Beginner's Oekaki

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

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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:
http://www.chickensmoothie.com/oekaki/settings.php

Help:
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.


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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:

multiple ech's

dolphinbrd @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:04 am

hey! are you on animal jam clans wiki? i think i've seen you before on there.

Spacejump zoroark @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:05 am

dolphinbrd wrote:hey! are you on animal jam clans wiki? i think i've seen you before on there.

Indeed I am! Who might you be on there?

dolphinbrd @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 am

I'm ~TheFallenFate~ on there. I've seen you on some threads before, I think.

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'shooting stars'
by hyraxia @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:43 am [Reply]

i know i just made a vent
but i made a similar drawing yesterday but deleted it
so here is... once again ;;

Cinnamon Bun @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:45 am

*inserts Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars here*

hyraxia @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:25 am

Cinnamon Bun wrote:*inserts Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars here*

lol

Rabbit lines for ritatalia!
by toshie @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:21 am [Reply]

these were so hard, but here you go.

Ritatalia @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:14 am

-Looks at your message and clicks URL-

-sees adorably drawn rabbit-

I LOVE ITTTTTTTTT! Thank you soo much! :D :D You did a very good job!!! <3

I am almost done with your lines as well.

I chocked on my hot chocolate

redraw based on this drawing by mae ;
by mae ; @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:47 pm [Reply]

last art of the day i swear

h o n e y @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:49 pm

    wow, awesome improvement!! I absolutely love your art!

mae ; @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:58 am

h o n e y wrote:
    wow, awesome improvement!! I absolutely love your art!



ahh hey, thanks !!

mk
by Autumnal Equinox @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:32 am [Reply]

mk

Forest at Night
by valied @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:26 am [Reply]

This is exactly what it looks like.

Got wirez

20.6.17
by buni @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:48 am [Reply]

this didn't take me anywhere as long as the timer says

edit: thank you so so much for the feature! i'll have been on chickensmoothie for 7 years this year, and ever since i've joined i've been wanting this. when i first joined, i'll admit, i was really very young, and having my art noticed felt like something i'd only dream of. having this feature, even if i know i could do much better than this, has helped me see how much my art has grown in these 7 short years. thank you again!

.TacocaT. @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 am

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Wileyfangs @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:18 am

    Feature? Feature.
    Love this piece goodness.

alive. @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:49 am

    feature this :"V it's amazing!

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k
by Autumnal Equinox @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:45 am [Reply]

Dog Cat
The pink thing on the bottom ones tail is a scar.

Racker mask
by Spacejump zoroark @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:41 am [Reply]

Sketchhhh

Casey
by Nothing More @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:15 am [Reply]

yay finally figured out how to do the layers on oekaki XD

Roster Updates based on this drawing by skylark
by skylark @ Fri May 26, 2017 12:33 pm [Reply]

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Hello, and welcome to the Player Roster! Here, any and all updates that need to be made to our user-system can be requested. This includes requesting your player card, updating currency, and anything else you may need. Simply fill out the related form of your choice and post it to get your changes made.
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Kyar @ Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:25 pm

I hope this is okay? Please let me know and I'll delete it if not! :)

Sign me up!
Username: Kyar
Your Party: Yushin, Kibasha, and Rita!

julibee @ Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:27 pm

Sign me up!
Username: julibee
Your Party:
1. Yunalesca
2. Seraphina

♡Chocolate♡ @ Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:29 pm

    i hope this is okay!

    Sign me up!
    Username: chocolate
    Your Party: mollyharper, paige

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A-X-O-L-O-T-L
by VixenGlass @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:03 pm [Reply]

❝ Sixty degrees that come in threes.
Watches from within birch trees.
Saw his own dimension burn.
Misses home and can't return.
Says he's happy. He's a liar.
Blame the arson for the fire.
If he wants to shirk the blame,
He'll have to invoke my name.
One way to absolve his crime.
A different form, a different time. ❞

I made the axolotls have one eye because that's cool, right?

