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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.

    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:

Creature of darkness
by Izayoz @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:50 am [Reply]

Just a random concept with "Dragon" Zafir ^^

heehee french demon horse
by redskyharbinger @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:44 am [Reply]

messy little doodle of this guy bc i rlly wanted to draw him

thunder king
by Sixbane @ Mon May 10, 2021 4:04 pm [Reply]

not entirely happy with this one but i experimented a lot and learned a few things so its ok, theres a lot of things id learned to do differently at least so theres that

Ive been playing pokemon snap and ive justb een really itching to draw pokemon lately so i did,
actually this is the second i drew, i also drew rayquaza today

Raikou actually used to be one of my favorite pokemon back in the day when i was a teenie tiny six playing the original games, and i remember being super sad at the time that i couldn't catch raikou because i was way too dumb to understand the catching mechanic at the time that i was playing it

It eventually slipped out of my mind for a while because i never got the chance to have/own one when i super liked them and got replaced in my 'list of favorites' y'know
but i still got a soft spot for the big zappy guy,,

my favorite pokemon nowadays go
1. Arcanine
2. Rayquaza (normal or mega)
3. Mew
4. Furret
5. Luxray
6. Aggron
7. Galarian rapidash
8. Ninetails
9. Cinderace
10. Milotic

(Feel free to share your favorites too if you happened to want to- im thinking of new pokemon to draw so i may draw one of them, id love some suggestions cause my brain is no thoughts only empty)

Squirrel.flight @ Mon May 10, 2021 4:06 pm

Omg!!!! This is so amazing!! I love this so much <3

CalmTides @ Mon May 10, 2021 4:06 pm

this is rad!!!

my favourites are noibat/noivern, breloom, and luxray! C:

Pastel_ @ Mon May 10, 2021 4:09 pm


i love it o.o

my favorites are snivy, budew, furfrou, and dustox <3

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C4C for CuppaTea :D
by redskyharbinger @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:30 am [Reply]

mmmmmmmmmm dragon dogy
took a while bc i couldnt come up with a nice color palette but i think this isnt too bad in the end!! the golden parts are shiny and maybe the red/orange parts can change color ? idk honestly, but lemme know if you want anything changed! also feel free to redesign this character in any way you want yourself ,,
thank you so much for your patience ;w;

FluffyMilo @ Wed May 12, 2021 8:12 am

ooooo so cool!! ❤❤❤

redskyharbinger @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:29 am

FluffyMilo wrote:ooooo so cool!! ❤❤❤

thank you so much :D

moonstone and stardust
by ridzlin @ Sat May 08, 2021 2:09 pm [Reply]

my beloved sons~

Nebiros @ Sat May 08, 2021 2:17 pm

Such cuties!!

SputnikSplash @ Sun May 09, 2021 4:46 am

Argh I love these two <3
definitely one of my all-time favorite CS pets :D

Lucikan @ Sun May 09, 2021 6:11 am

This is so adorable! ^^

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Mr space
by Jayeagle @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:20 am [Reply]


Help pls!!!
by Wildwarriorpaws @ Sat May 08, 2021 1:29 am [Reply]

Can some one pls help me make to cats running next to each other like this; ... A&usqp=CAU


The Grox @ Sat May 08, 2021 2:34 am

I can try! Are you looking for a redline of some sort?

Wildwarriorpaws @ Sat May 08, 2021 2:38 am

yes pls. added

Galaxystar01 @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:40 am

I could help you out if you like. I’m not that great with running poses, but I’m more than glad to help a fellow artist out.

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by Drizzle @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:01 am [Reply]

DCAY for Mizuho <3

I've wanted to play with tarot/playing card aesthetics for a while and this character seemed a golden opportunity, forgive the pun sdlfkjs

Flipped version:

Also Shinzessu designs own my life I can't get enough ;~;

hypnowave @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:05 am

    dude i am losing my MIND at how pretty this is, holy hell
    the way my jaw dropped... i haven't picked it back up again

Pokémon Challenge! 001: Shinx
by Galaxystar01 @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:36 am [Reply]

Ok I’ve decided to do a personal Pokémon challenge so this is the first one in the challenge. This is Shinx and I’ve seen a ton of people do it, but I decided to do my own Shinx. I did the grass underneath his feet and I’m not sure how it worked out. I spend a ton of time trying my best to get the grass to look as realistic as possible. Many lines of grass blades later and it looks so messy, but I think it’s the best I’ve got without making it a mess. I hope you like this and I’m glad to be starting a new challenge especially one of the things I love to draw and look at.

