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:

the beast
by apathetic @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:37 pm [Reply]

      only slightly edgy

      god, the timer is completely accurate and im not even ashamed
      but my back hurts now and this is all ur fault

~Static~ @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:33 pm


Pleasureable Paints @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:47 pm




by Scoinwolf @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:01 pm [Reply]

Scoin dragged Lyric out at 3 am to look at the sky

She wasn't impressed until the meteor shower started

Lyric is onelyrics pet's gal
Scoin is my fool

onelyrics pets @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 pm

I actually did wake up at 3 Am tonight XD

by Mercutio @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:06 pm [Reply]

'Nother Yeenr.
Wish I could get my tablet pen pressure to stop doing that DARn thING

ciiel ♥ @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:12 pm

woah, I love this !! the colors you used are very aesthetically pleasing, and the textures fit in really well. not many people use the textures in their art styles, especially with realism and semi-realism, so I really appreciate you using them in such a neat way! 0: <33

⭐Uchuu hikou-shi @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:28 pm

awesome!! the anatomy is amazing, i'm jealous ^^

by orion. @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:06 am [Reply]


      Were we
      when Our words
      were drowning

      in silence.

      I just felt like drawing something quick.

Baconcat1 @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:53 am

This looks amazing!

GalaxyJaiden @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:06 am

super cool! :o :clap: :thumbup: <3

ThatDragonAdara @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08 pm


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by notifyneelix @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:30 pm [Reply]

of grass and fluff muffins pfft

spectrums @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:31 pm

This is adorable!!

Nicole. @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:58 pm

needs to be featured!

notifyneelix @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:11 am

Thank you both!

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when will my reflection show.....
by rosenstock @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:30 pm [Reply]

    who i am inside.......

    anyway heres an oc of mine reevaluating her life after she did a Big Bad Murder Thing

Dia. @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:38 pm

This looks really cool! You did an awesome job with the water and the reflection!

rosenstock @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Dia. wrote:This looks really cool! You did an awesome job with the water and the reflection!

    thank u sm!!!!! <3

Wolfy858 @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:02 pm


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by rosenstock @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:47 pm [Reply]

    why do i draw better on this program than any other one LOL lmk lmk

    this is kinda sloppy so its chill if its moved haha

    bluestar is Angery

boat doq @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:39 pm

wut in ternetion
this belong in advanced yo

rosenstock @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:10 pm

    thank you!
    and omg i love that cat

~Tornado~ @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:01 am

Awesome! You have a very unique way of drawing!

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by Vivicity @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:45 am [Reply]

some kind of ghost in our midst.

Alihorse @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:48 am


Ya Boi Yeener
by Mercutio @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:44 pm [Reply]

Too tired to keep going.
It's ya boi.

Youmeanies @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:45 pm

O mah gerd that's AMAZING!

Mercutio @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:43 am

Youmeanies wrote:O mah gerd that's AMAZING!

Thank yoU!!!

Bubble Seal
by Meowdilynn♥ @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:37 am [Reply]

!!! It's done c:
Dang so um I have this seal plushie I've had for 12 years... I love him so much
This is probably what he dreams of at night, while I'm cuddling with him and dreaming too <3
This was drawn with a mouse, but I think this drawing will be the one I remake every year to see if I improved! Next year's will most likely be drawn with a tablet ^^

kiwikween @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:38 am

he's so good at swimming! you go fishy

i<3 wolves678 @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:39 pm

aa I really love this??
Strangely enough my sister has a seal plush pretty much exactly like this that's very special to us.

Meowdilynn♥ @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:31 am

Thank you!! ^^

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Forest deer
by nimori @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:28 am [Reply]

I need to get better with trees

Dia. @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:39 am

Incredible work!

wombat @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:51 am


    this is actually amazing

    dude, if you say you're bad at drawing animals again i swear
    i'mma whip yo butt

nimori @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:15 pm

Dia. wrote:Incredible work!

Thank you

wombat wrote:

    this is actually amazing

    dude, if you say you're bad at drawing animals again i swear
    i'mma whip yo butt

Thank youuu

heh I practised in my sketchbook so this isn't my first time drawing a deer and it's not as bad as the old deer that I did

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AT with Mintiature!
by four-legged-song @ Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:58 pm [Reply]

Art trade with my new pal Mintiature! Hope you like it <3

Dia. @ Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:06 pm

This is so soft and beautiful!

Alihorse @ Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:09 pm

Aaa so cute

Sun Struck @ Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:10 pm

Oh, my.... soft!!!

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Icefire Wyvern
by Bluekea @ Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:12 pm [Reply]

Fullbody practice on a dragon breed I thought up- I only started using this program today so this probably isn't my best digital piece! (Also, I had no idea how to do the fire over here)

Details on Icefire Wyverns

  • Long spines on their backs create fire around them, and with practice they can control it (turn it off and light it at will) As a result, hatchlings or adolescent wyverns find they set things on fire by accident a lot
  • Their bodies are more suited for colder environments, and unlike normal fire, the fires on their backs can be forcibly put out with enough heat, though it doesn't cause the dragon much harm when this is done (The most it causes them is discomfort and drowsiness)
  • The largest wyverns can grow up to 10 metres long, and have a wingspan of 9 metres
  • Most of these wyverns are Passive unless provoked, or they're hungry for food. Some have been recorded to even go as far as to help animals and humans who have given something in return for assistance!
  • Adding on to the last: If you have done something to scorn them, they will go out of their way to cause you trouble

The Furry Fandom @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:19 pm

You've a very nice and unique style, I love seeing that <3
I enjoyed to lore on these guys too c:

~Tornado~ @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:19 am

This is so awesome I love how you shade!

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!

