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October 24, 2021

Swept Away


 The waves whelmed and waters shifted. The overly confident fowl didn't notice and was swept away. As chickens are not part of the waterfowl category it could only patiently wait for the waves to toss it back to shore.

October 21, 2021

Face Loop

Observe the bird's majestic face. Somewhere between a smug grin and a thoughtless stare. The green-blue loop behind provides a needed splash of color and contrast to the muted browns and reds.
October 17, 2021

Glance Back

The rooster looked back, pretty sure he was being followed.  With this uncertain distraction he unfortunately(?) didn't see the monster approaching on his other side.

Usually when I have a title like this it's to open some short retrospective on the site, but it's just descriptive this time.

October 15, 2021

Damaged Bot

Wandering the cyber-world the cyber-chef caught a chicken to make a cyber-soup. But as his knife cracked down on bird's neck the fowl creature's horrible secret was revealed. It wasn't a tasty rooster, but a robot!

October 14, 2021

Bird Ala GameBoy


Pixel art chickens. Endless fun. I spent a month polishing this skill then dropped it entirely without any follow up because I lost interest in it, but let's get it back in the rotation.

I just like the green "grayscale" Gameboy palette, but I should probably do something with more variety if I'm posting more pixels though. Maybe a purple grayscale or something.
October 08, 2021

Birding Pin

Today's chicken is bowling pin shaped. That makes it more powerful that a bird-shaped bird or a person-shaped bird, but not as powerful as a bird-shaped person or bird-shaped bowling-pin.

October 07, 2021

Angry

Here is the cute baby. Pay no attention to the glowing red eyes, angry eyebrows, or the gruff and mature form. Perhaps it is in fact just an angry chicken and not a cute baby.

October 03, 2021

Unfocus

Just cross your eyes and this will look like a flowing river. Or maybe that's just a nonsensical lie and this is an image with some vague blur-type effects applied to it.

September 30, 2021

Artistic Stamping


 Please enjoy this art. The most complete of them all gets a splash of color.

September 29, 2021

Clear Form – September 2021 Wallpaper

 

Utilizing a clean and limited palette we show a clear form of the gray chicken. The slightly dull palette gives the piece a relaxed feel. The shadow and waves of the background give a sense of depth.

Thank you as always to my Patreon Supporters. Without them I wouldn't make these monthly wallpapers.

September 28, 2021

Cackle

Sometimes I cackle instead of laughing and I consider that a bit of an issue. Anyways witches are the ones who are supposed to cackle. This one might be hemming and hawing instead though.

September 26, 2021

Fat And Happy

The fat and happy comic relief sidekick of your 90s action movie. He's rolling in with a box of donuts, eating them in leather jacket's suped up car as they rush to the scene of the crime.

Yeah, that sounds about right. By the end of the movie they're both involved in a high octane gun fight against an elaborate conspiracy involving the coffee shop he bought the donuts from and the chief who tried to take leather jacket's badge at the beginning of the movie.
September 20, 2021

Dark Place

We're coming at you from a dark place with this piece. Probably an early 90s action movie where the main character has sun glasses, a leather jacket and plays by his own rules.

Of course in the real movie he would be paired with the fat comic relief for a quality buddy cop experience.

September 16, 2021

Space

Flying through the stars in the rickety spaceship the crew had to use their full focus to avoid the massive alien chickens falling through space. In context this is obviously the best Galaga knockoff. No lasers, because there's no need for violence.

September 13, 2021

Stare

Well, this is a new face shape. Gives me that kid's show feeling with the large head, thick outlines and tiny eyes.

September 11, 2021

Random Palette


Five random colors. Do an art. I watched this YouTube video and I thought "That seems fun" so I did it too.

September 09, 2021

Foresight

With a flash of great foresight the wandering chicken predicted the actions of the axe-wielding warrior who approached it. Unfortunately this didn't grant it any greater reflexes to dodge the wide swing.

September 08, 2021

Bat

The humble bat could only look on in confusion as a sleeping chicken shares the bar it was resting on.

