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April 20, 2021

Chicken & Flower

Please enjoy these four seconds of quality animation. The chicken encounters a blooming blue flower. 

April 18, 2021

Bang


The barrel of the gun pressed against the back of the anxious bird's head. Was this truly the end? Was there no hope? The lights go dark and the scene fades. All you hear is a bang. The credits roll. Tune in next week.


But probably not actually? I don't think this will get any sort of follow up.

April 15, 2021

Full Body

This bird stands tall from talon to comb. These slightly different proportions, along with the rare appearance of the chicken feet lets this piece stand out a bit among the countless other chickens on the site.

It's pretty standard without a funny hat or tragic backstory so that's the best it can manage.
 

April 12, 2021

Tall Bird

"Cock-a-doodle-doo" said Chicken B. The Sun rudely scoffed in response, but wanted to hear the rest of the thought. After a dispute the chicken looked away, recalling that you shouldn't make eye contact with the sun. "Cluck."

April 11, 2021

Simple Monocolor Character

I'm going to make a short comic or something. I want a simple main character so here he is. He'll probably change colors, but always in a single solid color. It will probably be some silly gag comic with a title like chick[non]sequitur

April 07, 2021

Stroke Of Color

Distinct lines make up the shape of a chicken's head. Color is added to make the form more clear. The angle of the beak shows a small departure from the standard form, leaning into a more cartoony look.

April 04, 2021

Rabbit Eggs

What kid of rabbit lays eggs? It's a question asked by the cynical youth every Easter season and I think this is the answer. A pastel chicken with bunny ears. 

April 02, 2021

Brown

Today's piece is brown. Consider the following: Wood, Chocolate, Dirt, Toast. These things are all more-or-less brown, even the toast.

April 01, 2021

Recipe: Frozen Nuggets

While most people have had them frozen chicken nuggets tend to get a bad reputation, largely due to their texture. By following this simple recipe you can get crispy and delicious nuggets every time.

First you'll need the following ingredients:
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
4-8 nuggets, per your preference
Lettuce (to taste)

You'll also need the following utensils and appliances:
Microwave
Stovetop
Skillet
Microwave safe plate
Fork
Paper Towel

1. First you'll want to put your nuggets on the microwave safe plate, directly from the freezer. 

2. Cook the nuggets on high for around 30 seconds in the microwave. They should still be mostly frozen when you take them out. 

3. Whole you're doing that heat a thin layer of oil in your skillet.

4. Once the oil is bubbling place the nuggets down in a single layer. Be careful not to get burned.

5. Wait around 30 seconds before flipping the nuggets using your fork. You'll want to repeat this every 30 seconds until both sides are crisped and a pleasant golden brown.

6. Remove nuggets from the oil and place on a plate covered in a paper towel to absorb the oil.

7. Place lettuce as a garnish and arrange the nuggets before serving.
March 31, 2021

Thunderstruck

Thunder burst down upon the aged chicken as those that would do it harm approached. The bird had long been touched by fowl magics, unknown and unknowable. Those who approached should have figured it out from the pointy hat, even if the color was faded out of it.

March 28, 2021

Minimalist – March 2021 Wallpaper

 

Countless lines coil through the piece precisely, but with a random and noisy flow. While I started with a minimalist concept the only part of this design that can be called such a thing is the color scheme. Honestly I was just tired of the dark phone backgrounds I released before so I made one that I would want to use for the next however many months. Making things that you like is a good enough path.

Thank you, as always, to my Patreon supporters. Without your steadfast support we wouldn't have these regular wallpapers.

March 27, 2021

Inverted Grids


We start with a standard chicken then we do... something. This time the something was making 4 of it and inverting half of them, then splitting those into quarters and randomly inverting those. You may notice the colors aren't all just inverted and that's because doing that was boring and I didn't like that. Shocking, I know.

March 21, 2021

Strong Stance

We take a strong stance on several issues here at Chicken Maker... I can't think of any at the moment, but we definitely have them. I think I've rambled about saving your art as a PNG a few times?

