Animals/Creatures

Drawings of real OR fantasy animals and creatures (excluding creatures which look more human than animal).

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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Simon @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 am [Reply]

All rules regarding forum conduct, child-friendly content, and art use/creation also apply to the Oekaki, but there are also some specific rules that apply only to the Oekaki forums.

    Oekaki Rules
    • Keep comments polite, helpful, and relevant to the artwork. Do not start discussions or debates. Critique is allowed if requested by the artist but insults are not welcome.

    • Make an effort to post your drawing in the correct board. Continued intentional misuse of the forum categories may result in disciplinary action. You can view descriptions of what each board is for in the forum index.

    • Don't spam the Oekaki. Your drawing should show intention and a modest amount of effort. We do not allow random scribbles, simple shapes, or empty/solid color canvases, nor should you post advertisements for trades, streams, or other threads. Covered drawings must still follow the oekaki rules and have art visible, even if they are WIPs.

    • 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 (example: non-Oekaki adoptable characters go in User-made Adoptables).

    • Don't make Oekaki drawings with just words or puzzles written on them. The Oekaki is for sharing artwork, not for displaying a written message or playing a forum game.

    • If using an editable you must 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.

    • Don't post blank canvases in the contests board. Contests may be posted there only if you provide a recognizable lineart or relevant 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. For more specific rules about contests please view this thread.

    • Specific rules apply to the the Adoptable boards on the Oekaki:

      • The Oekaki is for making and sharing art in the Oekaki program. If you’d like to use another program to create your adoptables, please post them in user-made adopts or character design shops. “Cover adoptables” are not permitted, except for “milestone” adoptables in which case the cover must still follow Oekaki rules.

      • You may sell Oekaki art/adoptables for CS pets/items/C$, allowed offsite currency, and dA points/real currency. Keep in mind that CS staff are unable to assist with transactions gone wrong involving other site currency or real currency.
        • Any real currency discussion must occur offsite; please link to where you can be contacted. Do not discuss real currency transactions on CS.
      • Post your adoptables in the correct board. If you want to create just a few adopts, use the Adoptables 1: Independent/One-Off board. If you want to create a closed species, community, and intend to make many adoptables, use the Adoptables 2: Closed Species/Communities board.

      • Follow the rules outlined by the adopt creator(s). Many species owners have their own rules that you must follow in order to successfully participate in their species, so be sure to read their rules before posting. CS staff may enforce a thread owner’s rules if necessary. Note that species rules may not circumvent our official site rules.

      • All Adoptable Oekaki submissions must be judged no later than 1 month after their end date. Staff may intervene if the user fails to select a winner after 1 month. Failure to judge a contest after being reminded may result in a board warning.

      • Users are bound to the species rules published at the time that the user receives the adopt. If a species owner adds a new rule, they cannot punish players for breaking the rule before it was added. This includes revoking or rehoming adopts. Updated adoptable rules apply only to adopts made after the rule was published.

      • Paid-entry raffles are not permitted. You may not charge users for the chance to win something.

      • Competitions with entries requiring artistic/creative effort must end with a winner. The promised prize (in this case the character design) must be awarded at the end of the contest to an entrant, so be sure you want to give the character away. You may only change your mind if there are no forms that meet the competition requirement.

      • If you want to transfer your species to another player, then you will need to notify CS staff beforehand. More information on transferring thread ownership can be found here.



    Selecting a different version of ChickenPaint:
    We have 3 versions of the Oekaki program to choose from. The newest version (ChickenPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like layer clipping, layer groups, and layer masks.



    Help:
    If you don't know how to get started, go to the Beginner Oekaki. When you create a 'New Topic' it will load ChickenPaint 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.

  • Gallery display:

Followers?
by Pastel_ @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:26 pm [Reply]

So i've been noticing more and more lately that I've been getting more followers. I was just curious who is following me <3

also, I drew Eggward from my Pokemon X Nuzlocke

Thank you to everyone who follows me! You each mean the world to me <3

Furrydogs12 @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:34 pm

I am a follower! Love your art! It is sooo good! 😁😁

Pastel_ @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:37 pm

Furrydogs12 wrote:I am a follower! Love your art! It is sooo good! 😁😁

aww, ty <3

solos @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:42 pm

hello-!!

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followers?
by dreamcore @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:52 am [Reply]

    oh uh hi
    it's been like a few weeks since i've done one... so....
    about me
    hello! i'm suga, or dream (if we haven't really interacted), i'm a british (bri-ish) artist and am born female

TatteredFangs @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:02 am

Hello There^^, I follow!

blood-moon @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:27 am

Hello

I close my eyes to the oranges skies, living all of my days the same
And you came along, and you sang your song
And the whole world around me changed
Violets and purples, diamonds and circles, you're my kaleidoscope
I love every minute, you've got me in it

-
Image

Kibby C:

dreamcore @ Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:34 am

    loelya this is amazing!! i love it so much !

J-and-K341 @ Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:46 am

Ahh so adorable! And those colors oh man! <3

Lucikan @ Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:54 am

This is so lovely!! I love way you did the pose, and the colors are awesome! :D <3

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Monster Within the Other World
by Izayoz @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:10 am [Reply]

Just some random art! The words at the top are in Shadows' language (a language made up by me, that's still a bit of a WIP), that translate to "Other World" (which is partially where the title comes from haha-)

dreamcore @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:15 am

    WOW
    also the art at the bottom i love 😳✋

DemonReaper @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:29 am

Oooooh this is so good

Izayoz @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:46 am

DemonReaper wrote:Oooooh this is so good

thank you! <33

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WTAs on my alt account
by Blissfully @ Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:20 pm [Reply]

Image

hey, so i'm not sure if this is allowed but i thought id' try it because i know the majority of my followers like equines and i've got a lot of those. mods, please don't ban me. ;-;

so, i've decided to hold a WTA in this folder on my alt account; please don't go into the 'forever homed' folder. some characters have a pre-existing bio, i'd be perfectly content if you just added onto that or completely rewrote it. please ignore the tags if they happen to have any, i haven't removed those. i don't have a connection with most of these characters, but i may be a a teensy bit tent with some of them. oh! also! please don't be shy, i don't mind if you comment on here or on the character. if you're nervous about doing that as well, feel free to shoot me a PM, that works too. thanks for checking this out. :)

Glowingsaltshaker @ Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:44 pm

MARK!

WTA Means Write to adopt right?

Blissfully @ Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:51 pm

~Vivid_Dreams~ wrote:MARK!

WTA Means Write to adopt right?

you're correct! :)

acronymm @ Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:51 pm

awesome idea bliss! <33

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8/40 based on this drawing by .wafflecat.
by .wafflecat. @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:47 pm [Reply]

(ㄒoㄒ)

enderian @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:49 pm

omg these are so cool,, great work as always !!!!!

Sweetsprout @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:51 pm

This is amazing!

.wafflecat. @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:02 pm

enderian wrote:omg these are so cool,, great work as always !!!!!

Sweetsprout wrote:This is amazing!

ty <3

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crust
by Gothamitez @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:44 am [Reply]

its bluepupe429's birthday. i bet she's already forgotten my name 💔

all gone
by Echoclouds @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:47 am [Reply]

    i just wanted to draw something edgy heehee

J-and-K341 @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:29 am

ooo looks like it could be an intense screen shot from a movie or something ^^

tamer234 @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:34 am

im sorry but

Image

Echoclouds @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:43 am

J-and-K341 wrote:ooo looks like it could be an intense screen shot from a movie or something ^^

    that was kinda what i was going for, something from like a pmv maybe

tamer234 wrote:im sorry but

Image

    i dont know who that is im sorry weudhshdisdjds thats a sick dragon tho :0

save him
by imperials @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:19 pm [Reply]

this specific scene has been in my mind literally since i made my mlp-verse and was actually the entire reason i make the -verse as a whole.

characters present are: prince noctus (alicorn) and umber (unicorn)

for context- umber is a unicorn who has never been able to use her unicorn magic. basically making her an earth pony. over time she had made her way to the lunar kingdom royal guard and as a personal guard for the lunar royal family. between a battle with queen snow quartz (the main villian in this -verse), prince noctus was near fatally struck down in battle if it wasn't for umber. she dragged him off to a cave for cover and tried to tend to his wounds. however they were far too bad to be treated with what little she had.

umber felt herself as a failure as she could not save the crown prince from death due to her lack of magic. in turn, when she thought all was lost, she gained her magic and was able to heal prince noctus. essentially saving him from death's grasp. this caused the god's to deem her worthy enough to be the alicorn of valor/courage.

theres a lot more to it but ya thats p much the jist of it

also if yall are interested in following the imperialverse lore i have a DA under that name that you can watch!

