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November 30, 2020

November 2020 Wallpaper – Wild Calm

There are two sides to every coin, and two aspects of every bird. Be overwhelmed with your blissful madness and depressed stoicism! On this day will you be Wild or Calm?

I tried several shading and color variants for this piece but the flat muted colors looked best.

Thank you as always to my supporters on Patreon. Without their support these big ones would probably still only come out once every 2-3 months when I was in the mood.
November 26, 2020

Turkey Night

As night grew near the turkey could only stand surprised, but triumphant. It has survived the holiday yet again.

November 23, 2020

Wrap

This humble bird is wearing a stylish wrap about its neck. There aren't any hidden secrets or mysterious clues to share.

November 18, 2020

Bolt

With a bolt from the blue the chicken appeared out of the darkness to make a stylish entrance and save the day.

November 17, 2020

Simpler

I wanted to use some more simple shapes than I have been tending to lately. This piece is pointier and has less distinct curves.

While it isn't my intention I feel like it has a nice N64-esque low poly 3D feel. I've attempted to make some 3D chickens before but they were mostly quite bad. I would like to give it another shot some time.

November 15, 2020

Fighting

Two birds locked in combat. Forever lashing out at one another in the endless darkness. In the end there is only one true winner, and that is their firm friendship. After fighting for so long they have bonds that can never be broken.

November 11, 2020

Still Cool

Is this still cool? The answer is trivial. Cool can only be measured through a ratio of hair height, sunglasses and confidence. That last one is hard to project in an image, but wearing sunglasses at inappropriate times is usually a sign that you aren't.

November 06, 2020

Loincloth

The red loincloth was originally a lovely taupe, but now it is forever stained dark red, with the well cooked blood of it's prepared root vegetables. Despite countless claims that it is a violent barbarian in a loincloth it is quite confident in its identity as a cook with an apron.

November 03, 2020

Godzilla Day


Happy Godzilla Day everyone. Today is the 66th anniversary of the classic film's release. I celebrated it by watching the American version, featuring Raymond Burr. I generally prefer the Heisei films though.

This isn't my ideal giant chicken monster, but one that embraces a firm Godzilla motif and aesthetic. I tried to capture the iconic square face and used the ridge shape for the crown.

As for other things going on today this is a website where I draw chickens in MS Paint.

October 31, 2020

Full Moon Night

Without the expected trick or treaters the reveling ghosts and ghouls stood out all on their own this fateful Halloween night.

October 30, 2020

October 2020 Wallpaper – Money

This month's wallpaper has a clear focus, material wealth, which is the deepest and most obvious of all desires. The Chicken $1, $2, and $5, along with the Chicken Penny and Chicken Quarter coins show a wide array of Chicken currencies. As to why the $2 is purple I'm not really sure. It's a nice contrast from all of the green. Finally the form of a golden chicken creates a visual focal point 

Thank you, as always, to my Patreon supporters.

October 27, 2020

By The River

In today's thrilling chickenmaker.net we have another fine chicken made by our many fine artists here at chickenmaker.net, which is just me. I am all of the artists on this site, except when I'm not, which is almost never.  We have a slightly different perspective today thanks to the background and the lovely river it contains. Feel free to watch the video, below.


October 25, 2020

Pumpkin Carving

Nobody really knows how to carve a pumpkin. You can only get kind of close to what you're aiming for and confidently say "Yeah, that more or less a chicken."

I should probably do this one IRL at some point. It would look vaguely like a chicken to be sure.

October 21, 2020

Wobble

I would like to make this an animated GIF or similar but I'm not sure. I don't think it would be sufficiently interesting to look at if it just bounced back and forth like I imagine it doing.

I like the off-brown and dark blue background. I've grown weary of the refreshing green and sky blue I tend to use without thinking.

October 20, 2020

Wavy Demon

This is a wavy demon, it's dark powers rippling through it's body. The shining red eye stares out from its warped visage. How long can one truly look upon it and still keep to their original self? 

I say at least an hour or two. It's a cool looking one.

October 15, 2020

Desert Walker

A chicken walks across the sand, unsure where it is going and unsure if there will be anything to eat heading deeper and deeper into the seemingly endless wastes. As a proud descendant of jungle fowl this was no place for the bird to be walking, at least in its arrogant opinion.

This is, of course, unrelated to the similarly named Desert Wanderer.