September 04, 2021

Caventure

Caventure. An Adventure in a Cave. Climb cliffs and search for mysterious glowing mushrooms while wearing a cute hat. It's a staple of all adventures, or at least MMORPGs. 

August 31, 2021

The Hills

Multiple layers of green rolling hills contrast with the pale sky above them. Only a vaguely tired chicken draws us away from this scenic experience.

August 26, 2021

Low Poly 3D Print


I recently purchased a 3D printer and, as with all thing I own, decided I should probably try to make a chicken with it real quick. Here is the final product I made after some trial and error. Along with the low polygon chicken, which is just a style I'm vaguely fond of, I went ahead and printed a stamp of the logo. No reason not to after all.

August 24, 2021

Dancer


It's like the song says "are we human or are we dancer?" The chicken has an obvious answer as it is not human. As the wavy technicolor pattern fades in behind the dancer you can only accept this claim even though you had been confident he was an investment banker. 

August 23, 2021

Stick The Landing


Stand under the spotlight with a joyful spark in your heart. Shine brightly and stick the landing. Do you feel inspired? Was this um... very heartfelt? I think we're all feeling great so I'll leave you with this for today.

Shadow Figure

The dark figure peaks out from the shadows. What secret would he reveal? What deal would they make?

Sometimes I regret working in MS Paint. I made a mistake and couldn't undo it. This wasn't supposed to be a dark shadow figure. I had a colorful piece I was almost done shading... do like the way it looks though. The shadowed foot has a style I'll have to intentionally do some day.

August 17, 2021

Silhouette

The chicken silhouette is a staple of vaguely country themed kitchen accessories and home goods. I feel like this is obviously the core demo I've been overlooking. Just cut a Live Laugh Love in the middle and we're golden.

August 13, 2021

Mosaic – August 2021 Wallpaper – 2000th Post

Welcome to the 2000th post on ChickenMaker.net! Here we have a lovely wallpaper made out of other classic pieces from the site, with some light color correction. I suppose it should be obvious but most of the background of most of the pictures is white, with a healthy amount of blue and green since I periodically make monotone pictures in those. Overall I think it came out pretty well

Usually I'd say this is thanks to the patrons for the wallpaper, but for post 2000 I'll say it's thanks to me instead. I don't know why this is still a website but we'll see what fun post we have next.

August 07, 2021

Pilot – July 2021 Wallpaper


A cowardly chicken has been entrusted with the safety of the city by piloting the giant fighting robot, Chickenzer. Giant robots are a staple of youthful passion so letting a bird fly around in one is the only viable option to fend off the coming alien invasion.

Thank you as always to my Patreon Supporters. Without them I wouldn't make these monthly wallpapers.
August 03, 2021

Confident Jump


To demonstrate that you truly believe in yourself sometimes you need to jump, even with a large pit in front of you. Even if you are a flightless bird, like the humble emu.

This sort of spray can ground texture was basically a staple of early 2000s flash games so I thought I'd just roll with it and use the texture for the shading on the chicken too.

July 29, 2021

Blow Back

The force of the explosion was overwhelming. The mere chicken's feathers were ruffled, its waddle and comb blown back. Only it's bloodshot eyes could stare into the source.

July 26, 2021

NINTH VERSE OF THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN

THE EPIC OF BEOCHICKEN is a project I've forgotten multiple times, but that's no reason not to finish things. I need to put the project page back on the site so I can keep track of these things and you can find these things I've spread out over so many years.

