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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.

June 10, 2021

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.
May 29, 2021

Standing Desk


I have a fancy electric standing desk at home now. I've wanted one for a while because I've used them at work and I stand a fair amount there. It was a pain to build but now that I'm using it I feel good about the whole thing.

Why am I sharing this? Well there's a post on this site that was about me building a bookcase forever ago and I fondly recall someone I shared the site with questioning that being a valid post topic. Yes, of course it is.

May 26, 2021

Question

In life you can accept things or you can be filled with endless questions and doubts. Think back and ask, did the last 9 years really happen, or are we just floating on a disk sailing through some vague metaphysical space since the world ended in 2012? I'm fairly certain they happened, but I was born after Haley's Comet destroyed the world in 1986 so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

May 24, 2021

Lasers

Lasers fire back and forth as the battle rages between the space emperors' forces, the last remnants of mankind, and the giant alien chickens, who are obviously the moral heroes.

This is obviously sci-fi. You can tell because the chicken has the little metal cup on the side of its head.

May 21, 2021

Meander

At this shape and aspect ratio meandering becomes a core form of movement replacing such dangerous and bold techniques as jaunting. The colors are dull and less vibrant to indicate that the bird is less energetic and more worn out.
May 19, 2021

Round

The round bird is the ideal shape to communicate harmony, community and general fluffiness. This may be one of my finest pieces. Combined with the irregular outline it is given an interesting form.

May 17, 2021

Clucker Logo

Social Media platforms. Making one is the key to big success so I'm proud to present our newest concept, Clucker. Clucker is a social media platform unlike any other. By banning non-chicken related content we can avoid the issues of other platforms, such as over-sharing and arguing with your uncle about something stupid.

As soon as I get a few billion from a random angel investor we can get started.

Unfortunately I've made use of this Twitter/Clucker "pun" before.

May 11, 2021

Not Surprised

You sneak up on that bird. It was finally time to get rid of it... It's head turned, a calm look in its tiny fowl eyes. It wasn't surprised by your appearance. Did it even know why you were here? It would be best to leave now, before it gets upset.

May 09, 2021

Egg Hatch (Mother's Day)



Happy Mother's Day Everyone.  Enjoy this short animation.

Patreon link in case animation doesn't load. https://www.patreon.com/posts/51054009
May 06, 2021

Striking Outline

Here we have a striking collection of dark shapes. Together they're a chicken because this is a website for that.

I would never forget about this site, but I didn't realize I took a quick week off. Ahem, back to it now.

April 28, 2021

Experience - April 2021 Wallpaper



Today I want you to EXPERIENCE this piece. Look at the colors. Feel the the pattern. Flat, checkered. We're doing it all in an irregular flow. Today I want you to experience ChickenMaker.Net

I wasn't sure where I was going when I started this and looking at it now I'm still kind of confused, but I'm happy with it and I think I'll enjoy it when I see it later on. That goes for both this wallpaper and this website.

Thank you to my Patreon supporters, who make these monthly wallpapers... possible? This doesn't really cost me anything. The supporters just make me feel a bit more enthusiatic.
April 26, 2021

Preparing for Destiny

This bird looks forward. The road before it was nothing but its unavoidable fate. Why else would it do what had to be done?

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.