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:

Chubby lil Kitty
by Toad-ish @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm [Reply]

This is kind of a test art because I wanted to get some art posted and see how the drawing programs works XD Yeah dont know what else to put here but.. thank you for looking at my picture of a squish kitty lol
(This did not actually take me and hour and a half I just left it open while I was eating dinner)

pringlekit, @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:33 pm

ahhh i love squish kitty !!!

Toad-ish @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:35 pm

pringlekit, wrote:ahhh i love squish kitty !!!

Haha thanks :)

Much~Floof @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:58 pm

Oh my goodness so cute!!!

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How Many Years
by Maevai @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:54 pm [Reply]

I haven't been on CS in years, I thought I'd check out the oekaki and I found this little old sketch of mine. I thought it would be fun to make a small comparison sketch between then and now. I think this was probably from 2012??


Chibi Fox
by rlcillustration @ Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:49 am [Reply]

Looser style which was great fun to do.

~Teya~ @ Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Such floof! I love the fur detail<3

rlcillustration @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:01 am

~Teya~ wrote:Such floof! I love the fur detail<3

Thank you! :)

Adrien @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Looks so cute! Congrats on the feature!! :3

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Simply Snow
by RobinWing. @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:13 pm [Reply]

This is the first drawing I've ever done with a drawing tablet, and it was soooo very challenging at first ^-^; (Trees will forever be the death of me.) I thought this actually turned out fairly decently, so I decided to post it. Feel free to criticize and critique all you want! I'm always looking for ways to improve and would love some feedback c:

(I might try to go in and add more detail later once I figure out what could benefit from some more detail *cough cough* the mountain on the right *cough*)

My last drawing got moved to intermediate, so I think this would also fit in that category, but if not, feel free to move it c:


➳ palla @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:27 pm

    woah, this looks amazing !! I can definitely see how much work went into it with so many tiny details. beautiful job <33

Mythz @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:28 pm

This is beautiful!! This deserves a feature! ^^

RobinWing. @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Ah! Thank you both so much! :'D <3

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by yanderetoast @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:33 pm [Reply]


standing alone in darkness
by skywalker, @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:45 pm [Reply]

      first official piece of Nikolai !!
      he's so pretty.. I love drawing his design !

DukeTheDepressed @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:45 pm

Ah omg he's stunning!! xx

skywalker, @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 pm

DukeTheDepressed wrote:Ah omg he's stunning!! xx

      ahh thank you so much !

by ScaryFoxChild @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:21 pm [Reply]


Invisible Thread
by Neah Walker @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:10 am [Reply]

There is a long, invisible thread
that wraps around my heart
and wraps around your head.

It tightens its grip
when things go unsaid
and I can't break free.


starryeyed @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:10 am

this is gorgeous

Neah Walker @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:17 am

starryeyed wrote:this is gorgeous

Thank you! ^^

~Teya~ @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:22 am

The poem doe, so deep o.o

This is a beautiful drawing, just beautiful<3 Love your style btw^^

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Spark Birds
by ~Tornado~ @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:52 am [Reply]

The specific species that got me my mom and her friend into birding

These have been in my unfinished drawings for a longggg time
The Scarlet Tanager and Golden Eagle are older and the Kestrel I had a sketch for but didn't want to draw it so I did a quick realism-esque study, so it's newer.

Kestrel ref

i live to let you shine
by Maebee @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:09 pm [Reply]

but you can skyrocket away from me
and never come back if you find another galaxy
far from here, with more room to fly
just leave me your stardust to remember you by

boats and birds by gregory & the hawk is one of my favourite songs
> < i designed these two a while ago in representation of it and wanted to give my go at them again
it's a little crowded and a little busy and messy but i'm mostly happy with how it turned out

σptιmus primє @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:18 pm

    this is cute, I love it! Your style is wonderful and like how you made the smaller pup appear as if it flowed. Amazing work! :D

badkitten @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:26 pm


~Tornado~ @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:45 am

Gorgeous it has so much flowy energy!

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by Emberneko @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:02 am [Reply]

I got bored and drew my classmate

Probably doesnt belong in intermediate but ah I'm too lazy to move it elsewhere

He lovessss the color hot pink

edit: this is really just a big inside joke why did I post this

Yellowatermelon @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:49 pm

it's interesting!

Emberneko @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:40 pm

Yellowatermelon wrote:lol:D
it's interesting!

@sunnyeric needs to notice

Practicing Konnina
by Optimuslover.. @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:58 pm [Reply]

Doodling my character Konnina :D :D

A Very Thea Christmas
by Dia. @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:24 am [Reply]

Hedgehog feet are hard.

Finalized @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:26 am

So cute.

toshie @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:28 am

This is so so cute?? i cant??

