For art featuring anthropomorphic creatures as the main subject (animals with human-like characteristics /shape)

Forum rules
Anthro Art must follow These Rules regarding nudity.
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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 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.

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:

catgirl 2
by father @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:04 pm [Reply]

ok this is better dfghkdg

fgdndghdgh catgirl
by father @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:26 pm [Reply]

anthros are still difficult for me to draw kgjskddfghdf

the dimensions of the oekaki canvas also makes me want to draw sitting poses but i think that was a bad choice for this, will probs redraw her standing up instead

custom 4 ♡Beach♡! <3
by foolishbedcrawler @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:38 pm [Reply]

* melts into a little puddle on the ground *
AAAAAAA!!!!!!!! this custom was,,,,a lotta work but a lotta fun as well!!! I hompe u like them!!!!!

the wings & flowers (except for the one on the ear) are in seperate layers so they can b removed :3

ehhee not sure if i'll be acceptin more custom design offers now but feel free to comment if ur interested @ everyone who clicked on this post

also yeah that time r is accurate, customs r,,,,a lotta work fhdsbfjsgadf

altiora @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:51 pm

this looks awesome!

bee buzz @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:52 pm

This is so precious

      another commision for madziu!! they wanted me to draw their stitch kal <33

      clothing based onn this gif <33

      also timer is totally off i kept leaving it open xD

s-smolbean @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:22 pm

    crying this is so good ; 0 ;
    i love your art sm > - <

Madziu @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:50 am


bee buzz @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:06 pm

the talent ;u;

      oekaki half-body drawing for madziu !! went for a rock n roll vibe x))
      drawing of this kalon!! Image

Madziu @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:52 pm

Just gunna continue the gushing over here hehe. <3 <3 <3
I love it so much!!!!!

necropoliis @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:11 pm

    this is so cute,, i love how expressive your art is!!

mochii - tes @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:28 pm

necropoliis wrote:
    this is so cute,, i love how expressive your art is!!

      thanks so much! ! it was a fun piece to do <3

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kerokero earrings...
by trashguts @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:28 pm [Reply]


Bluepup429 @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:35 pm

i love your style so much :'3

bee buzz @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:53 pm

Your style is amazing!

by kageyenova @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:48 pm [Reply]

    he give sokyru a kith

Goth Boy Clique @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:00 pm

im suprised how fast ur art is and it stills turns out freaking great HHHHHHH

snipsnops @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:08 pm


sick sad world
by discourse @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:42 pm [Reply]

    i stole his necklace. how? guess

by 8 of Spades @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:53 pm [Reply]


by kageyenova @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:32 pm [Reply]

    you're gonna be ok;; i believe in u

bee buzz @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:40 pm

your styleeee

snipsnops @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:42 pm

    brb i need a moment
    i'm still weeping over this

helpppppp (free characters)
by clown☺teeth @ Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:31 am [Reply]

plz take chars from here

rules r listed there

plz comment on the char profiles and not here

clown☺teeth @ Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:52 pm


clown☺teeth @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:34 am


clown☺teeth @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm

more chars added

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UG H based on this drawing by wack
by wack @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:03 am [Reply]

bro i forgot how good frosty (or is it,, frosted) flakes are

put it in some almond milk and :weary:

holopoems @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:05 am

oh. My. God. YES

wack @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:14 am

holopoems wrote:oh. My. God. YES

yummy in my tummy

less sleep than Chan @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:52 am

you rn

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by autochipper @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:23 am [Reply]

i just got back my pc and it works somehow worse than my moms laptop wow i hate it here
remind me to delete a bunch of drawings off my gallery bc otherwise ill forget and theyll always be there staring at me

by Breado @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:17 am [Reply]


by Ravenwhisper's Wish @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:09 am [Reply]

    m very sick

Oskar & Minun
by RupturedRaptor @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:03 am [Reply]

I'd continue drawing but my tablet is out of charge so this might be the last piece today.

that’s all we have
by SurgeFire @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:24 am [Reply]

n e w character i love her s o much

i had this done,,, last night but just posting now bc it was so late akeneenev

Wet Bread @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:37 am

OHHH I LOVE THIS! THAT EXPRESSION IS SO GREAT! My comment about the hair still stands bkkfjfjz. I love your anthro art so much, this is really fantastic surge!!

SurgeFire @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:49 am

Wet Bread wrote:OHHH I LOVE THIS! THAT EXPRESSION IS SO GREAT! My comment about the hair still stands bkkfjfjz. I love your anthro art so much, this is really fantastic surge!!

Ur keysmashes are great as usual
Ndhssjdjfj I LOVE THE HAIR COMMENT km crying
im tr y i n aaa ty!

Mmm... Peanut Butter
by Ravenwhisper's Wish @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:44 am [Reply]


furry pals
by deerbroken @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:05 am [Reply]

      clearing my drafts bc idk im gay
      im probably not gonna finish this tbh lmao,, but its me n my best friend !!! roelian 1!!!! my fav

roelian @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:24 am


keep ur head up king
by sobble @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:53 am [Reply]

they said dont take it personally but im takin it personally.

oh carolina based on this drawing by honks
by honks @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:25 am [Reply]

i didnt mean to hit color in lmao
oh wow these colors,, kinda suck huh hsjbsjsnjsns

Vampiric @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:29 am

nice :)

retro @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 am

this is so pretty

grizol @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:02 am

pretty.. i love the trees n the leaves

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by RupturedRaptor @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:20 am [Reply]

Ok after drawing them i'm definitely keeping them now

by Maniic! @ Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:23 am [Reply]

i love him
he's the best oc i've ever made
precious boi

KakyoinNoriaki @ Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:26 am


Maniic! @ Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:28 am

KakyoinNoriaki wrote:baby

hecc yea
with his little blep and his arms ready for a cuddle

charmander ! @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:25 am

stop making me want to steal him >:(

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Write Me Letters
by Dorian Gray @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:35 pm [Reply]

i woke up this morning with an intense desire to sell my art again
... would anyone buy my art anymore lmao??

anyway i wanted to talk about, or say, one or two things: the first of which being the fact i think my art has declined in quality. alot. i used to pride myself on doing... poses and interesting expressions and stuff. but i can't say that now. every time i try and draw idk legs they look and and weird, digital art especially.
and that i think i have some kind of thing against myself. i actually made a little pact with myself that i'd never draw dogs or furries again bc internet was like 'haha furry draw furries' and i didn't like being associated with that; i just enjoyed drawing dogs. anyway.
i feel like that stunted my artistic growth, among many things.

Lemon Wolf Tea @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:53 pm

Ca-can I? Pl-please have some of your work 🥺

Lowkey you're like one of my favourite artists here 🥺

Dorian Gray @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:54 pm

Lemon Wolf Tea wrote:Ca-can I? Pl-please have some of your work 🥺

Lowkey you're like one of my favourite artists here 🥺

bro :flushed: ofc!! pm me

and thank you, you flatter me jbhagjtg


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