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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 god @ Thu May 13, 2021 9:25 am [Reply]


by .wafflecat. @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:02 am [Reply]


Camillakatt @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:03 am

sooo cute is it your OC?

schezo @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:04 am

i love how you drew the axe and accessories!! the colors are really nice too! ^^

.wafflecat. @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:08 am

Camillakatt wrote:sooo cute is it your OC?

yep uwu
schezo wrote:i love how you drew the axe and accessories!! the colors are really nice too! ^^

tysm <3

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good god
by eiffel @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:37 am [Reply]

im failing 2 classes but i cant stop thinking about stupid giorno show
sorry 4 the spam im procrastinating

weary @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:49 am

    oh no,, you just reminded me of the projects I’m procrastinating,,, ^^;;

    wuhhh uh oh good luck to you !! I need to go run n do that it’s due tonight,,, oh no

* blushes * based on this drawing by Wormie
by foolishbedcrawler @ Thu May 13, 2021 6:26 am [Reply]

sometimes u buy a dog thats a d-ooggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

i am attracted to him i love him

if u want ur own cute dog dog go look at these boyz who need homez

Wormie @ Thu May 13, 2021 7:39 am

I am not attracted to this man I am not-

foolishbedcrawler @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:16 am

Wormie wrote:I am not attracted to this man I am not-

Hmmmm survey says you are attracted to him 😳😳😳

C3R34L-20UP @ Thu May 13, 2021 8:35 am

woah hot 👀

by muddymeats @ Sun May 09, 2021 8:31 pm [Reply]

funny guys all together on one page!!!!!!..... my finger ACHES im not used 2 using a track pad 4 art

_Nerological_ @ Thu May 13, 2021 3:57 am


muddymeats @ Thu May 13, 2021 4:03 am

_Nerological_ wrote:Furry


Hugs for my best friend <3
by Bug- @ Wed May 12, 2021 2:29 pm [Reply]

I love you Gale 💚🐛

Nekro_Gaming @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:06 pm

Aww this is so wholesome! Great art as always ^^

Bug- @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:21 pm

Nekro_Gaming wrote:Aww this is so wholesome! Great art as always ^^

thank you so much <3

SilhouetteStation @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:51 pm

    super cute !! <33

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im sleepy yo
by weary @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:59 am [Reply]

    even with a 10 hr sleep my body is just "lol lets give up"
    and im kinda tired of it? it leaves me with such a short fuse
    like,, why sleep and waste 10 hrs if you're going to feel as though you only slept for 2.

    anyways my last oekaki was my 700th so that's cool
    happy 701th drawing

Bug- @ Wed May 12, 2021 12:19 pm

c'mere lets cuddle

weary @ Wed May 12, 2021 12:45 pm

Bug- wrote:c'mere lets cuddle

    yo im omw be there in 5 <3

StalePotatoChips @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:13 pm

I'm dealing with a similar issue atm. If left unchecked I'll sleep 12+ hours and it completely wrecks my body and how I function. Me and my aunt are helping each other get into a better exercise routine so hopefully that will help with my energy and sleep schedule. Honestly, diet and exercise is the way to go. Wearing my body out naturally instead of sleeping the day away actually helps me sleep less. Hope things work out for you! Stay strong willed my dude <3

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man oh man
by BiscuitTheDog @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:10 pm [Reply]

sherrrrrrrloccckkk 🤲 but i cant draw humans so 🤷‍♀️

it wasnt me
by TheUnknown @ Wed May 12, 2021 1:44 pm [Reply]

Patches(kitten) is on my lap pawing at my desk and I cannot draw
I mean you can draw but it may or may not look like your cat had some ink for breakfast and spat it on the screen other words, blame gloveman gloves for this existing ;)

(this is joke art -- don't take it seriously. I'm not feeding my cats ink for breakfast.. or lunch or dinner or as a snack)

CatParty39 @ Wed May 12, 2021 2:50 pm

i really like this art! such a cool concept!

by .wafflecat. @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:22 am [Reply]

random homework doodles

weary @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:25 am

    OH MY they're beautiful i love their designs!!!

Witchy Ari @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:27 am

the little shark/fish backpack 😭😭😭

Red-Cola @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:47 am

aww!!! <3 they're all so very cute!

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Skulldog Northie
by Northie @ Wed May 12, 2021 12:25 pm [Reply]

I've reached a point with this character that I can just experiment lol

first doodle!
by weary @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:07 am [Reply]

    im not on my computer rn, but I’ll grab you a transparent png when i am <3
    I hope you like it!
    for some reason I didn’t do a color in???

