Drawings with a human or human-like character as the main subject.

Forum rules
Reminder: Copying another person's art without permission to reproduce their work is a form of art-theft!

Click here to see the full Art Rules!
Need help using the Oekaki? Check out this Guide to the Oekaki!

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:

happy eid al-fitr!
by hypnowave @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:33 am [Reply]

    i'll be honest, as far as i'm aware, i'm the only muslim who's active on the oekaki forums MJSHNSDFSDF
    but hey, since i did one for chinese new years and one for valentine's day, it's only fair i do one for eid as well!
    aya looks really pretty in a headscarf too hehe

    anyways, if anyone else who's celebrating happens to read this, i hope you have a lovely eid! may you be blessed with kindness, patience, love, and good health. stay safe as well :] i've got a lot of conference calls to look forward to tomorrow since i can't physically go and meet my extended family, but i'm excited for good food and good vibes.

DemonReaper @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:42 am

This is beautiful.

I don’t celebrate eid but I hope you have a good one

Electronia @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:45 am

I don't celebrate either but congratulations!

mae, @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:50 am

this is really cool!!!1 aya looks gorgeous!! <3

i don't consider myself a muslim currently but i do still celebrate eid with my family,, so i hope you have an amazing eid and that you have fun eating dsfjsdfjds i sure know i will >:)

6 replies not shown, show all

by Jayeagle @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:45 am [Reply]


by god @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:23 am [Reply]

just practice

For Midnigh19 based on this drawing by SuperVerl
by SuperVerl @ Sat May 08, 2021 3:50 am [Reply]

    Accidently went a little all out for this sksjdfsk
    But hey, I need to work on backgrounds, and this guy is a cool guy, so cheers

Maligator @ Sat May 08, 2021 3:53 am

Amazinggggggggggg 🤩

Midnigh19 @ Sat May 08, 2021 4:00 am



Kaiba seems to be the least favorite of my characters for some reason, I think his wings intimidate people XDD


horselover1978 @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:21 am

super pretty!

by dreamnotfound @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:10 am [Reply]


spiders @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:19 am

    the beloved <3

by -Novacaine- @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:56 am [Reply]

For someone on Discord ^^

Vending Machine
by Electronia @ Wed May 12, 2021 8:30 am [Reply]


Tifa @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:10 am

loving the vibes on this one

Electronia @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:14 am

Tifa wrote:loving the vibes on this one

thank you tifa <3

She's my collar
by Jayeagle @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:41 am [Reply]

She's the one I'm running with
She's my collar

    Decided to finish up the sketches and color them all in! I also decided that I'm not going to draw the other ex-kalon characters for now and will do so randomly like this perhaps, when I feel up to working on human(ish) faces and expressions.

    Little fun facts about each character:

    • Descry, Hark, and Goat all have first names and last names, I just like calling them by their nicknames.
    • Descry (she/her) is a photographer with slight psychic abilities. More like a natural insight and a habit of being in the right place at the right time.
    • Goat (she/her/they/them) has had a rough life and is only trying to be loved and is rather envious of her younger brother who managed to find love first.
    • Hark (he/him) is dead. Hark is a ghost. He died in a fire that was not at all an accident. He now haunts a boarding school (that used to be his home, but hey, he was turning the place into a school anyways so he's just glad someone listened to his will.)
    • Offal (????) is an opossum monster creature. He likes to hang around a summer camp and eat all the marshmallows. He's completely harmless and only spooky to the new campers.
    • Dr. Calico (He/him/What In the World is That/OH NO????!!) is my Lovecraft inspired lad. The innocent naive man who has no choice but to deal with the terrible horrors and secrets of the world! Only!! He happens to be one of those terrible horrors and secrets of the world. He just doesn't know it yet.

huddson @ Tue May 11, 2021 6:56 am

i adore Dr. Calico

Error @ Thu May 13, 2021 5:13 am

huddson wrote:i adore Dr. Calico

    I adore him too, I really should draw him more often. <3

thats a body
by shadeyenova @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:52 pm [Reply]

    a body boy. buddy

Div @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:57 pm

mannequin with an egg (?) for a head. love him

hiero @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:11 pm


꧁tennis❤midget꧂ @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:28 am

he do be smilin though

    breaking through

Loelya @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:22 pm

this is incredible,, I feel like I can hear that gasp for air. it’s amazing how the colors are perfectly balanced in the whole piece too, and the texture of the water, and ice, and hair. really really love this one

