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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:

by ☺痛み @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:03 am [Reply]

ugh, i hate my ARTT JHWDHGWHEDK

they are free, the first comment first serve, or whatever-

must credit my TH ( TH; fearlessfur )

mikuzukins @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:04 am

can i take the left one if theyre adoptables ?

Kusakabe @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:04 am

2nd one please

ThousandSounds @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:05 am

Was gonna ask if I could take both but looks like one typo really cost me ._.

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by HYD3 @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:45 pm [Reply]

im going through some heavy art block let's goo

we'll miss you, Abaddon
by Arctic Fox @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:46 pm [Reply]

i don't really want to talk about it, just- things happened today and now Abaddon is gone...

if anyone really wants to know, feel free to ask me on discord


by .wafflecat. @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:08 pm [Reply]


two souls
by deerbroken @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:03 am [Reply]

      the comp for this is closed now so idk i figured id post this bc it came out nice

sobble @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:16 am

this is so pretty mann

deerbroken @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:32 pm

sobble wrote:this is so pretty mann

      thank u ,, i cry

comm 4 galacticterror
by weary @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:16 am [Reply]

    hairless cats are a lot of fun to draw :0

    i hope you like the drawing!! thanks for commissioning me.


oli @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:16 am

oh i luv they! i've seen this char around and they look so good in your style ^^

weary @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:19 am

oli wrote:oh i luv they! i've seen this char around and they look so good in your style ^^

    sjdksdfs thank you so much!! yeah they're a neat character, and fun to draw :0

galacticterror @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:47 am

i love this, your style is awesome! thank you so much ^^

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by werewolf @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:04 pm [Reply]


I T ' S M A G I C
by kirikiwi @ Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:00 am [Reply]

here's a doodle of my baby boyo cinders :D

LushDevil @ Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:00 am

He looks magical!

kirikiwi @ Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:03 am

it's just occured to me i posted this on the wrong forum and I don't think I can change it ksfmkdjd

god @ Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:04 am

i love those colors!!

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by Night & Wolfy @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:27 am [Reply]

just a random little drawing with "Mystery" and Zafir because Zafir is very tall, especially compared to Mystery, so I thought I would draw a dumb little thing like this because of that ^^

oh also there is a very hidden meaning here if you read between the lines and kind of think of everything here in a different context, but pfft that's not important-

DemonReaper @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:29 am

I freaking love this

Night & Wolfy @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:38 am

DemonReaper wrote:I freaking love this

I'm glad haha! <33

Ref sheet for Blue/Lunari
by Hollow Coyote @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:59 am [Reply]

Had to do this whole thing twice cause chrome crashed. Was furious and the redraw isn't as good but i'm posting anyways cause still happy with the result. Piper is my other sona who i'm making a suit of, love Piper but Blue is my main gal so gonna hopefully commission a professional maker probably by next year and eventually get Piper remade by someone with more patience and motivation than I. Blue is actually a nickname but she goes by it instead of her real name (Lunari) because her real name is associated with bad memories and is only comfortable with Piper using it.
Blue has been the only sona i've ever stuck with and felt a connection to, I made her quite a while ago (years?). I started writing a book about how Blue and Piper's relationship started and it's set in a world were there are humans and furries (like Bojack Horseman) and both Piper and Blue are coyotes.
Really can't wait to get Blue as a suit and my friend and I have talked about how fun it would be to go to cons together.

by Kazunan @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:49 am [Reply]

Design concept thing

SputnikSplash @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:55 am

I love this omg.

"Is it pretty?"
by Jupiter443556 @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:52 am [Reply]

Toby just wants to make you happy with his art.

sour grass
by bedsheet @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:40 am [Reply]

my fursona with some little aliens

by .wafflecat. @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:19 am [Reply]

drew one of the outfits from one of my recent drawings

polysaccharide @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:24 am

aaa i love the colors !!!

.wafflecat. @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:31 am

polysaccharide wrote:aaa i love the colors !!!

ty c:

"And if our world comes tumbling down
I never could forgive myself for leaving out
You're the one, you are the only one
- Honeybee by The Head and the Heart

Took a break from commissions/Designing to draw something for my QPPs. I love them with all my heart, and idk where I'd be without 'em tbh

Arctic Fox @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:42 pm

such a good song

Alkene @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:43 pm

Arctic Fox wrote:such a good song

Right? It puts you in a drawing mood!

Sc0ttishF01d @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:10 am

oh this is so damn good! i love your style <3

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I got no time
by M1SFIT @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:42 am [Reply]

I love him hi

eeeeeeeeeeee based on this drawing by Red-Cola
by Duckii @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:24 am [Reply]


bought this cutie
I need namesssss

Duckii @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:26 am

Okay okay
okay her name is ROSE


Red-Cola @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:30 am

:D lovely name!

The Big Bad Wolf
by Vanargand @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:55 pm [Reply]

He doesn't yip, he boofs

Azure drawings
by Raptocidic @ Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:18 am [Reply]

Drawings of Azure, now i've done her updated reference.

Does anyone else watch tv/streams/youtube when they draw? Or is it just me? Its like, I tend to draw better when i'm not fully focused on the art itself (it seems counterproductive, but it means I don't overthink and go full perfectionist with it, and im always happier with the art as a result). To add to this, I tend to draw faster when watching something and drawing at the same time.

by Tree- @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:12 pm [Reply]

I can't use Tree to vent anymore cause he's happy and in a good relationship, unlike his namesake, who's always depressed and definitely going to die alone
here's Ghost cause I relate to him more than most of my characters. (other than Nuke, I relate to Nuke as well)

DemonReaper @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:19 pm

Ghosts design is just perfection

Tree- @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:22 pm

DemonReaper wrote:Ghosts design is just perfection

thank you!
I really love his design as well c:

causes problems
by saranwrapped @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:51 pm [Reply]

don't worry they are still here with their cookies

it's been a hot minute ngl
by HYD3 @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:15 pm [Reply]

ive literally forgotten how to draw bruh

got distracted with lioden :weary:

hoping for an art tablet soon because honestly i have no motivation to draw with my finger anymore it's annoying and hard.
traditional doesnt have an undo button tho ._.

welcome home!
by sobble @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:05 pm [Reply]

i prolly wont ever have the energy to finihs this but... carter + agave r the cutest couple and u cant change my mind <3

Carter is the one in scrubs, he's a med student! Agave is in the painters smock, he works in the cafe on campus + majors in design :-)
Agave is NB (they/he) and Carter uses he/him

they just rock rlly long hair

❌ DYNAMIGHT ❌ @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:08 pm


minecraft's been fun
by pillpups @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:43 pm [Reply]


Vanargand @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:26 pm

I felt this on a galactical level

dark academia @ Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:27 pm

this says something about life


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