Intermediate Oekaki

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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 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:

Thinking about you
by kryticalcanine @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:44 pm [Reply]

Owed headshot for hyperthymesia.
I'm not quite happy with how it turned out but I tried my best and I hope it's good enough for your liking :')

Cotton Candy Unicorn
by Flowerlily135 @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:27 pm [Reply]

I hadn't used oekaki with my tablet before, so I thought I'd give it a go and drew this ^^
I wanted to get something candy-ish drawn for Valentine's and honestly, I'm so happy with how this turned out <3

Slightly Inspired by: <3
Greatly inspired by cotton candy and conversation hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! <3

Edit: I just noticed this got moved from Beginner's to Intermediate, I'm flattered ^^

*Shiveren* @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:43 pm

Gorgeous, as usual <3

Flowerlily135 @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:54 pm

*Shiveren* wrote:Gorgeous, as usual <3

Thank you so much! <3

W0LFkiss @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:54 pm

Love it! <3

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Le Cycle de la Vie
by Caela @ Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:11 pm [Reply]

Man, it feels good to be done with this! I've worked super hard on it over the past three days, and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. :) I got lazy towards the end, but this is definitely a work of love anyway. :> I almost never draw humans, and I'm amazed these turned out so well!

And if any of you are wondering, yes, the timer is accurate. It's only off by 30-45 minutes. This really did take more than 12 hours!

Anyway, which of the four is your favorite? I can't decide which one I like best! Let me know what you think in the comments. c:


Vampiric @ Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:13 pm

Astounding. It looks like you put a lot of work into it! Good job :)

Imaginethat9 @ Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:14 pm

Bump so that more people can see this! Gorgeous!

The Worst Username @ Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:19 pm

Did you use a mouse?
Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I can't imagine the effort it must take to make a piece like this. The anatomy isn't perfect, but the realistic shading and the intricate, beautifully done folds definitely make up for it. The backgrounds are simple enough not to take away from the characters, but they're also complex. I also love the frames; they give this piece a really refined, professional feel. My favorite has to be the woman representing winter on the far right.
Anyways, I hope you get a feature. Have a great day!

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Hey Sound ♫
by blueshywolf124 @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:34 am [Reply]

♫ Where are you?
I could use you right now
Hey sound
I can't speak
I can't breathe right now ♫

Rainbowpitbull @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:39 am

I love the colors in this!

Cry_Like_A_Wolf @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:26 am


Dia. @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:11 pm

This is really cool!

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How to Kill Artblock
by ~Tornado~ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:41 pm [Reply]

So I was in a anxious tired mood and wanted to draw but had art block, didn't want to do commissions, didn't want to work on projects and even didn't feel like doodling my or my friends characters
So I decided to do a exercise
Generate a random color and draw on one layer with it
Then make another layer and get another random color
With 33 randomized colors (and layers) This happened
But yeah
I only had one layer per color so I had to really think on how to use it and I didn't really go back and change any other previous layers only once or twice tweaking a layer only a few down I just kept going and let the drawing unfold as I went it was really fun relaxing and challenged me and I'm pretty happy with it

space cadet @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

Wow this is cool!

blueshywolf124 @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

This is a beautiful outcome for such a peaceful exercise ;u;
Love it! ♥

Skoomacat @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Ooh this sounds fun!

• • •
"You should probably put your bandit hat on now
Personally, I don't have one
But I modified this tube sock."
• • •
~ Ash

Fantastic Mr. Fox is my favorite movie! ♥
And I love his son Ash
quite a unique character he is XD

Picture based off of xxx

Akumi @ Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:49 pm

nice work! <3333 this is the mosty spiciest thing i have seen all day it totally should have a chicken wrap feature!!

hollythecollie @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:08 pm

Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of my favorite movies as well! I was working on a background piece from Fantastic Mr. Fox, but I haven't touched it in a few weeks. I have a feeling they must have played the movie on TV or something a few weeks back, Its so odd that you've made a piece and I've been working on a piece around the same time.

Bottom line, this is fantastic! Great job! Haha...

usamagnol_ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:58 pm

    damn i love this movie

    anyway the quality of this piece is amazing. great job

What is "FLCL" Anyway?
by rainiepainie ;; @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:11 pm [Reply]

I'm not sure if you can tell by my siggy or icon already, but FLCL is one of my most fave shows of all time. I dunno, there's just something about it that makes me love it, besides the animation and soundtrack. <3 Also Haruko is my fave :B
Wow, this has been my first Oekaki drawing on here since.. 2013/14 I think? My art has gone through a lot of changes since then lol.

