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June 17, 2024

Blocky Chicken

 

That's one blocky bird. Rising strongly in the desert heat this chicken is ready... To pass out.

June 13, 2024

Blue Float

Chicken on a patch of blue.

This is what art is all about. This would look great on a dish towel.

 

June 10, 2024

Shine Dark Bird

The pink light flickered around the bird standing tall in the night. 

Maybe this is just the reveal of a new villain? Or just a dark and brooding friend.

June 06, 2024

Strange Smell

As you enter the room you're struck by a strange smell. Is it something in the trash? Spilled cleaning supplies? The dinner you were invited to?

 Really no way to know.

June 04, 2024

Zap

Zap Lightning, the fastest chicken in the world. After a terrible bug zapper accident Zap found himself with the ability to move like lightning and cook tasty bugs in an instant.


I told the Patreon folks already, but this month I'm going to be posting every Monday and Thursday and try out maintaining a regular schedule. 

You may have noticed that's it's Tuesday. I scheduled this wrong and forgot to check, but the rest of the month should be smoother.

May 31, 2024

Awaken – May 2024 Wallpaper



Everyone has seen the old cartoons. We know what the rooster's job is. It's to wake you up at the crack of dawn with a powerful crow, but what makes it awaken? It's still night, but the rooster's eye is wide open.

Thank you to my supporters on Patreon and Ko-Fi. If you enjoy my content consider throwing me a dollar or two.

May 26, 2024

Nightly Chicken

Emerging from the darkness we have our nightly chicken.

Well, these aren't really nightly, but this one certainly shows up at night. It's scarier that way.
 

May 21, 2024

Armor


I used to do quite a bit of classic fantasy chickens, but it's been a while. Anyways here's a big with one of those beak helmets. It's a bit awkward to get on when you already have a beak.

May 17, 2024

Ominous

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Is this silence ominous enough?

May 14, 2024

Little Birdy

A little birdy told me your secret, so you may as well just admit it so I can use it to blackmail you later. Feel free to let me know if you stole money from a shady businessman or stabbed a man in cold blood.

I don't really want to know about anything more mundane or illicit.

May 08, 2024

Really?

You might say, "This is supposed to be a chicken? Really?"

And to that I say "I'm kind of settled into this way of stylizing things, but yeah. Almost everything on this site is supposed to be a chicken."

Hopefully the conversation ends there, because I don't have many more follow-up comments.

May 07, 2024

Colored Lines

This one is sad. You can tell from the eyebrows that chickens don't have.

May 01, 2024

With a Hat

Start the month off with a hat. It's got a good shape with a blown up brim.

Also there's a chicken

April 27, 2024

Egg Ghost

The egg yolk took shape as the fowl spirit was roused and a ghastly sizzle came up from the frying pan.

This was simply the daily breakfast experience when you were a ghost hunting farmer. 

April 23, 2024

Blueprint

The world is made to match the plans that are laid, but between the idea and the reality things never quite match up. Able to instantly recall these half realized plans the goggle-clad fowl saw a path for escape. Otherwise he was bound to be someone's dinner before too long.

This may be more on the "string of nonsense" end but I think I need to get back to wandering rambles so that's good.

April 22, 2024

Twisted Aura

The psychic detective didn't know what to do. For many years he had relied on his unique gift to solve countless crimes, but this time was different. The twisted aura of the bird was worse than any serial killer. But it couldn't have been responsible for the recent string of violent robberies, unless–!

April 21, 2024

Flat Shades

Nothing too deep here.

April 14, 2024

Spring Circles

It's springtime so enjoy some pastel colors. 

April 13, 2024

No Fear


The bird walked through the desolate plain without fear. It's easy to ignore all threats when one doesn't have any thoughts. Even the terrifying serpent was frustrated by the chicken's nonchalance.

April 10, 2024

Do It

Here we go everybody. Sometimes you just need to Do It. (In this case "it" is posting a chicken.)

April 01, 2024

Barnyard

We don't need to be limited to just chickens. I can draw the whole range of barnyard critters, from chicken to pig. Maybe even duck? Cow is a bit large but I've done it before.

Of course you've already seen through this April Fool's jape. We need to include a chicken or it isn't Chicken Maker at all.

March 31, 2024

Spring Bunny – March 2024 Wallpaper

Welcome back for another adorable Spring season. What more can you want than bunnies and sunshine? Probably just this round bird, I assume. Today's piece even has a smiling sun.

Happy Easter and thank you to my supporters on Patreon and Ko-Fi.

March 27, 2024

TMNC

There's no green turtle for reason, but there can be a green chicken, because he isn't green

March 23, 2024

Space Bird – February 2024 Wallpaper


SciFi is fun. The Space Bird is the hero of a generation. After reaching the moon he managed to fight off the alien invaders, and make even more strange, squid-like friends.

Thank you, as always, to my Patreon and Ko-Fi supporters. Without your support I'd probably still do this, but not nearly as much.

March 17, 2024

15 Years of Chicken Maker

Fifteen feels like possibly too many years of Chicken Maker, but we'll just keep it rolling.

This year I didn't do much that I would call particularly interesting. I didn't make a lovely pamphlet. I didn't follow through on making a GameBoy game. Just kind of coasting by and making fun chickens when they cross my mind. I guess I also played with TikTok for a bit. I did post more than 100 chickens though, despite feeling like I don't post enough.

