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
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does art get 'featured' for the front page?
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Will you feature my artwork please?
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Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
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by zombii @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:02 am [Reply]

Heathers fanart !! I love this movie- it's my favourite <33

SoupPupped @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:11 am

Poor dead girl walking

But forreal tho the music is 10/10

~Tornado~ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:12 am

Awesome love that expression!

Smol sketch
by Ammy2-56 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:56 am [Reply]

Timer is off, and I swear anatomy is out to kill me....

Sakurablossoms @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:57 am

That is a great sketch!

Ammy2-56 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:11 am

Aww, thank you! <3

Another concept
by ~Tornado~ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:44 am [Reply]

woop de do

space cadet @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:37 am

Is this an original thingy or does Skyrim have adorable bat eared alien people

~Tornado~ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:07 am

space cadet wrote:Is this an original thingy or does Skyrim have adorable bat eared alien people

Ill be explaining it to people soon

by Beta. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:51 am [Reply]


My new Ren Fair <3

The Lost soul @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:44 am

As to why this has so little attention, that truly eludes us. This is lovely. The face is adorable, and the paws are cute as hell, nevermind how the secondary set tucks in so neatly and naturally. This is some rather lovely work, and a rather handsome subject, might we add~

Beta. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:48 am

Ah thank you so much, that means a lot coming from you!!

Species idea
by Sketchiimutt @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:37 pm [Reply]

- Born through capsules, crack after 1 week from the day they're claimed

♡Chocolate♡ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:46 am

Is this not the same pose as kalons?

stardew. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:47 am

This looks like a cute idea! If you want some help developing it, I can try?

by apathetic @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:11 am [Reply]

      tongue boi

      he got no bells on ;;

sparklemoon @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:18 am

Really good!

Ezai @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:02 am

    This is really well done and really cool

~Static~ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:38 am


by ~Tornado~ @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:37 am [Reply]

Practicing my new thing with existing characters
Selina should probably be of the lower class based on her story but I just wanted to design her this way

Roman Torchwick @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:42 am

Alienina is adorable c:

draggentung @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:24 am

As always, quality work. What, pray tell, is the "new thing"? My curiosity is piqued. PM me anytime for any reason.

space cadet @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:36 am

Same question as above
These are adorable as *beep*

probably me tomorrow
by weegeestar5 @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:11 am [Reply]

the best way to spend valentines day
im acearo so
this will probably be me tomorrow bc i am an oc shipper
unless me and my best friend hang out idk

LOCW_Bluestarwarrior @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:32 am

Same TBH.

I got cookies in Latin class. Good enough for me.

weegeestar5 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:34 am

LOCW_Bluestarwarrior wrote:Same TBH.

I got cookies in Latin class. Good enough for me.

i ended up making some doodles of valentines cards of my ocs & had my rl best friend visit for like... 5 hours whOOPS
pff it was half term for me tho so i didn't even go to school

Marra cubs
by Aiden Freaking McKay @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 am [Reply]

Marra cub adult lines!

Gigimon @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:04 am


Tomijojo @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:15 am

Your art is so amazing

by cuervo @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:11 am [Reply]



Tryout art
by SpeednGrace @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:05 am [Reply]

Just some tryout art

Dia. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:07 am

I spy a silky!
Really, really cute!!

SpeednGrace @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:15 am

Dia. wrote:I spy a silky!
Really, really cute!!

Thank you Dia c:

Ezai @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:58 am

    this is just adorable as all get out, good luck on your try out c:

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I don't wanna fall asleep.
by yenneii @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:32 pm [Reply]

I guess, this is vent?
I'm ok

ede @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:50 pm

if you needed someone to talk to , feel free to pm me c: hope everything goes okay tomorrow!

Medd @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:50 am

    Your art is absolutely stunning, amazing in fact <33

toshie @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:30 am

we love you yenneii
all of us
thats why we stalk, i mean, umm thats why we love you
your amazing and i hope your okay,
If you need to talk were here for you...

