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January 31, 2011

Hero Battle 02 Extras(Xtra)

Here we have 3 Extra Pages for Hero. I promised something by the end of the month (aka 45 minutes from now) and the next issue ain't ready yet so you get some profiles. I considered doing a silly short but I'll save that for later.

Also this reveals The Rookie's ability to FIREBALL! which will be seen next time.

To Self: Size 20 Pristina, so I know if/when I decide to make more of these.
January 30, 2011

Fencing(IN SPACE!!)

Here we have a better Fencing Chicken, with a mask and an Epee, as per the request. And there's a flip of him to make it more like a bout.

Also they're in space. Because space. It made it so much more exciting, don't you know.

In other news I went to a fencing tournament yesterday and got last... Dead last. Yep. It's alright though. It was my first time in a legitimate tournament.

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!!
January 26, 2011

Study!

Just reminding me to study hard in school.
 Also I wanted to draw some of them swirly anime glasses.

The layers of the image are 4: Lorem Ipsum. Rattling about Charged Particles. Math symbols. Chicken.

I think the chicken looks like a fairly well groomed guy, but he doesn't do much hanging out I'd say. I mean he takes care of his personal hygiene, but he has no flare. He's a busy guy.
January 24, 2011

Shades McCoolguy IV: Grey Trap

Shades McCoolguy is Back for a New Adventure!

Honestly I'm surprised his retirement lasted a whole year. I kinda expected to bring him back sooner honestly. I was a bit indecisive, but I decided to keep the cuts on his face. Also I considered making him start sucking, like Rocky in Rocky V, but I decided against it. 

After toppling The Colonel and the Seven Secret Herbs and Spices the great Shades McCoolguy went into reclusion in the mountains. It was more or less safe there, and while he wanted to help there wasn't much for him to do since no agency wanted him. Not PETA. Not the FDA. Even the English FSA hadn't been interested in his services. He'd expected it after what he pulled taking down those punks but he'd expected, or perhaps just hoped, to get back in one day.
While ranging around in the mountains he caught wind of one of his old cases. The Church was still active in the mountain town. His involvement with the Church had always been a bit strained. Especially considering what they'd done to his brother. They were nearly as bad as the Colonel and his gang. He wasn't getting paid, but he hit the streets to get the scoop on them. But as he started to get a handle on their new operation it was pretty obvious where it was taking him. Shades leapt to action, and fell right into their trap.
He was knocked out and de-shaded(also blindfolded) by some two-bit thug they'd hired. Right when he'd gone to confront them on their new operation. When he woke up captive he wondered if he'd made lost his touch. In the past he'd never have walked into such an obvious trap.


Well, I guess he does suck a little in this one, but that's just cause it's the set up. I mean he turned evil in the original. Also, in case anyone is mistaking this for anti-religious nonsense... I'm obviously referring to Church's Chicken. (Even if I am envisioning them as a bunch of guys dressed like ministers...)
January 21, 2011

Nothin' Special

This chicken is bummed out. I'm not sure why. I was working on generic, but I look at him and he's so so sad. It's a real bummer if you ask me. I mean I haven't posted in a while and I come back with Mr. Depresso.
January 18, 2011

Scarred

This chicken has been scarred and traumatized by his endless unrelenting war. His eye is empty and he can no longer even focus on what's in front of him. He is in an endless trance staring forward as he waits to die.
January 17, 2011

Spirit

This chicken has a burning Spirit. Also I wanted to make a new piece of pixel art, since I haven't done so in quite some time. Anyways that's really all there is to it.
January 16, 2011

No Question

There is No Question in this. There is only one way that this can end. It is a victory for the one with magenta eyes. Only she really put her heart into it.

Anyways, I was thinking about maybe tossing together an FAQ page or something of the sort. Maybe just adding it to the end of the About Page. You guys got any questions?
January 13, 2011

Alleyway


Can you draw a shady-looking chicken walking down an alleyway with a cigar in its mouth?
Saturday, November 20, 2010 9:54:00 PM EST

Yes. Yes, I can. CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
Thursday, January 13, 2011  2:22:00 AM EST
January 13, 2011

Hero: Battle 02

Sorry this third part took so long. I had to relearn how to draw the characters. For previous issues see the Project Page.

Will the Rookie and Hero manage to defeat the Witch and her Winged Eye, Wai? Will the Fool survive? What does the Cowboy look like? What's Hero's cool finishing move? Find out all these and more in this issue of HERO!
And, while I feel a bit cocky... Expect the next issue before the end of the month! After all. We're reaching the good part!
January 12, 2011

Cyborg Chicken W REMAKER!

