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July 06, 2022

Fuzzy

Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't really fuzzy, was he? I got that mixed up with The Bear Who Wasn't... not that either of those have anything to do with this fuzzy chicken.

July 04, 2022

Trees and Fireworks


Here in America the Fourth of July is celebrated with endless fireworks, set off by your neighbors, only slightly out of sight due to their tree line but never out of earshot.

Make sure to give it a good stare so you can see the brown chicken silhouette in the lower right.

July 02, 2022

Dodge Lasers


 Like the most graceful cat burglar the chicken bounds through the laser grid. Little does the bird burglar realize it will all be for nothing. The alarms will go off when the statue is moved.

June 28, 2022

Swoosh

Awkwardly rotating is the most important swoosh. 

These vibrant blue-green shades always just feel like ghosts to me, but they can be an excessive motion instead I guess.

June 23, 2022

Wide Duel


The chickens saw each other from across the field.

June 21, 2022

Cloud

The sky, so broad and blue, supports the countless visions of your imagination. The vague forms catch your eye and you perceive something that's hardly there at all. 

There probably isn't even a chicken in this drawing.
June 20, 2022

Rainbow Line

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. That's the 7 colors of the rainbow. But Indigo and Violet being different colors is too much effort so we just use pink. Sometimes I add Cyan, but that's just because it's nice and vibrant on screen.
June 14, 2022

Eyebrow

Thick, hearty eyebrows, just like birds are supposed to have. 

I meant this to remind you of Ryu from Street Fighter, but I might have landed closer to Kenshiro.

June 09, 2022

Flawless Dodge

From above, below, left and right. Twist, contort and move. The flawless dodge as you pass through danger. I think the slight red-blue distortion helps sell the motion.

June 08, 2022

Just Move

Just move.

Stop slacking off.

Unless you feel like it.

Going back to sleep now.
 

June 04, 2022

The Copy


The bird and the copy stared at one another, but it was a challenging puzzle. Was he the original or the copy? Others said it was obvious which was the real one, but they hadn't managed to figure it out yet. They were clearly identical.

June 03, 2022

Retagging

I've been retagging literally everything on the site. You may have noticed for example that MS Paint is now #mspaint. It's been very tedious, but I want you to be able to find all of the lightning or cowboy chickens at a single click. Or at the very least I would like to be able to find them.

Still working on it to add some more fun tags so you can find things more easily, but there are more than 2000 on the site, so it will probably take a while to get them totally filled out.

Also this hopefully makes tags correctly on twitter now, but I won't know for sure until I post this.

EDIT: It does.

June 02, 2022

Silhouette Kill

Stealth and blood. A single strike to the head with the spur of the chicken's leg and blood sprays.

The moment reaches a climax and we get a stylistic transition to the next scene.

June 01, 2022

Side

This is the face of mild confusion and perhaps and upset stomach.

I need to switch to some more dynamic content. Maybe a gaudy fantasy theme or something.

May 28, 2022

Stare – May 2022 Wallpaper


I proudly present this vaguely abstracted wide chicken face. This is the face of a bird you can trust. Give him your full support, both now and in the future.

Special thanks to my Patreon Supporters, as always.
May 25, 2022

Mildly Frustrated

I am mildly frustrated. I was cleaning up some old accounts and things that I have and accidentally deactivated my most essential Chicken Maker Patreon account. That will hopefully be restored shortly since I resubmitted it and sent a message to their help desk.

EDIT: And it's back. Support me on Patreon
May 22, 2022

Neon Glow


The lightly colored hum of a neon sign, obscured by the pale glow of its own light. It is unmoving and unbending. It stands as a light in the darkness, but only one that looks cool, not one that does something helpful like guide your way or illuminate the surroundings.

May 17, 2022

Looking

For this piece we have chosen to really mix things up. That's why the chicken is facing left rather than right.

Of course the real secret is that the head isn't defined and both left and right are in white.

May 12, 2022

Cloud Fall

Falling from the blue sky one questions how the chicken reached such heights in the first place. Did he leap from a plane? Fired from a cannon? Or is it a legend who truly took flight in a magnificent display... but not for long.

May 10, 2022

Flared

The bird has flared feathers and a flame-like comb. I feel pretty concerned about the round beak being too like a nose, but I think it works at least in the context of the rest of this site. The important part is the nice thick lines and strange shapes.

May 08, 2022

Hatching

For today's piece an anxious hen watches as her egg begins to hatch.

Happy Mother's Day.

May 06, 2022

Trying Hard – April 2022 Wallpaper



If you're doing something you should be trying. Trying to what? I don't know. You don't need to seek victory, success or even fun. Just actually do whatever it is you're trying to do. Sorry this one got a bit delayed. I wasn't happy with it last month.

As always these wallpapers would not be made without the support of my Patreon supporters. Go there and give me a dollar. They get to see an exclusive bonus chicken every month.

May 04, 2022

Lightsaber

May the 4th. It's the Star Wars joke, you know. I just wanted to draw a laser sword.

May 02, 2022

Fighting Game

Fighting Head-to-Head in a best two out of three. Punch in that crazy input and use your... um...

I can't figure out a good chicken pun for Hadoken and any other special move feels too obscure to reference. Like half the special moves in these games end in -ken because it means fist and I guess I can roll that into Chicken, but that just gives us things like Ha-do-chicken. That is fun enough but I'm not satisfied with it.

Anyways I like King of Fighters if I'm picking a fighting game, though I haven't played the newest one yet. 

