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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:14 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 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.
You can choose "ChickenPaint 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 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.

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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?
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How does art get into the "most popular" categories?
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Can COPPA users post in the oekaki?
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I'm a COPPA user. What happened to my post? When will it be approved?
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  • Gallery display:

free doodle puppers
by XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:05 am [Reply]

I am making free doodles, IF you want it with color please send over a payment

Code: Select all
do you want with color? (PAY ME IF YOU DO):

XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:28 am


XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am


Labrador @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am

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Opossum grandpa
by Zoodles UwU @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:32 am [Reply]

bored doodle of love ya'll

bored art trade
by TheSongOfTheStars @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:29 am [Reply]

art trade with Nathaniel on discord

Shadowflight13 @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:31 am

cute!! :0

Pigeondance.. curly fur is HARD which is the only reason i don't draw her more often xD

Lucikan @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:28 am

She is so gorgeous!! <3 You did an amazing job with her fur! :0

Dragongirlboz @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 am

So pretty! I just wanna cuddle her >.<

SurgeFire @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:30 am

H e r !! I love how you did the fur, very pretty!

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Serpenkitties (interest check?)
by Tree. @ Wed May 27, 2020 8:35 am [Reply]

This was a species I made a long while ago and never did anything with, though I have always loved them
here's some stuff about them!

Fluffy kids!
Large ears and large wings
Long serpent-like tails
They are omnivores and have been observed eating both meat and plants in one sitting.
They are mainly scavengers but have been seen hunting when food is scarce.
Very soft and not hostile at all.
They have been shown to portray strangely human-like behavior such as hugging and even "hand" holding. They are still being observed to see if they show any more similar attributes.
They do have claws and are able to hold and use weapons such as knives, swords, and bows (when provided in places like zoos and by scientists. In the wild they use rocks and sharp sticks)
Live all over the world, even in water. Though those are considered a different genome.
They have been observed to grow up to 15 feet long and over 300 pounds.
They can fly and have been known to migrate depending on the weather.
Their fur colors can be natural and unnatural.
They will fight if they have to, though they choose to run if they can.
They live in groups of normally 5 or more with one alpha and one omega commonly called "Pits" or "Nests"
The alpha and omega have been observed to be both males, females, and in some rare cases not mates at all, in those cases they are either siblings that run the nest together or they each have their own mate and pups.

I might add more as time goes on, but this is where I am now

lilpupin @ Wed May 27, 2020 8:35 am

Fluffy snake cats sound amazing

:Ginger: @ Wed May 27, 2020 8:37 am

Please make them 👀

niravi. @ Wed May 27, 2020 8:38 am

I love them???
I Want ten?? Twenty?? All??

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by Crocus @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:24 am [Reply]

My dradotwice says hi.

I might color later.

by PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:20 am [Reply]

me @ my dogs farts


also if this is like,, too gross i'll delete the drawing



call me ketchup @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:22 am


PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:24 am

call me ketchup wrote:barf

uh oh

normal bongo based on this drawing by PlanetCoati
by PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:49 am [Reply]

for bongo use

Kihyun @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am

bongo drums bom bom bom bom bom

call me ketchup @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:11 am

he reminds me of my son Pancake-
dog wiff legs for body;

PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 am

Kihyun wrote:bongo drums bom bom bom bom bom

burm ba da da doo dum

call me ketchup wrote:he reminds me of my son Pancake-
dog wiff legs for body;

they bros

Sparkly kid
by lilpupin @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:23 am [Reply]

one of two art pieces for payment for a character that I'm hyped about! You guys should go check out ;arboux; they make the best adopts and I love their art style!


cursed bongo
by PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:44 am [Reply]


KakyoinNoriaki @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:46 am


PlanetCoati @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:47 am

KakyoinNoriaki wrote:ME


Kihyun @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:10 am

WakE mE uP WaKE mE WaKE mE uP iNSidE CaN'T wAke up SaVe MeE

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eh based on this drawing by Cerulean Wake
by XxLilymexX @ Wed May 27, 2020 9:53 am [Reply]


Kamithewolf15 @ Wed May 27, 2020 10:00 am

Did you draw that?? :0 It's amazing!

XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:02 am

Kamithewolf15 wrote:Did you draw that?? :0 It's amazing!

I didnt

XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 9:03 am

nope I didnt made it by miself

for Labrador based on this drawing by XxLilymexX
by XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:58 am [Reply]


Snowbranch based on this drawing by Alpha Snowdust
by Alpha Snowdust @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:50 am [Reply]

my own character

100 oc meme
by punkopup @ Mon May 25, 2020 2:47 pm [Reply]

it's time


SaltyBirb @ Mon May 25, 2020 2:48 pm


djkitty! @ Mon May 25, 2020 2:50 pm

its time.....

Silver Pandorica @ Mon May 25, 2020 2:51 pm

oh heck yes

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subject to laws we did not make
this is where separation ends
and souls of the lost will come awake..."

whehe i wanted to use those lyrics for something oc related
a character i havent drawn yet?? i redesigned her although you can't really see it under the shading ..
her name's apricot, and this is kind of part 2 of 'conquest of spaces' that i drew,, 3 days ago?

edit: timers so wrong i left this open asfhjahjf

Lucikan @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:19 am

Wow this is stunning! I love the lighting <3

Wet Bread @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:24 am


Shadowflight13 @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:35 am

oh this is so pretty!! the background and the effects are beautiful and her expression is perfect!! :0

by Silk. @ Thu May 28, 2020 4:44 am [Reply]

in all serious i hate june bugs with a deep passion

Saralaxy @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:35 am

    They are so cute!
    I love how you drew them.

Wait another day
by LonelyAstronauts @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:33 am [Reply]

Wait Another Day - Mike Williams & Mesto wrote:It's a waste of time
But we'll be fine
Just picture me laying there
Right next to you
No, I try every night
I'm back before you know
Don't you worry
I promise you that I'll be coming home
So trust me when I say
I'll be back before you know
I'm sorry
If my side of the bed is getting cold
Just wait another day
I'll be back before you know

lil bit of a vent but thats fine :')
I never even got to say how I felt about them
and who knows when I'll see them again

A gift for Dia: Thea
by Electronia @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:21 am [Reply]

A cup of t h e a
Not my character, this is a gift for Dia, ref:

yeah so i can't promise an amount either
I'll just do as many as i can
based off of punkopop's and crow's.

thought this was a fun idea
i also need the practice

#'s wrote:xxx

Lupine_ based on this drawing by Pastel☺Chaos
by Pastel☺Chaos @ Wed May 27, 2020 3:31 pm [Reply]

ruh ro
my tablet isnt working rn and im too tired to mess w/ this its just making me mad

ill pick these up in the morning

Pastel☺Chaos @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:17 am

ok got this one done now~ :3

new kid
by J-and-K341 @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:12 am [Reply]

Gosh why are title so hard! xD

Anyway just trying out drawing one of my newest characters. He's a Tanuki named Dunkin and he owns a pizza shop in a small town. ^^

Oof i've really gotta start looking into more unique poses and expressions fml! >_<

XxLilymexX @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:14 am


you won a new follower

SurgeFire @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:14 am

a bABY!! I love this so much, adorable!

Lucikan @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:17 am

Oh my gosh he is so adorable!!

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a babe based on this drawing by rebel.appy
by rebel.appy @ Thu May 28, 2020 8:00 am [Reply]

had this saved for awhile! decided to tweak it abit

A gift for Dia: Cheddar
by Electronia @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:38 am [Reply]

This is a gift for Dia.
So, this is not my character.
Ref: ... -661830522

Kihyun @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:41 am

this is so adorable i- so cute ;-;

Electronia @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 am

Kihyun wrote:this is so adorable i- so cute ;-;

why thank you. :>
i'm gonna try to draw thea (also her character) next :>

Kihyun @ Thu May 28, 2020 7:44 am

Electronia wrote:
Kihyun wrote:this is so adorable i- so cute ;-;

why thank you. :>
i'm gonna try to draw thea (also her character) next :>

ahh i cant wait to see it


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