_Ambereyes_ @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:38 pm

This is amazing, like how... I’m in love with the colours and just everything else lol

Squirrel.flight @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:08 pm

yo dude this is beautiful

5 replies not shown, show all

Worst in the world
by muddymeats @ Mon May 10, 2021 6:12 pm [Reply]

AAAAAAAAHHHH, hi cyperr : ) .......... any wayz i REFUSE to make a full, complete drawing with my track pad so here's a sloppily colored sketch ill probly finish on my actual art program

_Nerological_ @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:57 am


muddymeats @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:04 am


he scuttles in youre palms..

by muddymeats @ Thu May 13, 2021 2:35 am [Reply]

i lost my phone 4 like 6 hours and wanted to draw so here's this loser!! i'm sorry you had to see him and couldn't be spared......... hes the WORST

_Nerological_ @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:56 am


muddymeats @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:02 am



sweet guy
by AberrantPaint @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:37 am [Reply]

character featured: my OC, Sam ^_^ he's got a funky way of expressing his affection :')

my handwriting is so bad i'm sorry lol

chlorophyll. @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:44 am

oh shoot i didn't know you had a cs acc! i think i followed your deviantart for the longest time lmao

AberrantPaint @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:45 am

chlorophyll. wrote:oh shoot i didn't know you had a cs acc! i think i followed your deviantart for the longest time lmao



I'm kinda trying to forget my dA ever happened xD

but hi anyway ^_^

oyasumi based on this drawing by enderian
by enderian @ Sun May 09, 2021 10:31 am [Reply]

hello !! i thought i'd mess around and do a litle redraw :D
my omori brainrot is very strong

thank you so so so much :D

Sleepytally @ Sun May 09, 2021 11:28 am

So cute T^T

enderian @ Sun May 09, 2021 11:32 am

Sleepytally wrote:So cute T^T

thank you very much !!

honeycreeper @ Sun May 09, 2021 11:49 am

I've missed your art !! so happy to see you pop up on my recent oekaki's !!

10 replies not shown, show all

by banned user @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:39 pm [Reply]

not feeling great latly
when i feel like im about to lose my relationship with somthing all I do is panic and make things worse. Anyway, I dont have that much art of skyler yet so I decded to kill to birds with one stone. yay more vent art. Mods dont at me they are just bandaids.

Orc man
by Jayeagle @ Wed May 12, 2021 9:18 pm [Reply]


Thovatos @ Wed May 12, 2021 9:29 pm

Yesssss colooorrr

by Jayeagle @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:11 pm [Reply]

Day 128 of asking chicken smoothie to add the magic wand tool to oekaki

bottom text
by Chrome-Plague @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:55 pm [Reply]

uh, yeah, I can't be bothered to write

by Cerulean Wake @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:44 pm [Reply]

yeah lol I have put off using the toyhouse I got ages ago because I didn't want to learn how to use the website instead of just using stash but i got jelly of everyone else having such well organized TH pages that I decided to switch from stash.

I'll be occasionally putting up designs for sale/trade there, so keep an eye out if you're interested! ^^

my toyhouse is CeruleanWake! if anyone ever gets a design from me you can credit my toyhouse now, or you can just use my CS profile- either way is good :3

shadeyenova @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:44 pm


Loelya @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:53 pm

ah this is really cool! :D

by Josuke @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:54 pm [Reply]

i’ll probably come back to this later

Count Fang Chang
by -Novacaine- @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:11 pm [Reply]

Birthday present for someone on discord

alien babe
by sourmoonlight @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:59 pm [Reply]

yeeyeyeyeye idk what to put here :!:

leadingatlas @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:08 pm

ur artstyle is super cute :]

an extremely ordinary catboy
by eiffel @ Wed May 12, 2021 1:22 pm [Reply]

sometimes you just have to draw incredibly basic catboys until you feel better

XxSylveonxX @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:19 pm

PLEASE draw a smaller cat boy that is just like trying to get taller catboy to buy foods


Return to Forums

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SilhouetteStation and 1 guest

Forum permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum