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:

sleepy rat
by lonelymoonlight @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:39 pm [Reply]

i don't know why i drew this, i just love drawing rats and i'm incredibly bored . . . . . .

here's a rat sleeping, reading death note and listening to music :3

..i messed up on the phone screen tho.. i hope nobody sees it it :>

JuniperGalaxy @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:48 pm

Aww thats surprisingly cute ^^

Rose Petal of Love
by JuniperGalaxy @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:35 pm [Reply]

ik ik i said i'd do party hat but havent felt good for the past week but here this was inspired by Both of you in Steven Universe in the episode "Mr. Greg" :P

"ι αм иσ мσяє."
"иσ σиє яє¢σgиιzєѕ мє αиумσяє."
"иσ σиє ℓσνєѕ мє."
"ι ¢αи'т fєєℓ αиутнιиg αиумσяє."
"ι ∂σи'т ℓσνє αиуσиє αиумσяє."

"..ł ₳₥ ₮ⱤɄⱠɎ ₩ł₮ⱧɆⱤɆĐ."

I like how this one turned out.
This is based off one of my characters, Witherkit.
She's lonely. ;-;

Valixidin @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:36 pm

If I could get any opinions or tips on this, that would be highly appreciated! ^^

Valixidin @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Valixidin wrote:If I could get any opinions or tips on this, that would be highly appreciated! ^^

Valixidin @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:09 pm

Valixidin wrote:If I could get any opinions or tips on this, that would be highly appreciated! ^^

Dancing Lights
by Moonifest @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:04 am [Reply]

The young she-cat gazed into the Moonpool, ready for what would happen next...

Thank you so much for the kind comments <333

Dia. @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:39 am

I love the way the pool is reflecting on her fur!

<Witty comment here> @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:02 am

This is so cool congrats on the feature!!

nilufar1 @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:24 am

This is so beautiful!
Congrats on the feature~ :3

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edgy fursona.
by .SpoopyMadison. @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:27 pm [Reply]


by -Tikaani- @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:25 pm [Reply]

For someone on Flight Rising...

Another Drawing...
by Aria- @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:24 pm [Reply]

Lol Here

6 / character based on this drawing by GamingDragon456
by Shadow~Wolf @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:03 pm [Reply]

A swimming wolf for GamingDragon456

Enjoy your character!
Sorry for the wait

This character belongs to GamingDragon456 don't use it unless you are them!

GamingDragon456 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:18 pm


Tryout art
by blank canvas. @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:35 pm [Reply]

Ah! Finally done!
Some super super rushed tryout art! Wish me luck! <3


S1520 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:14 pm

So cute!

Commission 1/3 for Rocka_Boo
by Shalusky @ Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:43 pm [Reply]

Ahh I'm pretty happy with this bab. ; u ; mouse sucks tho! getting better after a long break from it <33

Hufflepuffection @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:35 pm

I love your art!
How did you learn?
Where you self taught or, did you have a teacher/app?

S1520 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:13 pm

This is so pretty, great anatomy!

    timer is wrong

S1520 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:11 pm

Pretty darn good!

Am I Dreaming?
by Purrfectpal @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:32 pm [Reply]

I just had an idea of this in my head. It didn't turn out as I hoped it to but I still like it.

Note;; the timer is off. I ate dinner and then had to find my dog.

❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Amazing! This honestly really good, I hope you keep it up!
Also your signature almost got me to wipe my screen you evil demon

sneklace @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:48 pm

AHH this is beautiful! keep up the awesome work! <3

S1520 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:11 pm

Great lines great colors, great effects!

by decipher @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:29 pm [Reply]

mostly pose practice since i'm trying to improve. this pose is so awkward

GamingDragon456 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:34 pm

SOOOO CUTE! :o :lol: :oops: :!: :?: :idea:

❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:50 pm

Lovely as always~!

S1520 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Aww cute

by Skull Kid's Mask @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:58 pm [Reply]

In honor of a old friend of mine, mega man, I drew this for him
"That's my favorite drink 10/10" R.I.P. .Mega Man. (666-911)
Plz like in honor of my friend

fallen down
by decipher @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:54 pm [Reply]

why are all my undertale drawings so edgy

❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:57 pm

I haven't played undertale in 5 months
Lovely drawing .v.~!

What True Rage Looks Like
by Cats Death @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:32 pm [Reply]

Had this for a wile, thought I'd finally finish it.
Btw his name is Corven, my sweet lovely character <3
Poor thing only has 1 wing D:

decipher @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:06 pm

this is really cool

❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:54 pm

His color palette goes so well together! I love his tail and wing aaa

by MimiBitz @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:44 pm [Reply]


Hydrolisk the water cat
by ❤SugarSweets❤ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:42 pm [Reply]

How do Gills?
Anyhow, this is Hydrolisk, a character from a series I am currently working on.I rEaLlY wanted to change her name to Shark, but Hydrolisk sounds way better. She's kinda bland right now, but I'll give her some other details later. I already have part of her backstory planned too -v-!
Also I decided to add some kelp to sweeten the whole 'underwater' effect.
I struggled on the kelp more than the gills.
And I struggled on the gills sO mUcH
I'd really appreciate if this got some positive feedback, because I worked really hard on it -v-! (Even though I abandoned it for like a week)

Dragoo adopt based on this drawing by lilpupin
by lilpupin @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:02 am [Reply]

Who wants it?

Code: Select all
Dragoo's name:
dragoo's personality:
Dragoo's favorite animal:

GamingDragon456 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:34 pm

Username: GamingDragon456
Dragoo's name: Pounce
dragoo's personality: Friendly, weird, funny, agressive
Dragoo's favorite animal: Cow

lilpupin @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:49 pm

I'm already loving it! XD Bump

IceFlurry @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:58 pm

Username: IceFlurry
Dragoo's name: Mist (male)
dragoo's personality: fun-loving and smart.
Dragoo's favorite animal: Dogs. Their just like him!

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by Nebula Child @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:12 pm [Reply]

weird random brain doodle sketch dorky things

oh and guess what?
i apparently am not single anymore
(he put a sticky note on a box of chocolates. it was sweet)
but wow? how? im so awkward and weird and aggghhh

like what does this boy see in me. ranking up from dork to total babe .3. not really though lol. still a dork

side view
by decipher @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:10 pm [Reply]

hahahah this is really funny tbh

nother wip
by ~GiantRobot~ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:55 pm [Reply]

yeeeeee ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fire Breather
by Wolfenhimer @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:53 pm [Reply]


Wip Tigershark
by ~Tornado~ @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:40 pm [Reply]

Uh I'm posting this wip because reasons?
She's a marine biologist (aka my dream job)
And she loves diving
These guys are so cute and the ones I've seen are so nice and well designed I thought I might as well join in the fun

bellini79 @ Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:43 pm

is it weird that that's my dream job too aa

I can't wait to see what she ends up looking like :0


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