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 PuddingStew @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:23 pm [Reply]

character concept.

only one person is probably gonna actually know what this is ;~;

every sunday's getting more bleak
by Mintiature @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:11 pm [Reply]

    having homophobic parents is going to get me kicked out sooner or later.

Devonsona @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:22 pm

I hope thing's turn out well of you. You don't deserve to be kicked out

Chrom @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:23 pm

I wish you the best! ; ;

Toon Link D5 based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by Cerulean Wake @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:37 am [Reply]

Done! I love toon link. I played all the DS games when I was younger. My favorite one was phantom hourglass. Never could play wind waker (; - ; )

whoops, I accidentally skipped a ton lol. I will do those fo sho don't worry

SputnikSplash @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Yay! Thanks so much, it's beautiful! :D

More Heads
by PuddingStew @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:59 pm [Reply]

More songs.

Species concept based on this drawing by Softea
by Softea @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:42 pm [Reply]

: ^ 0 what is this???

another species?

"Softea no. Stop."


Kenn @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:49 pm

no softea pls continue

random sketch
by rose gold, @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:40 pm [Reply]

      tried adding onto it, but ended up leaving it alone.

Panda Bou
by imperials @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:30 pm [Reply]

      just some sketches of my panda bou.

      top left is a alt. hairstyle with his hair slicked back ;>

species concept (sell?!?)
by .adventure. @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:10 pm [Reply]

i mean it could go to best offer if anyone wants this, its like a mouse dog thingy? it was in my sketchbook

.adventure. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:28 pm


Anatomy practice
by Miss. Scei @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:18 pm [Reply]

just working on some anatomy of this species im setting up ;v;
no hub yet, but they should be up soon!!

Meddled. @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:12 pm

Let me know when they are, I need to draw them

Evils @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:43 pm

oh my, these are so cute! qwq
I can't wait to see them up and running <3

Kenn @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:25 pm

i do adore

oml these are perfect little monsters

species or something
by Softea @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:16 pm [Reply]

idk lol

Kenn @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:19 pm

this is so adorable omg i would love these kids as a species

-But it don't go far, it come back floating. And I watch it wash it up with the dead fish"

Mendler and a ghost??

Dia. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:41 pm

This is so cute!
Poor Mendler <3

ThatDragonAdara @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:45 pm

WOA! This is awesome!
I wonder who the ghost is :3

Butter Rum @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:12 pm

★ @Dia- Ah thank you <3
★ @Dragon- Thank you as well, I am not sure who the ghost is, maybe it is a demon?

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but why
by asada. @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:47 am [Reply]

you know like when you make the joke but then you spend way too much time on it and you know you've too far gone so you just have to go with it

hiyorin @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:47 am

i personally think this was a great choice

snart @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:13 pm


i see a goat
by Shoe. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:44 pm [Reply]

beep beep

Sathalina @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:11 pm

MMMmmmmmmhmmm i see more than a goat x3

love the expression <3

Meow_Fect @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:12 pm


by Sathalina @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:10 pm [Reply]

art block like crazy whoops...

heres to hoping!

Love meeeee
by Skoomacat @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:54 pm [Reply]

this is Sireth
Allow me to explain! I decided to resisting the main characters of my skyrim comics to better fit the lore
So this is what I came up with!

art trades?
by tallulahbelle @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:48 pm [Reply]

please pm me if you'd have any interest in an art trade <: it won't be as low quality as this, I can promise you that lol
// i stink at drawing humans so please refrain from requesting art of human characters?? my apologies

free sketches
by owl trowel @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:20 am [Reply]

I want to doodle around but I can't be bothered to draw my own characters oops

Just link a ref or two and I'll draw your char if I like them!

You're free to do whatever you want with the sketch, as long as you credit me for it!

9TailedFox @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:20 am

Wolf Fang 601 @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am

can o make me a wolf

★ chasing the moon. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am

could you draw lace? c:

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Lace based on this drawing by owl trowel
by owl trowel @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:47 pm [Reply]

For ★ chasing the moon. !

