Ah, Chester Chester Chester...
Chester is a volunteer worker who devotes his time to heroes' charity. That is, he is the fellow responsible for planting chests in RPGs and adventure games where the protagonist can find them. The NPC guild provides him with a box filled with gold, items, or other unsellable junk that past heroes have sold to NPC vendors. Chester then straps it to his weak bishie back and rides his funky donkey, Fonky, to monster nests and dungeons and boss chambers. This constant voyaging has resulted in his haggard appearance, as evidenced by his patched pants and broken hat.
Chester also has a sister who feeds money and equipment to monsters, and a brother who hides various goods in peoples' houses and pots.
Bwah, it's been a while since I drew a fine-lined piece, so I figured I'd do so. I'm pleased with the quality of this one, though not quite so with Chester's face. He doesn't look quite as pathetic as I'd hope he would have, but I suppose this will have to suffice. Anyhow, no new techniques in this piece.
LIE! I did
try something new this time! Oh, I am such a clever liar. I ought to be given a medal for being so deceptively cunning. But to get to the point, I used the "Paint Inside" brush mode for shading instead of the typical "Paint Normal." It's pretty handy for keeping the colors within the lines, and I'd recommend it to any aspiring Flash artists as well.
On a design note, Chester is vaguely inspired by Hamel
's appearance in terms of hat, cape, and covered eye. And I learned to draw Fonky from this
is the best way to draw an equid.
Well, that's it. Remember to thank Chester and Fonky whenever you loot a level!
Made in Flash
EDIT: Mimic chests are planted by his evil twin. And I'm working on the brother and sister, so please wait a little longer.
EDIT2: Brother and sister are done: [link]