~Tornado~ @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:14 pm

Awesome work!

rainiepainie ;; @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:15 pm

~Tornado~ wrote:Awesome work!

Thank you :D

Aurore @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:28 pm

Oooh, cool rendition of her!

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She Stole the Sun
by Caela @ Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:13 am [Reply]

This is loosely based off of the ancient Egyptian myth of how Isis forced Ra into retreat (for lack of a better word) but yes, I know she didn't "steal" the sun. I'm taking some creative license. X3 That wolf would be Isis.

And the timer is so wrong oh my goodness! Though I guess that is to be expected because I work on multiple drawings at once, haha.

Eh but I'm not happy with the outcome of this piece. Not what I had hoped for in my 100th posted drawing but oh well. I suppose I should change my shading style to make it work a bit better with my current lineart style. I'll work on that... Eventually. Expect something different soon!

      ~ Caela
Art © Caela
Tablet: Wacom Bamboo Fun CTH-661
Time: 4-6 hours (I really lost track)

corrosive_limes @ Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:19 am

This is amazing <3

legend- @ Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:28 am

just. wow-

T r i n i t y . @ Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:43 am

um, feature this. like.. now

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lazy summer afternoons
by usamagnol_ @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:38 pm [Reply]

    more of my tigershark girl, this time in her room
    i really like how this came out.

yenneii @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:50 am

The angle on this is really cool!! I love the birdseye view!

~Tornado~ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:56 am

Love the colors and perspective nice job!

WIP! I just wanted some feedback, Im fairly new to using oekaki so I have yet to work on my realistic-ness (if thats even a word xD) But yeah Ive been working on this off and on for like a month cause Im pretty busy with work and school. Any tips for me? Just comment but please be nice c:

update: OMG a feature :o I'm so happy <3 Im currently catching up in my classes but I am DEFIANTLY going to finish this within the week :3 Thank you all I did'nt expect this at all xD


Dia. @ Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:42 am

Incredible! I can't wait to see it finished!

✰иιgнтмαяє☾ @ Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:51 am

Dia. wrote:Incredible! I can't wait to see it finished!

Awh thank you, Ill try to finish it within next week :mrgreen:

Floof Of The Stars @ Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:51 am

I cant wait!!

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by Nico_diAngelo @ Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:38 pm [Reply]

First time I've drawn a bird digitally
Timer is off

Nico_diAngelo @ Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:31 pm


cocoa2170 @ Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:31 pm

amazing :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Espeon. @ Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:52 am

Nico_diAngelo wrote:Chainsaw
First time I've drawn a bird digitally

Ohmygosh yes! This is beautiful!

Another raven boys reader!

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Lion Hearts
by Nuumis @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:51 am [Reply]

Okay so I guess this is a lion with saber fangs. LOL.
I was just messing with Oekaki because it's fun? I dunno.
Welp, I appreciate every comment and vote! Thank you all! <3 c:
Have a wonderful day and thanks for viewing!! :D

LeafyIsNotHere @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:54 am


<Witty comment here> @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:03 am

This is so cool congrats on the feature!!

Zumizoom @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:07 pm

This is incredible! Personally, I have had a lot of trouble with lion anatomy, but you got it perfect! The background is really cool (Reminds me of a chalkboard?), and it is blurred in just the right way so it makes the head pop out! And congrats on the feature!!

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by siilho @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:38 pm [Reply]

ive been gone for 2 years holy moly! Its so weird being back! BUT GOLLY GOSH looking back at my old art is sooo ewww :)))))
anyways i miss y'all! btw the time it took for me to draw this is a bit wrong since i was testing out brushes lol

Natsunii534 @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:01 pm

Your art from two years ago is still very stunning ;w;
...and... Yay, you're back.... though I don't know you X3
Still happy. Your art is gorgeous.

Wolfy858 @ Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:08 am

siilho wrote:ive been gone for 2 years holy moly! Its so weird being back! BUT GOLLY GOSH looking back at my old art is sooo ewww :)))))
anyways i miss y'all! btw the time it took for me to draw this is a bit wrong since i was testing out brushes lol

gorgeous <3

~Tornado~ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:38 am

Wow your art is so pretty!

