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More Gangfield Backstory Fun - April 2016 by The-Ez More Gangfield Backstory Fun - April 2016 by The-Ez
The saga of Chester Gangfield continues! Past tense, that is! :dummy: Folks often ask me for more backstory, so I thought I'd type out just a teeny bit more for now. :meow: So skip it if you don't care. ;)

This time, it's in the period between 1745 and 1750.

Top row is Blind Chester and his Little Bird. I'm still not 100% decided on a name for Little Bird, but front runners by user votes on Instagram were Robin and Aveline — lovely names but I'm scared it's too on the nose. ^^;

Bottom row is Chester and his pirate friend, the frightful Captain Spartacus. They'll team up, along with Dennis, to find Chester's lost spell book. It will be on this sea voyage that Chester meets a cartographer and society man called Wolfgang Buxfield. Buxfield teaches Chester how to read and write, and opens his mind to the great feats only achieved by educated gentlemen.

I'll definitely draw Buxfield one of these days, but I'm still deciding what he should look like. I know he should be at least 40 to 50 years old, wear a boss white wig and sick heeled shoes, and be cool enough for Chester to want to make a mentor of him. If you guys have any suggestions or pics to share, I'd love to hear/see! :D

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lucas420 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i LOVE their outfits!!
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anakure Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INCREDIBLE!!!

I love the design of your female characters!Clap Meow :3 
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BattlingBeasts Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you decided on a name since this post?
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ButterChez Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssss. The story we've all been waiting for!!!! XD
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shannanapeels Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Major resemblance to Ruth with her hair up.  Maybe that's why Gangfield is so drawn to her?
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mspaintexplosion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Argh yes I love him! ❤️
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HorseCookies Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yesss!!! I love learning more about Gangfield! He is my favorite! :iconchuplz:
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016   General Artist
Nice job on the blind guy in the upper left-hand corner!
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
epppppppppppppppp the wonderful!!!~ ~~~
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alvringer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The name Aveline really suits her I think xD Looking forward to hearing more about Gangfield's sea voyage if you ever have time to draw more from it!
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TheRoseofSharon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about....Raisa? It's a beautiful name it means rose in Yiddish C:
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AgathaKitty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Actually Evaline sounds really nice!:giggle: rvmp + plz 
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greenation8 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist
  • Alouette: This French name means "lark"
  • Ava: A Latin name, this means "bird"
  • Bird: Birdie was a popular name 100 years ago
  • Daya: Meaning "bird of prey," this name has Hebrew roots
  • Deryn: A Welsh name meaning "bird"
  • Jena: This Hindi name means "little bird"
  • Kanara: Meaning "little bird," this name is Hebrew in origin
  • Lark: A Middle English name that is also the name of a songbird
  • Tori: This Japanese name means "bird"
  • Wren: This pretty name is also the name of a small brown bird
I think you're right about Robin and Aveline. But you know what they say about the popular vote. These are some very pretty names that literally mean bird. I particularly like Alouette, Ava, Deryn, and Jena 
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Kateri911 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I've been waiting for this for a long time!!!!! Little bird is soooo pretty!! I also like the name Aurelia,it means golden.
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O-Orbis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your work is always so adorable! Love it! :D
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thereina Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist
I love this Wolfgang Buxfield already TvT he's like the Abbé Faria in Monte cristo :la: besides i bet hé helped gangfield get his last name :) hmmm i should really try to draw him yes yes :D
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thejaguar9 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
little bird is so cute.... omg ; o ;
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TerryWolfster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Just LOVE your style!!!
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AstaraBriarart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Always love reading and seeing your fantastic work! :D
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KyleRobertShultz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME! Huge fan of this character; I'm always eager to learn more about his background. Love the art!
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Mighty-Hetz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
I can't help but think of the song "Little Bird" from Man of La Mancha with the name for that rather cute girl, the second pic of her smiling especially.
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Dfbzeppy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist
AAAH YAY MORE GANGFIE! Aveline is a lovely name!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
YAY GANGFIIIIEEEE~! :dummy: :giggle: So glad you like his new sketches! :D

And yeah, Aveline is a gorgeous name. I just don't know if anyone in that time period or region was named that. :P Research, research, research! :XD:
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Blueberries-in-July Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*swoons at the thought of pirate Gangfield* =P (Razz) I also like the name Aveline for Little Bird, but I'd love to hear what other options you were thinking of!! Wonderful as always, Ez! 
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh, gosh, other name options? After some research on "Aveline", I've actually started leaning towards just plain "Ava" — after St. Ava, whose father, King Pepin, was cured of blindness. It's still on the nose, but it adds another dimension, I think. :P Just need to check if anyone in the applicable region and time period was named Ava, and that's a bit of a mission that still awaits me. I also want to check up on census info of the time period in general to see if I can find a cool name I like. Keep my options WAY open. :giggle:

What do you think? :aww:
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Blueberries-in-July Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I like that one! As for being on the nose, St. Ava doesn't seem to be that well known (this is coming from a Catholic too) so it wouldn't be painfully obvious unless a reader decided to delve further into the name itself! Even then, it's quite clever actually! Can't wait to see what you decide on! :) (Smile) 
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greenation8 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist
Ava even means bird. It sounds like a ringer
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KIZZ1Pikachu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist
"Do what you want cause a Pirate is free! YOU ARE A PIRATE!"
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Oh hai Gangfield" *flirty wave* xD
Haha it's always nice seeing him ;)
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
FLIRTY WAVE? Haha! What would that look like? :XD: :giggle: 

Thanks for always dropping by to support me. HUGS! :tighthug: :glomp: :star:
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha you know, the coy wave while batting your eyelashes ;D
Haha and you're welcome! :D
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dantes-muse Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Blind?? Did I miss/forget something?? Also he's really handsome.... Especially blind<3 love your art;)
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nah, you didn't miss anything! :D It's all backstory stuff that I'd love to write out someday for folks to read, and I can't help but tease it whenever I can in the meantime. :giggle:

I'm so happy you like Gangfield and my pics! Thank you very much! :heart: :glomp:
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dantes-muse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Oh ok lol I was concerned, it's been a while since I read it:) Oh I do hope you write some backstory!! I can't wait to read it!!
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Oh!! these are wonderful! :D hahah omg what voyage of high seas awaits for Gangfield! YARGH! XDDDD 
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh man I'm so excited! :XD: My fave modern author is Gideon Defoe who's written a ton of hilarious pirate books, so I'm keen to do it, too! :dummy:

Glad you like! THANK YOU! :heart:
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Your welcome XD I thought of the pirates of the carribbean films for Gangfield XD he sure is a pirate XD 
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