Green version of the tiktok border I made last time I made those.

Anyways it's St. Patrick's Day so let's get into our anniversary Green Chickens. These are some of my favorites from the past year.

Lime green is not an Artisanal color. Very processed 

Even blocked out in green the chicken is obvious

Even now, it's a bird.

I left off the mirrored element, but the Little Hat is cute.

The powerful aura of potentially spoiled leftovers

Honestly when the Spiral is green this is rather zombies.


Special Mention to the Digital Gridz wallpaper for already being green.


Love you all. Gimme a dollar on Patreon or Ko-fi

March 15, 2024

Wisps


 The wispy ghosts float around the bird in the dead of night. Were they his friends? His foes? A horrible vengeful occurrence? They do seem rather worm-like...

March 10, 2024

Glasses


It's a chicken with Glasses. Is he a nerd? Perhaps an earnest business man with a business plan? A scientist, preparing for a natural disaster?

Probably not. Just your standard glasses bird.

March 08, 2024

Dragon Quest Monster


Sadly Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball and the main artist for the Dragon Quest video game franchise, has passed away. He was truly one of the most iconic artists of our time and I have so many fond memories of the things he created. 

While we reminisce here's a picture of Bantamweight, a chicken monster from Dragon Quest IV. 

March 07, 2024

Scrawl on the Wall

It's just a little scrawl on wall. Could be any rude thing in that bathroom stall, but instead it's a friendly bird. What a great day.

March 05, 2024

Another Chicken

I was sick, and I've recovered. Then I continued to not post for a week. Now we're back with another chicken to start the month off.

Pretty standard Chicken Maker experience.

February 22, 2024

Sick and Soup

Everyone, I've been sick for days and all I've eaten is crackers and chicken noodle soup. 

Just lightly pity me.

February 17, 2024

Caped Traveler


Off on another adventure. Or perhaps just a bit chilly and eccentric. I don't know that I could pull off a cape personally, but it's certainly dramatic.
February 14, 2024

Valentine Heart

I love you all. Hope you had a wonderful day with your beloved.

I'm single though so I'm eating instant noodles.

February 12, 2024

Bloody Sword

The two birds locked eyes. That cruel smart chicken's glasses clinked as he strutted forward, not even giving the vagabond of a bird a second glance, but as their paths crossed the blade was drawn. As his head left his body Glasses never know which of his various crimes had been avenged in this instant.

Perhaps Chicken Maker has been lacking in excitement of late. I probably need to play more violent video games or something to keep the creative juices flowing and the thrills of our sporadic chicken art coming. Of course this isn't gory. I aim for a firm T rating on this website. This is just nice clean bloodshed.

February 06, 2024

Star Bird

The chicken had been sent away from the earth. The dark night sky full of stars was all wrong, but even if they were in the wrong places these were the same stars.

February 01, 2024

Green Lantern

Green Lantern, a classic American Superhero. I'm slightly unsure if the Green Lantern made this Energy Chicken or if the chicken is the Green Lantern.

January 29, 2024

The Butcher's Knife

The bird could only look up uncertainly as the life drained from its body. How had the butcher's knife struck when the chicken was wearing a helmet.

The misunderstanding of armor really went to show how birdbrained the bird could be.
 

January 28, 2024

Chalkboard – January 2024 Wallpaper

The off-yellow and white are the only real chalk colors. All the other actual colors felt like cheating to me. Just the dark green, and pale white, coming together to educate you all. Because I assure you this is an educational piece. From Korean to Italian we've written the chicken noise in a variety of ways. (Though it's a bit inconsistent since some are clucking and others are cockadoodledoo)

Thank you, as always, to my Patreon and Ko-Fi supporters. Without your support I'd probably still do this, but not nearly as much.

January 25, 2024

Tired

Hey everybody! Not to sound too excited but I'm pretty sleepy, much like the humble bird on screen, but unlike this poor fowl I'm going to bed.

January 21, 2024

December Short Videos

Here are last month's short videos. Because one had me drawing and erasing multiple chickens I don't have them all to post as pictures this time, unfortunately.

Spiraling

Fall into a trance as the spiral spins. You'll never know what lies lied beyond your thoughts as the hypnotist snapped his fingers. All you could do was question your sanity. Why? Why were there three chickens here now?

January 13, 2024

Color Grading

There has recently been a discussion online about the color degradation of old anime. Highlighted by the green skies of Dragon Ball, and general pinkness of Sailor Moon, neither of which were actually intentional. Both were just results of film degradation, copying and digital encoding.

Preserving things right is important, but this second chicken just lacks the charming character of the slightly green one above him. Like when you learn that roman statues were originally painted garish colors, not just left as striking white marble.
January 12, 2024

Twins

How have the roosters ended up so different, when they started as just two chicks born from the same egg. Of course they're identical, they're twins, but one ended up a real estate novelist, while the other is still in the navy. 

I somewhat doubted this was how birds worked, but apparently you can have fraternal twins in an egg.

Figuring out how to use my new crossposting thing, but this should be going up on Pixiv, Newgrounds, Tumblr, and Patreon

January 09, 2024

Mild

Late start this month, like most months. I'm not quite ready to go wild this year so we'll start with this mild chicken.