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:

Edge + Chickenpaint
by Butter Rum @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:50 am [Reply]

It works I guess, I still don't like ChickenPaint. Size 1 with pen pressure in Chickenpaint is equal to size 2 with pen pressure in Chibipaint. I couldn't leave this site so I will have to suck it up and use this program, when they get pen pressure in Chrome I will be much much much happier

~Zion~ @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:55 am

Yasss! I'm so glad you got it to work.

by SG990 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 am [Reply]

trying to test things out

by marzmaniac @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:50 am [Reply]

yes first racoon, lookin good,hopefully making it into an oc

sporki @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:53 am

this is really pretty aah!! i love your art style ! nvn

aah precious raccooni lov e raccoons

Gallery stalkers?
by Miss. Scei @ Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:17 am [Reply]

I cant help but think ive been seeing the same faces over and over -^- I wonder why

Wolfy858 @ Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:18 am

*raises hand slowly*

CaesarHorse @ Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:23 am

Wolfy858 wrote:*raises hand slowly*

*Looks around and raises hand sheepishly*

-shattered- @ Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:53 am

*Bites lip*
*crawls into hole because you found mah dark secret*

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by She Wolf Warrior @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:27 am [Reply]

lol i thought that sketch on the left was pretty dang good in 2015
this was supposed to be cedar

rockosaur @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:46 am

aaa the improvement is amazing!!! :00

by cobras @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:28 am [Reply]

      it's her

notice me senpai
by I.C. @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:13 pm [Reply]

    just a lil thing for the dorks over on MiR. c:

ártémís @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:19 pm

:' )

Midnightkitkat @ Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:20 pm

It got even better XD

I.C. @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:20 am

Midnightkitkat wrote:It got even better XD

    poor batfang honestly XD

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#1 Hydrogen based on this drawing by space cadet
by space cadet @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:51 am [Reply]

An egotistic plasma dude with really bad fashion sense
Uh does anyone want him

kia doodles
by .Autumn. @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:49 am [Reply]

will color later :3

by She Wolf Warrior @ Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:54 am [Reply]

he's mean to link but i still like him :'(

lol I'm not drawing the other champions bc I can't draw humanoids, only birds :"(

botw has consumed me

rip sorry for inactivity on oekaki and CS in general ksdjfhksjahjkas

Master of Nothing @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:43 am

Ahh this is nice! ;v; Awesome to see more art from you!

I'm only doing the natural ones
I might keep some or sell some or give some away for adoption
They'll be weird element themes humanoids in order from 1-92
I might need to research some elements

Feel free to mark??

Silly lighthearted doodle
This did not take several hours I left the page open

Sushi Cat
by blueshywolf124 @ Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:45 am [Reply]

Unforgotten @ Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:20 am

This is adorable! Heck, why dont you have a feature?!!! :clap:

blueshywolf124 @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:27 am

realized my signature accidentally got erased. . .fixed it

Unforgotten wrote:This is adorable! Heck, why dont you have a feature?!!! :clap:

Aww, thank you!! ♥

would set the house ablaze,
by waterfront @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:24 am [Reply]

      with a cigarette

      i was going 2 line this but i don't rly like lining in oekaki
      maybe later though hmm

by rnirai @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:00 am [Reply]

waterfront @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:09 am

      the best boy ♡

rnirai @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:17 am

waterfront wrote:
      the best boy ♡

    true :'>
    i gotta draw him and fantasy together sometime

by Switchblades @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:08 am [Reply]

Drawing of an OC


(Yes the timer is off)

thx bob ross yea
by fluffster @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:04 am [Reply]

so i made this while watching a bob ross vid.
it's not that good.


If you need anything changed, tell me! <3

Acute Angle
by Snowseph @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:31 am [Reply]

    (Not a straight angle)
    I love math puns yet I hate math

    Hi, yes, my name is Snow and I am completely procrastinating from my priorities. I haven't even started that online bio test yet. I know, I am so responsible. So responsible.

"You you must wait..

Wait for them here in my arms as I..


By the way, the white outlines are my aunt and the black outlines are me.

Song "You" by Keaton Henson

Me And Ginger! Candy Pals!
by Heaven_Dawn @ Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:28 pm [Reply]

Im Done!
Since We Both Look Like Candy Then I Called Us "Candy Pals"

Reminder: I Do Not Own Ginger. She Belongs To Skywalker,

skywalker, @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:36 am

Oh my gosh
This is literally the cutest thing
Ahh this is awesome ! Ginger looks great !
I also really love your character ?? their very cute c:
Also, the character poses are very sweet ! [ lol candy joke pfft ] thanks you for making this. I love it !

Heaven_Dawn @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:22 am

Thanks :3

Y o u || A project
by Valixidin @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:13 am [Reply]

A few years ago, I lost my aunt due to smoking and(if I am correct) cancer. This was when I did not play CS at the time, so I wasn't able to do this. Now, I had just a little memory pop up today. And it was when I heard about my aunt's death.

This is for my aunt and everyone who has lost a loved one due to smoking and/or cancer.

This is just the cover.
Feel free to mark or post.

Song "You" by Keaton Henson.

some stars
by cobras @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:02 am [Reply]

    by Vexdly @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:27 am [Reply]



    inconceivable @ Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:01 am

    I love the gorillaz YES murdoc is bae


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