BEOCHICKEN Verse IX

DARK EYES AND HUNGER ABOVE THE BRAVE FLOCK
THE FOWL FACED THE FOX AND BEOCHICKEN SPOKE
BAWK BAWK BAKAWK
THE FOX RAGED AT THE CALL OF MIGHTIEST OF FOWL
BEOCHICKEN STRUCK OUT FIRST
THE PAW OF THE FOX BEAT HIM BACK
BEOCHICKEN LASHED BACK WITH BEAK AND TALON
THE BEASTS MAW DESCENDED
THE LARGEST OF THE FLOCK
FORSAKING LIFE AND SEEKING HONOR
WILLINGLY DIVING INTO THE JAWS
BRAVE FAT BIRD WAS SACRIFICED
OLD BEOCHICKEN WAS ENRAGED
TALONS MET EYES AS TEETH MET FLESH
THE MIGHT OF BEOCHICKEN TORE THE FOX
BOTH SIDES WERE BLOODIED AND THE THE BEAST FLED BACK
THE BODY OF BRAVE FAT BIRD LEFT BEHIND
THE FIRST TO FALL AMONG THE BRAVE AND MAD FLOCK
VERDANT FOWL SPREAD WINGS WIDE AND SPOKE
CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK
AND THUS SHARPBEAK SPOKE
BAWK BAWK BAWK
ALL THE FLOCK CROWED THE WORDS
CRUEL AND GREEDY FOX WAS ENRAGED
THE MAW OF THE MIGHTY BEAST CAME DOWN
THE VERDANT FOWL STUCK THE BEAST
AND VERDANT FOWL STRUCK AGAIN
FOR ONLY REVENGE THE VERDANT FOWL STRUCK
EVEN AS THE MAW SHUT THE VERDANT FOWL STRUCK
SHARPBEAK LOOSED HIS MIGHTY BEAK UPON THE BEAST
BLOOD FEATHER AND BLOODIED BEOCHICKEN STRUCK
WISE AND OLD AN ATTACK FROM THE SIDE
SPURS OF COMBLAF AND WINGBOLD STRUCK THE FRONT
FOR THE FINAL TIME VERDANT FOWL SPOKE
BAWK BAWK BAKAWK
THE JAW CRUSHED THE BRAVE FOWL
THE VERDANT FOWL PASSED
THE MAD AND BRAVE FLOCK CROWED AT THE FOX
FEATHER AND TOOTH
FUR AND BEAK
THE MAD AND BRAVE FLOCK FOUGHT

July 23, 2021

Demon in the Night

In the deep of night the demon lurked, leaving a splattered trail of death in its wake. Under the glow of the blood moon it couldn't be stopped.

I'd like to stop him. Perhaps a crossover with a classic Chicken Maker character like Rooster Mask or the Contraption? I have a lot of half baked characters on this site. I should bring more back for pointless crossovers. This demon is probably too close to Rooster Mask's existing rival, Dark Fowl, though so not him.

July 21, 2021

Holy Light – June 2021 Wallpaper


Here we have this month's wallpaper. The chicken descends, emanating an aura of Holy Light. But is it really? The cold light pierces through the darkness, but it lacks the warmth one would expect. What dark master does this so called holy bird serve and how long can it push back against the darkness?

That's a lot of words for this vague and non-specific bird on top of a light circle.

Thank you as always to my Patreon Supporters. Without them I wouldn't make these monthly wallpapers. Admittedly I've let these get backed up by a month, but whatever. I'll get that lined back up sooner or later.

July 17, 2021

Shocking Revelation

This is a shocking revelation. According to these claims the detective was, in fact, a chicken all along. But if that was true who was the real murderer?

July 11, 2021

Brave Knight

The brave knight clad in his shining golden armor sets out from his castle with only a sword in... hand? Walking the lonely road the bird goes forth to face the terrifying fox that threatens their kingdom.

Foxes are a good dragon analogue because they threaten, hoard and come in multiple colors.

I'm pretty happy with the clouds.
July 08, 2021

Smooth vs Lightning

Smooth vs Lightning. It's the match of the century, nay the decade. At the very least match of the week. Two birds go in. No birds comes out. Who's cuisine will reign supreme in this the ultimate cooking challenge?

But will things really play out like the chefs expect? Find out next time in Smooth vs Lightning 2!

July 04, 2021

Happy America

Happy America everyone in America. Anyone not in America... Happy America anyways I guess. 

