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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.
July 25, 2020

Martial

The design and aesthetic for this was arbitrary and made up as I went, but it kind of, vaguely, resembles a like Chinese martial artist. Or maybe not at all? Whatever it is, this is it.
July 20, 2020

July 2020 Wallpaper — Detective


The legendary detective, Sherflock Colmes, was once more caught up in a criminal's fowl play. After considering all of the clues he realized the truth of the case. The killer had been among them all along. Those footprints didn't belong to a chicken at all!

For this month's wallpaper I ended up going for that mid-2000s look in the the patterns and styling, specifically the gradient and the flat pattern on the jacket. We've obviously following the classic Sherlock Holmes look, with the pipe and deerstalker hat.

As always these wallpapers are brought to us by my Patreon Supports and the full size version can be downloaded here.
July 15, 2020

Clown??

???

Smooth curves(Mostly)

Colors(Mostly)

Clown?

I don't know.

???


July 14, 2020

Detective Conan – Anime Chickens

It's just my imagination, a sort of empty concentration... I don't remember the rest of the theme song but it's in English. Detective Conan is an endlessly running detective series. By its nature horrible murders keep happening around the young detective.

Unrelated to the Anime Chickens I think I will be drawing the Barbarian-type Conan soon.
July 13, 2020

Mysterious Fatty

Despite being a mere bird the Mysterious Fatty claimed countless jewels and treasures, hiding them in places unknown. It was one of the greatest phantom thieves in the world and few could match it.

The identity of the fat chicken would forever remain a mystery due to his stunning blue mask. In truth it was coincidentally made into soup the day after its greatest heist, countless treasures lost forever.
July 11, 2020

Dark Jacket

He was not the hero of this story, but he could still be counted as one of the main characters. The chicken in the Dark Jacket had hidden for a long time, afraid to appear, lest he be misunderstood as a companion of The Dark Fowl.

This site is largely a bunch of random one offs that I've put out over the years. Every so often I like to randomly tie them together so I think I'll do a few plot(?) type posts. Should probably put a tag on those.
July 08, 2020

With The Fishes


When the boss heard the news he was sure that trouble making bird had died. It was a tragedy, but he was swimming with the fishes now. As he sorrowfully mourned he saw a picture on social media...

More trouble from that damn bird.
July 07, 2020

Aesthetic Darkness


By showing only a single shade of a single color a strong form can be shown. In context of the rest of the collection one can almost perceive the shape of the figure that isn't actually displayed.

I want to clarify for the record that I drew everything for this then close to remove everything except the red. Otherwise he shapes and curves wouldn't be right.
July 03, 2020

Patreon Graphics



Added some new graphics to the Patreon page. I think they came out pretty nicely.

So, consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/ChickenMaker
July 03, 2020

Chicken Maker scribbles for 5 minutes


Here is the video for June. It lacks a theme, but so did other things for June so it fits in just fine. Apologies for breathing so loud.

I'd have things like the images, but my computer crashed while I was making this
June 28, 2020

June 2020 Wallpaper – Lies


Lies are a form of not truth, but unlike other sorts of not truth, like nonsense, they're supposed to appear to be the truth. I'm not really any more sure where I'm going with that thought any more than I am what the theme of this month's wallpaper is. I think it is sufficiently aesthetic to ignore that sort of issue though.

As always these wallpapers are brought to you by my supporters on Patreon.
June 28, 2020

Real Tough Guy

Tough bird with shades and a leather jacket
 He's a real tough bird, raised on the streets eating scraps and fighting cats. Living life to the fullest because it could end any time. He has a chance to start a new life, but are you really even living a life when you don't even have a leather jacket?
June 27, 2020

Multiple

Multiple scribbled outlines of a glorious form.

That is all. Thank you.
June 23, 2020

VR

High tech VR headsets let you live in a wondrous fantasy land while wearing nothing but a towel and and ugly expensive headset. And really even those are optional if you want to try imagination.
June 20, 2020

Small Fry

This Small Fry doesn't know what you think you're looking at, but it's definitely glaring right at you. It would probably be good to run away, but do you even need to.

Unrelated, but Blogger has a new backend and I haven't quite got it down yet.
June 16, 2020

Barbarian

This is a thoroughly enraged barbarian. You can tell from how pointy the fleshy bit around his eyes are. If there are any questions feel free to ask but it's really very self explanatory.
June 11, 2020

May 2020 Wallpaper – Break

A striking pose on top of a fractured sky. This is more energetic than the usual poses. I meant these vague jagged lines to be placeholders, but they grew on me so I decided to keep them.

Sorry this was delayed into this month. As always these wallpapers are brought to you by my supporters on Patreon.
June 10, 2020

Logo Concept Scrap


I made the current Chicken Maker logo and swoosh in 2012 so making a new one of probably overdue. I don't really know what I want to do so I just scribbled a few things. I like the shape of the blue one best, which is why I marked it in blue.
June 09, 2020

Country

This humble country fowl wanders the field with only his trustworthy hat by his side.

Make sure you read that with a gravelly southern accent.
June 06, 2020

Look Back

Let us look back on the past. This site has stood tall and surprisingly consistent as most (all?) of the blogs I interacted with when I was starting out have faded away. Many of them are deleted and a mere handful have sporadic activity if anything at all.

At the very least, I promise you all... when I eventually move on from this site it'll go out with a big flashy finale. Or actually I think I said it would be an April Fool's post before. Be concerned if I put in too much effort on an April Fool's post about closing the site!
June 04, 2020

Ball

Round and rolypoly—

It's cute. I don't have anything else to say.
May 30, 2020

Animation Demo


I've been dabbling in learning to work Krita for the last couple months and finally made a thing that was kind of alright looking so it gets to be this month's video.

I'll figure out how to export it as not a GIF at some point.
May 30, 2020

Resting

Close your eyes and relax.
There's nothing you really need to worry about right this minute.

Rest while you have the chance.
May 23, 2020

Standing

For this piece I have chosen to go with clear and bold colors. The blue background has a strong contrast with the yellow feet and beak. While I considered the use of shading it makes the form less striking so I decided against it.
May 19, 2020

Sailor Moon - Anime Chickens

There's a trending twitter art thing to redraw sailor moon. I, of course, did this years ago. That's no reason not to do it again though, especially since I decided to make a series of "anime chickens" at the beginning of the month and only had one so far.
May 18, 2020

Wizard (Sticker)


This is the Wizard, another entry in the Sticker set I started working on in February. I said this one was next, but this project slipped my mind in the past few months. I suppose along with a Knight and Wizard we would want a Thief next?

These colors are perhaps a bit too forest-like so this could probably be called a druid or similar if we're going by your average fantasy setting. It has a pointed hat though and that's really the most important part.
May 17, 2020

Smug

In this piece I focused on a single concept. Smug. The arrogant grin and eyes just let you know this damn bird thinks it's better than you.