (hmmm marx fan girls....) Anyshew, I lurve it! the expressions are great. And when Chico finally finishes stealing your heart (I was reluctant too) just tell him to put it next to mine! You are my hero for drawing this, you can pratically hear them.
*favs*
ps, love the hair!
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Cyberbird09 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta love the Marx Brothers! Awesome picture.
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kingofsnake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006
teh awesome
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
Oh my gosh, they're so cute...
The detail you put into this is great. Their costumes are all correct, from Harpo's signature coat up to Chico's jacket. I also loe the looks on their faces, though Harpo's a little TOO innocent. What's he been up to? :giggle:Also, great hand posture with Groucho and his cigar.
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SquishyK Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
Cute, as usual. Your postures and expressions are always so well done.

Kudos for including Gummo; I'd never actually seen what he looked like before this.

Blah, blah, blah, good job, and all that jazz... ;P

:+fav:
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Steampunk-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
AAh! The Marx Brothers!!! :hug: You should try to colour them, but ink is great too ^^ And Chico's face is priceless :)
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CaptainYoshikano Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005   Traditional Artist
They look so cute and adorable:aww:

Yay and you drew the unknown Marx Brother Gummo, and he looks cute too:gummybear:

~Captain Yoshikano ^_^~
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LizzieT Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable! They all look awesome. I'm glad you included Gummo. Not many people know about him. Fave!
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surreal-8 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Amazing! Marx brothers fan art.
I've got to fav this.
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MarsW Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Marx Bros were thw best comedian in all the world!
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CommanderD Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Hobbyist
Oh wow--Marx bros fanart! :D It's only been about two weeks since I first introduced myself to them, but I love 'em already. Especially Groucho. :)

This is freaking adorable. They're cute and cartoony, yet you can tell who is who. I'd never be able to pull that off. ^^;

I have a baby brother too... and yes, he is a pain in the rear. Poor Chico. I can't imagine having four.

I must :+fav: this... and you know what? I think it's my 200th fave. Be proud of yourself. I wasn't about to give that honor to just anything. But this, this is well deserving. :nod:
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
Too fabulous, love your designs :)
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ChickenfoxStudios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Another! *pounces* And you got bot Gummo AND Zeppo! I think I must treat this the same way I treated the other one... FAVness.
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Half-N-Half Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
I love it! The expressions are great!
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Noe-Izumi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Owwww so lovely! I love your style, again! :D
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AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, so cute! I don't know much about the Marx brothers either...Groucho and Harpo seem to be my faves for some reason though. Cute pic!
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lost-soul49 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
thats great man!! love it, gotta love it. great work.
you show great expressions.
tip me hat off to ya
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chiri-ken Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005
All of your Marx brothers pics are really lovely! And funny, even if I really don't know much about them (which I'm sure you'll remedy). ^_^;; Your inking skills are really great. *jealousy* woohoo!
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