Blissfully @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:44 am

woah!! this looks fantastic and so adorable, great job! c:

Galaxystar01 @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:45 am

Blissfully wrote:woah!! this looks fantastic and so adorable, great job! c:

EE! Thank you Bliss that means a lot! :3

venti @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:18 am

    this looks amazing bestie !! great job <33

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by ぽうひ @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:25 am [Reply]

comm for FV agen

edt: me stoopid and forgot to color the bubbles lol

jellyfish_lover @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:01 am

The colors are so nice!!!

by TatteredFangs @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:16 am [Reply]

random bird
not too happy with the background, but eh.

venti @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:21 am


Galaxystar01 @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:35 am

I love the background and the bird! Great job Fangs!

TatteredFangs @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:00 am

venti wrote:


Galaxystar01 wrote:I love the background and the bird! Great job Fangs!

Thank you!

chinchilly bunny
by SnowyEevee @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:25 am [Reply]

recently just stared playing tunnel town again

total solitude @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:26 am

    tunnel town smacks and this drawing is SO cute

Pawprint1 @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:33 am

this is super cute

venti @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:35 am

    tunnel town is the BEST
    i love the squid bunnies !!

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by Echoclouds @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:33 am [Reply]

    cannot draw cat, but oh well

Squirrel.flight @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:49 am

this is amazing!!!

Galaxystar01 @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:44 am

It’s so good. It’s a ton better than my cat drawings! Great job!

ehe,,,, heh,,, based on this drawing by chlorophyll.
by chlorophyll. @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:09 am [Reply]

this should have been done literally two years ago and the character has even changed hands this is so embarrassing . does this make me irresponsible for taking so long or responsible for sucking it up and finally doing it

Rosemoon @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:42 am

Ooooo they look familiar, I love the purple!

For my bestie!
by Galaxystar01 @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:58 am [Reply]

If you are venti. Or whatever there name is now, this is your gift. I hope you enjoy this little girl and I do have two other pieces to do (One on Oekaki and one off Oekaki). I hope you like her! You’ve been such a great friend from the beginning and you deserve the love! Love ya bestie! ❤️❤️❤️

Your Bestie!


TatteredFangs @ Wed May 12, 2021 8:50 am

im not venti but

Galaxystar01 @ Wed May 12, 2021 8:59 am

TatteredFangs wrote:
im not venti but

Thank you so much Fangs! I forgot to mention, congrats on your feature!

venti @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:08 am

    i'm so sorry for missing this but ,,
    thank you so much bestie !! she's amazing and i love her <33

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by venti @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:07 am [Reply]

    i do not like them that much :c ,, also the timer is off
    i kinda ?? hate ?? them ?? idk they just don't pop w/ me
    might give them for free in the future , so watch out ,,
    might give to my bestie

    Username: JerseyDusk
    Show name: Under Lilac Skies
    Barn name: Maia
    Gender: Mare

    Metalla color: Purple Silver
    Phenotype: Seal brown roan
    Genotype: Ee/AtAt RnRn
    Discipline: liberty

Fawntura @ Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:53 am

Username: Fawntura
Show name: Break the seal
Barn name: Seal
Gender: Mare
Discipline: Show Jumping

Halter type + color:Fleece 7e97b1
Customization? English Set w/ Full Pad

Prompt:Carrots they love the sweet earthy taste of carrots! she loves how she can taste the dirt where they where grown from seed to vegie and to food. and she loves it!

Blissfully @ Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:01 am

Username: Blissfully
Show name: Basking in a Violet Sky
Barn name: Plum
Gender: mare
Discipline: dressage

Halter type + color: standard in the colour of the darker flowers in her mane, please <3
Customization? none, thank you c:

Prompt: Plum loves plums! Ironically, she was actually named after her coat colour. Anyways, the softspoken mare really enjoys the delicious plums that are given to her as a treat every so often. She finds the sweetness mixed with the juiciness absolutely heavenly! Image + credit

acronymm @ Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:36 am

Username: acronymm
Show name: BA Ricocheting Rosemary
Barn name: Rosemary
Gender: Mare
Discipline: Eventing

Halter type + color: Fleece, gradient flower colors + silver hardware
Customization? English set w/ full pad and polo wraps, that match her flowers<3

Prompt: Rosemary adores Mango! However, if you want to be more specific, her absolute favorite food has to be Mango Doughnuts. They're quite hard to find, however, so they're more of a special treat given every few months. Something about the delicious, intense taste of fresh, ripe mango is incredibly appealing to Rosemary.