July 01, 2021

Secret Ingredient ft. Stealth Ace

 

Now this is properly and fully Chicken Maker. Secret Ingredient just got my thinking of the Colonel's 11 Herbs and Spices so here's our classic chicken spy, Stealth Ace. He hides in a shoe box or a gift box, or in one case a donut box. Is this mystery jar the secret to the tender white meat?

Stealth Ace really is the closest thing this site has to a mascot character. I only use him once or twice a year though between forgetting he exists.

June 30, 2021

Caught in an Alley


A large bird backed into an alley. Now there was truly no escape. I just didn't really feel the usual ground and sky background and I decided to mix it up. I used the larger brush for this and I don't really like that for a smaller piece.


Drawing this is also this month's video so you can check that out if you like.
June 27, 2021

Glancing

The sidelong gaze of a chicken. This one is jubilant and full of energy, the flow of the backdrop enhancing the emotional impact.
June 26, 2021

Giant Monster

 


I've been keeping up these daily 1-bit things on our Twitter. I could probably blame that for the slower updates on the site, but I think it's unrelated slacking. I haven't really managed to fit in as many Chickens in these pixel dailies as I intended, but that's okay.

Here we have a giant chicken trying to step on some houses. Helicopters are rudely firing upon him in response.

June 21, 2021

Bowless

Chicken Hood carefully trained his stance and position. The legendary thief who robbed from the cook and gave to the flock. To truly match the songbird he shared a namesake with though he would need to master the bow. But could you really even draw a bow with wings? Should he use his feet instead?

June 17, 2021

Cast Into the Pit

The clergy cried out in righteous anger as they cast the fowl beast into the pit. The farmer continued to be upset as his plans had involved casting it into a stock pot. The chicken felt conflicted because it was thrown into a crevasse, which was probably still better than being soup.

June 15, 2021

Toon

This one is more cartoon-ish than usual. I'm not quite sure what I mean by that, but this design would, perhaps, be fine with a Sunday morning comic strip running away from the lasagna cat.
June 12, 2021

Sky Platforms

The humble floating platform, high in the sky, with dirt and grass. This is the staple of 2D platform video games. In 3D or vague isometric is seems a bit strange though. I guess it's always strange really. Dirt shouldn't float. Wooden platforms or something would make way more sense.

The masked gray chicken isn't some sort of black and white look for contrast. It's just how the energetic bird jumping through the sky looks.

June 10, 2021

Defeat – May 2021 Wallpaper

I was thinking I didn't get very much interaction on this one. It's weird so I figured I would get a comment somewhere. That was because I didn't actually post it. I made several similar fantasy cliff wallpapers and this isn't my favorite one, but I like it. 

Our brave birds arrive to face off against the beaked beast. Its eye staring down at them they could only strive to hold it off, but no crowing champion raised their might and in truth defeat was inevitable against such an opponent.

Special Thanks to my Patreon Supporters. Without them I wouldn't have such regular wallpapers.

Starry Witch

A witch-ish chicken in front of a starry sky.

I feel asleep when I got home and woke up in the middle of the night so excuse the strange posting time.

June 06, 2021

Dramatic Cut

An eggquisite peck strikes through the air. The sky splits with a rooster's crow and the fowl beast is defeated. 

I'm out of practice on my bad chicken puns but they're like riding a bike, especially the egg ones.
June 02, 2021

Dot Eyes

The pinhole like eyes stare into your soul. The chicken looks straight at you. Preparing for the chicken's attack... Nothing happens. It is, in fact, a mundane bird.

May 31, 2021

Chicken (Pixel Dailies)



I've been thinking about participating in "Pixel Dailies" for a while now since I think it's neat, but I put it off. The theme today was "Chicken" though so I figured I don't have much of a choice. Any non-chicken ones will just be on my twitter, though I doubt I'll keep it up for more than a week or two.


For style I'm doing 32x32 1-Bit because I think it looks nice and I want to get some practice on it.