May 01, 2022

Face Him!

Do not look away from him. His cold vast stare overwhelms your mind.

Face him! A mere bird is smaller than you so it will surely lose to your passion.

April 24, 2022

Ready For Music

Are you ready for the music? Are you ready for the beat? If so you are at the wrong website. Audio is an enemy I dare not face. We only make these MS Paint Chicken drawings.

April 18, 2022

Looking Up


Things are looking up, not that they ever aren't. I, for one, am feeling fantastic. Sky is blue. Grass is green and I'm walking with my head held high. Usually my vague ramblings tend toward getting past the hard times because it's a more interesting narrative to ramble about than "Life is Good!" but we all deserve some much needed positivity.

April 17, 2022

Forest Egg

The festive hen wearing colorful rabbit ears watches the mysterious forest egg as it starts to hatch. Would it be malevolent or heaven-sent? Would it be a bird or a bunny?

Happy Easter. I hope you're all enjoying the spring holiday.

April 15, 2022

Rolling Hills


A simple fowl just living among the rolling hills.

Been busy with other stuff, but we'll have some more fun Chicken Maker content soon.

April 09, 2022

Spray Flip

Just trying to do something a bit more aesthetic for this one. We used only an 8 color "orange" palette for the colors, including white, though it's really more on the brown side. The flecks of white showing through the background design give an unpolished finish to the piece. 

This is a 9:16 aspect ratio so theoretically it works as a phone background but it's probably too small in practice.
 

April 06, 2022

Business

Do business. Wear a tie. Stand on your hay. Fill the sky with green. Tiny thoughtless eyes, like you're just a random bird. Where did you even get a tie?

April 01, 2022

Recipe: Roast Cornish Hen

A while back I decided to make a couple of roasted cornish hens, which are like chickens but smaller. The preparation is straight forward much like any other full roast bird, simply placing the thawed, trussed and seasoned-to-taste bird in a lightly oiled baking dish, putting it in an over preheated to 350F for around one hour until fully cooked, occasionally ladling the juices from the pan on top to prevent burning.

I chose to garnish with skewered and roasted cherry tomatoes, which cooked quickly in a separate tray in the oven, preferably until lightly charred and ready to burst in your mouth. The iceberg lettuce and bit of cheese salad on the side provided some much needed texture to the dish.
March 30, 2022

Squiggle

There are so many words for a vague swoosh and I think I've already used most of them for titles. I'm sure I'll think of a good one next time I have some vague squiggles to draw for a background.

March 25, 2022

Small Madness

Largely taken by concepts of confusion and going full coocoo the chicken would have you believe it wasn't a bird at all, but in fact just some sort of rendering of questionable artistic merit. Clearly nonsense. This is the peak of art– I mean a bird.
 

March 23, 2022

Gray Moon

Check out that vaguely blue nighttime color scheme.
 

March 22, 2022

Birb


Just your basic birb to get this moving again. Look into his beady little eye. So much cruel ambition, or at least vacant thoughtlessness.

March 17, 2022

Green – March 2022 Wallpaper


This month's wallpaper, in keeping with the site anniversary, is green. Thematically we're going with green and stylistically also green. If you have any question, like the artist's motivations or major inspirations for the piece you should be able to safely assume the answer is green. 

Special thanks to my Patreon Supporters. Wildly exceeding my original goal of making pennies a day, you guys rock.

13 Years of Chicken Maker

Today marks the end of our lucky 13th year of ChickenMaker.net content. Going back through this year's pieces I thought a lot of them were older than they are. The site might be stagnated a bit so we should probably start an exciting new project soon, like a coffee table book or something. 

Comment on this, let me know if you have a cool idea or a favorite on here or just want to say it's neat. On the blog, on the Facebook, on the Twitter.

Below we have our annual best-of the year green variants. (Happy St. Patrick's Day) As a bonus I have Bird ala Gameboy, a smaller pixel piece using the already green classic Gameboy palette, which I'm always fond of.

Strong Stance is a bit generic
I never did anything with this Simple Monocolor Character
There's no Question
Doing Pixel Dailies for a month was a fun activity
The Bat is the highpoint in this classic-feeling piece
This is undeniably Iconic
Deep Holler Remake was a special request from a Patreon supporter
Barbarian (sticker) is part of a series that's actually almost done now 
This one is about Dirt. No more messaging
March 14, 2022

Stretched

 

Abandon yourself. Forsake form and forsake function. Embrace only the moment of sheer acceleration as you distort away from this reality and into... ChickenMaker.net


Please read this as an Outer Limits narration.

March 13, 2022

Bird Skull


I hate drawing skeleton. Years ago I said never again, but I wanted a skull for an offhand background element in that wallpaper so I had to do some practice and I posted on twitter. And someone said it looked like a car so also with wheels... This is the kind of content the internet likes.

March 12, 2022

Alien

Other than the extremely garish colors it seems like a... normal bird? You can probably make an omelette from the glowing green eggs. It might explode if you try to deep-fry it though.

March 07, 2022

Cyborg – February 2022 Wallpaper


This month's wallpaper is a cross between two classic Chicken Maker pieces, Future Imperfect and Cyborg Chicken W. (Both of which had remakes in Future Imperfect Once More and Cyborg Chicken W REMAKER!) Nice to draw from my vast back catalogue on occasion. I've had so many half baked ideas.

Special thanks, as always, to my Patreon supporters. Get over there and give me a dollar?