EDIT;; OMG WHAT MY FIRST FEATURE???!! AHH I'M SO HAPPY TYSM this made my day!! <3

_silentsiren_ @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:00 pm

4-19-10 5-25-11-22-9- 5 8-12-23-21-19-20 23-6-9-3-10-20 23 1-16-19-19-12
TEN SYMBOLS PLACED AROUND A WHEEL

16-23-10-20 15-10 16-23-10-20 4-16-19-25'12-12 22-9-10-20 4-16-19 5-19-23-12
HAND IN HAND THEY'LL BOND THE SEAL

22-3-4 22-6-19-23-13 4-16-19 21-16-23-15-10, 23-10-20 8-23-25 4-16-19 21-9-5-4
BUT BREAK THE CHAIN, AND PAY THE COST

4-16-19 8-6-9-8-16-19-21-25 1-15-12-12 23-12-12 22-19 12-9-5-4
THE PROPHECY WILL ALL BE LOST

18-23-20-19-20 8-15-21-4-3-6-19-5 22-12-19-23-21-16-19-20 22-25 5-3-10
FADED PICTURES BLEACHED BY SUN

4-16-19 4-23-12-19'5 4-9-12-20, 4-16-19 5-3-11-11-19-6'5 20-9-10-19
THE TALE'S TOLD, THE SUMMER'S DONE

15-10 11-19-11-9-6-15-19-5 4-16-19 8-15-10-19-5 5-4-15-12-12 8-12-23-25
IN MEMORIES THE PINES STILL PLAY

9-10 23 5-3-10-10-25 5-3-11-11-19-6'5 20-23-25
ON A SUNNY SUMMER'S DAY

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.Queen. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:06 pm

Y e a h UM i like this. Axolotls.

VixenGlass @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:11 pm

Ahh thank you guys so much!! TuT
It means a lot haha

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K A C H O W
by Meowdilynn @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:37 pm [Reply]

N O T I N M Y T O W N Y O U D O N T
ok but cars 3 is like amazing and DUDE THE RIDE AT DISNEYLAND ITS LIKE VROOOOOM

Silk. @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:43 pm

kerchoo

Meowdilynn @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Silk. wrote:kerchoo

bless u

Cheesenator @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:46 pm

i am speed

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sTYle chaLLenGE
by toshie @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:44 am [Reply]

I really wanted to try Yenneiis style ggggggg
nobody tell her i want her to discover it and b amazedddd
but i wanted to draw everest in her style so yeah.

THIS IS NOT MY STYLE! THIS STYLE IS YENNEIIS NOT MINEEEEE!! PLEASE DO NOT ACCUSE ME OF STEALING HER STYLE BECAUSE THIS IS JUST A CHALLENGE!!!

Jolteon, @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:47 am

DO ME DO ME,

toshie @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:49 am

YES YES YES OK I WILL C:

Jolteon, @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:55 am

toshie wrote:YES YES YES OK I WILL C:

Yeys yeys!

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2nd Elysian Entry! based on this drawing by Sunny.Shine.
by Sunny.Shine. @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:40 am [Reply]

Hi there! I thought I'd do another one. This one would probably be an uncommon because of the longer hair edits, and the tail is culred (just curled, not longer) I decided to theme it after tea. Hope you like it!

DRAGON FOR ADOPTION
by saphira22 @ Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:26 am [Reply]

If u want him send me a pet and of o like it u can have him : ) if u want one I will make u a dragon

Sunny Summer Splash
by Meowdilynn @ Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:10 pm [Reply]

It's finished, but I may add some splashes later c:
Image

XxShadowClanxX @ Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:11 pm

aww so cute!

~Tornado~ @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:59 am

Dang the colors on this are just stunning!

cookiepuppy8 @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:03 am

I Really like this! yellow and blue go good when there bright

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popsicle
by toshie @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:46 pm [Reply]

im eating the most bizzare popsicle ever,
it has taken an hour to eat, its called a "grab pop"

candy
by sope @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:57 pm [Reply]

i dont want 2 finish this i need 2 sleep soon

Creepy dragon
by Fluffydogpuppy @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:47 pm [Reply]

I tried drawing on this program but it's very different from my normal one :?

...
by SoMo @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:55 pm [Reply]

....

doodle
by brart simpson @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:48 pm [Reply]

hmmmm

Entry
by Shadowflight13 @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:52 pm [Reply]

Entry for M o o n.'s contest. c:

obrigado @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:01 pm

beautiful!

Bellidan4234 @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:55 pm

This is gorgeous ;o; I love the blue lighting!

h o n e y @ Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:56 pm

    this looks so magical! *o*

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