Cyborg Chicken W is one of my favorites of the chickens I made in the past. I always tend to think of it as my first good job, but really it wasn't very good. I'd never have posted it if I made it now. So, I decided to make it again. This is more or less the same as the old chicken, but this one is better. I believe I have brought it up to the level of it's modern peers.

Please do tell me how you think I did?

Also I'm redoing my Best of Chicken Maker list on the sidebar, so if you have any favorites gimme a heads up.
January 10, 2011

Chicken Eater


Cannibal Hunter Irving, of Chicken Kind, Eaten by Neighbor.

The criminal(name withheld by request of the family) was apprehended when the police found the contents of his deep fryer contained chicken. Neighbor's lawyer claims it was "[my client's] own flesh, from an accident." Police claim the accusation is ridiculous, based on the percent content and lack of injuries to the accused. 

The Irving family is very distressed, and says "[the accused] was always such a nice man. He even helped with the day to day things." The funeral will be closed casket, as much of the body was disposed of by the heinous acts of the accused.
(continued on page A3)


It's been a while since I last took on a challenge so I figured I would do this one. I feel kinda weird trying to make something look evil for eating a piece of fried chicken. I mean, I know I enjoy myself some chicken. Oh right... CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!
January 08, 2011

Slammed!

This chicken was made in a way I called the Layered Style during my Same Chicken project. But with uh... less layers. Also I'm pretty sure he's hypnotized. I mean look at that circle emanating from his eye... Or maybe he's trying to hypnotize us...

Quickly!  Cover your eyes before he gets to you!
January 06, 2011

Is He A Hero

This man stands alone at the pinnacle of his craft. He has never done another harm, but while he is a man that could do nearly anything he hasn't acted to save many whose paths he crossed.. So one must ask themselves... Is he a hero?

Anyways I liked that smooth comb I made in that last picture so I stuck with it. And I tried letting the red engulf the eye, since well, it does. I may continue to do such. I'm not sure. Looking at this one it seems kinda like a super hero's mask.
January 04, 2011

Punk Chicken

Dear Chicken Maker, I've been looking through your blog and I really like what you I see. I stumbled across your guest posts, and I was inspired, I hope you like this chicken. He's a punk chicken, I apologise if you've already done one and I've missed it. I'll never be as good as you, but I just wanted to try my hand at chicken creation.

Oh, and I had one question as well. Do you have any tips you can give me, as a new blogger, on how to get my website seen by people. I've created a facebook fan site and have attempted to share it through friends, and friends of the friends and so on. How do did you get yours to be as popular as it is?

Many thanks Louie Neale of The Third Side Story ( http://3rdsidestory.blogspot.com/ ) :)



Okay. I got a fan chicken a while ago but I forgot to post it up, so here we go!

My issues with this chicken are as follows: Firstly. The image is WAY too big. It makes it hard to get a grasp of the whole picture. The wattle is a bit too off the face and attached to the beak rather than the face.(An easy mistake to make) The body is too large and doesn't peak off sharply enough.

But well.... you got passion Louie. And I can hardly expect someone's first attempt to be aces.

And as far as a punk chicken. I hadn't... though I did make a couple chicken punks.

As for advice. Facebook's lame. I almost never told a soul I knew about the site and almost all my traffic comes from the link posted on the extremely popular Hyperbole and a Half, which you should stop being one of the 10-bajillion rip-offs of. Though I suppose it would be more fitting to say that Hyperbole launched a whole genre of blogs, but regardless you'll never stand out unless you do it on your own. Which based on your latest turtle drawing... I don't know where I'm going with all of this. I have no idea how Allie found my site to begin with... I started to ramble about things...

My advice is to make a niche for yourself. There ain't nothin' like this site! And that is the only reason that I garner any interest at all. Also being totally awesome.
January 04, 2011

Simple One

In this piece I tried to abandon the style I have developed over there past years, but unfortunately I wasn't able to do it entirely. After all you can never reach endless heights if you're sitting on a shaky foundation.

So this chicken is simpler than anything I've done recently, but I am laying the groundwork to improve my style.

In other news I started on the second issue of HERO, finally.
January 01, 2011

2011: Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. As last year fades away let us look forward to the future with rose-tinted glasses. Blind hope is always for the best as far as I say. At least until you get too jaded.  I look forward to another good year with all of you as my site enters its third calendar year.

This year's resolution is... Hmm... Uh... I'm not that great at resolutions. I got one. I resolve to make this site more awesome.