Sketches and experiments

For quick sketches and experiments

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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:14 am [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 Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:33 pm [Reply]

I am spamming the oekaki with doodles of my characters right now,, Here is Maverickk burning an omelet

APH Siantia @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm

lol XD this is the greatest thing I have seen hahaha XD

graystripe is dumb and loves her a bit too much

Valerie's delema
by ~HєуRєι~ @ Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:25 pm [Reply]

her brothers are toller than her ;v;


cini! @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:16 pm

why do I relate...

~HєуRєι~ @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:30 pm

I also relate so... Its all good ;3

"Welcome, how can I help you?"
by Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 pm [Reply]

Maverickk works at a movie rental store, cause for some reason Netflix isn't a thing where he lives (maybe it doesn't exist in this world?? I wanted an excuse for him to work here)

"How was work Zander?"
by Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:15 pm [Reply]

"Do not ask"

Maverickk and Zander went to a restaurant after work and Zander is exhuasted

Batty Boy
by snugglebunnyk @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:10 pm [Reply]

For the Poncho Pal MYO

Zane sketches
by Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:01 pm [Reply]

Little doodles of Zane at work,, he has to yell at people quite often

wip sketch!
by serendiipity. @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:52 pm [Reply]

uhh yea just a sketch of a random canine? idk lol

Venesse and Iowa
by Safe_Haven @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:44 pm [Reply]

Lovlies from a 1x1 LGBTQ+ Awareness RP ♥

Blooming Scorpion #2 based on this drawing by Aussïe
by blupcretia @ Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:11 am [Reply]

Blooming Scorpions are a deer-like creature, with flowers and buds blossoming all over their bodies.
Blooming scorpions come with many different colors, and are a feminine creature.
They can be any gender, or genderless. They will never have horns, but some may be found with wings.

Standard, No edits

Heyo! It's me, blupcretia or Tala2121
this is first adopt for my sister's species :0
it's gonna be a gif contest, choose a gif that you think fits this Blooming Scorpion! extras and fancying up are allowed!
Code: Select all
Extras (Art, story, ect.):

Ends in 10 days, on Dec 19th :)

Kiwifox2 @ Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am

Username: Kiwifox2
Name: Blaze
Gender: Female
gif; Image
Extras (Art, story, ect.):

Snowlondon @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:17 pm

Username: Snowlondon
Name: October
Gender: Female
gif; Image
Extras (Art, story, ect.): Every year on Halloween night her markings begin to glow :)

9TailedFox @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:40 pm

username: 9tailedfox
name: lumine
gender: male
gif: Image
extras (art, story, ect.):

The pizza boy is kinda cute
by Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:40 pm [Reply]

I wanted to design his work outfit

hueh siren people

Osho @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:12 am


s i r e n . @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:12 pm


it lives
by saccharin @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:16 pm [Reply]

4 this
did most of this with my non-dominant hand
[mods if this is inappropriate pls tell me]

Shoe. @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:19 pm

this makes me feel really uncomfortable

saccharin @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:21 pm

Shoe. wrote:this makes me feel really uncomfortable

that is the goal
(also i'm sorry about that aknfkjanf)

salie @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:27 pm

this might be the funniest horrible drawing I've ever laid my eyes upon. thank you.

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what chu lookin at keep scrolling
by lathiat @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm [Reply]

for kalon comp

Kiwifox2 @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:37 pm


Shoe. @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm


s i r e n . @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:11 pm


new oc wipp
by s i r e n . @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:10 pm [Reply]

shes a clone that was engineered & created by the possibly immoral scientist jessie.... to be the most powerful organism of all.
shes part human, rhinosarus beetle, elephant, eagle, scorpion (soon), bear and tiger.
she has strong arms, can fly really fast, and has exceptional strength. she has a big appetite n is rly energetic.
she falls in love rly easily tho and can easily be swayed. shes super emotional, and her emotions can border on extremee. shes competitive, jealous and stuff.
she loves fashion n is a ~*menhera*~ girl who loves 2 go shopping
shes rly interested in mysteries
her power can b dangerous,,,,,,,,,
shes been trained by jessie

she giv big bear hugs

"H-here is your pizza ma'am"
by Butter rum @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:34 pm [Reply]

Zander and Zane work at a pizzeria, so I might doodle them from time to time at work.

I remembered after I did the lineart that Zander does not have paws like this,, oh well

just like silverstream based on this drawing by saccharin
by saccharin @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:08 pm [Reply]

made another one o these
bcos graystripe's arc sorta parallels the oakheart/bluestar business
also i just really like drawing cat families
any other wc families that i should do? :^0

sun struck @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:18 pm

Or maybe a
The tragic ones^^:;;
Though, Pinestar is one of my favorite warrior cats^^;


Lol;; just throwing some out there^^
Though I really think Snowfur deserved better;;Oops;;

by Safe_Haven @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:05 pm [Reply]

She looks a little different from this, but this is Mena. :'3
She's from a 1x1 LGBTQ+ Awareness RP :3

LuciferDaDemon @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:09 pm

she's so fabulous

Safe_Haven @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:12 pm

LuciferDaDemon wrote:she's so fabulous

Lol, thank you

by Zelery @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:30 pm [Reply]


I heard y'all liked species
by Fizzy Soda Pop @ Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:40 am [Reply]

So have one free of charge c:

So I just got a drawing tab and really want to test it out so I sketched this beauty
I'll make it lines and a concept to be a species. All you gotta do is give it a cool name and it's yours !!

So best of luck my children <3

{Species Name} is a very calm and gentle species. They are small ranging about the size of an apple, and for this reason are very shy. It may take a while to gain a {Species Name}'s trust, but when you do they are extremely loyal.

Physical appearance
- Eyes are always closed except for their top eye which is extremely powerful and thought to be magic
- Weird shaped nose, thought to help smell but really just looks cool
- Lil curl before tail, helps to feel surroundings
- Patterned stripe on tail, helps determine personality

Fizzy Soda Pop @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Bumpity c:
Don't be shy, I don't bite

by Shoe. @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:28 pm [Reply]


Poncho pal MYO tryout
by Chausie @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:27 pm [Reply]

Leaf-Hair and Tornado Warning
rip imagination

I spent half of that timer staring at the screen until something came to mind.

Skeleton bits
by mtrush @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm [Reply]

I found my old collection of anatomy flashcards and decided to use them as a toolfor learning to draw people, because people are hard. :-|

Since I used flashcards as a reference, here's the info: Anatomy Flashcards, Quick Study. There's also the name "Vincent Perez" on the box, though I'm not sure if he was the business person, technical artist or what.

Anyway, enjoy.

~Tornado~ @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 pm

Ooah great practices!

LittleEcho @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:15 pm

WOAH this is beautiful!!!

haha lol yeah
by PikaPerfect @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:42 pm [Reply]

this was supposed to be a quick sketch asdfjkl


i actually really like the outcome of this though! the background is probably the best one i've ever done, and the eyes were more of an experiment than anything. this was done all the while oekaki was glitching out minorly, but VERY ANNOYINGLY

also i was listening to the pokemon super mystery dungeon ost while drawing this, hence the PMD theme lol

w i l l @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:50 pm

So cute!!

~Tornado~ @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:12 pm

aww this is adorable well done!

MishasBylaws @ Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:13 pm

This I should adorable! I love it:]


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