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:

Sleep My Little Angel
by HappySpider @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:59 pm [Reply]

Baby dino sleeping in the peaceful meadow. What more could the little one ask for.

This was only suppose to be a sketch but I really liked how it looked so I decided to finish it, and I love it!

LuciferDaDemon @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:03 pm

Woah, this is amazing

HappySpider @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:06 pm

{APH} Hallo! wrote:Woah, this is amazing

Thank you ^.^

nimrod. @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:03 am

      dinosaurs are life <3

      this is just perfection c:

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(Note: I don't generally do art trades; this is sort of a special case.)

Just a little unplugged practice session onboard the tour bus.
Basically, I suggested to Ocean that we draw some of our characters--the ones we just made references for--for each other, to sort of "test out" the references. For fun, though, we challenged each other to draw them in anything but the usual style. We actually both work with and draw these characters pretty regularly, since they exist in the same "world", but felt like making this a "formal" art trade because why not. It's fun to exchange gifts. :3
I went with a soft style to compliment Mandy's nature; it was a lot of fun, and I hope I captured her accurately. <3 It was an honor to do some "formal" artwork of this character, as she's always been probably my favorite of Ocean's OCs.

Mandy © OceanSapphire

uh yeA- 0v0';
this took a long time
I started last night at like 12 lined both of them then finished coloring/shading Tyler at like 3, by then I was too tired to keep going to I finished Josh this morning ;0
I'm pretty proud of this if I'm going to be honest
but I couldn't do Josh's tattoo I'm soorrrryyy

EDIT;; here are the references I used oops Josh and Tyler

not sure why actually decided to draw them ??? but it was kind of fun except when my finger cramped somehow

comments/critique are encouraged !!!

Devonsona @ Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:57 pm


bellini79 @ Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:14 am

Devonsona wrote:THIS

It took way too long but
it's okk

plus now that I look at it they look nothing like their actual selves but idc

Alihorse @ Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:20 am


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by White Storms @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:16 pm [Reply]

s'more doodles
i add too many effects oops

by SketchingDragons @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:18 am [Reply]


When your so bad at eyebrows that you draw a half decent one then copy it onto the other side >.> The hair I don't think I did half bad on. Shading and highlighting is EXTREMELY weird but meh.

If the power of Brendons forehead is not enough to keep it in Intermediate, please move it down ^^

Edit: I just realized his forehead is so big there is no possible way I could shade it :(. Realistic representation I think though.

~Tornado~ @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:24 am

I recognized his pretty face from a mile away

Jesse McCree @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:24 am

No face, just forehead

SketchingDragons @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:29 am

@~Tornado~ - How could you not? His beauty takes peoples breath away

@Jesse McCree - Of course! How could I be so blind!

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Small doodle
by White Storms @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:36 am [Reply]

it's been awhile since i've posted here,,
anyways this is a oc i had, his name is dusty

by Tricksters @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:17 am [Reply]

      >:0 who's that thing

(∩◕Ѡ◕)⊃━☆゚.* @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:19 am

its so beautiful! deserves a feature for sure!

Monzo @ Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:28 am

Love the colors and effects :)

ButterflyBoi @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:34 am

Love your art!

Jungle Splat.
by Smartyk @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:43 am [Reply]

Hehe, got a nice WIP drawing - it's interesting new style in which I try to be as sloppy as possible and pretend I did it on purpose. I'll clean it up another day, my brain is dead. :'D

Fishyviolet @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:43 am

:0 this is really good~

stormsurge0 @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:44 am

It's so good, what the heck!

pizilo @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:44 am

this makes me want to burn my drawings, oml

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by daxeek @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:08 am [Reply]

quick paint

~Tornado~ @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:51 am

Can I marry him please
Oh my gosh this is so good

daxeek @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:13 am

thank you!!

by kingvarianwrynn @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:40 am [Reply]

i dont like him but hey hes fun to draw

rockosaur @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:04 am

Wow I love the colors you used! And your art style is beautiful!

kingvarianwrynn @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:09 am

rockosaur wrote:
Wow I love the colors you used! And your art style is beautiful!

thank you so much!!!!

Softfeather_04 @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:10 am

Love this su much u did an AWSOME job 👍🏼Amazing art style to ^^

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by Smartyk @ Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:12 am [Reply]

I'm very nervous about posting i intermediate...
Well, this is my idea of a phoenix, I hope it looks OK. (I totally understand if it gets moved)

spooktunes @ Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:17 am

Wow, I think it's brilliant!

Caela @ Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:28 am

This is amazing smarty! Lovely use of color and design! Wow, that's just seriously beautiful! Great wings too. Keep doing great stuff like this. :3

Art 4 The Soul @ Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:31 am

Beauty like no one has ever seen o0o

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by NarcissisticCat @ Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:08 am [Reply]

aaa I feel like this should've gone to the beginner's Oekaki, but I posted it here instead?

