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 Sugarspider @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:53 am [Reply]

my girl ruruka :,0 i can't draw humans forgive me

trying out some new art skills
by heaven birds. @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:39 am [Reply]

i suck at fullbody

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The festival of the gods wrote:Once every 100 years, everyone in Ayanis, young to old come to celebrate the gods. the gods that shaped and molded this world into something spectacular. the gods come down to Ayanis to participate In the festivities and have been known to give gifts to anyone who joins in! these gods are quite special and like to take in interest in some of the activates. you may catch a god's interest and can get them to home with you!

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This is the goddess who leads you either to the warm embrace of the afterlife, or to the pits of the underworld. She is a loving caring soul, but even in her boundless grace she does not take kindly to those who have committed atrocities. Her powers are just that, dictating who goes to heaven, and who goes to hell depending on what she see's when the Goddess of Light flashes a dieing keipah's life before their eyes.

-Power over who goes to heaven and who goes to hell - epic
-custom ears - epic
-Unicorn tail - epic
-Glowing - rare
-Unicorn horn - rare
-No mane - rare
-Styled hair - uncommon
-Standard nose - common
-Standard fur - common

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This contest will run through 4 rounds, with a winner being chosen in the fourth round. Each round will grow progressively more difficult and those who can provide a clear depiction of a cohesive character for this keipah will be more likely to win.
You are free to edit and pretty up each form for each round, there are absolutely no limits on how you answer each form, but you are not allowed extras unless otherwise stated.
Please be sure to section your form well, especially if you plan to write massive walls of text.

Round one form:
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[b]Name meaning:[/b]

[b]What gets this keipah through her day?[/b]

яσυη∂ σηє ωιℓℓ єη∂ ση 1/21/17!

gσσ∂ ℓυ¢к єνєяуσηє!

Thechosenblackwolf @ Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:22 pm

are we aloud to post? i'll delete if not.

//_Asher_// @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:13 am

Thechosenblackwolf wrote:are we aloud to post? i'll delete if not.

Yes posting is allowed, the contest is open :>

reygankiwi @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:52 am



Name meaning:

"Beauty of God"

What gets this keipah through her day?

Jophiel admires the beauty of the world -- seeing the beautiful souls that she must guide to heaven. Admittedly, the bitterness of those not so beautiful does get to her, but this is a harsh reality that she has come to accept. It is those that were loving, kind, and genuinely good individuals that make her job worthwhile.

Also, admittedly -- Jophiel is quite aware of how beautiful she is. She takes great pride in knowing that she is the thing that Keipah see after the blindness of The Light Goddess has visited. Therefore, when all else fails, Jophiel indulges in a bit of self-centeredness, reminding herself that there is no Keipah prettier than her.

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Zoro: Redesign
by Spacejump zoroark @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:12 am [Reply]

I swear I've changed her look so many times

And she has a gun now

~Tornado~ @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:06 am

I'm loving that hat!

by Twig @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:10 pm [Reply]

warm up sketch before I start on commissions and stuff :vvv

~Tornado~ @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:25 pm

Oh my word this is so cuutteee

Toxictears @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:26 pm


Twig @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:41 pm

@ both- thanks! ;w;

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by She Wolf Warrior @ Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:43 am [Reply]

done on an iPad, lol I'm bored and I love this lil bun
I'll probably fix later

Messy Braid
by My Horse Rocks @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:41 pm [Reply]

Try-out art for a Kalon

by bellini79 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:26 pm [Reply]

I need to color this so wip
of my new fursona??

bellini79 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:08 pm


liontamer321 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:13 pm

im in aw at the art and how much your fursona changes xD

by My Horse Rocks @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:49 pm [Reply]


by My Horse Rocks @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:39 pm [Reply]

My guinea pig in RL


Reference used

by 333lk22 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:32 pm [Reply]

plz someone give something to do so i can get my mind off my jerk ex?

by HyperPikaGirl @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:16 pm [Reply]

yeah, uh, I think i'm gonna need to get this redlined


333lk22 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:25 pm

happy to redline if you want <3

need something to get my mind off my ex T.T

edit: oh nvm someone did a better job then i could ever do already <3



Line art
by Keems @ Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:49 am [Reply]


Meddled. @ Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 am

Whoa! This looks amazing!

