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.
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Selecting a different version of ChibiPaint
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  • Gallery display:

by wikapl67 @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:42 am [Reply]


Garlic Bread Entry
by Electric~Lime~Zebra @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:22 am [Reply]

Don't mind me, Just making an entry for a squishable
But I still have to do the side view

Electric~Lime~Zebra @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:36 am


character ufa
by polysaccharide @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:34 pm [Reply]

seeking rares on my wishlist, c$, and/or human characters!

dear god it's 3:40am now
by qwertyo @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:44 pm [Reply]

I'm going to bed

Enzona @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:20 am

Do you take comissions?

Kököchin @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:21 am

    this is gorgeous! it’s so cute 💕

Peach based on this drawing by Jayde~
by aplledeys @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:41 am [Reply]

Welp here's my addition to the pack!
Peach is a clumsy fighter, she usually gets stuck into all kinds of stupid little situations which are easily avoidable. The pawprint and big splash on her face and hip respectively were from an accident with a stray bucket of paint where she got a little too curious and started to play with it!

Softfeather_04 @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:08 am

Ahhh they’re soo cute!!!

tryout art based on this drawing by weegeestar5
by weegeestar5 @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:06 am [Reply]


jazzyyazi @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:07 am


serenity is there to date based on this drawing by camren
by camren @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:46 am [Reply]

    part 1

    true love!!!!!!

    they went to mcdonalds and ordered chicken nuggets, even though serenity doesnt want to.
    thats true love

tryout art based on this drawing by weegeestar5
by weegeestar5 @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 am [Reply]


ReadingSøxz @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:38 am

I think your art is really good, but might I suggest that you make the cats all look a little bit different so that they don't look copy-pasted? I mean little things, like the position of their legs, their hight, and the hair on top of their head. don't get offended by this, I'm just trying to help. :thumbup: :clap:

Autumn based on this drawing by Jayde~
by Jayde~ @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:37 am [Reply]

Female - She/her - Gatherer

She is very kind and friendly and will always help older raccoons with tasks. She loves to bring food to old raccoons and help them around.
She gets upset if any of her pack members get hurt or die. She cares about her elders.

Lyra Pack
by Jayde~ @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:19 pm [Reply]

At the moment, no one besides me can own a raccoon in the Lyra pack, unless I give them permission to make one, have one, etc.. Please do not directly copy my idea or make your own raccoons in the Lyra pack. It is fine if you have a pack of animals named The Lyra Pack/clan, just do not try to make a concept like mine.

Please do not post I'll be putting information about the pack here.

Jayde~ @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:20 pm

The leader will pass on the bandana they wear which has been passed on all the way from the founder of the clan to the newest leader when they become too sick or injured to keep their position and will possibly never recover, die, retire, etc. A leader will assign a temporary leader if they are sick or injured and has to give another raccoon the position temporarily. The leader must assign a beta instantly once they are the leader unless they are a temporary leader.

Their eyes and bandanas have stars on them to tell other raccoons they are part of the Lyra Pack. When fighting it is like a murder if a raccoon rips or try's to break the other raccoons bandana, it is very bad and forbidden and if the raccoon has a pack they will be kick from that pack, even if it is a different pack, the different pack's leader is forced to rip the traitor raccoon's raccoon. If the pack refuses to kick out the raccoon they will go into war together. If the bandana is ripped on accident, the raccoon who does this will get their bandana ripped by the leader.

Bandanas are worn like a medal, if they are unripped they are a sign of loyalty and bravery. If a bandana is ripped by the leader it is a sign of traitory and is shameful. You can tell the leader has ripped a bandana because they will scratch from the star and have a small ammount still connecting the bandana, if it is a non Lyra pack member it will be the same without the star. Kicked out raccoons MUST wear their ripped bandanas.
Here is a simpler explanation.

More information later

Jayde~ @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:25 am




There is up to 4 healers. Text

More roles later

~Species Name~ Help
by bluewingz @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:30 pm [Reply]

Haii! I was wondering if anybody could give me a few Name ideas for this new closed adoptable species I have bought that will soon Open! ^v^ Keep an eye out if ur interested!