Crystal~Fox @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:27 pm

I love this sm QoQ the story,the characters aaa i'm not big on reading but I was sucked in on this one <3

imperials @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:39 am

Crystal~Fox wrote:
I love this sm QoQ the story,the characters aaa i'm not big on reading but I was sucked in on this one <3


Thank you! <:

gharial hehe
by apricott @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:28 pm [Reply]

Image

TheWholeCircus @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:10 am

Croc man-

He deserves some free crocs

apricott @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 am

TheWholeCircus wrote:Croc man-

He deserves some free crocs

you're absolutely right

crocs better sponsor croc

screw. it.
by dreamcore @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:30 am [Reply]

    he a bit sad .....

Dragonfruit Boba based on this drawing by eggbeatre
by .pigeon. @ Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:48 am [Reply]

Yommy. Not my lines, i just colored it. Not sure why i made them but i think i did good lol

.pigeon. @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:11 am

yea it didnt take 5 hours dont mind that lol

wrewfs
by Echoclouds @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:10 pm [Reply]

    thinkin about opening commissions for usd maybe

Gothamitez @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:56 am

    i am looking respectfully

sparkle dog :)
by teddy. @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:26 am [Reply]

sparkle dog oc time

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by Rangerthecowpony @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:46 pm [Reply]

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rebel.appy @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:21 am

I love you :(

ten years.
by allinian @ Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:53 am [Reply]

    im late OTL but––

    wow.

    ten years ago––on saturday march 26, 2011––i created my chickensmoothie account and adopted my first dog:
    (my first pet was actually this cat, but i cant draw felines... so lets just shhhh)

    Image

    it's been a wild ride--annddd cue the cheesy (but true) lines:

    there have definitely been several ups and downs during my time here, but regardless, it is still pretty dang incredible to me just how much ive learned from being on this site.

    during my time here, i...
    met several friends. learned several skills. made several mistakes.
    developed (sort of) a style. discovered my own identity. created a community.

    i am so so grateful for everything and everyone ive encountered here--
    if i never joined, i probably would have never discovered my passion for drawing.
    quite literally thanks to cs, i am now pursuing a career in art and couldnt be happier (:

    im glad i made it to this point, but also kind of sad. sad because i know, as the coming years (or even months) continue to pass by, there will eventually come a time where i decide to leave this site completely. i can already feel myself outgrowing the site, and although i know this is a place for people of all ages, i personally know at a certain point ill be done.

    dont know when that will be... but regardless, cs will always have a special place in my heart ♡

    //thanks for tuning into my ramble if you made it this far hehe
    thanks for these ten years (:

    ---

    and lastly, just a personal trip down memory lane... anyone remember some of the super oldies? pfft

    ⟡ meios ⟡ christmas corp ⟡ irregular flutter ferrets ⟡ caaa ⟡ the pond ⟡ kyuubis + slyphaires ⟡ mwitten lollapalooza ⟡ bloom dapple ⟡ jellyfishies ⟡ starries ⟡ kangaroo dogs ⟡ doughnuters ⟡ soda rodents ⟡ lermies ⟡ fire griffins ⟡ flarkies ⟡ kismet star keepers ⟡ mewki cafe ⟡ jellybean dragons ⟡ kiamaras ⟡ makoatls ⟡ winged + masked serrets ⟡ milky way kits ⟡ astralines ⟡ finchlings ⟡ parrapups ⟡ cheesedoodles ⟡ goblin gators ⟡ fluff dragons ⟡ corkis ⟡ zvers ⟡ belldandies ⟡ deersserts ⟡ keetins ⟡ bumble bee bats ⟡ light collectors ⟡ pimmies ⟡ bleets ⟡ prism keepers ⟡ plobs ⟡ rainbow paint wolves ⟡ simas ⟡ vaikis ⟡ flyin' puffballs ⟡ fox-n-key v1 ⟡ mutatoes v1 ⟡ make your own ever ⟡ pseudodragons ⟡ plumerians ⟡

