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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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:icontarrker:
tarrker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He totally looks like the Red Mage / Wizard in Final Fantasy 1 :)
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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
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:iconmrspinich:
MrSpinich Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I agree with the guy below me...
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AnimeLoveFoEva Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved just for the dude standing on the horse.
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:iconneesboy:
Neesboy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
It all makes sense. 0_o I can finally sleep at night!
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:iconaltoclarinetist:
AltoClarinetist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I had always wondered about these things.
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:iconlykex:
Lykex Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Aha! So it's him now is it? Fufu... does he take bribes? >:3
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:iconja-rome:
Ja-Rome Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! Always wondered how those chests and crap got where they are in games. Like his back story!
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charlenechoco Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Poor Fonky, not only does he have to run about all day with a dude and a treasure chest on his back, but he has to run about all day with a creeper. Just kidding! :highfive: Great job!
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:iconmozart-the-cat:
Mozart-the-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Student General Artist
THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING.
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:iconangiechen:
AngieChen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
LOL funky donkey Fonky! XD WHEEW!

I think his face is just fine since well... His job seems pretty insane having to do all those things...So he has to force himself to be happy about it? XD I dunno...His sister's job seems more harsh than his... DX Poor sister! I bet his bro is a lot younger due to the easiness of pillaging peoples homes and stuffing their furniture with randomness.
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My good sir, you are beyond genius.
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:iconradiatdawn:
RadiatDawn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Ok, just so you know, though the art on this one in not too bad, what I'm really faving is your artist's comment. You win. HARD.
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:iconeorekka:
Eorekka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
I love his Donkey! What a steed! xD
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:iconthewatcherayame:
TheWatcherAyame Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
So hes the one to thank :P great picture.
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:iconsachamp45:
sachamp45 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! I like the idea. ^__^
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:iconhinderedart:
HinderedArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This concept is so funny. Great work JSu!

>.<
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:iconqueenofthebunnies:
Queenofthebunnies Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Wow thats amazing, i cant believe oyu drew that on flash. I mean ive been trying for ages to draw a flash animation for my ict [i had to go the full mile and to a manga one with detail] but it looks alright i need more practise to be as good as you :D
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:icontoiletman104:
ToiletMan104 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Fonky is such a dramatic character.
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:iconninja-kow:
Ninja-Kow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
You realize that your Artist's Comments are usually just as funny as the pictures, right? Bravo.
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:iconspecter-von-baren:
Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
I want to see his evil twin the leaves mimics. :( (Loves mimics)
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:iconyuzernameshomo:
YuzerNameShomo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
i'm in love with Fonky:heart:
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:iconcdrgirls:
CdRgirls Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, so we just have to ambush this guy and steal his chest to get all items at once ? Sounds easy, it'd save a lot of time and spare millions of innocents monsters lives.
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:iconmaduc:
maduc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
He's so cool.
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:iconz32:
z32 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Thanks Chester! :love:
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:iconclearwater04:
clearwater04 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
faves and watches
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:iconmorbid-lizard:
morbid-lizard Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Student General Artist
This is just...lovely xD
Beside the fact that he so reminds me of Hamel indeed, just the idea at the base of this character cracked me up XD
And...Fonky is adorable, bet he is the best ride one could ever wish for x3
Love the pun in the name too xD
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Emodnet Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
lolXD
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:iconziginz:
ziginz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Chester....thank you for all those last second potions and rare items. May God bless you soul my good man. *sniff*
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:iconxintetsu:
Xintetsu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
OOOOOOOOOOOH so thats where all those useless junk items come from in games!
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:iconkirk-hammett:
Kirk-Hammett Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Hahaha random!
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:iconbrokennexava:
BrokenNexava Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I'm not sure if its his smile or the simple fact hes standing on Fronky, but its irrasitiable. I really like this style and it works, great colors, shading, proptions, whatevh, you did great. love it. Frost
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BrokenNexava Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I'm not sure if its his smile or the simple fact hes standing on Fronky, but its irrasitiable. I really like this style and it works, great colors, shading, proptions, whatevh, you did great. love it. Frost
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:iconheliopyre:
Heliopyre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
pic is awesome and the story made me rofl
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:iconfree-feather:
free-feather Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I love the story behind this picture, it made me giggle. I have always wondered how mutant weeds and the like got gold and potions.
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:iconana-sama:
Ana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist
I REMEMBER YOU NOW!! ahahaha!
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:iconangelofmint:
AngelofMint Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
lovely picture, oh so lovely description :)
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dark-black-wings Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
ahh so thats how random chests get hidden in such suspicious places!
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:iconleimiko:
leimiko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
is is a pony or a donkey D:
chester is too heavy... poor thing :<
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:iconjbn:
jbn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Favorited mainly because of description and donkey, otherwise cool picture, but damn. This is important stuff your revealing.
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:iconmelllic:
melllic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Hahaha, awesome concept! Video games make so much sense sometimes ^^
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:iconwaiel:
Waiel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Student Writer
Fonky...huh...I see...
-urge to laugh rising...-
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:iconmr-vencovsky:
Mr-Vencovsky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
perfect \o/
i always wondered who put those things there xD
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:iconcrazyokami:
CrazyOkami Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Student General Artist
I like the background story ^_^
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:icondeathdarken:
Deathdarken Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
sweet art your added to my watch list now and you can do nothing to stop this plot of evil either
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Moonclaw1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, amazing job! I love the little donkey

So does Chester have to fight his way in and out of dungeons to plant the chests or does he get to pass right through of something?
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