Beginner's Oekaki

Artists of all levels of skill are welcome to draw here!

Forum rules
Reminder: Copying another person's art without permission to reproduce their work is a form of art-theft!
If you are unsure, read the full art rules here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30437

Need help using the Oekaki? Check out this guide to the Oekaki by Misnake!

Oekaki Rules and Information
by Tess @ Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:56 pm [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:
oekaki/settings.php

Help:
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.


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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:

In the woods
by TygerFort @ Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:27 am [Reply]

I'm trying to do stuff with light and stuff

Fex! @ Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:23 am

This is awesome! Great work :)

hullo
by rahleigh @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:30 pm [Reply]

behold...a man

finally got my hands on a computer that worked w my tablet so yay I guess

Sketches or fully colored artwork for event tokens.
depends on complexity of design -
sketches - 1-3 tokens
fully lined and colored - 3-5 tokens

i promise more time will be spent on the drawing than was spent on this haha

payment must be sent before drawn but will not be accepted until drawing is completed.

get to working on -

angeldust. @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:11 pm

bump

angeldust. @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:12 pm

bump

angeldust. @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:14 pm

bump

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small doodle
by angeldust. @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:09 pm [Reply]

i drew my fav shoe for practice :)

Space kitty!!
by Shadowflight13 @ Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:15 pm [Reply]

This was fun haha.

Edit: Ahhh thank you so much for the feature!! :D It was a really nice thing to come back to after classes today. <3

Edit 2: Thank you guys for all the nice comments!! There's so many I don't know how to reply to all of them, so just take this as me saying thank you to all of you. <3 <3 <3

Gloves @ Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:16 pm

This is so good, I love the colors and everything!

Island Rat @ Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:17 pm

Oh wow! I hope this gets featured

Shadowflight13 @ Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:31 am

DannyPhantom8987 wrote:This is so good, I love the colors and everything!


Thank you!!

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doodle
by bby syd @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:22 am [Reply]

jus' a simple quick doodle

C$ Doggo
by cvsbxk @ Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:19 am [Reply]

Anything is uft even nft groups (except real life pets group) looking for c$ only!
the pets in my group named Babies- NFT is really hard for me to let go of so you might have to offer more for those
Thanks!

Falling
by ∘Raven∘ @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:41 am [Reply]

Art trade with Thovatos ^^

Will come back and edit later, I'm not finished but class is about to start so rip me I guess

∘Raven∘ @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:02 pm

Finished

Image

particle man
by otterleaf @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:35 am [Reply]

Particle man, particle man
Doing the things a particle can
What's he like? It's not important
Particle man
Is he a dot, or is he a speck?
When he's underwater does he get wet?
Or does the water get him instead?
Nobody knows, Particle man

MistyAutumnDays @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:21 am

Mmmmmm
I like Particle Man :)

otterleaf @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:36 am

MistyAutumnDays wrote:Mmmmmm
I like Particle Man :)

hehe c:<

sobble @ Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:20 am

big ol floaty guy of mystery... does he accept kisses?

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you are to blame
by axelandria @ Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:53 pm [Reply]

    what did i ever do?

rainbow smear girl
by blohsh_duh @ Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:11 pm [Reply]

It's not very good, I know :/ I'm new to this :D

universes forget.
by Hubble @ Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:35 pm [Reply]

    I have a weird relationship with snow scenes. They're so much fun to draw because snow blends nicely, but there's never enough color for my taste.

jet black heart @ Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:35 pm

    this is beautiful! your blending is amazing!

DancingEevee @ Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Feature please ahhhhh this piece is so gorgeous. Your perspective and shading skills are mind blowing! Amazing work! <3

J-and-K341 @ Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:13 am

oh heck yeah i love that!

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    Lɪғᴇ ᴡᴀs sᴏᴀʀɪɴɢ ᴀʙᴏᴠᴇ
    Aʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ᴏᴋᴀʏ ?
    I ᴡᴀɴᴅᴇʀ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ sᴇᴇɪɴɢ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ I ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴀʀᴇ ᴜɴғᴀᴍɪʟɪᴀʀ
    Tᴏ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀs ᴡʜᴏ ʜᴇʟᴘ ᴍᴇ, ᴛʀʏ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇɢɪɴ
    Dᴇsᴛɪɴʏ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄᴀᴘᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴍᴇ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀ ғʟʏ, ɪᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴜs


    oh wouldja look at that, something that actually matters
    meta might hate kids, but he aint just gonna leave three random infants alone to freeze to death bc hes a Good Orb™

PearlTheDog @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:23 am

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Yay, more sexy blueberries! I love a good sexy blueberry~
I even have dreams where I fuse with the sexy blueberry
and I turn that into my avatar to show my pride of being
a fangirl of that sexy blueberry~! He's not a good orb, he's
a SEXY BLUEBERRY~ WHAT A SEXY BLUEBERRY

Excuse the intense fangirling... Every time I see him on CS, I just have to comment ''SEXY BLUEBERRY''.
I don't even like the drawing that much...