DnD players worst fear
by Tundra @ Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:25 pm [Reply]

yup thats right, I play Dnd, and my worst fear in game is to run into just that...a dragon's eye staring right at me. Anyway. This actually was a text to see if I could actually do it, and i found I could! XD I started out with a ref for the retna(eyeball), but lost it after the first day(sorry bout that) I'll post it if I find it again....

Anyway, tips/crits accepted. Enjoy!

Akoki @ Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:57 pm

wooow soo cool

Christian T. Grey @ Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:03 pm

WOOOOW. What a great picture. Very good. :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup:

Wlyrout @ Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:56 am


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by Tricksters @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:05 pm [Reply]

      idk why chickensmoothie compresses things to JPEGs, so here's a HQ version!
      click me

      i decided to re-draw old fanart because i am trash and i still very much love
      this web comic especially this big bad barko
      original piece
      it's about 4-5 years difference

roseqarden @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:06 pm

      woAh the improvement is amazing, and this picture is super gorgeous!!

blueshywolf124 @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:37 am

Wow, that's some awesome improvement!
Keep it up! ♥

~Tornado~ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:08 am

First off this is amazing and you have improved so freaking much like good work man!
Secondly I just adore all your art you have such a unique style, very appealing character designs, a brilliant way of coloring and your lighting and shading is on point I always enjoy seeing your art around the oekaki boards

Ladybug and Cat Noir~
by Rosu @ Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:08 am [Reply]

yay third oekaki :D
it's been so long since I've drawn on this website, I almost forgot how fun it is

I've been catching up on Miraculous ladybug and can't believe I haven't drawn anything related to it~

wucaian @ Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:13 am

This is so good!

hiyorin @ Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:14 am

ahhhh i love miraculous, can't wait for season 2!
such a beautiful drawing, great job ^_^

Nebula Child @ Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:24 am

Doctor, can I speak with you
Goes to corner with random person and starts whispering
Scampers over to you
Im sorry to say,
But I think this needs a feature

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Be Prepared.
by Monzo @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:27 am [Reply]

      whatre we supposed to do, kill Mufasa?

Sandstorm814 @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:28 am


ElizabethCaféOwner @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:29 am

I love this!

Monzo @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:30 am

    thank you two! Means a lot c:

    ( holy hell?? How does this already have 10 likes )

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by kazuichi @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am [Reply]

    hehehehehehehe........................hes pink

update: why is it in intermediate. why is it in intermediate. wh

.:Baja Blast:. @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:07 am


Thats pretty good!

Queen Kamukura @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:33 pm

Wow this is cool

kazuichi @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:48 am

    .:Baja Blast:. wrote:Eyy

    Thats pretty good!

    thank you much!
    Queen Kamukura wrote:Wow this is cool

    im glad you think so! ^___^

by bluestar415 @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:38 pm [Reply]

Hope you like it! I wanted to draw this for a while, and now I did :3

Also, timer is wrong, I did a bunch of other stuff while drawing this.

blueshywolf124 @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:36 am

Love how you did the fireflies and the moon! ♥

by andrewoutofcontext @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:29 am [Reply]

constructive criticism welcome

~Tornado~ @ Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:24 am

This is super cute!
The only thing I would say is that the blush on the nose is a bit distracting and makes it look flat and too two dimensional
But otherwise it's adorable the has really nice lines!

by ~Pogo~ @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:44 pm [Reply]

Had a nice relaxing day watching Howl's Moving Castle ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ

Mintiature @ Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:47 pm

your style is incredible <3

~Pogo~ @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:40 pm

Aw, thank you!!

rnirai @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:28 pm

    this is gorgeous!! i really like the colors and those highlights are 👌

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by Shalusky @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:22 pm [Reply]

been sad .

.:Baja Blast:. @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:42 pm


This is really awesome! :0

If you need someone to talk to im here <3

FullofRainbows @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:23 pm

amazing! This deserves a feature!

I hope you feel better!

.CillBipher. @ Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:27 pm

Woah! I love this.

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Luna Owed headshot #1
by kryticalcanine @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:06 pm [Reply]

Owed headshot for hyperthymesia.
Hope it's ok c:
I really enjoyed drawing this, I've always had a loving for space

Eldarya~ Nevra
by Ƈಎ႑ಎෆiႵƴ @ Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:30 pm [Reply]

Whelp, still getting used to the tablet.
BUT, not too bad I suppose for my second drawing on it.

Got into the roleplay Eldarya a little over a week ago after seeing it advertised on here.
Nevra is mah fave though, I am in the absynthe guard heh


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