These days you can't do a chess news search without dredging up at least a few stories about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (IMDB). Even artists are haunted by the theme. Is this drawing meant to show that a chess game moves at a mock turtle's pace?
The piece is subtitled 'daily sketch challenge', apparently referring to a Flickr group of the same name: Daily Sketch Challenge. For more of the artist's daily sketches, which have nothing to do with chess, see Brooks Elliott's Photostream.