SputnikSplash @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:10 am

ScreeeEE I love it!!
Thank you so much, this looks lovely <3

weary @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:24 am

SputnikSplash wrote:ScreeeEE I love it!!
Thank you so much, this looks lovely <3

    dfkjdsf i'm glad you like it! thank you <3

Random thing
by Izayoz @ Wed May 12, 2021 9:59 am [Reply]

... kind of just made for a joke off-site, however I still want to post it here- mostly to get it out of my saved drawings, because it's either going to sit there and do nothing for a while before I eventually delete it, or get posted here haha-

TatteredFangs @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:07 am

thank god it's the dark version /lh
I love the way Zafir looks in this drawing! Very ominous.

DemonReaper @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:22 am

Ooooh this is cool

Izayoz @ Wed May 12, 2021 10:23 am

TatteredFangs wrote:thank god it's the dark version /lh
I love the way Zafir looks in this drawing! Very ominous.

yes; I changed it back, because... I kind of can't stand the light one haha-

but besides that- thank you, I'm glad! <33

DemonReaper wrote:Ooooh this is cool

thank you ^^

Corrupted (again)
by Izayoz @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 am [Reply]

Similar concept to this and this, just with Keiran and his magic dragon(?) thing this time ^^

venti @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:02 am


DemonReaper @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:09 am


Redbirdtrooper12 @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:25 am


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    do you have enough love in your heart
    to go and get your hands dirty?
    it isn't that much, but it's a good start
    so go and get your hands dirty

    offiste usd commission for quincy, a friend of a friend of mine :D
    this was my first time drawing a dragonborn character and i had a TON of fun,,
    who doesn't love a big buff dragon man honestly

BiscuitTheDog @ Mon May 10, 2021 5:35 am

THIS IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raccoon bandit @ Mon May 10, 2021 5:37 am

the d in dragonborn stands for dreamy 🤤

DemonReaper @ Mon May 10, 2021 5:45 am

Freaking amazing

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Night Travels
by TatteredFangs @ Sun May 09, 2021 9:18 am [Reply]

Art Trade with Northie
I really like how this turned out^^

Edit: WOAH I got featured?? Was not expecting that! Thanks guys! :D

Izayoz @ Tue May 11, 2021 5:39 am


Northie @ Tue May 11, 2021 7:49 am

Also love this :)

Redbirdtrooper12 @ Tue May 11, 2021 7:49 am

Woah, congrats on getting featured, that's awesome! Great drawing by the way <3

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by Electronia @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:32 am [Reply]

Jayeagle @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:44 am

very cute!

Electronia @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:45 am

Jayeagle wrote:very cute!

thank you <3

venti @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:45 am


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by ぽうひ @ Wed May 12, 2021 3:43 am [Reply]

comm forrrr FV again

-SilverLining- @ Wed May 12, 2021 6:11 am

SGJSJGGSKGK this is so cuuuuuute :000

ぽうひ @ Wed May 12, 2021 7:06 am

-SilverLining- wrote:SGJSJGGSKGK this is so cuuuuuute :000

awwwww thank u! <3

may death do us part
by CATB0Y @ Wed May 12, 2021 5:54 am [Reply]

they like to wear cute little matching shirts

Personal Base
by .plaguewind. @ Wed May 12, 2021 4:11 am [Reply]

Maybe it’ll become a paid base later? Lmk if you’d like that <33

Realistic Legs Sketch
by Northie @ Wed May 12, 2021 2:35 am [Reply]

Didn't turn out good but didn't turn out bad

Chibi Northie Baby
by Northie @ Wed May 12, 2021 2:01 am [Reply]

Lil doodles

some sketches
by Raptocidic @ Wed May 12, 2021 1:31 am [Reply]

i got distracted the timer is likely inaccurate

by ASTROWRLD @ Tue May 11, 2021 4:08 pm [Reply]

          sorry i covered it up, i was cringing too hard

plantfood @ Tue May 11, 2021 4:16 pm

cringe fail bear, bear cringe
I hope one day he sees this and holds it up to the sun, soaking in the finely curated details of his designated bearsona

foolishbedcrawler @ Tue May 11, 2021 4:32 pm

why iz it cringe tho i thought they were rlly cool?????:0

Fall048 @ Wed May 12, 2021 12:48 am

I rly liked them but I get it


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