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:

you're not who they think you are
by clip ♡ @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:09 am [Reply]

    you're much, much worse.

Laced @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:39 am

This is so amazing!! :thumbup:

clip ♡ @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:40 am

Laced wrote:This is so amazing!! :thumbup:

    thank you! c:

Summer Dance - WIP
by Oblivion-Wing01 @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 am [Reply]

Don't worry, it won't stay a W.i.P in Intermediate long. I plan on having it finished late tonight, or early tomorrow - it depends on how long it take for my hand to give out.

I am playing around with styles a bit.

Credit wrote:
Reference © HOTNStock
Artwork © Oblivion-Wing01 - 2017
Blivi © Oblivion-Wing01 - 2017

by Scoinwolf @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:52 am [Reply]

onelyrics pets' cat ^^

onelyrics pets @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:53 am


Kaiya x Phylopteryx
by dragoncool97 @ Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:12 pm [Reply]

Happy valentines day

Edit: lol they be the green couple

NOTE: My computer doesn't like chicken paint and is very glitchy causing me to have to save and close out of the page. Hence, all the drawing sessions it took to make this.

starry--knight @ Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:59 pm

/SCREECHES/ this is fabu ;3;
They are so cute togther <333

dragoncool97 @ Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:08 pm

OMG shading this is awful!

starry--knight @ Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:46 am

It looks great though!!

Tigerstar | Warriors
by archers @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:14 pm [Reply]

    Just a quick drawing of Tigerstar.. c:

Tracer_trash @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:15 pm

This is amazing! Do you take requests/commissions?

archers @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:16 pm

    Thank you!

    Currently I have my commissions closed, but I'm
    willing to do a simple request?

Dia. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:30 am

Great work!
I love your cats!

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by xofrnk @ Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:42 am [Reply]

      my computer mouse has been acting weird so
      i think the batteries in my computer mouse are probably
      dying??? so that's probably why th lineart is so shaky

      i wanted to draw this character of mine anyways since
      i like their design

Minori, @ Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:56 am


phanex @ Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:56 am

    congrats on the feature omg

aqua de vida. @ Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:03 am

    sweet drawing!! fantastic style c:
    congrats on the feature, love!! <33

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Kingfisher Bird
by seabiscuit @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:22 pm [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 fur. 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:

EchoWisp @ 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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Strawberry Shortcake
by xFrizzySmoothiex @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:15 pm [Reply]

I was bored and wanted to paint soooo

Edit 6/24/17: Wowzers! I didn't expect these many likes, thank you guys so much! <3

sharkeu @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:18 pm

um esqueeze me but how dare you post such good art umm ???

.noir. @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:18 pm

this should be moved to intermediate!

Gizmo Dragon @ Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:18 pm

This is amazing!!

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What have I done..? | Warriors
by archers @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:50 pm [Reply]

    '' What was the point of all this..? ''
    He mewled.

    '' When will it all end? ''


    A theory I have is that Scourge got into all this mess unwillingly. He
    never thought he would be feared or a killer. He only lied to make
    cats think he was strong, someone that they couldn't take for granted.
    But it all went too far, and now he has gotten himself into this mess.


    I feel zero sympathy for Scourge, non of the above would ever excuse
    what he has done. It's simply a theory I have thought of.

MøønytheLøøny @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:52 pm

its a cool theory, and I really love that artwork

overall amazing

archers @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:53 pm

    MøønytheLøøny wrote:its a cool theory, and I really love that artwork

    overall amazing

    Thank you!

Solarizing @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:44 pm

Beautiful work! It has the feel of an animated movie still to it! ^_^

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by Scoinwolf @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:36 am [Reply]

For my little bro's B-Day^^

onelyrics pets @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:36 am

hardcore adorable

Mincinno @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:45 am

I just wanna rub his/her belly so badly D:

onelyrics pets @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:45 am

A she my friend ^^

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Wolf - Old Oekaki Redraw
by Beniuma @ Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:37 pm [Reply]

I havent used an Oekaki platform in. . .10 years, i think?
So i thought, hey, why not redraw an old drawing i did on Oekaki back in the old days? :'3c
Found out my old computer does not like using this program. . . Oh well, this was fun anyway~

((I like using filters on art can u tell?? ))

aqua de vida. @ Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 am

    i love your style! the colours go really well together, it's very pleasing to the eye. congrats on the feature, you deserve it! c;

Current(Seawing @ Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:48 am

It is super cute! Love it!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap:

fariel @ Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Wow I love the colors this is so stunning, congrats on the feature!

