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:

Funny iconic meme
by Individuality @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:12 pm [Reply]

I spent time on this.

by Chromium @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:23 pm [Reply]

I'm loving this design but am winning to sell this good boy for a good offer! :>

Thechosenblackwolf @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 pm

How about a couple 2009 rares?

nighttime is for lonely people based on this drawing by Tealea
by trivium @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:48 pm [Reply]

    aa my baby is all grown up i'm cri,,,,

by Chromium @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:45 pm [Reply]

Smol dragon son

Magnum Opus Schematics
by Tommyttr @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:29 pm [Reply]

For the the starly and starfy kalon partner comp.


Class 2 Private Yacht

1: Outer Hull

2: Front Window

3: Portholes

4: Upper Cargo Hatch

4a: Lower Cargo Hatch

5: Mast

6: Back Deck

7: Rigging

8: Front Solar Sail

9: Rear Solar Sail

save seedcakes @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:38 pm

yes here is the beauty

by Alfafa @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:30 pm [Reply]

just gettingused to puddingstew's character Milk..uh I mean leche for an art trade ;v; I can add you stew bc I have a couple of other sketches that you might wanna see ;v;.

Ill finish this I swear
by Cerulean Wake @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 pm [Reply]

If I had a dollar for every time I said that for a wip...


Anyways, mob and reigen everybody

Softea @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:19 pm

Omg mob psycho 100
Yes my fave

Art trades?
by Apparibia @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:47 am [Reply]

Saw some other people doing it so why not (this is just a sketch, and dont bother looking at my gallery because 98% are old drawings, I have improved since)
Slots open:
1.) Meddled

Apparibia @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:48 am


Meddled. @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:52 am

Something small for something small? <3 I love your style in this piece.

Apparibia @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:31 am

Meddled. wrote:Something small for something small? <3 I love your style in this piece.

ok, what did you have in mind? :)

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by fayethekitten06 @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:45 pm [Reply]


by Thechosenblackwolf @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:32 pm [Reply]


~Colored Species~ based on this drawing by XxEchoSongxX
by XxEchoSongxX @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:13 pm [Reply]

So I colored them in to see how they would look and everything and... I LOVE THEM! I think they look beautiful and unique and I can't wait to use them! <3


by KitsuneGalaxy @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:06 pm [Reply]

it's a random thing for a friend
don't steal

by moose; @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:02 pm [Reply]

just some sketchy doodles, nothing special to see here ~

super cheap c$ comms
by septemberr @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:47 pm [Reply]

sketch headshot - 1 c$
sketch fullbody - 3 c$
lined headshot/bust - 5 c$
lined fullbody - 10 c$


im in need of 30 c$ for an adopt im in love with.
if you want to pay 30 c$ or 3 vrs i will make you anything you want
(shaded, colored fullbody or shaded, colored piece)
unlimited slots, will probably close once i get enough stuff
Code: Select all
type of art;
send payment now


bellini79 @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:16 pm

I would have to agree with the above
but so are you too tbh

septemberr @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:17 pm

bellini79 wrote:
I would have to agree with the above
but so are you too tbh

aww thank you!! but halo is awesome and im working on some stuff for her aaaa ;w;

Halographic @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:53 pm


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Reference - Samantha (Casual)
by SilverStarlight @ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:04 am [Reply]

This is Samantha; drummer and leader of the Canadian metal band known as Skulltimate. She is 19 years of age, and has a relaxed and casual, but disciplined and somewhat perfectionistic nature, especially with regard to her drumming. She can be sarcastic when irritated, and isn't afraid to scold her bandmates when it's called for. However, she is a very reasonable leader; whenever she is strict, it's simply because she wants what's best for the band as a whole. In fact, she strongly believes that strong bonds of friendship are crucial to achieving musical greatness together, and that tension and ill will between a band's members can severely hold them back, if not tear them apart.

OceanSapphire @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Sam looks so cool, here~ :D *Clapclapclap*

design for rockosaur based on this drawing by a s h e s .
by a s h e s . @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:49 pm [Reply]

version without shading
Hope you like it! If you don't want them at any point, please return them to me <3
Their tail is made of clouds!

bellini79 @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:51 pm

congrats rocko !!!!

Halographic @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:54 pm

woh this kid is so sweet ????
nnn totally not jealous

look at the little poof of hair, it's so pure
congratulations !!

by Estelle Ollivere @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:47 pm [Reply]

For L0TUS ^^

L0TUS @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:53 pm

this is so snazzy ;v; thanks so much!

thats pretty cool

JackAttacks @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:20 am


Childish Gambino @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:35 pm

JackAttacks wrote:

    YeS MY dUDe

sundead @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:16 pm


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free design (closed)
by a s h e s . @ Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:41 am [Reply]

Here's what you have to do:
- Give me a number from 1 to 200 (this will determine the song from my music that inspires the design)
-Give me a color palette
-Optional: tell me one thing you don't like in a design, and one thing you do like

Up to 6 people can post! Out of these 6, one will be randomly chosen via


Halographic @ Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:46 am

palette uwu
i love realistic cat designs !! and i don't like swirls or big polka dots

DjKitty21 @ Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:50 am

I like flowing, elegant designs??? I don't like bit dots and stripes and stuff

bellini79 @ Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:52 am

79?? aa
I don't like plain polka dots if that makes sense?? I like natural with a bit of natural patterns !

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by Individuality @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:43 pm [Reply]

Clearing out drafts ghhgj

Free Original Character Designs
by marzmaniac @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:23 pm [Reply]

Just suggest an idea below, pallete's species, inspiration, the more information the more likely your design is to be chosen.
Once made it will be raffled off for free through a contest, or if the design is really well made I may host a few auctions.
This is mostly for practicing making Original character mashup's and not cookie cutter dogs and humans.

Sock. @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:48 pm

    Hiiii I am interested in a possible character!
    Could you design something based on love and angels? //cupid??
    Maybe a sweet lolita or a cute maid <33

grapenuts @ Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 pm

cloudy pastel dreams .o.
marshmellow fluff?
ahhh aesthetics?

-- im so basic--

marzmaniac @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:43 pm

good suggestions!

by Individuality @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:39 pm [Reply]

Clearing out my drafts. But i love this drawing so I might as well post it

Any gallery watchers?
by Medd @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:08 am [Reply]

just curious ; D ; <33

bellini79 @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:08 am

/ kachow /
idk what that ws

ni! @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:13 am


toshie @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:43 am

:Loud coughing:

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s t a r e
by pastelllizard @ Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:32 pm [Reply]

my dog stares at bugs before proceeding to eat them


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