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

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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:
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:

The Ring Master
by UnfortunateBones @ Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:07 pm [Reply]

This is currently just a sketch, but I figured I would show what I'm working on. I tend to use different colors due to how it helps me be able to tell what is what better. It's not too good, and I honestly don't know how it's going to work out when it's finished, but eh. I tried. This is one of my snow leopards, can you guess what from?
Also, don't mind the time. Mine is always off due to how I generally don't have a bunch of time to sit down. Not only that, but I tend to do other things at the same time.

UnfortunateBones @ Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Finished now! And I hate that God-forbidden timer. IT'S SO OFF.

Kaori Miyazono. @ Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:51 am

Oh goodness. Looks great.
He seems like a rich and wealthy boyyy

UnfortunateBones @ Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:28 am

Thank you, and I guess he does! :)

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Fox
by Keems @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:47 am [Reply]

I don't even know.

Buyou
by haemon @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:15 pm [Reply]

I'm going through my blue period

Noctis Lucis Caelum @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:45 am

ooo v nice, i like the headpiece flower/leaves thing

Ref sheet sketch
by {APH} Hallo! @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:31 am [Reply]

Just going to draw characters on this sometimes

WIP
by Keems @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:48 pm [Reply]

For my art project, will complete soon

Ezai @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:03 am

    These are so good, I love the bottom one, can't wait to see how you finish it c:

Keems @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:15 am

Ezai wrote:
    These are so good, I love the bottom one, can't wait to see how you finish it c:

Thank you! The bottom one turned out the best.

Style challenge WIP
by Paper.dragonflies @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:42 am [Reply]

I ran out of ideas
I tried SU too but it looked prettY bad
Please let me know if you'd be fine with me drawing in your style!
You'd get full credit of the art style of course!! ;v;



My style - Panty and Stocking - Star vs. the Forces of Evil
??? - ??? - ???

~Tornado~ @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:24 am

Great work! You did a good job replicating the styles and of course as always your style is on point!

Paper.dragonflies @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:28 am

~Tornado~ wrote:Great work! You did a good job replicating the styles and of course as always your style is on point!

Ahh thank you!! :>

~Tornado~ @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:29 am

Oh you can take a shot at my style if you wish!

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Crayon kitty
by diamondfox @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:31 am [Reply]

My cat was sitting in my lap and I saw like ok I'll draw you. So crayon style kitty cat? He ran off in the middle though, so umm the markings aren't right probably but yep!
Comments and critique welcomed

Ezai @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:07 am

    This is such a cute drawing and so is your cat. I really love how it looks so much like it's been done in crayon c:

diamondfox @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:09 am

Ezai wrote:
    This is such a cute drawing and so is your cat. I really love how it looks so much like it's been done in crayon c:

Thank you! It's pretty easy to make he style like that but thanks!! He's such a sweetie. He's like the strangest cat. He acts like a dog and follows me everywhere and sits in laps whenever he gets the opportunity

Draw with a Mouse challenge
by Purrfectpal @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:04 am [Reply]

I haven't drawn with a mouse since 2013 omg

gay werewolf boxer
by Sugarspider @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:39 am [Reply]

Image

    /sweeps timer under the rug/
    there's a challenge on the danganronpa amino to draw a character as a mythical creature soooo
    why not
    juzo sakakura as a werewolf
    i didn't mess up as badly as i thought i was going to, bipedals aren't my strongpoint :,0

MimiBitz @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:58 am

yes

Lemonade stand
by MistCat @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:34 pm [Reply]

I'm afraid due to the economy we had to increase the price.

toshie @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:39 am

skylar:
*slams down money*
gimme a glass

HyperPikaGirl @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:56 am

got any grapes?

Smaug The Dragon @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:24 am

WHERE'S THE DUCK?

Kat the goat based on this drawing by MistCat
by {APH} Hallo! @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:19 am [Reply]

-Loves cats
-astronomy
-Loves dogs but is kinda intimidated by them at the same time.
-When He was little a rather unruly but well meaning puppy bit him on the ear.
-Quick to cry, very low pain tolerance.
-His shirt is a hand me down frown his big brother.
-Shirt is super over sized but everyone swears he'll grow into it.
-When scared or upset he will pull his beanie over his face and pretend no one can see him.

^ Stuff about him.

Drawn and designed by mistcat

No mouse, Its because I have a key pad everyone.. thats why i have shaky lines and bad art X D

reanne @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:16 am

you mean a trackpad/touchpad or what? never heard of keypad lol

Angel the goat based on this drawing by {APH} Hallo!
by {APH} Hallo! @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:44 am [Reply]

Name- Angel
Gender- Male
Age- 16
Nationality- Russian
Sexuality- Bi
Personality- Angel isn't naturally shy, he is more of a sweet quiet guy. He'll tell people if he likes them and has low pain tolerance. He doesn't normally cry when rejected. He prefers not to talk about his family.
Likes- Russia, Sweets, stuff (oooo)
Dislikes- Talking about "family", Cheese, Stereotypes
Pets- A small blue budgie names crackers

IKEA Lord @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:03 pm

yay, another russian character to stalk cx
Lovely job with the lines, too !!

you can never have too many russian characters amiright???

{APH} Hallo! @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:16 am

IKEA Lord wrote:yay, another russian character to stalk cx
Lovely job with the lines, too !!

you can never have too many russian characters amiright???

Yes.
Yay lol CX
Thanks man c:

Who else is camera shy?
by oneinthecold @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:29 am [Reply]

I don't like my picture taken....