Here is a link to what they look like viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3742949
Chromium the creator of the species and the talented artist that drew the species! ^v^

wikapl67 @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:13 pm

I am not really good at names, but I'll try to help.
Costarets? [Costaret]
Costarutori? [Costarutori / Costarutor]
Ribbacks? [Ribback]
Volrepus? [Volre / Volrep]
Volupuimilis? (Volupi?) [Volupuimi]
(I used google translate for most of them.)
They also remind me a little of vultures.

bluewingz @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am

wikapl67 wrote:I am not really good at names, but I'll try to help.
Costarets? [Costaret]
Costarutori? [Costarutori / Costarutor]
Ribbacks? [Ribback]
Volrepus? [Volre / Volrep]
Volupuimilis? (Volupi?) [Volupuimi]
(I used google translate for most of them.)
They also remind me a little of vultures.

Ahh thank uu!! ^v^
I really like the names u have!
Bloop I’m gonna see around if I can find some others that I can have a look at, if not I might consider one of these! ^v^

serenity is going on a date!!!
by camren @ Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am [Reply]

    i wonder how it will go!!
    part 2

Still based on this drawing by Ph.D
by Ph.D @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:44 pm [Reply]

Honestly I'm realising that i can't get clean painting without my pen pressure and its quite frustrating. This is for Rain Pill, of Pallas.

tenor @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:45 pm

i really love this.

opossum. @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:52 pm

    heck this looks really amazing!

Ph.D @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:35 pm

Aaah, thank you!

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Just passing some time.
by Applenz @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:01 pm [Reply]

Life is hard when you have circles for hands and feet.

Cat Prac
by Mythz @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 pm [Reply]

Just some cat practice since I suck at them XD

c-a-m-p-f-i-r-e s-o-n-g song based on this drawing by Reiji
by Reiji @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:06 pm [Reply]

    I liked this version

Loving You Is Easy
by ThatDragonAdara @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:43 pm [Reply]

This is what happens when I decide to doodle at 1:40am

by liiontai @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:50 pm [Reply]

      almost forgot how to draw dogs oops

tuna fish @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:53 pm

I love your style sm aaa

liiontai @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:24 pm

tuna fish wrote:I love your style sm aaa

aaaaa ty ty!!

~Suprise Custom Design~ 2/2
by bluewingz @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:47 pm [Reply]

Goly gosh i'm not a good drawer at goats :lol:
Hope u like them Chromium ^v^

Chromium @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:43 pm

Ahhh super adorable! I'll be making ref sheets soon lol

Star girl
by PeanutButterRum @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:30 pm [Reply]

I am so tired I fell asleep for a minute while drawing this, I also typed "egg dog" cause I couldn't think of the name "Bull terrier" ... UVVjWMN44M:


liiontai @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:32 pm

egg dog is also an acceptable answer

Siloh Reference based on this drawing by ♠Trollish♠
by ♠Trollish♠ @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:12 pm [Reply]

a growlithe + charmander + fletchling who seems oddly familiar... I wonder why?
he seems to be concerned with only himself and is a polar opposite to his sister Abigail
he clings close to his trainer and seems irritated with whoever wants to stand in his way...
overall he's a jerk, I wouldn't recommend petting him

For Ferrets based on this drawing by Pink Present
by Pink Present @ Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:11 am [Reply]

A fallen nature king who got overwhelmed by his lands getting destroyed, he now seeks a
new home or tries to slowly rebuild his emipre, teaching people his ways.
Hope it's ok!

Ferrets @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Thanks! I love it <3

a friend
by Skiv @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:13 pm [Reply]

for illusion. <3

I tried drawing a daffodil, didn't work out :')

and heck teach me how you draw bees >:O

Ja983 @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:14 pm


illusion. @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:48 pm

O my gosh
This is stunning omg , I luv it so much aaaa , I luv how the colours work together, it makes me so happy <3333333 thank you for drawing this for me omg it's beautiful

by Pasito @ Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:32 pm [Reply]



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