Beginner's Oekaki

Artists of all levels of skill are welcome to draw here!

Forum rules
Reminder: Copying another person's art without permission to reproduce their work is a form of art-theft!
If you are unsure, read the full art rules here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30437

Need help using the Oekaki? Check out this guide to the Oekaki by Misnake!

Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:56 pm [Reply]

All images made in the oekaki board must follow our general Art Rules - however, there are some extra rules specific to the Oekaki that you should be aware of;

Oekaki-specific Rules

What you should do:

  • Keep comments polite, helpful, and relevant to the artwork. Critique is allowed if requested by the artist - but bare insults are not welcome here.
  • Make an effort to post your drawing in the correct board. For example, if you color in an Editable drawing, post it into the 'Colored-in' board. If you are new to oekaki and your artwork isn't of a very high standard yet, post in the Beginners board until you've had more practice.
  • If using an editable, follow the artist's rules! This may include leaving a signature/watermark layer on the final image, or may prevent you from selling colored-in versions as adoptables.
What you shouldn't do:
  • Don't post excessively bloody/gory/violent images, nudity, or anything else which might be inappropriate for younger viewers.
  • Do not post blank canvases in the contests board. Contests may be posted there only if you provide a lineart or background for contestants to use in their entries. If you don't need people to edit something in particular, go to the Regular Art Competitions Board to create your topic. You can still make a rule that your contestants make their entries in the Oekaki boards if you prefer it that way.
  • Don't make Oekaki drawings with just words or puzzles written on them. The oekaki is for sharing artwork, not for displaying a message or playing a forum game.
  • Don't spam the oekaki with random 10 second scribbles or advertisements and trade requests.
  • Religious themes are allowed in most boards EXCEPT in the Editable or Adoptable boards. Please keep these images for the Beginners, Intermediate, or Sketches boards instead.
  • Don't post offensive images imposing your beliefs on others. You are free to express your beliefs in a peaceful way, but not by hating on or denouncing any other person or group of people.
  • Don't create Oekaki topics just to share art you've created elsewhere. Art drawn in another program should be posted in the appropriate board (for example: non-Oekaki adopts go in User-made Adoptables).

Selecting a different version of ChibiPaint
We have 2 versions of ChibiPaint to choose from. The newer version (ChibiPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like rotating your canvas.
You can choose "ChibiPaint v2.0" on your Oekaki settings page here:

If you don't know how to get started, go to the Beginner Oekaki. When you create a 'New Topic' it will load ChibiPaint for you.
You need Java to view it, and once you create and send a picture it will feature at the top of your new topic.

Try these guides before asking questions:
Basic Oekaki Help
Very detailed Oekaki guide.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does art get 'featured' for the front page?
Featured art is hand-picked by a staff member to make it appear on the front page. Only recent artwork can appear in the featured box. The lucky artists are chosen if we think their drawing is particularly beautiful or creative and deserving of special attention. Often some of the site's 'best' artwork doesn't get featured because we believe it will attract enough attention on it's own.

Will you feature my artwork please?
We don't take requests or recommendations. There are not many places available for featured art, so many people just miss out. Don't take it personally, if you haven't been featured then your drawing is just one among tens of thousands which didn't get featured that week. It doesn't mean we think you're unworthy, it just means you're not incredibly lucky.

How does art get into the "most popular" categories?
The "most popular" boards are sorted automatically based on the number of "likes" they have. They are set up to include the top images from a range of different boards so that even Beginners and Sketches have a chance of being displayed amongst the top Intermediate artwork.

Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
Yes, but all of their posts require post approval from a moderator before they appear in the forum.

I'm a COPPA user. What happened to my post? When will it be approved?
If you don't see your recent post appearing in the oekaki boards then it is probably waiting for a staff member to approve it. This might take a few minutes, or a few hours, depending on how many staff are available right now. Please be patient, staff have to read and approve nearly 1000 posts per day, sometimes it just takes a while for yours to be seen.

  • Gallery display:

smol ruby rose
by thorrissia @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:52 pm [Reply]



imperials @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:54 pm

      oml this is so amazing im screaming ;o;

thorrissia @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:03 pm

That's very kind of you thank you!

~HєуRєι~ @ Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:02 am

oh my god why didn't I find this sooner! *so cute. smol rose bean*

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mi | bork bork in progress
by classical thief @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:35 pm [Reply]

he is mi and i am yu

first oekaki in probably 3 years ??? dunno
any tips?


sashiyaki @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:07 am

so Kyoot!

classical thief @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:10 am

can u not

sashiyaki @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:18 am

But i want to

by Sketchiimutt @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:41 pm [Reply]

I'm so proud of this I'm sobbing ;w; My back and my wrists hurt so muchh QmQ Timer is accurate. (Entry for a Kalon) All the signs in the background represent different things; Death, life and some other things. UwU
Edit; 4 HOURS?! Yikes

Keems @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:57 am

This is amazing! Really well done!

WolfyInAHood @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:01 am

This is perfect! I read a book called the alchemist and ever since I've wanted to draw some sort of alchemy thing but it would never be as good as this!

Sketchiimutt @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:17 am

Keems wrote:This is amazing! Really well done!

WolfyInAHood wrote:This is perfect! I read a book called the alchemist and ever since I've wanted to draw some sort of alchemy thing but it would never be as good as this!

Thank you both so much QwQ

Color Layers based on this drawing by Keen
by Keen @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:13 am [Reply]


Fly Away
by orcawhale @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 am [Reply]

A little "dragonfly dog" :) i really love making these!

Underswap Sans Quick Drawing~
by Asriel~Dreemurr @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:41 am [Reply]

Mweh heh heh!