~Teya~ @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:36 am

AHHH gimme ;o;

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monstrous primarina
by RainbowCharizard @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 pm [Reply]

too lazy to finish this rn

by ~Tornado~ @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 pm [Reply]

I love Avas demon man I have not drawn enough of it and I love this wicked gals design

Timer is off this was actually pretty quick

Skoomacat @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:35 am

so perfect

~Teya~ @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:06 am

I just knew this was Wrathia!
And I totally agree with you, her design is awesommmmeeee *0*
The whole comic is stunning, really ;-;

I love my mom
by ~Tornado~ @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:04 pm [Reply]

Gesture ap project of my mom having fun in the dunes

Skoomacat @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:36 am

this looks awesome!

by mewsters @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am [Reply]

g od its so hard to draw without pen pressure
i think that's why this took so long to do hh

ANYWAYS this is my bird boy, Byrd! (James is his first name but he goes by his last name cus its ironic lmao)
i hope u all like this aa

Maebee @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:51 pm

he's so cute!! > < i love his design! ( and your style! )

mewsters @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 am

Maebee wrote:he's so cute!! > < i love his design! ( and your style! )

aaaa tysm!!! <33

by Tideandthetoaster @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:40 am [Reply]

i keep using j for this art

Armoury. @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:07 pm

I'm just in love with your style

Tideandthetoaster @ Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:59 am

Armoury. wrote:I'm just in love with your style

thank you!

by RainbowCharizard @ Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:07 pm [Reply]


折原 臨也 @ Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:30 pm

do you own an art shop? i'd totally like some art from you o;

Cookiebuzz @ Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:33 pm

oml this is so pretty, it deserves to have a feature

~Tornado~ @ Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:25 am

Just gorgeous!

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wombat and nimori collab based on this drawing by nimori
by nimori @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:41 pm [Reply]

Cheetah done by wombat
Woman done by me

we shared drawing the background

based on this

~Teya~ @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:46 pm

This is .. truly amazing.

The background is simple, but perfect, the cheetah's anatomy along with the woman is superb! Just everything about this is seemless, and deserves a feature!

nimori @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:48 pm

thank you very much

wombat @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:00 pm

    thank you <3

    ahh this was so fun to draw

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dormant mind
by Tideandthetoaster @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 am [Reply]

(sorry about the lazy coloring)

~Tornado~ @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Damn this is freaking awesome!

Tideandthetoaster @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:15 pm

~Tornado~ wrote:Damn this is freaking awesome!

whoa thank you :D

Piercing gaze
by ~Teya~ @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:58 am [Reply]

Hidden in shadow and fog, hidden in the night, he stood there, watching you.
What did he wish? To kill, to run? He just stood there, in the dark, illuminated by the moon and nothing else.
His piercing gaze almost seemed to touch your soul, corrupting your innocence with a mere glance of his slit, violet eyes. But at the same time, this creature, this thing, looked at you, fearfully, as if you could somehow harm him, and not the other way around.


Hehe, I actually finished this yesterday at around 1 AM .. sorry not sorry ..

Anyways, I would love some helpful critique and any comments you guys might have!<3


Winchester's Wolf @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:05 am

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww your child doesn't seem to scare me >;3

~Teya~ @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Winchester's Wolf wrote:Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww your child doesn't seem to scare me >;3

Psh :3

The Long Way Home
by Scoinwolf @ Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:45 pm [Reply]

Tanner on his three day ride to the info meeting. Riddle's run on ahead, scouting out the path, so we just have our exhausted Guardsman and his horse

Spiritstar3 @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:13 am

this is awesome

Scoinwolf @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:54 am


Spiritstar3 @ Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:26 am

8-) :thumbup:

Okay so first of all I made this drawing to do a competition for designing some outfits I can draw her in, prizes would be art would anyone be interested?

Secondly I drew three hairstyles for her and then I put them all on to see what they looked like and honestly I'm kinda digging it but it would be harder to draw but also it looks a lot more like real curly hair
So do you prefer this maybe with overall more hair fluff and curls

or do you like the way I normally draw her hair?

I would really like to hear some feedback I'll be using this drawing as a refrence for quite a few things and maybe that competition if people would actually enter

coolwhipp @ Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 pm

hEY ! ! ah i'd ? ? totally enter ? ? just my opinion , i'm 120 % positive a ton of other people would join ! ! : oc
second of all selina's hair is gorgeous ! ! she's def one of my personal fav characters out there . i feel like the short / usual hairdo is best complimenting to her design & such , + it'd be easier on the hand during drawing aha ! ! cc :
can't wait to see what you do ! !

~Tornado~ @ Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:14 pm

coolwhipp wrote:hEY ! ! ah i'd ? ? totally enter ? ? just my opinion , i'm 120 % positive a ton of other people would join ! ! :oc
second of all selina's hair is gorgeous ! ! she's def one of my personal fav characters out there . i feel like the short / usual hairdo is best complimenting to her design & such , + it'd be easier on the hand during drawing aha ! ! cc :
can't wait to see what you do ! !

Thank you so much!
Good to hear!
The usual hairstyle is still there as it's just three hair styles at once so that people could choose with the competition, thank you for you opinion <3 <3

Noodlely @ Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 pm

damn that is spicy

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