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:

im only joshin on the title, its a quote

colorfully angry
raise ur hand if angry faces is ur aesthetic but ur actually full of love
havent done an intermediate in ages

usamagnol @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:10 am

    your art is so wonderful I am deceased

thrifty @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:45 pm

this is so good;;

~Tornado~ @ Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:04 am


by faun @ Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:29 am [Reply]

inspired by mischievous medieval dogs

katsue @ Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:34 pm

woah this is really neat!!

faun @ Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm

katsue wrote:woah this is really neat!!

thank youuuu <3 !

~Teya~ @ Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:18 pm

Live long and prosper ..?
sorry XD
What a cool looking thang :O

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by .wafflecat. @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:48 pm [Reply]

Based this of a photo I took :)

~ahh im so happy :) thanks so much for the feature, its a dream come true.

~Tornado~ @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:16 am

Wow this is freaking amazing!

__surprise__ @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 am

this is amazing! it deserves a feature

aaAAA @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:43 am

    this is gorgeous!! :0

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clarity in kerosene
by haethe. @ Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 am [Reply]

whoop, i really like how this turned out, enjoy

edit: aaahhh oh my god thank you for the feature <3 i'm flattered dsjglsgsd
while y'all are here, i don't have an art sale thread yet but you can message me @ my deviantart if you want something made for you !!

Kaeta @ Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:09 pm

Its so pretty the colours and everything are perfect!

Fire Fox @ Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Beautiful work!

RainbowCharizard @ Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm


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done i guess based on this drawing by Jake!!!
by Jake!!! @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:39 pm [Reply]


Kosciusko @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:49 pm

Ooooo I love it.
Good job :3

PanoramicGrayson @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:50 pm

I love horses! This looks awesome. :3

SolsticeTheBanana @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 pm

Beautiful horse <3 Love it!

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To Valhalla!
by Alonzo @ Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:21 pm [Reply]

Ask me how I ever had the motivation to finish this
I have absolutely no idea XD
(the details on the axe are probably half the timer lol)

Inspired heavily by this song; I recommend listening to it while looking at this!

Shadowflight13 @ Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:49 pm

This is so cool!!! I love the carvings on the axe blade, and the person's face is so expressive!! :0

Alonzo @ Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:51 pm

Shadowflight13 wrote:This is so cool!!! I love the carvings on the axe blade, and the person's face is so expressive!! :0

Aaaah thank you so much! <33

rachiechu888 @ Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:53 pm

This is amazing!! o: I love all the details, especially on the axe, but also how it looks so effortless

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` It's Raining `
by Softea @ Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:00 pm [Reply]

` It's Pouring `
“It’s off to work this morning.”
Ares sings as he waits for his bus.

wanted to see if I could do an intermediate drawing again!
hope it qualifies!

of my kalon Ares

Softea @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:41 pm

by antisocial, @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:26 am [Reply]

Aaaa, my little Gordon! I got him from the
pound about a week ago and I am so happy
to have him! He is such a pretty boy aaa

Pet's name: ♥ Gordon ♥ ᶫᵒᵛᵉᵧₒᵤ
Adopt virtual pets at Chicken Smoothie!

Vixen Advent © Tess, Chicken Smoothie

Old Friend
by Cleverify @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 pm [Reply]

I haven't been active on CS in awhile, but I looked back at the first drawing I made as Cleverify, and I decided I wanted to update (:
I didn't feel like drawing a bunch of grass, so it turned into a bit of a wasteland.

Time changes a lot of things.

JabbyTheWhale @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 pm

wow amazing improvment!

SkunkSmell @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Love it! A lot more serious..!

DancingEevee @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 pm

Wow needs a feature!!! Incredible improvement!!

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by MollPay @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:59 am [Reply]

I remember that the first thing i drew was two grey wolves but i don't remember which landscape. But I wanted to see how this style would look with small paws and fluffy necks.

Thank you for the feature!! :D

crumbledtower @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:00 am

Woah, this looks amazing. I love the style and lighting + background!

Softea @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:00 am

i really like this

Windygoldenleaf @ Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:20 pm

I really like that syle! The features compliment each other well, and the landscape works very good. Overall a great piece!

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Crushing Depth
by Enzona @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:16 pm [Reply]

:> what do you think?

MollPay @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:59 pm

This is very interesting :P Can't wait to see the final product

Enzona @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:43 am

MollPay wrote:This is very interesting :P Can't wait to see the final product

Its done now ovo

Ajax. @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:50 am

wHY is this in Beginners OekAKI??
this is a beautiful blessing to the pages of cs

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queen // king
by faun @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:15 pm [Reply]

yea idek? a study i guess. might go an fix stuff later

MelMellyMel @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:25 pm

I have no words.. How is this only in intermediate? This is honestly a masterpiece, and I am so jealous of your skills. Keep up the good work! :")

Afflated Artist @ Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:27 pm

whoa ;o; this is amazing !

faun @ Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:26 am

MelMellyMel wrote:I have no words.. How is this only in intermediate? This is honestly a masterpiece, and I am so jealous of your skills. Keep up the good work! :")

oh jeez, thank you! my skills are definitely obtainable, all you need to do it practice!