Anyways I wanted to do something a little different than usual with this one so I tried to do something full bodied. That feet looks weird to me but I used a photo reference and that's about right. Always need balance realism and style. I'm inclined to make them... smoother.

March 17, 2021

A Dozen Years of Chicken Maker

Well, another year and another thrilling review in green. (Happy St. Patrick's Day) Let's look back at a few of my favorites from this year.

Before we start special note for Punch and Bird GB. I like them quite a bit but they're already green since they used the classic Gameboy color palette.

Thief (sticker)

I forgot these were a thing I was making. I like them and should probably knock out as couple more to complete the "set" I actually said I felt good about this project in last year's anniversary post so... that's a bit embarrassing.

Meet Princess

Conceptually it was pretty vague fantasy, but I like the aesthetic. Unfortunately I still haven't gotten on track with making video content and I really don't know why. It's not like I have a high standard for it. It just isn't something I think about doing at all.
This was a fun one to work on as we started the relatively dull year off. I think Aaron and his sister were both very happy with it. I should really draw more tail feathers, though it's hard to fit them in the simpler style as more than a few jaggies.

Sunrise

To be perfectly clear, once it's in green, this is even less how the sunrise works.

Break – Wallpaper

This is a wallpaper I'm really happy with, though recoloring it I couldn't help noticing some poorly shaped angles and strokes, weird gaps and shapes. That was partially intentional, as perfection tends to look too mechanical, but if I cleaned it up right now I would probably make a mess of it.
March 15, 2021

Floating Ghost

This is all blue, but I'm not making a thing of it this time. It's just the one mono-blue piece. It was going to be gray, but as you know... ghosts are blue probably. It was also going to be just a vague aesthetic thing, but the wavy bottom is obviously a ghost.

March 10, 2021

Thick Lines

Working with thicker lines on a bigger canvas shouldn't really make any difference, but for some reason it does for me. I do look at individual pixels and adjust lines around them but it isn't like I'm usually working on a small pixel art canvas or anything.

March 09, 2021

Yes Scribble

Yes and No are the choices you have most of the time. So when I thought about if I should make more Chicken Maker content the answer was a firm "I guess I should." So here we are, bringing you a scribbled "Yes"

I actually like this sort of scribbly style but it takes longer than I think it does every time, since I don't want to actually just scribble.

March 07, 2021

Flowing Cloth

The falling cloth flowed around the bird. Perhaps it was a blue scarf, that had once been worn by a forgotten friend? Or maybe it was just a sort of frayed dishrag.
March 03, 2021

Ta Da!!


 In a fantastic display a chicken was presented. Please applaud. 👏
February 28, 2021

Monsters - February 2021 Wallpaper

 

The monsters gather outside of their castle, meeting to decide the fate of the nearby towns. We went with several classic horror monsters, Frankenstein, Vampire, Wolfman. Or I guess it should be Frankenstein's Monster, Nosferatu and... still just Wolfman. Classic horror designs. 

Thank you to my Patreon supporters, without whom these regular wallpapers would not be made
February 24, 2021

Old Computer

Getting a new computer is exciting. Brand new and not yet bogged down by everything you will slowly put back on it. But the old computer carries a lot on it. Random photos I saved. Video clips I downloaded. Half done things I've long forgotten about. While they're too immaterial to even call memories those traces blow away.

Now the room I'm likely to actually stick my computer once I decide my new one is actually working has bright sunshine and gaudy orange walls but that really impression I was looking for with this piece. Also my old computer doesn't have a vague chicken color aesthetic and a ghost in it. It's just black.

February 22, 2021

Elegance

I named this piece Elegance, but it turns out it's more of a... Cha-cha Real Smooth experience. 


I was planning something more in this direction, but it wasn't happening.
February 18, 2021

Hieroglypics

I've aimed for this before, but I'm never really happy with it. Hieroglyphics are an interesting and very distinctive style. This isn't really accurate to that but it captures the spirit of being carved in stone at least.

February 15, 2021

Muted Devil

This figure was a source of true terror among those who had witness its cruel and violent methods. 
 

February 13, 2021

Betrayal

You think you're doing your best but before you know it you get stabbed in the back and betrayed!

February 09, 2021

Human Face

A classic monster archetype is a random animal with a human face. More general birds with faces like the Korean Inmyeonjo or Egyprian Ba-Bird are classics, but there isn't a chicken with a human face. The demon Braxis is often a human with the head of a rooster and snakes for legs is a decent opposite though.

Anyways I started drawing that in the new wallpaper but I don't like looking at it so no. Still, it's more or less what it is so I thought I should share it.

February 05, 2021

Rings - January 2021 Wallpaper

 
Various floating geometric rings form a fascinating environment of fowl forms. Various smaller chickens traverse the mysterious structures to show their unique existences. 

Thank you to my Patreon supporters, without whom these regular wallpapers would not be made, and sorry this January release was delayed until now.

February 05, 2021

Big Smile

Birds with teeth. One of mankind's long standing fears. This was passed down by our ancestors who fled the terror of the humble T-Rex presumably.

February 01, 2021

Yeah

Having a great day!

Working at Job!

Looking at Internet!

Failing to Unicycle!

Eating Lunch!

Playing on Phone!

These are things we all do!

January 31, 2021

Textured

This pair of chickens have a powerful gritty texture on that really brings them to the forefront. As they come together and their gazes meet they know for certain that they'll probably see each other again.

Enjoy the artistic process in this month's video content.



January 26, 2021

Reverse Shadow

We're going with everyone's favorite color aesthetic, white on white. It really makes all of the details pop, or rather not at all. It's basically just washed out. I tried it with a black background and the bird being black on the white background, but this just felt so much more interesting to look at so it's what I decided to go with.

January 22, 2021

Miner

After the accident the chicken was trapped alone in the depths of the caverns. Finding a vest and helmet the chicken began a search for a way out.

Exploring the endless darkness of the underground can only be safely done when wearing a dayglow orange vest.

January 20, 2021

Tech Lines

Glowing RGB lines and shadows are the most fundamental aspect of modern technology. At the highest level the colors never stop shifting.

My current computer doesn't do this at all. Maybe I should go in on it next time?

January 17, 2021

Lamp


I did a weekly challenge thing and the theme was lamp so I drew one and applied some light chicken blemishes to match the site's aesthetic. This is not how lighting works, like at all, but I like the cone of light aesthetic.

I own one desk lamp with a pullcord, but it's honestly an oddity compares to the little twist knob or button you push in.

January 15, 2021

Kart Racing

Vroom.... VROOM! VROOM!

Racing around the course in a so-called kart the race entered it's final lap and the chicken had little hope of catching up.

I watched several hours of Mario Kart commentary on YouTube for some reason. It was all very exciting.
 

January 14, 2021

Shining Hero

Generally speaking I don't have good lighting on these since I like flat colors, but I do generally at least keep everything around the same brightness. For this one I wanted the Shining Hero to be a vibrant figure shining through the dark environment! It might look more like 2 disparate parts though?

January 09, 2021

Flat Beak

 

I think I hate this.

I'm not sure what else to say on this one. I tried to get outside of my comfort zone but I don't like it. I'll be getting back to my normal repetitive designs.

January 05, 2021

No Eyes

I'm in no mood for drawing eyes, so I didn't. Who knows what strange cartoon anime eyes I would have put in there in the first place? The lack of eyes all together is much more stand out than usual.

January 04, 2021

Still MS Paint

I had somewhat forgotten the wonder that is MS Paint's curve tool so today's chicken was made almost entirely with it. Observe the extremely rare 1px outline, uncommon under the chicken maker brand. After all I mostly just use the 4x4 "round" brush.

January 01, 2021

Falling Flames

 

This was meant to be something like a fading firework but the falling colored lights feel more like a sort of ghost fire. Not the normal way to ring in the new year, but it will have to do.

Let's all try to have a good year, okay?