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December 31, 2013

Happy 2014

This year, 2013 has been the slowest in the site's history for a variety of reasons. I think it mainly comes down to me doing things that aren't this site. I made that game, which slowed us down a fair amount. Plenty of life happened along the way too.

Let's look forward to next year. You can expect me to get at least 11 or 12 posts in during 2014
December 29, 2013

Neck Belt

This chicken wears a fine brown leather neck belt, or collar as some might call it.
December 29, 2013

Touch Screen

I got a new computer with a touch screen. As a result here we have a new chicken I made with a touch screen. it's black and white because I'm a bit lazy, but that's just that.
December 22, 2013

Mini

This is a tiny chicken, with full sized outlines. I think it looks nice. The right foot is a bit off perhaps.
December 22, 2013

monochrome

Black and white are two sides of the same coin, like heads and tails, or blond and brunette. I think that last one is wrong actually.
December 16, 2013

Pastel Scream

The sounds that piece through the darkness are the ones that shine through the hardest. Something in contrast to its surroundings is always easy to see, though not necessarily easy to look at. This is though. At least I think it is.
December 14, 2013

Scraggle

A small scraggly group of chickens swooshes around in the endless void known as art. In this piece we see a reflection of the manic state of the artist's mind. What's happening to him? Will we ever know? I don't think anything happened to me. Maybe this is a misinterpretation.
December 13, 2013

Old Time Football

22 Skidoo and all that.
December 05, 2013

Jump On

In this piece the artist attempted to portray the motion of the chicken above the horizon. The lack of motion lines and other flowing details makes the intent unclear, thought the upflowing comb gives a slight sense of falling. The lack of outlines makes the wings unclear, which is somewhat balanced by the additional detail given to the legs in this piece. The sky feels vague and flat being blue without any additional details, such as clouds. The off yellow ground is somewhat strange, and similarly lacks depth like the sky.
December 05, 2013

Sweatband

This is a pretty nice looking picture if you ask me and clearly as the one who drew it in 5 minutes I would know better than anyone.
November 29, 2013

Captcha

I am thinking about making people enter a captcha to post comments on this site. I didn't wanna do it, but I think the spam bots are getting way too hype lately. Now, really, Google catches all these and immediately pulls them off the site so I don't really need to. I mean I get emails when they get posted but it doesn't really make a difference. I just thought I'd mention I was thinking about it. Let me read some selections.

"その上、の材料すべてのあなたエルメス バッグ,もすることができます変更その色選択。バーバリー ハンドバッグはますます人気すべて日。" This is something about handbags. I have seen a lot of these random Japanese messages.


"An impressive share! I've just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little research on this." I wish your coworker was researching this, but that's nonsense


"I believe everything posted made a bunch of sense. But, think about this, what if you were to create a killer headline? I am not saying your content isn't solid, however what if you added something that grabbed a person's attention? I mean "Donut" is a little vanilla. You should look at Yahoo's front page and see how they write article titles to grab viewers to open the links. You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get readers excited about everything've written. Just my opinion, it would bring your posts a little livelier." I might have possibly considered this if it weren't immediately followed with a link to a site selling hand creme.
November 29, 2013

1000: One-Thousand

This... This is my 1000th post. It's actually why my posting slowed down a bit. At first I was surprised to see how close it was, then I thought I should do something big. After that I started to think it didn't really matter. It was just another post. But I've been rather cheerful every hundred or so so I figured that would be no good. Of course I should do something big for the 1000th post, but I couldn't think of anything. Well, that's a lie. I went though several things, but in the end I wrote the number 1000 and that is what I've got for you all today.

I mean I made a pretty fancy 1000, and there are 1000 chickens on it. (That's why the pattern stops a bit short of the bottom)

Well, with a thousand posts knocked out maybe I can get some feedback. Anyone whose been here a while anything I've stopped doing that you enjoyed? Anyone new getting ready to run away because this is a strange site... don't?
November 28, 2013

Hand Turkey and Hand Chicken


It's Thanksgiving here in the states. It's when you outline your hand and draw a turkey. This site is about chickens though. It took me a while to develop the thumbs up method of chicken drawing, but it works fairly well. You add a fringe against your knuckles giving it a nice form factor.