Osho @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:11 am

NarcissisticCat wrote:
aaa I feel like this should've gone to the beginner's Oekaki, but I posted it here instead?

It's cute nonetheless aaaa I totally need to redo your style on my style meme because it has been bothering me! I butchered it so hard

why should it be
by RainbowCharizard @ Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:31 pm [Reply]

2/2 for CactiCat

✨Moon✨ @ Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:20 pm

    this is absolutely gorgeous! i love your art style so much <3

RainbowCharizard @ Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:57 pm

✨Moon✨ wrote:
    this is absolutely gorgeous! i love your art style so much <3

thank you so much!!! ;v;

CactiCat @ Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Wow he looks amazing omah gosh ;u;

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by Water.Dog @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:49 pm [Reply]

for an art project at school, focused on teens in ghandi

~Tornado~ @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:47 am

Looks great so far! So much life in that face!

Water.Dog @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:08 am

thanks so much!

by Olives @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:43 pm [Reply]

I recently achieved one of my dreamies! I loooooove the galaxy unicorn, so obviously I /had/ to draw it ;P

Mythicalbeast @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:05 pm

This is amazing I love how you did it

x3numnumx3 @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:06 pm

I love it!
It's so pretty! :D

Olives @ Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:38 am

Thank you so much! (:

Queen Sunbutt
by AClockworkKitten @ Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:51 am [Reply]

Palette from

I like the sound of Queen Celestia a lot more than Princess.

miaou, @ Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:56 am

this is gorgeous

-Eleven The Wumpus- @ Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:12 am

All hail the sunbutt <33

Winchester's Wolf @ Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:25 am

Queen Sunbutt!

Nice artwork btw!

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by Sixbane @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:19 pm [Reply]

design practice

Mythicalbeast @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:04 pm

This is amazing

quick painting practice
by Tricksters @ Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:43 pm [Reply]

      bc i can't sleep :'O

      rolling fields in the sky

Soulsplosion @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:02 pm

    pretty colors !

Custom character for cryogeniccake on DA
by Evils @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:05 am [Reply]


I honestly love this guy ;c; I'm kind of sad I have to give them away /shot/
I honestly hope they like him qwq

If I owe anyone anything, please PM me! and if you would like to change your art payment, or any payment, into a custom character (on my side!) than please PM me and we can negotiate /thumbs up/
as in I give you a custom character instead of art

ButterflyBoi @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:25 am

Amazing art! I really like your art! It inspires me :D

Evils @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:36 am

ButterflyBoi wrote:Amazing art! I really like your art! It inspires me :D

Ahh thank you so much! qwq
That really mean a lot to me <33

bellini79 @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:23 pm

thi s is amazing !! I love it Evils :0

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by Cerulean Wake @ Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:47 pm [Reply]


Struggling hard with the background....

hazel corazones @ Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:10 pm

i love!!! hhhhhh

rainbow3553 @ Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm

howwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ITS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cerulean Wake @ Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:37 am

rainbow3553 wrote:howwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ITS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hazel corazones wrote:BEAUTIFUL......
i love!!! hhhhhh

Thank you so much!! :)

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mechanical instinct
by ambient smile @ Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:53 pm [Reply]

what is she feeling? attraction? anger? primal predatory?
who can be so sure...?

the ravens are excited, though.
perhaps it's best that you stay away from her.

RainbowCharizard @ Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:30 pm


ambient smile @ Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:35 pm

    RainbowCharizard wrote:gorgeous!

    thank you so much! ;o; i love your art hhh

torpor @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:21 am

this is so beautiful, i especially love the character's expression!

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~.Sinister Elegance .~
by icetea~ @ Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:43 pm [Reply]

The timer is correct...I spent way more time on this than I anticipated. I don't know what to name her, so feel free to drop a suggestion below vvvv c:

vanouede @ Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:47 am

I think you should name her Astarte

icetea~ @ Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:45 pm

thanks for the suggestion! ^u^

tacowolfsupreme @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:55 pm

this look great so clean! She looks like a Crimson or Scarlet

Lotus Breeze (artwork)
by tacowolfsupreme @ Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:25 am [Reply]

i usually never draw people but after trying to draw wonder women XD i thought it looked okay so i challenged my self to make a realistic drawing. Its not super realistic but its fairly good.

~Teya~ @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:33 pm

How beautiful<3 The lips and main flower look super realistic !

tacowolfsupreme @ Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:46 pm

~Teya~ wrote:How beautiful<3 The lips and main flower look super realistic !

thanks so much!

Kingfisher Bird
by seabiscuit @ 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!

Sylveon 2.0 @ 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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