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

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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:

Just some more art!
This time i tried a bit of the time with a drawing tablet!
I hope you enjoy!
If it hurts you eyes just look at this potato!


PiggyPaintBrush @ Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:37 pm


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by MiloThePitBull @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:11 pm [Reply]


Magic and Witchcraft
by Ayyyyyyyy @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:34 pm [Reply]

This piece here is inspired by a little doodle I drew in my mathematics class. It's my first time attempting artwork on Chicken Smoothie, and also my first time trying digital art all together! I got a drawing tablet recently so I thought why not give it a go. I generally stick to the traditional grey lead and paper, but I was curious to see how I'd go with this. So basically this is just a test to get a feeling of all the tools and whatnot. I think I did alright for my first try but I'd still love to have some feedback and criticism! But not anything too harsh?...

Anyways, thank you all and have an awesome day :3 <3

Ayyyyyyyy @ Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:33 am

Bump! Still looking for some criticism :3

FadingTears @ Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:33 am

AWWW! It's so cute! I love it C:

Ayyyyyyyy @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:47 pm

FadingTears wrote:AWWW! It's so cute! I love it C:

Thank you! :3

We Are The Crazy Kids
by Jolteon, @ Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:42 am [Reply]

Some Crazy- Some Crazy Kids

toshie @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:46 am

I'm a crazy kids

Jolteon, @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:50 pm

toshie wrote:I'm a crazy kids

No I'm a crazy kids

A Litwick
by SilverStarlight @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:15 pm [Reply]

I don't know; one does not need a reason to hastily paint a Litwick. B-)

Pokémon © GAME FREAK/Nintendo

Maya the Majin
by Zamasu @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:03 pm [Reply]

yo its an oc!

by Cat Dart @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:04 pm [Reply]

blue cats are yes

Contest Entry
by Piqeon @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:36 am [Reply]

If the owner of the character wants me to take it down, I will, sorry if you were looking for 'cute' art rip.

//sorry, its very badly done

Edit: Why isn't this in Sketches and experiments? I would have sworn...

theletterp @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:42 am

ah. well. i am able to make art! so if it is alright. i can draw your siblings oc. i wont mind ^-^

Lil Uzi Vert @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:05 am

This is so cute, this definitely fits Polaris's personality, I love it!

AchiToki @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:23 am

this is adorable!!

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For bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
by ~Teya~ @ Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:17 pm [Reply]


BluKitty53 @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:17 pm

    *smol scream* ITS MY BABY STARZE <333

    you've done such a great job on her, thank you so much teya! <3

by skellytin @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:15 pm [Reply]

    ☆ ☆ ☆

    i tried drawing a background.
    i had a reference but i
    changed a lot of it though.

    any critique??
    ☆ ☆ ☆

Baby Bros
by LilChickNug @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:43 pm [Reply]

My babies Viktor and Milo got in trouble, but only one of them didn't do anything. *Ahem*

Idk what Viktor did, probably tried to murder another kid in the daycare or something because they tried to steal his apple juice.

Also, look that their matching eye patches. I thought of the idea and it was too cute to not add.

They're brothers by the way.

mae the sacrificer @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:12 pm

this is adorable

y es

i love you and your style so much !!

Scales and Arpeggios
by P a s t e l @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:09 pm [Reply]

ye boi

skywalker, @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:20 pm

      omg this is so ?? cute ??
      I love the aristocats movie also <33

P a s t e l @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:38 pm

skywalker, wrote:
      omg this is so ?? cute ??
      I love the aristocats movie also <33

thank you!!

by Cupcake_15 @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm [Reply]

:clap: :D :lol: :P :thumbup:

should i do more
by AshMAS @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm [Reply]

i need to color it in

ignore my lasagna titles please.
For: gray !

gray ! @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:31 pm

I love me some lasagnes

This was fun to color! C: Great job and thanks for making it! <3 :mrgreen:

Pokemonrawesome12eyy @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:23 pm

Sorry for taking a bit! Please add me to the drawing so I can make your character! <3

aa finally!!
its time to do some mad deals
(jk im pretty expensive)

headshot - 1 rare of 2011-2012 or 2 uncommons of 2010-2011 or 6-7 c$
bust - a very rare of 2013-2014 or 2 rares of 2010-2011
fullbody - two very rares of 2010-2011 or 3 rares of 2010-2011

reminder; all of them are shaded.
i cannot do humans, only animals (feral and anthro) please

here, my art shop in dA!
here, information about my commishes on deviantart (also those are my old art gdi)
my deviantart

1- kiffell - 1 - 1 2
2- sundead - 1
3- RainbowCharizard - 1
4- shim - 2

kiffell @ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:51 am

Could you possibly do a fullbody of him?
and a headshot of [url]getting ref soon[/url]
When should i send payment?

honeystorm.wishes @ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:52 am

    do you do furries/anthros or just ferals? ;v;

atlas, @ Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:53 am

keldeo, wrote:Could you possibly do a fullbody of him?
and a headshot of [url]getting ref soon[/url]
When should i send payment?

aa, i will gladly do him!
i have a headshot to do tomorrow, you can send the pets after i finish the first comm!
then i will start drawing your character. (adding you to the list!

honeystorm.wishes wrote:
    do you do furries/anthros or just ferals? ;v;

both of em!

edit; made slots

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by Mackiot @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:03 pm [Reply]

when you cant draw people but you do anyways

10 points to whoever can guess who this iss

Ethulai @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:31 pm

    Umm hello? Clearly can draw people in ridiculously awesome cartoon form.

    Love the shading here.

Mackiot @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Ethulai wrote:
    Umm hello? Clearly can draw people in ridiculously awesome cartoon form.

    Love the shading here.

thanks friendo ;-)

Love u
by Individuality @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:06 pm [Reply]

I love these two sm.

mowingmylawn @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:07 pm



*Leapkit* @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:07 pm

Wow!! Those are some really great textures. :0

Individuality @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:41 pm

mowingmylawn wrote:AUGH THIS IS S O G O O D


thank you!! Another piece I did got featured so it's very unlikely this peice will :>

*Leapkit* wrote:Wow!! Those are some really great textures. :0

thank you!!

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by anieroi @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:50 pm [Reply]



its weird
i know
but its for school

edit: timers off by about 10-15 minutes
and i didn't try
I can do soooo much better xD'

also there is only 2 drawing sessions

mymeowiscuter @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:50 pm

i love it

anieroi @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:52 pm

mymeowiscuter wrote:i love it

wow seriously??? thank you so much my weird duck says 'heyaeayaeyaeyae'

eye ball
by Cupcake_15 @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 pm [Reply]

:D :D 8-) 8-) 8-) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

Althea Growth based on this drawing by Karmel
by Drasheep @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:35 pm [Reply]

Kit ref!!
Edits: Hair edit, Longer fur, and Shine edit!
Seeking approval!

Oh boy this was surprisingly hard.

Here We Go! I loved this linework, and it was fun to play around with! i took your lightening and angel/demon details in account. The back thing is still iffy, I might remove it. no comment on the bird by the way i have no idea why i put that in there XD

Autumn Ghost @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:31 pm

I really like it!! All the items are super creative! Personally, I love the back thing and the little bird ❤ It's all beautiful!! Thank you so much for entering ❤

Foxy Loxy
by ShadowDarkpaw @ Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:42 pm [Reply]

Do you like my fox :)

Wolfie/Candy @ Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:31 am

This is cool sis :D

YaoiRocks69 @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:27 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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