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:

by teki10 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:45 am [Reply]

Another friend

Free Sketches
by Ice Cream 728 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:41 am [Reply]

I am willing to draw requests of a person, place, or animal. Please go ahead and comment some things for me to draw for free :)

ladybug_noir. @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:43 am

Maybe try something along the lines of a bay roan horse?

Up high!
by K-9-Dog @ Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:17 am [Reply]

Special thanks to kip! for naming my new character, Toonie!

Ever since I drew this first picture of Toonie,others wanted me to draw him more. So, here he is! And a fullbody to be exact!
I know there's a few errors, but like the old day cartoons, the characters don't really follow the anatomy rules! Which leaves me open for new things and artistic freedom. In art, rules are always meant to be broken to grow as an artist.

Other than that, feel free to draw him!
All I ask is to credit me, and PM me with the link to the drawing so that way I can see! ChickenSmoothie doesn't have a way to notify people if they've been mentioned. (And please don't claim him as yours)

Enjoy~! <3

Art and Toonie © K-9-Dog
Do not use my images/steal my characters!

ѕуℓνєσи @ Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:43 am

aaa this is so cool omg !

Cows1464 @ Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:00 am

So cute *-*

K-9-Dog @ Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:22 pm

ѕуℓνєσи wrote:aaa this is so cool omg !

eeee thank you so much!

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Sky fox
by KitsuneGalaxy @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:26 am [Reply]

idk i keep making these things with no real reason to :thumbup:

by Liquid Zoo @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:24 am [Reply]

Haven't drawn on here in a long time

tigersoul12345 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:25 am



Space Cadet
by Hurricane~ @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:38 pm [Reply]

I actually like how this one turned out. I don't really know why, but I do.
Anyways, I was just trying to have fun with some more pastel colors and shading from an odd angle, so here's a lovely little astronaut. I used various suits from the Apollo missions for reference.

~Tornado~ @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:51 pm

This is gorgeous! I saw it from my friends join me when she was posting something and ran over here just to comment on it!

Bellidan4234 @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:54 pm

oh my gosh this art is amazing! I absolutely love everything about it ;o;

Hurricane~ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:14 am

Bellidan4234 wrote:oh my gosh this art is amazing! I absolutely love everything about it ;o;

~Tornado~ wrote:This is gorgeous! I saw it from my friends join me when she was posting something and ran over here just to comment on it!

Gah, thank you both! It means a lot to get comments from such wonderful artists!

please so
by Blue wood58 @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:27 am [Reply]

am so lazy :3

Bluefiresss @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:28 am

I love the colors, it's like a dark pastel :)

Blue wood58 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:12 am

Bluefiresss wrote:I love the colors, it's like a dark pastel :)
thank u :)

earthly stars
by Silkendragon @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:10 am [Reply]

fireflies follow those that truly love eachother, whether romantically or platonically.

Horizon and Moonwatcher belong to sapphire77

by Comettail76 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 am [Reply]

Commission for zebra-chan

zebra-chan @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:07 am

    ahh, thank you!

    i'll send a payment riiight away! <3

by teki10 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:51 am [Reply]

A nice respectable man

by toshie @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:40 am [Reply]

practacing realisim

Horned frog!
by teki10 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:30 am [Reply]

A good boy

Blue screen ref
by ~Regen~ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:18 am [Reply]

im not proud of this hhh

by spankers @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:09 am [Reply]

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Llamawings @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:14 am


scares me though XD

by teki10 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 am [Reply]

A friend

water thing
by ~eddsworld tom~ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:00 am [Reply]

ya idk anymore
im tired

Art trade
by toshie @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:54 am [Reply]

for someone on DA

by teki10 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:52 am [Reply]

Just a little thing for fun

by ❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:11 pm [Reply]

I hate anthrrrro
I made him look too curvy too, so now he looks like a girl to me :I Fixed .v.
Critique is very appreciated!
Also, I'm not forcing it, but a like and some feedback would also be appreciated~!

❤SugarSweets❤ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:59 am


fangraixiii @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:52 am

this is really cute!! i love the design! it's simple but still really interesting!!

CS Fan Art
by applebite11 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:42 am [Reply]

I made some fanart to the chicken smoothie staff :P
Please do not use, copy, trace, or reference in ANY way without asking first.

sassy, @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:43 am

      This is adorable!

by gamingplants @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:41 am [Reply]

For a babusagi

by Master of Nothing @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:30 am [Reply]


art for something
by ~eddsworld tom~ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 am [Reply]

ya its for something c:

An Enemy [ToP Spoilers]
by riki the heropon @ Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:50 am [Reply]

I haven't used Chicken Paint in a very long time, and since I got a new laptop, I'm looking for a new paint tool. I've been using Sketchbook in the past, and it's really good, but I don't really have time to use it since I got this computer.

This is from the newest Wings of Fire book, Talons of Power. No major spoilers or anything though.

And I also used xTheDragonRebornx's color palette for Anemone. ... -652361829

9TailedFox @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 am

Ah, I love this series!


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