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by the woods @ Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:51 pm [Reply]

cloud boy!!
idk what the timer says but it is very incorrect...... i need to start using the save option instead of leaving oekaki open @______@

angelhalodew @ Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:48 pm


if anyone moves this out of intermediate I swear

Moony-Mae @ Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:00 am

Ahhh this is so adorable!! I love the clouds especially but everything is drawn so well! Love your style! c:

the woods @ Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:21 pm


if anyone moves this out of intermediate I swear

AAAAAAHH thank you so much!! ;O;

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This has literally been sitting in my gallery forever so I finally decided to post it. I want to add some more to the background but we'll see.

*edit* Oh my goodness you guys I came home from a rough first day of finals to find that I've received a feature, it was such a lovely surprise and made me smile right away. I've received so much love and support from the chicken smoothie community recently, thank you all so so much<3 (':

Lilly Howlter @ Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:10 am

This is cute! I really like the style! <3

MarshmallowFluffXOXO @ Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:06 am

i love this sm!!!!! <3 i wonder when ill get art or adopt

fariel @ Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:20 pm

Lilly Howlter wrote:This is cute! I really like the style! <3

Ah thanks so much!!
MarshmallowFluffXOXO wrote:i love this sm!!!!! <3 i wonder when ill get art or adopt

Thank you! Are you planning on starting to draw on the oekaki? It can be difficult at first so you are welcome to pm me if you have any questions

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A character I've yet to name, but really wanted to draw. Not too shabby!

Looking though the glass
by rockosaur @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:15 am [Reply]

New oc? possibly...
I dont know if i will add anything else
(if your waiting for me to do something or want me to reply
to something its going to have to wait till tomorrow sorry my brain isn't working today)
version without all that crazy stuff

bellini79 @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:39 am

I love your art man

rockosaur @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:22 am

bellini79 wrote:THIS IS SO CUTE
I love your art man

aaaaa thank you!!!

One Friendly Lion
by dragoncool97 @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:41 am [Reply]

A piece for ~Willow. (god... idk what i was even trying with that bg....)

This is of when Hael, who belongs to Willow, and my lion Bran first encountered one another. Bran is a nomad who is very friendly to those who learn he isn't a wandering spirit. Hael found out on accident when he attacked Bran and Bran didn't fight back, a very strange notion for the saber tooth.

~Tornado~ @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:14 am

This is adorable! Nice work!

by KitsuneTilapia @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 am [Reply]

Made a newer drawing of
Pet's name: Ponyo

I feel like the drawing could've been a lot nicer, but I'm not too used to the oekaki program yet. It took me a while to find a browser that had the proper tablet support :< it was pretty calming to draw though, even if I still am a little rusty with the program.

~Tornado~ @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am


puppu @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am

amazing, i love the detail!!

KitsuneTilapia @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:12 am

puppu wrote:
amazing, i love the detail!!

thank you! ;w;

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Dusted Rose
by Autumnwinds @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:11 am [Reply]

Dusted Rose
Worlds Fade
And it glows
Just a little wade
To dust the Rose

I don't know what I make anymore. It just happens. Well wasted a lot of time making things I never put in. Again. Like how this turned out, this weird abstract thing. Put that Moon Eye watcher thing again idk might be a story behind it at some point who knows. Hope you all have a wonderful day! (Or night!)

by ~Tornado~ @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:03 pm [Reply]

I'm still alive
I'm sorry to everyone who has asked for a request btw
I'm terrible

Skoomacat @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:09 pm

This looks amazing!

~Tornado~ @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:10 pm

Skoomacat wrote:This looks amazing!

Thank you!

angelhalodew @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 pm



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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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by riddlestyx @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:23 pm [Reply]

      matsuura kanan is best girl

hiyorin @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 pm

ahhh i love kanan so much ^_^ lovely drawing!

riddlestyx @ Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:50 am

hiyorin wrote:ahhh i love kanan so much ^_^ lovely drawing!

      ahh thank you !! :>

I'm coming
by Ritatalia @ Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:55 am [Reply]

This took awhile, especially doing the water was time consuming. xD I'm pretty proud about this, and I'm enjoying the swirly style.


knife @ Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:56 am

    aa this is so beautiful, I'm lost for words

I.N.F.I.N.I.T.E @ Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:57 am

This is gorgeous!
You should be very proud :3

DatWildWolf @ Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:06 am

Thats amazing.

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game over
by RainbowCharizard @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:59 am [Reply]

1/1 commission for MBurker on dA :3

Lucid Dreams @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:03 am


RainbowCharizard @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:06 am

Lucid Dreams wrote:amazing

Thank you! ;0;

WolfwithWings38 @ Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:12 am


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Levi Ackerman | AoT
by archers @ Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:00 am [Reply]

Just testing out brushes mainly for this... Trying something new I guess?

DatWildWolf @ Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Whoa its amazing

sparrow; @ Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:39 pm

The background is so pretty!


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