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:

by Aliura @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:25 am [Reply]

Second part of the Staff pet/sonas challenge :D I wanted to try out a different lightning angel from the back ;w;

*Edit: I added a little more fur texture to the shading and lighting so it didn't look so smudged. Also thank you so much for my first feature <3

Art (c) Aliura
Sunny (c) Nick

Avian+Totoro l Sunny l Skjrn

Please do not repost this image without permission

MedicatedBerry @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:34 am

This is amazing! The lighting technique you used is quite remarkable. c:

Enzona @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 am

I can imagine this becoming featured!

Aliura @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:24 am

MedicatedBerry wrote:
This is amazing! The lighting technique you used is quite remarkable. c:

Enzona wrote:
I can imagine this becoming featured!

Thank you <3

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by nimori @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 pm [Reply]


DragonOfEmber @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:56 pm

really well done! <3

TortillaT @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:00 pm

This is so good!! Under-rated by the amount of votes uve got so far😣 but its new so I guess that's expected 😂

Anyway I just wanna say for a somewhat simple, not to say as a negative pajoritive but like, I mean straight forward(?)(I'm bad at words😂😩), I see a lotta skill in this.

The colors go together beautifully, complimenting each other but still keepin it chill, and nice to look at.

The rocks frame the picture keeping the focus to the middle, and while the grass is shaded your eye is drawn to the brighter sky, which is framing our main focus, the person, perfectly!

I actually love this sm😭😄👏👏 goooood jobbb!

nimori @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:43 pm

thank you very much

Sun to Break
by cass @ Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:19 am [Reply]

I had a lot of fun with the last little snake doodle I did so I tried to do something a bit more worked on, I didn't think I'd enjoy doing this kind of stuff in the oekaki but I'll probably be doing more stuff like this once in a while!

ah thank you guys so much for the feature I didn't actually think that would happen ;v; <3

lesbirb @ Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 am


aaAAA @ Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:32 am

    talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before

cass @ Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:46 am

aaAAA wrote:
    talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before
lesbirb wrote:AAA THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!

ah thank you two so much ;v;<3

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Same Ol' Mistakes
by Marilu. @ Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:42 am [Reply]

Oh my gosh, thanks so kindly for the feature!!!

Commissions :: Open

Minachi @ Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:20 am

dang this looks amazing

sandydragon @ Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:58 am

Stealing your art skills please thank

kolyakun @ Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:15 am

Ahdjhchhejdjjsjsk I adore your art!!

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by Autumnwinds @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:30 pm [Reply]

WIP Drawing my friends Doge with more german shepherdy features :p
Gotta make them ears smaller tho more triangular and tilt them forward leaving them similar to ref for now

Ref ... epherd.jpg

"Rob's Day Off"
by Direraven @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:34 pm [Reply]

My character Rob the Robot. This took so much longer than it should have but I still had fun with it. :) do people make such beautiful drawings so fast! :shock: WHATS THE SECRET GUYSSSS???

~Teya~ @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:07 pm

I really have no idea how some people make a drawing in less than an hour and get SOOOOO many likes and comments, and it looks amazing. They have powers. XD

I love your character, btw c:

crispy richard @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:18 pm

this is hecking great dude! he looks like such a cool guy omg

by thrifty @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 pm [Reply]

im so bored omg

Evils @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:40 pm

Duuuddde, I can feel this art, man!
Love the colors
Still remember these two! So nice to see them around <3

thrifty @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:46 pm

Evils wrote:Duuuddde, I can feel this art, man!
Love the colors
Still remember these two! So nice to see them around <3

yooooo thanks so much! It means a lot coming from you!! (whispers youre amazing)
i love my spaghet and my meat;;; i love them;;; always and forever tbh

KaatLove @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:47 pm

a noodle ??

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by thrifty @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:59 pm [Reply]


Dib Membrane @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:00 pm


thrifty @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Alolan Meowth wrote:AMAZING


potioncat @ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:51 pm


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Look at all the Lights
by ~Teya~ @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:30 am [Reply]

Yes !! I'm done! =D

<3 I love how this turned out, even if I suck at city backgrounds, I love this so much.
Any constructive criticism or comments are appreciated! ^^

Winchester's Wolf @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:34 am


I luv this :0
So much

Prince Audric @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:36 am

O_O oh my goodness Teya this is grate

edgy cat of DOOM @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:57 am

this is awesome! the anatomy is great, and the wings are amazing! I suggest the ptero wings that are sticking down be moved next to the other wings, rather than in the position they're in on this drawing. I also suggest adding an overlay to make the viscets blend more into the scene, since they seem to pop out a tad more than they should, but other than the things I've mentioned, this is still really cool looking!

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watch this madness, colorful charade
by Alonzo @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 pm [Reply]

yes hello my name is hetalia trash

So this also wasn't supposed to be crazy detailed but sometimes I can't help myself.
I would marry all of these guys to be honest XD

This time, I believe the timer is completely correct

fun fact, this is what it looks like without any shading... I'm actually surprised at how different they look

Inkdragon @ Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:18 pm


Alonzo @ Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:37 pm


<333 Thank you sooooo much

~Tornado~ @ Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:40 am

Freaking awesome!

