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Chester by JohnSu Chester by JohnSu
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. That 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]
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tarrker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He totally looks like the Red Mage / Wizard in Final Fantasy 1 :)
Student1239 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for carifying the age old question for all virtual adventurers alike
now all we need to do is find him and and place a transmitter on him
MrSpinich Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I agree with the guy below me...
AnimeLoveFoEva Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved just for the dude standing on the horse.
Neesboy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
It all makes sense. 0_o I can finally sleep at night!
AltoClarinetist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I had always wondered about these things.
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