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1/3 breeding art for this couple

acronymm @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:40 am

woww this is gorgeous<3

Follower Check! + Update
by Kitsu! @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:03 am [Reply]

I'm curious about who/how many people follow me so feel free to just say hi! comments and questions are also welcome <3

also!!! Update: Over the next few days my activity may be a little spotty as i'm getting my second shot of the covid vaccine today and I had a horrible few days with the first shot, fevers and all,,

acronymm @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:03 am


Cactologist @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:04 am

I follow!

Kogayne @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:04 am

Hi! :)

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by J-and-K341 @ Sun May 09, 2021 10:52 am [Reply]


WOOF i haven't lined exclusively with the 1px size brush in forever and i forgot how much torture it was!

A friend and i share this gif with each other every so often when we talk about how our gardens are doing and i just couldn't resist drawing this anymore. xD

My little farm corgi, Amy getting those crops started for the spring and summer growing season. ^^

BadgerBuddies @ Sun May 09, 2021 10:53 am

Omg I LOVE that gif sm

I also love your art

SputnikSplash @ Sun May 09, 2021 10:55 am

Gosh this is too perfect XD

Southern sweetie @ Sun May 09, 2021 11:16 am

I love this so much omg ;-; <3

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Orlov Draft #002 - Open based on this drawing by acronymm
by acronymm @ Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:56 am [Reply]


main page

phenotype: red roan snowcap appaloosa
eye color: murky waters

competition: my birthday is tomorrow, so show me a pretty birthday cake<3
ends: 4/22/21

Code: Select all
[b]Show name:[/b]
[b]Barn name:[/b]

hunnybee @ Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:18 am

Username: hunnybee
Show name: Big Birthday Surprise
Barn name: Bert
Gender: Stallion
Prompt: image | source

acronymm @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:24 am

hunnybee wrote:
Username: hunnybee
Show name: Big Birthday Surprise
Barn name: Bert
Gender: Stallion
Prompt: image | source

congratulations hunny!! apologies for the late judging<3

i said lol out loud and aged 10 years
by avoxx @ Tue May 11, 2021 9:32 pm [Reply]

this is a wip post (im gonna finish it in a bit i just dont wanna mess with the timer even more)

timer is off i was watching a philza stream lol -tyler

edit: it has been done. now we wait >:D -tyler

emburs @ Tue May 11, 2021 11:05 pm

awwe bb

avoxx @ Wed May 12, 2021 2:30 am

hwa it's done >:3c

bark and hope olli sees this >:Dc -tyler

SputnikSplash @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:50 am

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous <3

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gosh this was fun, but painful. i haven't designed a pon for a while haha.
thank you vesper for allowing the community to create myos! such a cool feature<3

Owner: acronymm
Show name: BA Fruitless Pursuit
Barn name: Fritter

Gender: Mare
Metalla color: Neo Chrome
Phenotype: Palomino Roan Frame Overo w/ snip + 4 stockings
Genotype: ee/Aa/nCr/RnRn/nO/nH
Discipline: Eventing


MoonLesbian @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:26 am

Beautiful! This gal is approved ^^

Here's a genotype for you for breeding since you didn't list one (forgot to add that to the guidelines!): ee/Aa/nCr/RnRn/nO/nH

acronymm @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:29 am

MoonLesbian wrote:Beautiful! This gal is approved ^^

Here's a genotype for you for breeding since you didn't list one (forgot to add that to the guidelines!): ee/Aa/nCr/RnRn/nO/nH

thank you!!
i'll add that asap! i really appreciate that, i struggle with genotypes haha<3

MoonLesbian @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:31 am

No problem! <3

angry cat >:(
by testofpower @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:01 am [Reply]

This is my cat rosie

She's angry because I keep trying to look at her for a drawing reference.


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