Happy Holidays Everyone.
November 22, 2013

Mini Skeleton



Back when I last drew a skeleton I swore I would never do it again.  I am a liar. I wanted a little skeleton chicken to go with the rest of the minis in that game I made. So I made one. It's here for all to see. It's pretty good I think, given the constraints I chose to work in.
November 17, 2013

Wing Bones

I was working something somewhat tangentially related to this site and I needed to see what the bones in a chicken wing looked like. Once I was looking for some reason or another the outline developed a bit and before I knew it I had a nice picture for you guys. You like skeletons, right?
November 16, 2013

Rye Bread

Here I have created a Rye Bread based chicken. For rye I have a lot of options, and after some consultation I settled with the Marbled Rye. It's becoming apparent that this is a series.
November 14, 2013

Got Worse

I intensely examined all things related to how that chicken was on top coming down, and I'm afraid things are just even worse now. I have no idea what needs to be done. I fear I have no choice but to give up on the investigation into the matter.
November 13, 2013

But How?

There's a lot of questions that need asked in life, but the most important one right now if how did that chicken get up there. What is it holding onto. I just don't understand you coocoo people. I'll be bawk when I have found an answer.
November 11, 2013

Horizon on the Bottom

Someone once said the horizon should always be at the bottom or the top and never in the middle. I can't remember who that was, but it was one of those big shot directors.

November 08, 2013

Old Roos' Grey

Old Roos' Grey lived a long life full of excitement and adventure. It isn't over yet of course. He's got months, maybe even a year left before the end of his adventures. Getting ready for his next adventure he stood with the desert to his back.
November 03, 2013

Rectangles

This is a picture made entirely of Rectangles.Except, of course, that it isn't. It's definitely all quadrilaterals though.
October 31, 2013

Fire Frank

The powers of science know no ends. Stitching together half a flaming demon and half a perfectly natural zombie chicken the dark and twisted master of science has brought forth deadly new life upon the world. This was a Flaming Frankenstein's monster, or a Fire Frank for short.
October 31, 2013

Human Costume

"Trick or Treat" the chicken would have said if it had had lips but it was a bird so it was more of a squack. Of course it was understood as "Trick or Treat" and the lady at the door responded with her own squawk that could be interpreted as "What a nice human costume you have."
October 31, 2013

Fluttering Ghost

We start off the holiday with a fluttering ghost. It's Halloween so you know I'm gonna pull out the silliest of costumes. Let's have fun.
October 30, 2013

Penguin

I have a generally penguin themed associate and it's his birthday.

Penguin,
Happy Birthday.
Chicken
October 30, 2013

Italian Bread

This is the Italian Bread chicken to go with the pumpernickel one I put out 10 days ago. Is this going to be a series? Is it already? I dunno. Maybe.
October 30, 2013

Dark Back

We're back. And I wasn't thinking about that when I named this piece Dark Back. I just wanted to highlight the contrast between the purple background and the yellow buff chickens. Sorry for falling out for a bit guys.
October 20, 2013

Pumpernickel Bread

This is made of pumpernickel.



October 17, 2013

THE THIRD VERSE OF THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN

Comblaf is a somewhat obtuse reference to Wiglaf, the man who follows Beowulf to face the dragon. I figure I should introduce him earlier in the story since I'm not certain this will make it that far. Though if it does that dragon will likely be a fox.

