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:

Welcome Autumn
by Thecrowmuse11 @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:38 am [Reply]

Heyyy it's that time of year again, the spooks and the creeps are drawing near.
Long time oekaki user, first time intermediate poster - I hope that this is good enough. <3
I know that the lighting and the colors don't really make sense, but ah well, I should probably post it before I spend any more time staring at it - my eyes might fall out, and then I'd look like this guy.
Tips would be great, as usual I'm posting an anatomy thing when I still struggle with stick figures. Anyone want to try and guess which flowers I used as reference? ^-^
Happy fall! <3 <3

Edit: This just got featured?!?!?!?!? (((o(*゚▽゚*)o))) I can't believe this oh my goodness, thank you!!!

~Teya~ @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 am

This definitely deserves to be in intermediate. Awesome job! I love the soft lighting.^^

Autumn1734 @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:29 am

Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! Great job with the lighting and shading. It looks awesome!!

Thecrowmuse11 @ Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:14 pm

~Teya~ wrote:This definitely deserves to be in intermediate. Awesome job! I love the soft lighting.^^

Thanks, I'm really glad you like it ^-^ - I was super worried going in that it wasn't good enough. I've been posting on Oekaki for five years now, and I think I've come a long way from not understanding what layers are to actually posting in Intermediate. I'm pretty sure cs saved my love of art, because before I started posting on here I was pretty much only drawing once a month, maybe, and I wasn't sure I was ever really doing any good. Now I'm a lot more confident, and I literally can't stop drawing XP

.hiraeth wrote:Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! Great job with the lighting and shading. It looks awesome!!

Aww, thank you! Originally I had the moon featured prominently in it too, but the scene was way too busy, so I got rid of it. I kept the shiny lighting though, because I really liked it - you know that feeling when you're a kid in a forest or a dark room, and then you find a beam of light that has all the swirly little dust in it?

When I was a kid I used to think that they where fairies or something, and I spent a lot of time dancing around them and seeing how they swirled around when I blew on them. Now it's just inextricably linked with autumn to me. ^p^

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Chameleon and spider friend
by Tigger. @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:03 pm [Reply]

Pet's name: Peanut butter
Pet's name: Jelly

DeathlyDesires @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:04 pm

What How

This is amazing how the hecc did you do this?

When Shadows Rise @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:04 pm


Panda26 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:04 pm

wow that is amazing!

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for the living off fans in 2017
by Purification @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:44 pm [Reply]

this probably doesnt belong in intermediate bu T i need the likes ;u;
also i really like that vaporwave chill aesthetic stuff owo

a song
another song

atlas, @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:34 pm

ill never forget OFF thank you so much for this beautiful art piece<3

Giant_Robot @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:51 am


Purification @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:05 pm

atlas, wrote:hECK THIS IS AWESOME
ill never forget OFF thank you so much for this beautiful art piece<3

Giant_Robot wrote:Nice!!

oh my goshNG thank you guys so muchhg

Happy Halloween
by TheJapanProject @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:57 pm [Reply]

Humanized Briar Rose wishes you all a happy Halloween and Samhain! Done mostly out of boredom and to show improvement because my gallery is full of old cringy art from 2013... :oops:

TheJapanProject @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:17 pm


Commission for HellyBoo
by Nodell @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:41 pm [Reply]

Finished commission for HellyBoo!

Please don't use this work in anyway shape or form, this is for HellyBoo's use only. ;o;

DatWildWolf @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:47 pm

w0w this looks amazing, almost 50 hours

Nodell @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:50 pm

DatWildWolf wrote:w0w this looks amazing, almost 50 hours

Thank you! I didn't spend 50 hours on it, though, lol. I left this open overnight a few times, rIP.

a PAINSTAKING work in progress
by skylark @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:50 pm [Reply]

SO today I watched "Kiss me Kate,"- which is a bizarre movie on its own, BUT- there was this absolutely gorgeous car they put up on the screen for no more than like 15 seconds that I just have fallen in love with. It doesn't even go with the movie at all, but suddenly there's just this.. devil car
so im drawing this lmao

bellini79 @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:51 pm

this is amazing oh goSH

skylark @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:21 pm

bellini79 wrote:this is amazing oh goSH

aaa thanks so much!! I gotta figure out a background hG
edit: heck cant spell

cocogerber13 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:21 pm

It looks heckin good so far my buddyo

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Happy Halloween!
by CryyBabyy @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:33 pm [Reply]