Keems @ Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:43 am

Meddled. wrote:Whoa! This looks amazing!

Thanks! It means a lot. :3

~*~ LAURENTIA ~*~ @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:23 pm


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He's working at an anime store lool

I was playing diva project so the timer is really off

merry! @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:17 am

aww, this is really cute! the crayon-like line style and the amount of detail on the shelves behind him give a really nice effect! your art is really lovely!!

The Lost soul @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:24 am

God speed his poor soul...

but this is pretty good. The number of products on the shelf really is impressive. After a dozen or so, it gets rather tedious. Not to mention the color in his skin and face really helps give him shape and life.

SoupPupped @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:26 am

Incredible! That's a super amazing background, especially for a program like the Oekaki uses .o.

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by sakurauchi @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:15 pm [Reply]


Gift for WolvesInTheDawn
by liontamer321 @ Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:04 pm [Reply]

Gift for my pal Dawn. Their character Pixel reading o3o


WolvesInTheDawn @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:55 am


liontamer321 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:52 pm

WolvesInTheDawn wrote:

No problem fren :3

by GamingDragon456 @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:48 pm [Reply]

i tried shading. hope you like it. this is my friends oc btw. oc belongs to titlewave_the_dragon

Ripped from her make believe world
by ghod @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:21 pm [Reply]

I lost my tablet pen a while ago so enjoy this horrendous computer mouse drawing :')

btw people who draw with computer mouses
You have my 110% utter respect

Free Art☆
by ~Teya~ @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:31 am Attachment(s) [Reply]

Like the title says, I'd love to make some free art for whoever needs/wants it c: you don't have to give my anything in return, all I ask is that you fill out this form please and use a decent reference if I will be drawing one of your characters ;)


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Character & name (if thats what you want me to draw):
Male or Female:
Any specific pose? (list at least two or none):
What you want me to draw if it isn't a character:
Would you like a background? And if so, what kind?:

Slot 1 - Open
Slot 2 - Open
Slot 3 - Open
Slot 4 - Open
Slot 5 - Open

Lilly Your Bff @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:41 am

Username: Lilly Your Bff
Character (if thats what you want me to draw):

image (67).jpg

What you want me to draw if it isn't a character: ^^
Would you like a background? And if so, what kind?: sure! Maybe a meadow?
Other: could you draw him standing maybe rather than his pose in the ref? Also, credit to sulsplosion for the species and design!
PS. His name is Pomeroy and he is my Viscet! :3

Pps. I can send you a payment!

~Teya~ @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:44 am

Lilly Your Bff wrote:Username: Lilly Your Bff
Character (if thats what you want me to draw):
image (67).jpg

What you want me to draw if it isn't a character: ^^
Would you like a background? And if so, what kind?: sure! Maybe a meadow?
Other: could you draw him standing maybe rather than his pose in the ref? Also, credit to sulsplosion for the species and design!
PS. His name is Pomeroy and he is my Viscet! :3

Pps. I can send you a payment!

I said no payment is needed, so there is no need~
You're accepted<3 I'll start on him right away :)


~Teya~ @ Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:46 am

All slots open =^.^=

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"I feel sorry for you."
by Yorda @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:23 pm [Reply]

You should appreciate your brother, Fyren. Who knows, he might not be there the next day. >:)

khim #710
by ɴᴏᴠᴀᴋ @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:09 pm [Reply]

    a h don't mind this, it's just for a competition.

mods are asleep post fat beagle
by Aaron @ Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:19 pm [Reply]


edit: thanks for the feature dsflsdfka!!

~Tornado~ @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:56 am

Oh my word this pupper is precious

oxy. @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:57 am

this is adorable!!

Vincent Van Goat @ Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:07 am

7.8/10 on IGN- "Too much adorableness"

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by T3TR1F13D! @ Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:42 pm [Reply]

im so tired i dont want to fix this theres like a ton of weird parts that are accidentally erased but i dont wanna fix them im done i hate drawing lineless why


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