{APH} Hallo! @ 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 ^.^

rachieboo @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:03 am

      dinosaurs are life <3

      this is just perfection c:

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Link Vs Cucco
by Bluekea @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:21 pm [Reply]

Cucco 1 : Link 0...

Wanted to do some Legend of Zelda fanart since I'm ordering in my first ever Zelda game after watching a playthrough of Ocarina of Time (I'm buying Majora's Mask)
Character belongs to Nintendo

by nimori @ Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:41 am [Reply]

I love pandas so much .o. I needed to express my love for dem <3


Shenan_the_cat @ Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:43 am

This is absolutely amazing, I love the fur detail <33

alive. @ Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:45 am

    so cute! this needs a feature

nimori @ Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:15 am

Thank you both <3

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Cindertail | Request
by archers @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:52 am [Reply]

This did take quite a long time, but I do think the timer is lying xD
I do procrastinate a lot when drawing, so this probably took about
three hours.

Any-who, this is Cindertail, a Warriors OC that belongs to N o x.
This was not a commission, yet a request. I very rarely do requests,
so please do not ask me to do one for you; unless of course it's
something canon from the Warriors book series, and not your
own characters.

I would very much appreciate all constructive criticism, I do not
think I am too good at backgrounds, and am trying to drastically
improve them.

N o x @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:29 am

    Dear Starclan this is amazing!
    You're certainly better at me at backgrounds, because you managed to make it look so beautiful and serine. You nailed Cindertail's pose, it's usually hard to draw back views.I love it so much, I can't thank you enough for doing this for me. ;v;
    You're a great artist, and I can't wait to follow more of your work!

.Cappelle. @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:35 am

aaa, it's so pretty.
constructive criticism;
I could never sit down and try to do something like this, so good job c; I agree with " n o x", back views are pretty hard to do. if you are looking for making your art better than;; rocks are not that flat, it looks like someone took a huge knife and chopped the top of the rock off. Try to make it a bit more texured and bumpy. Maybe add more greenery? nature can be pretty to look at, so try to think of what types of plants would be in that area. As for the sunsets use real images to find out how it should look, example. I think that is all c:

archers @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:39 am

@ N o x

Ahh, thank you so much! The shrubs were quite difficult for me to do, even though they look really simple. I also tried to go for a line-less cat again, because I thought lining her would make all the focus go onto her, because of such a dark colour.

Originally, Cindertail was going to be lying down in RapidClan camp with a fish underneath her paw, but I couldn't grasp a good enough pose that would have fitted the situation. So I decided to do this instead.

I'm glad you like it!

@ .Cappelle.

Thank you for the advice, I was overlooking what I had done, and I do believe I could have added some blue silhouettes of mountains beyond the shrubs. With the rocks, yes, I do agree they look quite flat, I will take all of this into consideration for my next piece.

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by dj_honeybear @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:53 pm [Reply]

my account is unicorn1038
friend me there!

Just A Deer from 2015 <3
by Ninja Of Darkness @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:45 am [Reply]

it is not that amazing but i tried <3

otteremi. @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:52 am


santa redraw
by finch. @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:44 am [Reply]

redraw of something i dont wanna think about
the orig was 2 years ago...

xofrnk @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:47 am

both drawings are rlly good what are you talking about

finch. @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:12 am

xofrnk wrote:both drawings are rlly good what are you talking about

jkdsaflsakdf youre much too kind//

julibee @ Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:25 am

Eyyy redraw buddy
Keep being amazing at everything :3c

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by finch. @ Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:55 am [Reply]

a quick drawing cause the last time i logged on was 2 months ago (February) and im like ¯\_(ツ;;;)_/¯
been practicin furries more and this kid is my new oc i made yesterday

random update: i went to see kimi no na wa(your name) w/ my friend at the theaters a couple days back and that movie was bomb
cant stop listening to the soundtrack now lol


sapln. @ Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:23 am

ugggh finch this is sO GOOD IM GOING TO CRY

RainbowCharizard @ Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 pm


finch. @ Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:53 pm

sapln. wrote:ugggh finch this is sO GOOD IM GOING TO CRY


RainbowCharizard wrote:gorgeous!!

ah thank you so much!

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Syrup tears
by Tricksters @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:52 pm [Reply]

      "My attitude turns everyone away
      the bitterness and anger repulses others
      what they don't understand is this anger....
      it's my depression from being alone."

      i draw scurvy when i'm stressed/nervous/etc.
      currently he is swapped to bellini79 for the month for the character-swap-thing

bellini79 @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:23 pm

what a cute dude ;v;
I was wondering what exactly his place looked like so this helps

I'm sorry you're stressed man ;0; if you need to talk let me know ;v;
// if you want I can upload this onto TH //

Water.Dog @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:12 am

I swear your lupisvulpes xD

Tricksters @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:40 pm

bellini79 wrote:what a cute dude ;v;
I was wondering what exactly his place looked like so this helps

I'm sorry you're stressed man ;0; if you need to talk let me know ;v;
// if you want I can upload this onto TH //

      thanks bell u v u
      if i need to talk i'll be sure to message you, thanks for being here to listen * v *
      //you can if you'd like!//

Water.Dog wrote:I swear your lupisvulpes xD

      nah man i'm not

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alive. @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:46 am

    pretty :O

Dia. @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:53 am

I love this!
It's absolutely gorgeous and dreamy

hazel corazones @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:59 am

this is so cute!!
psst hey mods that decide features, feature? :3c

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strawberry smoothies
by ☆ Fantelle ☆ @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:15 am [Reply]


don't mind the line quality my hand is in a brace it's rly hard to draw

Cerulean Wake @ Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:19 pm

I really, really like this. Good job!

rosenstock @ Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:05 pm

    this is so cool omg


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