★ chasing the moon. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:26 pm

thanks for drawing my baby. she looks awesome <3

Kila based on this drawing by owl trowel
by owl trowel @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:56 pm [Reply]

depressed prince

for takura !

Takura. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:24 pm

aaa its the boy!! <3 thank you so much aaaaa

Umm... Kalon help?
by Pouhi @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:07 pm [Reply]

I need some help... I tried to grow a Kalon I obtained... a while back, I can't exactly remember.
I PMed the original artist of the Kalon that I won, and sent a screenshot as instructed, but I got no reply. Soooo...
Who's the best person to ask about Kalon growth?

I've PMed a few Kalon staff about questions that weren't listed but got no answer, which kind of makes me not want to ask them.

free sketches !!
by skywalker, @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:22 am [Reply]

      yes, I am doing this again c;
      Summer Vacation is almost here !! ( for me, anyways. )
      I decided since I am going to have a little time to myself,
      and I might get a little bored, that I would do some of these to cure my bordem !!

      just fill out the forum below <3

      Code: Select all
      [list][list][size=85][color=#408040]I would like a free sketch, please !![/color]
      [b]username ;;[/b]
      [b]character name ;;[/b]
      [b]character reference ;;[/b]
      [b]preferred pose/facial expression ;;[/b]
      [b]character hex codes ;;[/b][/size][/list][/list]

★ chasing the moon. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:23 am

      I would like a free sketch, please !!
      username ;; ★ chasing the moon.
      character name ;; lace
      character reference ;; x
      preferred pose/facial expression ;; anything please c:
      color hex codes ;; i'm not sure if i can supply you with those. sorry.

weegeestar5 @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:31 am

      I would like a free sketch, please !!
      username ;; weegeestar5
      character name ;; duveki !
      character reference ;; boop
      preferred pose/facial expression ;; uhhh I'm not too sure!! however, i'd love art of him having a lil :3 face
      character hex codes ;; #F8EDE5 // #A4896F // #3C3C3C // #F6C8C8 // #631DB4 // #44187A // #D8D8D8 // #C3B6D2 // #242424

      just a note, he has a dark purple omega symbol on his hoodie where his hands are !! ;v;
      thank you v much if you do draw him !!

owl trowel @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:36 am

      I would like a free sketch, please !!
      username ;; owl trowel
      character name ;; Bird
      character reference ;; boop
      preferred pose/facial expression ;; happy, excited!
      character hex codes ;;
      and on her bandana

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by sproutt @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:50 pm [Reply]

hes probably nervous or somethin

Looking for skilled designers!
by miskit @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:49 pm [Reply]

I am the creator or Sparoks and I need some artists
who are capable of making good designs for my species to adopt out!
I've made an artist competition here
However, I find
that a lot of people are busy, obviously
If you're an artist and you're interested in becoming involved
with my species I'm open to you sending me some designs
you've made yourself for other species or your own
characters (you must have made the design yourself and
have not copied it from somewhere)
I'm also looking for a co-owner, but I will need to gain
trust for that, so if you're willing to be a faithful moderator we
can start there.

I am hiring artists for my
species, all you need to do
is send me your designs!

Sorry if posting this here is a little annoying or something, but this was all I could think of, it's been over a month and I haven't seen much progress in hiring people for my species so this is one of the only ways I can get the word out

bus buddy
by ɴᴏᴠᴀᴋ @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:53 pm [Reply]

    sometimes friends join you while you wait for the bus.

    i'm not quite sure where this guy came from, so he's kinda for sale?? idk i have no use for him, and i need a few c$, so have at it. best offer wins.

angelhalodew @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:01 am

Is the pigeon for sale

ɴᴏᴠᴀᴋ @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:26 am

    in combination with the male character, it is. they're lined on the same layer, so separating them would be too much hassle, haha.

angelhalodew @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:40 pm

d arn


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