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wip for beta.
by Mintiature @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:50 am [Reply]


Dia. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:51 am

Looks real nice so far! Your style is really lovely

Lucia's hat
by Macyduke @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:40 am [Reply]

"Do you ever... Regret the life you've chosen?"

Been meaning to finish this for awhile now... Should have probably got the drawing I started before this one done-er at least to the point where I could post most of it done and get some help with the paws, but I got this one to the point of an alpha lock last night so figured I might as well finish it today. Off to make sweet potato fries with my sister.


Dia. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:50 am

I love this! Wonderful job!

yeah then this scene came up
Tom:: Sorry guys, can't hang, I have to hit the books
Edd: Aw..
Tom:(smacks tord)

( Edds world shorts belong to CutMan PoweredUp on Youtube)

Tom Ridgewell @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:07 am

Casual look through oekaki to find this... It's magnificent

by geekchicken @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:36 am [Reply]

jackets are my new favorite thing to draw

You Seem Familar
by •Ash Wolf• @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:22 am [Reply]

Little sketch

by Newt Scamander @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:38 am [Reply]



I'm gonna fix some small things on her fur and hair [coloring]
and a little on her tail and then re-do the claws because they suck

'speices' intrest check/ feed back?
by Wolfy858 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:56 am [Reply]

so if I were to make a species it would have different builds (poses?) manes and tail types along with tack, unicorns and Pegasus!

Wolfy858 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:00 am


Mein Kuschelbar
by Probably a Doctor @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:30 pm [Reply]

It might be a bit weird to see at first, but lemme set the scene
"Kristian, (The Doctor) is a small Medic, scurrying around healing people.
Jared, (The Heavy) is much much larger, and Kris's favorite thing to do is to love on his hands
Because they are so big, its the Medic's favorite body part on the Heavy, and won't pass up a chance to get hugged by the bear-like man."

I gotta admit, that hand is prolly the best I've ever done..

Captain Plucky @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:36 pm

What a nice picture! I think you should be very proud of the hand, those things are hard to draw. ^_^

Probably a Doctor @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:46 pm

Ah thank you!
True.. hands will be forever a curse to draw <3

.:Muffet:. @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:10 am

So cute! =^w^= and yes, Jared is a big grizzly bear but he loves his little medic so much :3

A very fluffy revamp of my oldish species, It's still a wip and I'm wondering whether it is worth it? Is anyone interested in these guys? the pervious lines didn't get much interest so I changed quite a lot.
Since I cant really draw eyes I just did them shut, there will be an eye ref soon. Also, if the revamp looks to similar to another existing species then just tell me and I can change it, it isn't my intention to copy anyone. So is anyone interested?

Darkreh' @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:40 am


Dinotaurs Official Lines (?)
by toadkind @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:58 pm [Reply]

thinking of making these the official lines for my species!!
what do you think??

also, the name dinotaurs was suggested by my boyfriend lord ren
i like the name but i wanted to see what you all thought as well

lord ren @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:59 pm


someone else please help
i just smashed "dino" and the scientific name of cows together

happysparrow @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:00 pm

I have never wanted an adoptable more in my entire life. 0: These are amazing lines!! I love love love them!

And dinotaurs is really kinda cute :"D

octotron @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:02 pm

I love the name! I wouldn't mind adopting, being a mod, or being a artist of these when they're, well, an adoptable! Good job, ^^!!!

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by ghod @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:29 am [Reply]

Timer is so off it hurts

draggentung @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:43 am

Yiss, about time. I thought I was only one who paid homage to the greatest painter the world has had so far, Monsieur Pablo Picasso. Well done.

draggentung @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:45 am


ghod @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:26 pm

draggentung wrote:Yiss, about time. I thought I was only one who paid homage to the greatest painter the world has had so far, Monsieur Pablo Picasso. Well done.

Tbh I've just always loved misplacing things until I found out what cubism was and that Picasso invented it much respect for him, thank you!
edit; oh my haha this is not feature worthy you should totally check out the other incredible artists on here but thank you so much for the kind thought very encouraging and much appreciated! ♥︎♥︎

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