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December 31, 2012

Up-Swing

He's been dashing forward and finally caught the wind under his wings. Soon he will take flight. Similarly we have completely the goal set last year of making more posts this year than last. As you can clearly see we have now beaten last years number of posts by 1.
December 29, 2012

Jump Turn

One very impressive jumping spin flip. It's the only reasonable way to turn around.
December 25, 2012

Traditional Christmas End

And at this time I will wrap up Christmas in the traditional manner. The traditional Christmas Fowl rides across the red sky of dusk on his golden star, releasing the green light that will one day become Spring. That's a normal and traditional Christmas thing, right?

Merry Christmas Again. I hope you had a wonderful day.
December 25, 2012

Stealth Ace

The true master of disguise, Stealth Ace, has cleverly hidden himself in a brightly colored box. No one will notice it under this Christmas tree... If only he'd realized that is was a pine tree outside and not actually a Christmas tree at all, perhaps it would be more effective.
December 25, 2012

Chilly Returns


This is a sequel to the original Chilly the Snowchicken. I feel I have improved a lot, but still I like the original as well. Anyways, it comes with the same song. I don't recall anything about the actual Frosty Returns after all. Happy Birthday!

♪ Chilly the Snowchicken, was a savory happy soul, ♪
♪ With a radish waddle and a carrot beak, and two eyes made of coal. 
♪ Chilly the Snowchicken, is a fairy tale, they say. 
♪ He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day. 
♪ There must have been some magic in that old red glove they found, 
♪ For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around! 
♪ Oh, Chilly, the Snowchicken, was alive as he could be;
♪ and the children say he could cluck and peck, 
♪ just the same as you and me. 
December 25, 2012

Wizard Nick

This was supposed to be another Santa but he felt too wizard-esque to me so instead of Saint Nick he's Wizard Nick. In between giving corn to good chicks he fights off evil foxes. Chances are he just magics all the toys up as well.
December 25, 2012

Santa Hat

In order to differentiate this piece from the collection I chose to use a very limited palette, letting the reds of the comb and wattle match the felt. The same is true of the fur and feathers. In a shift I let the eye take an orange color shared by the beak. This limited palette lets the piece showcase the thin distinctions we make between the reality and the ideals of Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone.
December 25, 2012

Merry Xmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone. I wanted to post something right away so I did.

This year I decided to do multiple pictures which I have scheduled to release throughout the day while I'm out and about doing Christmas things. Last year I nearly forgot all together and that wasn't any fun, so this year I decided to go wild with it.
December 24, 2012

Color Flip

I decided to do some nice straight forward solid color chickens, since I haven't in a while. Fairly certain Red is working on some sort of high flying heist, with lots of repelling down ropes. He's surprised to find Green, P.I., waiting for him when he gets there.
December 20, 2012

Adorable

I just decided to think things through and get my priorities for this piece in order. I just went all in for Adorableness and abandoned any other things. By maximizing the cuteness I did lose some things, like proportions. The giant head is fine though because as I said only thinking about making this adorable.
December 20, 2012

Stripe Pattern

Today I present a lovely stripe pattern. Alternating between black and brown it presents a vision of many chickens in lines. Now, in retrospect I wish I'd thought to design this so that it can loop and be a background or something. It can't though.
December 16, 2012

Tourist

This is a tourist. He's gonna snap some nice pics.
December 15, 2012

Nice Sprite

I was feeling kind of video-game-esque so this chicken is a sprite. It's actually the first time I've done something pixel-by-pixel like this in a while. Those tail feathers came out fairly well.
December 11, 2012

Echoes of the Past

Barry the Hawk, a fearsome chicken, is always looking over his shoulder even since the fight against a hawk that earned him the name. He knows that they're out for revenge, but they always back down to his glare. Even now he looks out for echoes of his past.
December 07, 2012

Time Step

Green has stepped through time, but red still wavers looking at the edge of the time. He must cross the cyan path and follow Green though, and Red knows he really has no choice.

The time we missed posting I blame on this.
December 01, 2012

Circles and Lines

This piece is going into a more formal construction of the stylized chicken I present on a regular basis. The design in made of simple shaped and lines along centers and interceptions but has not yet been smoothed into it's final form.

I was glancing at a figure drawing book because I saw it and figured why not, and it reminded me of the first time I saw actual directions to draw people by, with like dozens of circles and lines through them and I decided it was crazy. So I did.