Some okay looking art, that I just quickly drew up. Happy Halloween!

idk enjoy
by tweektweak44 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 pm [Reply]

:geek: :mrgreen:

by ChubbyEmber @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:18 pm [Reply]

okay i havent drawn on chickensmoothie in. years. and i honest to god dont know how any of u make clean art.... like its not a terrible application to draw on but im def not used to it! Anyway this is my oc Dino, shes cute isnt she?? u can find actual art of her with correct colors on my (chubbyember) but otherwise u can have this mess ifghikfhkhkygyujg

farmers market
by rosenstock @ Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:30 am [Reply]

my half of an art trade w cuervo that took me way too long to do hfkjhasjf

lita picking out some good mangos at the farmers market hell yeah
i s2g i never do backgrounds but i like this LMAO

edit: thanks sm for the feature omg ;O;

cuervo @ Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:50 am




rosenstock @ Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:12 pm

cuervo wrote:wwwWWAAAAAA



<3 <3 <3

and omg thats so funny i clearly just Knew

lesbirb @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:53 am

Bruh if mangoes were only two for $2 I would be drowning in mangoes

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The Phoenix Wolf
by dawnclaw1232 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:55 am [Reply]

I felt like drawing fire, so I decided to do it on CS. Pretty sure this looks terrible, I just have an essay to write, so yea.
This is one of my newest characters, Octavia. She's the main character in my upcoming Webtoon called Contaminated. I'll give some details, but the whole plot of the comic is based on a futuristic version of Earth, where the human population begins experiencing some strange changes in their new generations, which gives them strange animal-like appearances, such as ears and tails. the rarest of the generations are those that can turn into 2 animals and have the ability to control an element. Octavia is part of this rarity, and, as you can tell, is capable of controlling fire. so yea, hope this sounds interesting? thanks for reading this, and I know this doesn't look that great but I still hope yall like it!

Vieria @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Between the fire and the fire-light in Octavia's eyes, it actually feels warmer in here

tytytytytytyty1 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:09 pm

Your art is awesome!

Also, I look forward to your webtoon! It sounds like a very interesting storyline!

dawnclaw1232 @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Vieria wrote:Between the fire and the fire-light in Octavia's eyes, it actually feels warmer in here

Glad i could help keep ya warm xD

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"Ruined" Redraw!
by Giant_Robot @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:55 am [Reply]

Eyy this relieved stress of Science Fair stuff!

It's a redraw of this frightening thing: viewtopic.php?t=3361121

This was me seeing the old one: Image

-Robot <3

Giant_Robot @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:34 am


Giant_Robot @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:50 am


Moon Wax
by blueshywolf124 @ Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:50 am [Reply]


And from the ashes

. . rose stars . .


Kyar @ Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:53 am

This is amazing - wow! :) I love the concept and it's so well executed. :)

Septienna @ Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:54 am

this is stunning omg! must be featured

mean&gay @ Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

      • i'm calling it - this is gonna get featured. if it doesn't, then something's gone wrong.

        beautiful beautiful beautiful. truly wonderful.

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by ~Tornado~ @ Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:07 pm [Reply]

Gifts of ButterRum's Radish who is just darling and Bellini's Desmond who I've just adored for a while
And a commission of Lapis.Lazuli's Aero

Just wait a second and I'll get these individual drawings out for you guys!



bellini79 @ Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:30 pm


~Tornado~ @ Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:33 pm

bellini79 wrote:aWW THANK YOU SO MUCH IT'S SO CUTE !!

Im glad you like it Ive been meaning to draw Des for a while now and opossums are really fun to draw!

Butter rum @ Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:39 pm

Who gave you permission to do something this amazing and kind!? THank you Torrie!!!

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by Asa Willow @ Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:52 am [Reply]

A character from my comic c:
He's probably my favorite, even though he's kind of the villain

~Tornado~ @ Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:02 am

Oh my word this is gorgeous!

Asa Willow @ Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:40 am

thanks! c:

APH Siantia @ Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:37 am

this is beautiful!

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Oil based on this drawing by Guest
by ~Tornado~ @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm [Reply]

Ap project about an environmental issue

I could use some critique before I turn this in!