Beochicken Verse III
STRIDING THROUGH THE DARK OF NIGHT
EYES GLOWING YELLOW IN THE DEPTHS
BEOCHICKEN MOVED WITH NO CARE FOR HIS INJURIES
OFFERS OF REPRIEVE WERE REFUTED
BATTERED AND BROKEN THE HERO WOULD END IT
THE THREAT TO FOWL WOULD BE TORN ASUNDER
WHILE HIS MUSCLES ACHED HE DRUG ALONG A BLADE
THE KNIFE HAD BROUGHT DOWN MANY ON THE BUTCHER'S BLOCK
WITH IT HE WOULD BE EPT IN SPITE OF PAIN
HIS MEN HAD FLED LEAVING HIM ALONE
THOSE CHICKENS WERE NOT WORTH THEIR FEATHERS
SAVE ONE WHO STOOD BUT WAS SENT ASIDE
BUT FOR WEE CHICK COMBLAF THE SQUIRE
SON OF THE CHILD OF THE FATHER OF THE FATHER OF BEOCHICKEN
THE LONE FOWL STRODE FORTH TO THE NEST
THE THREAT GLISTENED AS IT CREPT OUT
SWUNG ROUND WITH GREAT HEFT
THE BLADE CAME ROUND WITH FORCE
THE CRASHING NOISE RANG OUT AND THUS SPOKE THE THREAT
FEATHERS AND TAR AND STEAL I BREAK
THE BROKE BLADE FELL TO THE GROUND FROM THE GRIP OF BEAK
EVEN WITH A WING TORN OFF THE THREAT STOOD GREAT
BE THEY DEVIL OR FOWL OR BEAST OR OTHER FOE
NONE WOULD STAND BEFORE THE HERO FOR LONG
CALLING UNTO THE HEAVENS BEOCHICKEN SPOKE THUS
KOO KA KOO KA KOO
THE SOUND RANG OUT AS BEOCHICKEN BOUNDED UP
HIS DAMAGED BEAK PULLED AT THE NECK OF THE THREAT
THE WRATH OF THE THREAT WAS ENDED
BEOCHICKEN LAY ON THE GROUND EXHAUSTED
THE BLOODLY DEAD DONE THE HERO COULD NOW REST
SAVE THE SOUNDS EMERGING FROM THE NEST
October 16, 2013

The Street

A chicken walking on the streets. The light of the streetlamps shined on the stone streets and brick buildings. Even the buildings had light coming out of their doors. It was hard to believe that night could be so bright.
October 15, 2013

Cool Rainbow

The background has a cascading rainbow effect. I use those pretty often to be honest. Anyways this one is all cool colors. That's why it's all blue and green and purple. A calming piece, so you should enjoy it.
October 10, 2013

THE SECOND VERSE OF THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN

It's been more than a couple months since the release of the Prelude and Verse I of Beochicken. As in, they were released in June. I think I forgot this was something I intended to do. So, let the grand epic continue. After all, I need to finish it so I can release a ridiculous audio version. I'll probably outsource that. I haven't got the best voice for this. Actually that thing will probably not exist, but it's my current vague plan for this project.



Beochicken Verse II
ONCE THEY BEGAN THE HUNT
FROM THAT POINT HENCE
THE CHAMPION WOULD BE BEASTLY
BEFORE HE WENT TO FIGHT
FIRST THE CHAMPION WOULD PARTY
HIS FOLLOWERS WERE AS BOISTEROUS AS HE
MANY A FAIR HEN WAS WOOED
BEOCHICKEN CLASHED WITH A FEW ROO'
THOUGH NONE OF IT BROUGHT BLOOD NOR FEATHER
FROM THEIR CELEBRATION THEY FELL
UNSTEADY AND JOYOUS
INSTANTLY FELLED TO REGRET
THE THREAT CUT THROUGH
THE WORLD WAS LIKE A TOY
DARKNESS SWIRLED IN HIS WAKE
BEAST AND FOWL FELL AS HE PASSED
THE LORDS GATHERING ENDED BLOODY
BEOCHICKEN STOOD FORTH FROM HIS MEN
THEY HAD BEEN TO HUNT IT DOWN
THAT WOULD NOT DO NOW
WINGS SPREAD AND NECK RUFFLED
SCRAMBLING TO THE TWISTED FOWL
THROWING ASIDE THE FEW LEFT LIVING
THE HERO AND THE THREAT STRUCK HEAVY
ONCE MORE THEY STRUCK AT ONE ANOTHER
THE DUEL WAS ROUGH AND THE THREAT STUCK HARD
THE CHAMPION OF CHICKENS BROKE AGAINST IT
BUT HE WOULD NOT FALL ALONE
THE HERO'S BEAK CRACKED
BUT THE THREAT LOST ITS WING
TORN ASUNDER BY THE CHAMPION'S MIGHT
THE THREAT WAS FORCED TO FLEE
NO MORE WAS THE TASK AS LOW
THIS WAS A JOB NO LONGER
NOW BEOCHICKEN WAS DRIVEN
ONCE IT WAS OVER AND DONE WITH
THE THREAT WOULD BE FILET
October 10, 2013