Brandy6 @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:31 am

I'm a little, but I understand what its like XD

Ezai @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:03 am

    This is really good^^I too hate having my picture taken

oneinthecold @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:18 am

Ezai wrote:
    This is really good^^I too hate having my picture taken


really! thank you!

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bird???
by Aquelias @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:51 pm [Reply]

Not sure what I'm doing tbh lol
Had a bad day, decided to draw to feel better :P

Tweet @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:55 pm

    WOW!! this is amazing QAQ <3

Keems @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:53 pm

Awesome.

Bellidan4234 @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:54 pm

This is really gorgeous eue I really like the blue, yellow, and red overlays ;v;

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Hufflepuff
by sapphire77 @ Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:56 am [Reply]

What I think of when I hear the word Hufflepuff.
Comments are appreciated!
timer is off, I was distracted

sapphire77 @ Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:43 am

bump

MidnightDawn0-0 @ Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:15 am

This is so awesome and adorable!! Good job!!

sapphire77 @ Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:42 am

MidnightDawn0-0 wrote:This is so awesome and adorable!! Good job!!

Thank you!

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Ghost Cutie
by dogs are pawsome @ Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:01 am [Reply]

I wish I had a good friend

Eyes
by dogs are pawsome @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:25 am [Reply]

Are you glad we have eyes think about it not seeing anything :D

dogs are pawsome @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:25 am

Perfect I love how it turned out

dogs are pawsome @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:23 pm

Please comment on my art please I never had this many people look at my art before

dogs are pawsome @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:57 pm

Please comment on my work thank you

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Dodge and Burn, before and after
by Keems @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:18 pm [Reply]

So this is my recent shading 'ish' method, using colour dodge and colour burn.
Dodge makes it kinda shiny and burn enhances the colour.
This example is for an art project and was done with a mouse…the school version of photoshop doesn't have the right stuff. (It's so old…..)

_/\ Virinix ARTIST COMP /\_ based on this drawing by owl0430
by owl0430 @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:50 pm [Reply]

Image
Welcome to the Virinix Artists comp! Please read the rules before entering, and fill out the form! The rules are simple!

- This is not a Make Your Own event. You will not be making yourself a custom
- No covers
- Post your forms on this thread.
- You may make edits to the lineart, but please also make some without edits.
- you can make six entries total
- If you are chosen as an artist you are allowed to put your entries up for adoption.
- If chosen you are allowed to make a custom Virinix with however many edits you want


form;
username;
have you been an artist for a species before, if so, which ones?;
links to other designs/art you have made in the past.
why do you want to be an artist?;

Snowstorm
by Annakova @ Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 pm [Reply]

I kinda like how it turned out even if I did choose to do sketchy lining. I'm not the best at doing backgrounds so excuse that >_>

Based off this pet:
Image

The old version I was working on years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=3415996

Natsunii534 @ Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:45 pm

Annakova wrote:I kinda like how it turned out even if I did choose to do sketchy lining. I'm not the best at doing backgrounds so excuse that >_>

Based off this pet:
Image

The old version I was working on years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=3415996

It's better than my sketchier lining X3
Wayyyy better.
Holy crud, am I in love with this image 0o0

Annakova @ Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:51 pm

Natsunii534 wrote:
Annakova wrote:I kinda like how it turned out even if I did choose to do sketchy lining. I'm not the best at doing backgrounds so excuse that >_>

Based off this pet:
Image

The old version I was working on years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=3415996

It's better than my sketchier lining X3
Wayyyy better.
Holy crud, am I in love with this image 0o0

Ahh thank you ;o; but still YOURS IS SUPERIOR STOP

Natsunii534 @ Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:02 pm

Annakova wrote:
Natsunii534 wrote:
Annakova wrote:I kinda like how it turned out even if I did choose to do sketchy lining. I'm not the best at doing backgrounds so excuse that >_>

Based off this pet:
Image

The old version I was working on years ago:
viewtopic.php?t=3415996

It's better than my sketchier lining X3
Wayyyy better.
Holy crud, am I in love with this image 0o0

Ahh thank you ;o; but still YOURS IS SUPERIOR STOP

Bip.
Why don't we just
Do an art trade, or something? X3

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????
by jolyne @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:50 pm [Reply]

goji vs goji's dad i dont wanna finish

God
by ↞ Đɇfɇnđɇɍ ↠ @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:59 pm [Reply]

    When you think you did well but then you see it and it looks bad

CC-chips108 @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Aww! Love it❤️

↞ Đɇfɇnđɇɍ ↠ @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:01 pm

CC-chips108 wrote:Aww! Love it❤️



    Really? Thank you! <3

Goat OC for {APH} Hallo!
by MistCat @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:41 am [Reply]

Image
Hope you like him! Here where a few ideas I had while drawing him.

-Loves cats
-astronomy
-Loves dogs but is kinda intimidated by them at the same time.
-When He was little a rather unruly but well meaning puppy bit him on the ear.
-Quick to cry, very low pain tolerance.
-His shirt is a hand me down frown his big brother.
-Shirt is super over sized but everyone swears he'll grow into it.
-When scared or upset he will pull his beanie over his face and pretend no one can see him.

{APH} Hallo! @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:24 am

I love him ;v;

{APH} Hallo! @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:03 am

{APH} Hallo! wrote:I love him ;v;

Add me :0?

MistCat @ Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:14 pm

{APH} Hallo! wrote:
{APH} Hallo! wrote:I love him ;v;

Add me :0?

Added. :)

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