October 12, 2020

Bird GB

A Gameboy classic style chicken sprite. I've always been fond of the mono-green aesthetic.

October 10, 2020

Ghost Bird

The flying spectral head of a fallen bird streaked across the room, laughing and crowing. The uneven shape left some with cruel accusations that it was actually a dog, leaving it sad and depressed.

October 06, 2020

Bloodshot

Large bloodshot eyes stared into the screen. The horrors and truths found on the internet left the bird's mind twisted. Some day, surely it's mind would recover, so long as it lived long enough.
 


October 04, 2020

Lab

The massive super chicken strode through the lab, leaving torn chunks of those who had experimented on it in its wake. Where would it escape to? Where could it escape to?

I think I'll go ahead and do spooky throughout the month instead of my usual 3-5 on Halloween. Or maybe in addition.

September 29, 2020

Manual Distortion

Well, I said in a Patreon post that I was going to manually distort something so I figured I would do a quick demonstration on that. The base image is a generic chicken then we have warped and color distorted versions. My personal favorite is just the light fuzziness though so I'm showing that one first here.

Fuzz

Base

Color Distortion

Warped




September 29, 2020

That Smile


When I think back I can never forget that smile... 

It scares me and I think I truly hate it, but I feel like I'm really breaking out of the Chicken Maker mold with this. Maybe I needed this slow month of posts.

September 28, 2020

Looking Down

The bird looked down on those below it's notice. It was up in the starry sky and didn't need to be compared to them.

Of course with the constant snobbish looking down it was clearly comparing itself to them all the time, but it was too pompous to acknowledge that.

September 22, 2020

September 2020 Wallpaper – Pixel BG

This piece was designed at a smaller resolution, then scaled in a nearest neighbor fashion. From there we manually applied some light distortion effects to make everything pop a bit more.

As for the subject matter I would say "vaguely space"

Thank you to my supporters on Patreon. On a side note you can get the full sized versions on the normal site now instead of needing to go to Patreon, so that's good.

September 17, 2020

Wobble

Rather than straight lines in this piece we have very wobbly lines. This makes it better probably. The straight horizontal sections in the background help to provide emphasis.

September 14, 2020

Devil Wings

Devil Wings Blazing Hot Hot Wings now available at your shadiest local drive-thru.

These aren't the colors I started with in this piece and I really felt like the body detracted from the design so I just chopped it. Most importantly though how is this not an actual brand name?

September 09, 2020

Single Stroke 2

I made several attempts at drawing a chicken in a single click. I'm not sure why the older ones are so rough though. I didn't spend that long on this one.

On that note the image I have called "Single Stroke" doesn't actually appear to be on this site, which is probably fine as it's quite bad.

September 05, 2020

Weather

Nature is full of amazing forces. The weather fowl gathered the power of both lightning and tornadoes, allowing it to face off against any sort of Snow Cat or Drought Dog.

September 03, 2020

Space Chicken Jagger

Just needed a new logo for my long lasting fantasy football team, the Space Chickens, so I present to you Space Chicken Jagger. Somewhere between an evil galactic emperor and a star sheriff we'll always have the Space Chicken.
September 01, 2020

Round Warrior

Despite its large girth the round warrior had trained tirelessly day in and day out so that no matter what befell it there would still be a chance for survival.

In the end both the ground and sky were stained with the blood of its enemies.

August 31, 2020

August 2020 Wallpaper – Shatter


The image is 'shattered' and the shards are all styled slightly differently. I had originally intended each section to be more different than they are but it was distracting to look at so I made the colors and styles more consistent, though it seems a bit wrong to think of this wide array of grays consistent.

As always these wallpapers are brought to you by my supporters on Patreon. In truth I'm rather fond of the WIP posted on Patreon for this one, where the various sections were just different bright colors. It wasn't really a finished piece by any means though.
August 30, 2020

Through Fire

Going forth through the raging flames, confronting and overcoming the adversity of literal fire, is the only way to truly become a better and more delicious... Sorry forgot where we were going with this.

August 26, 2020

Hopping Hero

The one chicken had a truly a heroic tale. Saved the farmer's daughter. Put out a blazing house fire. Pulled a drowning child from a well. These days it hops along on just its left leg.

Why? Well, as they say, a pig that good you don't eat all at once. This is a chicken though.
 

 
August 23, 2020

Framed (plus Pixel Studio review)

I recently found an app called Pixel Studio which was released earlier this year, and I kind of like it. In my endless quest to find a pixel perfect digital art app on my phone I downloaded it without much thought or expectations, but it works great. I've always felt that I had pretty low expectations as far as this goes but most of these apps have let me down.

The UI seems pretty smooth, though I see a good number of complaints about it being changed recently? It has a full suite of features, even if I'm not utilizing any of those. Filters, layers, animation frames, etc.
August 22, 2020

Logo and Branding 2020

This is the new and official ChickenMaker.net logo and brand guidelines. (For my personal use obviously. I don't know who else thinks we have a brand.) This should probably have been posted before I updated the site since this is already around.

The new logo is based off the previous concept scrap. I used clean simple shapes and adjusted the angle on the paintbrush. We have clear and recognizable line work, which shows includes both the chicken and drawing aspects of the site. For the full color variant we have added the partially colored white body. Body left we have a two tone version, where we fill most of the enclosed sections. I also set up a vector version, which you can see on the top of the sidebar, something I previously didn't have.

We have a pretty generic uppercase text, though it is hand drawn. For the text you can just kind of split and orient it any way that seems convenient, including Chick–Enmak–Er.Net, whatever that means. Try to align the left edge. Displaying the logo and site name should follow the purple layout on the bottom left, with the text in an "L" shape. It isn't that way in the site banner because that's wide.

Our brand colors are still primarily the shade of lavender which has been the site background ever since the site stopped being lime green. The primary color is mainly used for large background elements and content on dark backgrounds. The dark purple is for outlines and content on light backgrounds, along with backgrounds for light text. Black text is preferred. The light purple on the sidebar isn't a brand color.

Primary Color: #C694FC
Dark Color: #6728B2
Accent Color: #B56AFF


August 20, 2020

Cowboy Action

The two gunslingers looked at each other across  the barren land, the orange sky of dawn beating down upon then. As the man extended his hand the bird lifted a talon. Hopefully the barrel wasn't clogged with dirt.

August 17, 2020

Walker


 This bird is in motion!

Not a great animation, but I wanted to get a little 4-5 frame walk. 

I should really move more than just the feet, but it's too exaggerated with this design.

August 17, 2020

Being Around

This bird is just being around. Apologies for the atrocious talons, but I haven't posted anything in a while so you'll have to settle for it. Just need to get back in the groove~

August 12, 2020

Evil Virus

Today I glared at some electronics and after becoming grouchy I decided to channel those feelings into today's piece, Angry Virus. Surely this is the 3rd or 4th most evil of all Chicken-based AIs. It could probably defeat at least 2 or 3 of the most powerful chicken-based robots on this site.

August 10, 2020

Glowing Eye

As the horrors of reality struck the glowing eyed fowl was immediately much more alert. Was this truly the path of fate he was set upon?
August 07, 2020

Site Redesign

ChickenMaker.Net is now a modern-ish website that will do fancy things like work on your cellphone. I considered making it more slick, but I thought I should keep things a bit out of date, as is the general style of the website.

New banner, artwork, and social icons are below, though they're also just on the site.

August 06, 2020

Dragon (sticker)

Back with this series we have the long awaited dragon. It's mostly just a pointer chicken with a more fantastic color scheme, but i think it looks sufficiently dragon-like. I thought the diagonal text was a nice touch to let it stand out a bit more.
August 03, 2020

Color Shadow

Between light and darkness there aren't only countless shades of gray, but the entire spectrum of colors.

I just wanted a nice abstract design for this one.
August 01, 2020

Meet Princess

A brave knight/wanderer/adventurer meets with the princess so he can receive his reward/be entrusted with his quest.

Some day I'll be on track with getting these videos out in the right month, but here's July's video.




July 29, 2020

Thief (Sticker)

Continuing the fantasy 'sticker' series we add the Thief. A lot of people seem to prefer rogue for the fast sneaky guy, but this is my preference unless we're making a scary assassin. Color-wise I thought the thief should probably be a bit less vibrant, though maybe it's a bit too dark?
July 26, 2020

Punch

I haven't done real pixel art in ages, much less the Game Boy style limited palette. This is something I'd like to pick back up as part of the Chicken Maker skill set.

Design-wise this is a bit more anthropomorphic than it usually is. Your average chicken can't throw a punch after all.