    ---

    left ⟡ march 2011 dog (c) chickensmoothie
    right ⟡ silver (c) design by n00ney / character owned by allinian

KestrelTheFirecat @ Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:55 am

Wow congrats on 10 years

allinian @ Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:13 am

    thanks !! c:

alligator-monday @ Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:53 am

This is so awesome dude! I'm back checking out the site for the first time in 2-3 years (I had to make a new account, used to be alaskanalpaca, got locked out of the old one due to too many wrong passwords lol) but it's really cool and inspiring to see another person who sees this site as their roots, like I'm pursuing a career in animation because of this place, and all the character adopts are what got me to the place that I am artistically and creatively! I honestly am really nostalgic for the old free character adopt contests here and am kind of sad to see so few major communities still around! I was involved in Kias, Plumerians, and Milky way kits but I remember almost every one of those groups you mentioned! I don't think there's any other site that is quite like this one, and even though I've been gone for a while it still feels like home <33 Anyways sorry for the weird ramble from someone you probably never interacted with but I want to wish you good luck in your pursuits!!!! Your art is very cute also!!!!

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Old work (imsosorry) based on this drawing by 1lach
by 1lach @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:34 am [Reply]

UHHH IM REALLY SORRY I HAVENT SHOWN MY DISGRACEFUL FACE HERE IN A WHILE

I HAVEN'T THOUGHT IT ABOUT IT AS MUCH AS I SHOULD HAVE AND I D E E P L Y APOLOGIZE
I hope no ones actually like angry with me because i'd be honored and quite sad to be p e rf ect ly honest

so since I dont want to draw atm heres some old work when I was still doing those minecraft discs as animals thing

sharrk @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:54 am

YOOOOO 1LACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ARE U MAN?

sketch (wrong category sorry)
by Kosu @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:17 am [Reply]

hi hi i haven't posted a drawing in what- like months?

ive been really inactive, sorry oops


UHM. WRONG CATEGORY HELP
i cant change it, oh well

yay, bday!!
by Catcrazywolvesmaybe @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:10 pm [Reply]

happy one-day-late birthday to me !!

silverwolfahoo @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:12 pm

Oh? hAPPY B-DAY!

Catcrazywolvesmaybe @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:02 am

silverwolfahoo wrote:Oh? hAPPY B-DAY!

ahh thank you !!

aflame
by DaniCalifornia @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:00 am [Reply]

    my first fake screencap!! i'm really proud of this ngl

    daydream edge au where she gets dragged onto a war or something idk i just wanted to draw something edgy today... the power of bad pokemon creepypasta compels me 😔✊

gustaf
by chevreuil @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:01 pm [Reply]

_Ambereyes_ @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:17 pm

Cute!

Sickly Substance @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:04 pm

I never check here, but uh this caught my eye immediately as i was on my way to another forum. Would love to see this with a background, deserves to be featured imo owo

Shy @ Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:29 am

      I really love this :0

sleeby
by _-Telikolas-_ @ Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:36 am [Reply]

    a little doodle so i can stop worrying about everything for just One Dang Second-
    edit; aaaa i dont rlly have it in me to reply to every comment but thanks y'all ! ! can't believe i got featured again ='D

SputnikSplash @ Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:44 am

I stopped worrying when I saw this <3
This is the cutest thing on earth oh my goodness... fluffy babies!!

Tokoyami @ Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:59 pm

Awwww so cute! :)

J-and-K341 @ Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:27 pm

ghlsdh oh my goodness i could just cuddle up right beside of them! <3 <3

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bayclan leader den
by nio @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:07 pm [Reply]

    i was planning to have cats drawn in but i couldn'twork out how to make them blend into the environment
    i might come back n try again tho

    bayclan's leader den, where arnicastar sleeps. the den faces the ocean!
    rival clan peakclan's mountains are seen in the background

    timer is wrong i left this open while i did a million other things

    edit: omods im so sorry i posted this in animals/creatures bc it was intended to have animals in it
    could u please move to scenery

Kaizoku @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:22 pm

    This looks super cool! I love how you drew the grass.

More Floc giftart =D
by DuskzeHedgie @ Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:47 pm [Reply]

am i doing this right??? idk
tried to use this pose from a free to use site. sorta got it?
For Kistune. of Scute =D

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