SEXY BLUEBERRY WITH SEXY BAT WINGSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
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_-Telikolas-_ @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:09 am

    PearlTheDog wrote:
    - - -0o0- - -
    Yay, more sexy blueberries! I love a good sexy blueberry~
    I even have dreams where I fuse with the sexy blueberry
    and I turn that into my avatar to show my pride of being
    a fangirl of that sexy blueberry~! He's not a good orb, he's
    a SEXY BLUEBERRY~ WHAT A SEXY BLUEBERRY

    Excuse the intense fangirling... Every time I see him on CS, I just have to comment ''SEXY BLUEBERRY''.
    I don't even like the drawing that much...

    SEXY BLUEBERRY WITH SEXY BAT WINGSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
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    well boy ur gonna love this au bc i sure hyperfixate on him a LOTto the point hes the only char in it so far thats fully fleshed out

It's a tree
by blohsh_duh @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:05 am [Reply]

a tree

I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling it today

GIMME YOUR DAMN BONES 🦴
by Nixon @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:48 am [Reply]

I present to you a meme, i meme i've been yelling out since i made this guy joghsdubo

Enjoy lmao

LeafpoolxCrowfeather @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:01 am

L O V E it!!!

troopercat @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:21 am

lol, Still terrifying XD

Nixon @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:22 am

troopercat wrote:lol, Still terrifying XD



Why you so scared of Mr.Bones he's like the only one that won't attack you randomly

Followers anyone?
by waddle dee @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:41 am [Reply]

just wanted to know

vint @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:15 am

i follow you ;(((

waddle dee @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:16 am

vint wrote:i follow you ;(((


oh yeah i forgot about you

vint @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:21 am

waddle dee wrote:
vint wrote:i follow you ;(((


oh yeah i forgot about you


haha siike

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im gonna fully admit i made this because the other kris drawing did well on tumblr dont @ me

When kissed by the sun...
by sandydragon @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 pm [Reply]

    Hi and welcome to vi has a new obsession!! I love these two idiots lol. Also writing that font is kinda relaxing ngl????


    Khonsu | Helios

MoralClear @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:39 am

Do you draw in that font or is there a text box :o

It looks so good??

sandydragon @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:42 am

MoralClear wrote:Do you draw in that font or is there a text box :o

It looks so good??

    I painstakingly drew it 😔.. It took ages!!
    Thanks so much dude!! 💖

Practice
by dino cat @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:11 am [Reply]

Are you ok? I hope you are. I am. I made a drawing just to show it.

idk a marx in life
by SnowyEevee @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:38 am [Reply]

idk i think he would be super fluffy in real life, idk i just stuck with him having 2 different eye colors

idk its like my art isnt dat popular

PearlTheDog @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:10 am

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I follow you! My art ain't that popular either... It can reach 7-14 votes without me bumping it on a good day though.
I follow you, because I love a daily dose of Kirby fanart and I think you have potential to be an
excellent artist! I just think you should fill in less bases and practice drawing your own stuff
more. Sure, editing bases is a lot of fun - even I fill in a base once in a while! I just think you
should do more art by yourself. Like this picture of Magolor I'm commenting on! It's not the best
thing in the world, but if you practice, I'm sure your art could be around my level!
By the way, what do you draw with? The lines look a little wobbly, so I'm assuming you're drawing
with a mouse. There's a character in the title that doesn't appear on PC, so maybe you're
drawing on a phone? If you are, kudos to you. I can't draw Oekakis on my phone at all.

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SnowyEevee @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:17 am

PearlTheDog wrote:
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I follow you! My art ain't that popular either... It can reach 7-14 votes without me bumping it on a good day though.
I follow you, because I love a daily dose of Kirby fanart and I think you have potential to be an
excellent artist! I just think you should fill in less bases and practice drawing your own stuff
more. Sure, editing bases is a lot of fun - even I fill in a base once in a while! I just think you
should do more art by yourself. Like this picture of Magolor I'm commenting on! It's not the best
thing in the world, but if you practice, I'm sure your art could be around my level!
By the way, what do you draw with? The lines look a little wobbly, so I'm assuming you're drawing
with a mouse. There's a character in the title that doesn't appear on PC, so maybe you're
drawing on a phone? If you are, kudos to you. I can't draw Oekakis on my phone at all.

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oh! i am using a mouse XD

the air will care.
by Hubble @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:38 am [Reply]

    Fun fact: I draw exclusively in Internet Explorer.

    Image

jointedwishes @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:41 am

mmm very satisfying.

Tree. @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 am

This is so cool

Soll @ Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am

i love watching it be created in the gif omg,,

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color egg get character!!
by StarryNight.net @ Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:37 am [Reply]

When pen pressure starts working XD

StarryNight.net @ Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:05 am

posted on the wrong fourm bump and I will add

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