Dream!Sans~ @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:07 am

Aw cute!
Mweh heh heh x3

WIP Kalon Commission
by TigerBlue @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:04 am [Reply]


by Dream!Sans~ @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:01 pm [Reply]

Guess what trash can I fell into xD

Coloring is WIP x3

.noir. @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:02 pm

I'm right there in the trash with you. :>

Dream!Sans~ @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:02 pm

.noir. wrote:I'm right there in the trash with you. :>

Its ok xD

chuuya @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:03 pm

omg yess ,, this is rlly cute btw !!

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This drawing was for stress relief and was not mean't to be a masterpiece but a just a nice calm drawing. :)

by Foxy X Mangle @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:24 am [Reply]


GamingDragon456 @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:49 am

Awww i love this! Mangle is my fav character btw!

Edited Lines based on this drawing by Keen
by Keen @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:48 am [Reply]


For a friend!
by <sandfeather> @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:45 am [Reply]


hope you like it!

GamingDragon456 @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:40 am


by lilacwolf35 @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 am [Reply]

trying out a new style

Retr00 @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 am

Pretty cute, I like the style!

lilacwolf35 @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:38 am

Retr00 wrote:
Pretty cute, I like the style!

thank you! :3

work in progress
by ⋆sin-namon.⋆ @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:37 pm [Reply]

        yeah this is a wip, was going to do my wolves from auroscisk, a 1x1 rp, but i'm too lazy
        finish this later future me

galaxial @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:46 pm

i was not stalking you
what are you talking about?


⋆sin-namon.⋆ @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:20 pm

        no that's fine
        it's fine
        *sweats nervously*
        i see you outside my window forest

galaxial @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:47 pm

presses face against the window
hello. c:

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Derp Warrior Cats
by Wulvey @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:59 am [Reply]

    Wanted to try a new style, I think It turned out pretty nicely!
    They are random warrior cats, based on ones I felt like drawing, and a few of my favorites. - try to guess who is who.
    I took artistic liberty to draw them based on my personal interpretation.

    thank you so much for all the kind words!

ROMANAV @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:49 am

I love them!

liontamer321 @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:49 pm

Omg that style is so derp but so cute! Congrats! :>

Wolfy858 @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:48 pm

1st/6th is JAY BAE<3 and this is sooooooo boootttyyyful <3

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Keen's Lioness Fursona
by Keen @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:20 am [Reply]

The first tracing of the lines.
Permission received from the line artist.

Alexander Hamilton
by ~Tornado~ @ Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:18 pm [Reply]

So I finally got around to checking Hamilton out and it's awesome

Uh I posted this in beginners but feel free to just use this as a avatar anyway if you want

Misty stars @ Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:30 pm


~Zoehascupcake~ @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:20 am

I forgot how pleasing your art is to look at. Great job!

Skoomacat @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:14 am

YAAAAAASSSSSSS in history we listen to a whole bunch of music from hamilton to where one of the teachers was nicknamed king henry the 3rd cause he comein when the king sings in songs and hell sing along XD

Don't Press That Button!
by Cubone. @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:58 am [Reply]

    Probably no one will know where there characters are from. Anyway, here's the reference I used: ( the characters are not mine )

    Reference used.

by Neurophyte @ Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:10 am [Reply]

New oc. Again.
This is Harrison. He does have a body despite what the image shows.

Please give criticism if possible, I would like to improve! This already looks kinda icky and I only just finished it.

Timer is kinda off, since I kept leaving it open in the background.

S1520 @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:32 pm

I think what is drawn is nice. It would be nicer to look at if it had a background 'n all, even though it's hard I know- I'm a hypocrite too as none of my art has BGs yet.

Neurophyte @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:55 am

Thanks! Yeah, I need to start working on them actually, since they are a weak spot in my digital drawings lol. I love your art by the way, it's beautifully detailed!

What are box cats? You ask we'll box cats are a mix between box and cat the first box cat was created when a cat loved a box so much she got stuck to it! Then her kittens were the first breed of box cats


Adoption box cats are free but items are not

Litter 2 up for adoption
6.taken by jumpycatfan

All you need to say
I would like to adopt a box cat thanks!


Box cats use tape as their currency

Omgsc :2 tape
Very common p:4 tape
Common:6 tape
Uncommon:10 tape
Rare:100 tape
Very rare:500 tape
Omgsr:unlimited tape
Wishlist bonus:10

Custom box cat:20 tape
Bows:10 tape
Wings:10 tape
Breeding potion:10 (I will make you as many babies as you want) have fun

twistersc @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:18 pm

can I have number 2?

mastergirl7 @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:19 pm

twistersc wrote:can I have number 2?

Yup two is all yours!

mastergirl7 @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:23 pm


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by <sandfeather> @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:16 pm [Reply]

One of my favorite characters!

seedcakes @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:57 pm

:0! how much are your commissions?

<sandfeather> @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:07 pm

I don't have a specific price, but I can work something out!

I do requests too! You don't have to pay!

seedcakes @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:15 pm

could you draw the adults in this picture? the art is by brambletear, and the brown spotted tom is owned by me while the orange tabby is owned by Katrione. The brown spotted tom has green eyes, by the way. thank you so much!

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MY BABY! ( My furry child )
by GALAXEH @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:36 pm [Reply]

I drew her without a drawing pad 8-)

GALAXEH @ Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:00 pm


Crybaby~ @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:11 am

Awesome! it's beautiful

by DragonBloodIsThicker @ Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:09 am [Reply]

Elliot and Sierra, my two babs <3
mmMM look at those eyeblinding colors


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