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autumn leaves
by howling-cs @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:25 am [Reply]

this did not take as long as the timer may say... i left it open a while before starting <3
hope you guys like it! this turned out better than i expected, especially the background.

That's_Unfortunate @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:49 am

So pretty!! :0

by .wafflecat. @ Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:09 am [Reply]

ahhhh owo this was fun to draw :D but after I look at it I can see all the mistakes I made XD

Hot Dad @ Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:05 pm

so cute! love the hair

Lostfairy @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:48 am

This is literally SO CUTE!

by CuteBluewolf @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:02 am [Reply]

Well. It's a cloudwolf :D
I don't draw enough here. Do you think I should try to redraw my Windwolf?

Critique welcome


Naja. Es ist ein Wolkenwolf :D
Ich male hier nicht genug. Meint ihr, ich sollte versuchen meinen Windwolf nochmal zu malen?

Kritik wilkommen

Snowing2 @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:25 am

Awesome drawing! I wish I was that good ;)

DancingEevee @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:10 am

Wow ahhhh needs a feature!! <3 <3

black paladin
by denja @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 am [Reply]

self-indulgent doodle of the man who keeps me going

kiffell @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:37 am

shiro is A+++
lov him

denja @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:50 am

kiffell you're my new best friend-- you're so right

tootoothewolf @ Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:51 am


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by snappy croc @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 pm [Reply]

this was so hard
my rabbit lately was tramuartised by the neighbour dog geting into the garden luckly he survieved but he is still really scared

snappy croc @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:06 am

what should i do next time

Plague Rot @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:07 am

a rat or opossum?

snappy croc @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:09 am

Plague_rot wrote:a rat or opossum?

good ideas

any idea how i could improve my no lines

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by usamagnol @ Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 am [Reply]

    just practicing painting as usual, and only painting on one layer including the bg- also I'm not using the color picker from the reference so I'm pretty proud of myself for that! I'll paint the rest later but I need a break

    reference image

Rescue2001 @ Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:16 am

Holy wowthis is awesome so far

tinytin @ Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:16 am

hecc this is really good like honestly how show me your ways,,,,,

snailormoon2 @ Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:17 am

HOW :O this is literally amazing

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Mysterious Project?
by KathrynKat @ Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:22 pm [Reply]

This could take me awhile...

KathrynKat @ Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:44 am

I may try and work a tiny bit more on this mysterious creature that I EVEN don't know what to add... Ideas? Fire them away! Don't be afraid!

myth + destiny @ Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:45 am

I am so totally stalking this because it looks awesome. owo

Well... I wanted to draw my older ocs, but didn't know what to draw them doing. So I made Christopher have glowing hands indicating that he has magical powers! It was fun messing around with the lighting! Plan to do this again.

Koolestkat @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 am

OM! This looks awesome! (For a second, I thought he was Peter Pan, but he is not. XDD)

Good job! What kind of powers does he have? :o

startail;; @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 am

so pretty! He looks so confused and the magical glowing stuff looks so... magicalyish

YorBaeBaepsae @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:17 pm

Oh, thank you! I haven't really decided what his powers will be but maybe something based off healing or electrical energy...IDK
I've had this oc for a decent amount of time and he never had powers. He is in a universe that has my other ocs: Lashunal, Login, and Oasis, but i don't draw any of them that often. Their story in not well developed so they need some work.

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long walk
by bellini @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:12 am [Reply]

wanted to sketch something from a different perspective then I got reALLY carried away

Softfeather_04 @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:29 am

this is amazing !!

~Tornado~ @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:36 am

Holy flipping cow this is gorgeous!

bellini @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:50 am

Softfeather_04 wrote:this is amazing !!

Thank you !!
~Tornado~ wrote:Holy flipping cow this is gorgeous!

Thank you so much man !! It means a ton from both of ya

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Foxy Boi
by Grosskid @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:15 am [Reply]

First time making an Oekaki in years, just playing around with a different style :)

Ajax. @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:15 am

oh my gosh i absolutely love this so much!!

Grosskid @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:16 am

Thanks hun <3

A deer
by Ned @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:59 pm [Reply]

It's been like 400 years since I've drawn anything on this site lmao. I remember why. I hate the Oekaki programs so much.

eg. @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:00 pm

beautiful <3 i love the details

anonymous-axolotl @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm


and kudos to you, i agree, the oekaki... could be easier to use... -_-

Mmouse1818 @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm

This deserves a feature!!!

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by .wafflecat. @ Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:55 am [Reply]

I'm so bored....

snappy croc @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:19 am

omg its soo pretty

TzatzikiTheLeg @ Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:52 am



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