Real timer is 1 hour 23 minutes I accidentally pressed color in

Note I'm going to add more contrast later to make it obvious that it's a dolphin

Skoomacat @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 am

this looks awesome
im still on a digital art hiatus because my phone is broken ;-;

by upski. @ Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:36 pm Attachment(s) [Reply]


i had this sketch sitting in my unfinished drawings for a while so i decided to work on it once and for all and this is the result :)

Colour54 @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:06 am

so cute!! i love the subtle detail and perspective of the bars you've worked into there :)

mermaid. @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:07 am

this is so good! you're truly amazing at this program.

upski. @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 pm

thank you both <3

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Gonna for Head on lioden
by Bananer @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:22 pm [Reply]

Woop loop, took longer time than expected xD

Headless Horseman
by Selkiegal @ Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:16 pm [Reply]

Not sure if I'm 100% happy with this, but I doubt I'll have time to work on it more before Halloween is over ^_^; Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

Howl For Me @ Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:35 pm

whoa. Very cool.

foxes800 @ Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:50 pm

This is really cool. I love it. :3

Carbon @ Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:52 pm

The head looks great! As does everything else! xD Great job!

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Witch Problems
by Thecrowmuse11 @ Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:22 pm [Reply]

"Looks like someone smudged their summoning circle - and now they've got green hair. It probably could have been worse."

I'm actually... really proud of this?! I think I'm finally making progress in the human anatomy department - about time!
As usual just ignore the timer - it's a lying liar who lies.
Critique is always super appreciated, it's how I got to this point, and how I hope to keep learning.
I hope that this actually belongs in intermediate XP

Confident @ Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:47 am

I like it! Good work! :)

Boris for Head on lioden
by Bananer @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:30 am [Reply]
Link to his reference


Wizz Bang Pop @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:34 am

he looks so cute <3 thank you

Bananer @ Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 am

You're welcome ^w^

Cosmic_Chicken @ Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Hey is that little box supposed to be a censor box..? If so that kinda thing is not allowed on cs...

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Kingfisher Bird
by bil @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:22 pm Attachment(s) [Reply]

Wow! This was quite difficult to draw. I've never drawn birds before so I enjoyed a little challenge ^^ you could probably tell it's a bit rushed on the tree branch and some areas of the feathers. I really wanted to get this over! Timer is probably accurate. I barely moved out of my seat while working on this!

Hope everyone likes it c:

Edit: I wish I was lying when I tell you that I choked on my belVita cranberry breakfast biscuit when I found out this got a fEATURE WHAT

Ah, thank you so so much :")

Edit: 200 lIKES?? I'm so thankful for everyone's support. Thank you!

Edit: Feel free to correct me if I'm just hallucinating but, 500 LIKES? THAT. IS. INSANE. Thank you all so much! I read everyone's replies and I'm so appreciative of your comments and likes. This is what gives me motivation to draw, so thank you!

GreyScale @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:22 pm

OMG! This is amazing!

Mincinno @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:23 pm


whim @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:23 pm

    One of my favorite kinds of birds!
    Great job on this, I think you captured its colors near perfectly c:

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peach girl
by usamagnol @ Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:16 am [Reply]

    this came out gross

Drizzle @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:27 pm

UHM WRONG this came out AMAZING. Your shading is fantastic, especially on the face and I lovelovelove the pink freckles. They really make the mood. XD Nice work!

Chausie @ Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:57 pm

I think it's really cute uvu

Just a little painting of me boi James bein' all awesome ;)
This is a drawing based on my roleplay.

Please comment and CRITIQUE! I am always up for critiques on my work. Please tell me what I can improve!

Drizzle @ Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:22 pm

OH man, this looks awesome! I enjoy the way the lion is part of the clouds, it looks so epic. <3

Legit my only crit would be that the rest of the piece is so nicely detailed and crosshatch shaded but you left the face (comparatively) plain? Especially with them awesome glowing eyes, there'd be some under-the-nose and maybe some lip shading going on.

Otherwise this is a seriously cool piece! I love the mood and the color palette. Keep up the great work!

stormy and rescuer @ Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:25 pm

EEEEE thank you for the comments and critique! I will keep that in mind (maybe go back and try adding what you suggested ;) as time allows).
Thanks again! Nothing makes me happier than a bit of honest feedback ^^

Sarish @ Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:39 am

*screeches like a cockatoo* OH MY GOSH IT'S JAMES LOOKIN' SO POWERFUL OMG. No words... I love everything about that! My eyes actually can't believe what they're seeing LOOK AT HIM. THEM. Mr. James is all grown up :O

Sarish's snow leopard has passed out and Sarish himself is stuck somewhere between extremely proud and extremely shook.

I love every single aspect of this, it's just so extraordinarily perfect that the words are escaping me. Absolutely amazing!

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