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"The Center of the Universe"
by Direraven @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:14 pm [Reply]

I love comics and I got inspired by "The Black Vortex" #111 on their character "Kitty Pryde". Beautiful comic, I just couldnt help myself but to create my own version. Do you guys like how I drew the planets? I wanted to try it in a different way. Let me know what you guys think! :D Ill probably do another one of her soon since shes so pretty :lol:

~Teya~ @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:21 pm

wow?? this is STUNNIN' Good anatomy, B E A U T F I U L background!

~Nadine @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:34 pm

Get ready for a feature!!!

Metatarsals @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:48 pm


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by Tonnerre @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 am [Reply]


Wonder of Gold
by Schnuffel Bunny @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:13 pm [Reply]

happy st. patty's day. <3
rainbows and gold are everything.

Tomato Jam @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:06 pm


You deserve a prize!

Schnuffel Bunny @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Tomato Jam wrote:HOLY-

You deserve a prize!

thanks ❤️❤️ also thank you for the gift too that’s super sweet of you ; A;

Blue Exorcist @ Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:30 pm

Yes...and yes and a 1000 times yes

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by xPoison Heartx @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:38 am [Reply]

*Redraw of traditional art I did last year* Also I had to remove Dreamie's battle scars to make this appropriate. Whatever, it's all chill

eyes -- i cant do this
by snappy croc @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:24 am [Reply]

this is weird nothing but weird and won a award for being so very weirdness

Lineless Attempt: Salacia
by Alaric Glöckner @ Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:57 am [Reply]

Never. Again. Lineless.
Timer is about an hour off.
Pose reference was a personal photo of my kitty.

Salacia (c) me
LoC (c) starry--knight

Edit: Omagosh this ACTUALLY got featured NO WAY *A* Thank you guys so much for believing this deserved it!

~Teya~ @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:03 am


This is stunning, I loove the vibrant colors that just pop out at you!

mintymuffinz♥ @ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:05 am


~Tornado~ @ Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:20 am

stunning oh my wordddd

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by alliurre @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:10 am [Reply]


look at the view !!
by alliurre @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:27 am [Reply]

    kyrine likes climbing trees o.o

Softfeather_04 @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:30 am

This is soooooooo cute!!!!

♡ Minty ♡ @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 am

Oh my I love this sm hhh

DancingEevee @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:01 am


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by thrifty @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:35 pm [Reply]


Ominex @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:35 pm

Oh my god this is amazing

Lexxa_Astral @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:36 pm

Holy damn!

Cleverf0x @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:37 pm

lmao i like this

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by MoonWolf124 @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:04 pm [Reply]

i really like drawing stuff like this. i dunno, i'm tired.

by ~Tornado~ @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:35 am [Reply]

I'm behind a lot on ap projects i'm a mistake

Bluepup429 @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:06 pm

this is really realistic and cool! love the colors and it's just so great to stare at .. :0c

~Tornado~ @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:23 pm

Bluepup429 wrote:this is really realistic and cool! love the colors and it's just so great to stare at .. :0c

Oh my word thank you so much!

Ms.Peacock based on this drawing by ~Tornado~
by ~Tornado~ @ Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:23 pm [Reply]

I have things to do but I'm so damn tired and need to just chill out and I felt like drawing Selina in a pretty dress and ended up with a redraw

It's not the exact outfit I had some changes

Timer is wrong

by StarWolfen @ Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:28 am [Reply]

Haven't really used Oekaki in a...long time haha. Or really done much digital art in general. Whelp ! I was bored and figured I'd try to work with it again, drawing the really pretty butterfly wolf from 2015!
Love that guy

Fairy Prince @ Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:49 am

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I wouldn't be surprised if there's a feature on the way <3

Swirlshine @ Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:52 am

I have a feeling this will get featured soon!

StarWolfen @ Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 am

Fairy Prince wrote:Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I wouldn't be surprised if there's a feature on the way <3
Swirlshine wrote:I have a feeling this will get featured soon!

Ahhh thank you both ! 💙💙💙

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vinden leker
by Alonzo @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:11 pm [Reply]

vinden leker - the wind is playing

I intended for this to be quick and simple, like my last drawing, and then proceeded to get extremely carried away, as I'm prone to do when I've been up all night and sleep is nowhere to be found.

the timer is correct... I did all of this in one sitting. RIP, my right hand.

posture reference

EDIT: fixed his head, it was bothering me XD

crispy richard @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:28 pm

aaaa??? this detail is gorgeous, like? and those textures and that shading agh!! it's all so gorgeous, you did beautifully omg I can't

~randomidiot~ @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm


Alonzo @ Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:31 pm

crispy richard wrote:aaaa??? this detail is gorgeous, like? and those textures and that shading agh!! it's all so gorgeous, you did beautifully omg I can't

Oh dear goodness, thank you so so much!! <333

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