Do Art

Some days you wake up and you need to be creative. You need to do art. It relieves stress, helps you relax and gives you a moment to get your thoughts in order without worrying about any other nonsense, like what sort of hat that chicken ought to be wearing.
October 07, 2013

S B Chicken

This is the SB Chicken. What does SB stand for? Super Bold? Saint Bernard? No, neither of those. It's Small Black Chicken, obviously.
October 02, 2013

Cape Chicken

A chicken with a blue cape. What is his story?
September 27, 2013

Crossword


This is a crossword puzzle. It's not very difficult so give it a go.
September 27, 2013

Chicken Heroics d20 Conversion Guide

Back in the early 2000s, when D&D was quite successful the whole RPG industry was getting on board the OGL and making d20 products. Even unrelated products had a chapter for playing the game with d20 instead of the system in the book. And, given these things are true I see no reason to think I'm better than them. I would have made this a chapter of my book, but it requires me to paste the license in there to use it so I didn't. Instead it is a separate free product. Check it out. It's good for a laugh if nothing else.
September 27, 2013

The Sky

The sky is the important part of this. I only added a chicken so I could put it on this website. Thank you for the time.
September 22, 2013

Donut

Is it a really big donut or a really small chicken, made of donut. I personally am pretty confident it's a donut and a pastry shaped like a chicken, at normal donut sizes. I was going to say it would be left as an exercise for the reader, but clearly I just told you.
September 21, 2013

Another Hero

I like super heroes. Putting a mask and a cape on is all it takes to make a fantastic hero appear. I gave him the nice white eyes like all the heroes tend to have.
September 20, 2013

Schedule

I occasionally think that I've fallen behind my posting schedule for this site, but the fact of the matter is that I haven't got a schedule on here to fall behind. Anyways this picture is a calender of the posts so far this month. It really is rather light on posts. I mean I usually manage 3 or so a week.
September 15, 2013

Another One

I keep drawing chickens so here's another one. Read some deep meaning into it for me!
September 13, 2013

Red Blue Purple

In this piece the contrast between the red and blue chickens is dulled by the backdrop. The purple background is used to compliment the red and blue chickens. Interestingly the piece is signed, avoiding the empty space that would have taken the corner.
September 11, 2013

RPG Fight

A mirror match between two chickens. Your trust-worthy friend made a light attack, but the far chicken immediately counter attacked with a vast expenditure of magical power. Now, I know what you're thinking. What's with the bridge over the black abyss. And to that I say I certainly don't want to be NOT on the bridge.
September 06, 2013

Water Sprite

In an echo to the earlier blue periods this piece chose to take a thematic focus on water rather than simply work with the colors. This is brought into focus by the raindrop eye, and the flowing look of the outlines. The attempt at lighting effects was a bit lacking but develops a different look than usual. From the title, "Water Sprite"  we can assume the artist intended the chicken to be made of water.
September 04, 2013

At Sea

The Captain of a small boat known as the Fowl Duck was the sole survivor of a major storm. As he crowed in the morning he saw the sun and looking around he found no companions. All the captain could do was stare out into the sea.
August 30, 2013

Small Gritty

Here is a small instance of the traditional "Gritty Sharpness" style that this site is well known for. That's definitely not an exaggeration.
August 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me





Feels good man.