Beginner's Oekaki

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

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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

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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 ChibiPaint
We have 2 versions of ChibiPaint to choose from. The newer version (ChibiPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like rotating your canvas.
You can choose "ChibiPaint v2.0" on your Oekaki settings page here:
http://www.chickensmoothie.com/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 ChibiPaint 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:

It's... ME?!
by Lostfairy @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 am [Reply]

Uh, here's me! And it actually looks a lot like me! AREN'T YOU HAPPY YOU KNOW HOW I LOOK LIKE?!

*crickets chirp*

Welp.

Anyway, XD! I just really needed a new profile for my blogger/YouTube profile and thought I'd draw chibi meeee in my favorite shirt. (It's Kirby! <3) I'm pretty proud of how this turned out, even though this started off as going to be a goofy version of me saying a weird thing... which I will do, I just wanted to also have a normal version. XD (Did that make sense?)

This was drawn with my lovelyyy mouse (*gives mouse a small kiss*), timer is offffff by... 30 minutes? I don't know. XD And please, do not steal this! <3

Be prepared for another version of this but when I'm being my crazy self... ^-^

love
by lex @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:38 pm [Reply]

my and my girlfriend's fursona, lex & sheena <3 i wanted to draw them together

i just cannot find a good final design for lex lol. i kind of like where im going with it rn though, i think it blends the two species well

Image

edit: OH gosh thank you!!!! This is my first feature and I really didn't expect it ;0; thank you so much <33

bugbites @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:39 pm

      cute  

brave vesperia @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:52 pm

ugh, you're so talented <33 i love it so much and of course ilyt
i'm gonna make this my new homescreen tbh ;v;

sun struck @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:07 pm

So adorable<333
Love your style<3

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Giraffe Family
by WinterWolf12 @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:06 am [Reply]

Dang this thing took like forever! But here they are, a nice pair of Giraffe's. I like how these turned out. Let me know if you think I should make these into adoptables.

gentle .wav @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:09 am

These are adorable!!! ^^

still wip based on this drawing by splatoon
by splatoon @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:00 am [Reply]

gotta sort out them colours and stuff eee

Hello
by fivestar @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:53 am [Reply]

i don't really know it is a human i guess

wip
by splatoon @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:48 am [Reply]

reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Happy the Selflove Woman
by Klain @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:43 am [Reply]

so while I was sketching in my sketchbook I made an OC named Happy
a beautifull, selflove, positive young lady
the first time I draw a person with volume
feedback is like always welcome !! <3

This was an old doodle I did. I was messing with fur and styles so it's not what I normally draw. Idk if I should make it a Colour In though for everyone to use. If you do wanna use it say so, I will think about moving it to the editable board.

Swirlshine @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:20 am

WOAH! I absolutely adore your style!

TomBoyCOOLCH13 @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:39 am

Swirlshine wrote:WOAH! I absolutely adore your style!


Thank you very much though this piece was a bit of a test trial for me to have fun with fur styles and such. I love the ears tho and how the head turned out

Commission for @Keneki Ken
by Skye✦ @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:48 pm [Reply]

A finished commission for Keneki Ken, an image of your doggo tbn!


Thank you for purchasing from my art shop!


I'm all done! All of your various commissions are done!

This one is my absolute favourite so far, despite the wonky front legs! I love this character so much!

The timer is extremely accurate c:

This pupper seemed cheeky or maybe naughty, so I made this like it is c:


I hope you like it!

Please credit my toyhouse!

Thanks ❤︎

Lostfairy @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:38 am

This is so cuteeeeee! <3 Love the colors! And the wittle tongue. ^-^

Skye✦ @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:05 am

Lostfairy wrote:This is so cuteeeeee! <3 Love the colors! And the wittle tongue. ^-^


Thank you so much you are really sweet owo ❤︎

Meowza16 @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:27 am

This is awesome!

"... The earth is blue and there's nothing I can do..."
Edit: Thank you so much for the feature!

Electronia @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:46 am

What lovely colors. Congrats on the feature!

~Teya~ @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 am

Image
Sorry, I had to

I adore this. <3

BillNyeTheBiGuy @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 am

YOOOOOOOOOO

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Liftoff on Apollo 11
by Hubble @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:07 pm [Reply]

I wanted to doodle a Saturn V so here's our lovely moon-bound beauty on her way to the stars.

~Teya~ @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:17 pm

I absolutely love how you draw smoke?? All of the many colors mix so well together, it's perfect. And you really nailed the spaceship, and that can be hard to do-- for me, at least. xD

Koolestkat @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 pm

Oh my gosh, this looks so epic. :000 Stellar job, Hubble!

Rinovo @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:58 pm

aaa another space lover!

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comedown
by rainfall. @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:59 am [Reply]

    i hate drawing hands.
    timer is probably incorrect

name;
gender;
owner;
owned as of;
payment received;
post; N/A

Lay Day: N/A
Hatch Day: N/A
Mature Day: N/A
medium
Image
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Mother
Father

Aella
Tenebrous


Dynasty wrote:


Mutations wrote:
German Shepherd ears - Uncommon - Inherited
Mermaid Tail - Event Rare - Inherited
Smooth horns - Uncommon - Not Inherited
Major mane - Rare - Not Inherited
Scales - Rare - Not Inherited

"stay alive"
by --beryl-- @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:53 pm [Reply]

hello, it's jordan and i really just want to get a short/long message across if you'd like to read it.
so, i know what a large amount of people in the world suffer from some type of mental disorder, including myself. I've struggled with anxiety and depression, and i know that many other people do as well, and i truly understand how scary it sometimes is for when you're all alone, in a deep pit that has no tunnel out, but friends today i just want to tell you that there is in fact a way out, at least for me there was, so if i, a young horrible mess of crippling thoughts and stress and anxiety, i'm sure that you will eventually find your way out of the pit as i have done, and sometimes you feel better on some days than others, or just feel miserable altogether, i understand. i just really want to spread this message; stay alive, keep fighting, don't give up to your demons. i may not be the best artist or writer but i just REALLY want to get this by. please, if you ever are in need of a friend or someone to vent or to talk to, PLEASE pm me or consider posting on the comfort corner. i really just want to help others in a time where they think that they are lost, and i will stretch out my arms in an open hug, so please just think it through and remember that you're amazing. this probably didn't make any sense at all consider it's just me rambling with what seems to be under a vent drawing, but whatever. stay alive guys.

saeru @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:57 pm

--beryl-- wrote:
hello, it's jordan and i really just want to get a short/long message across if you'd like to read it.
so, i know what a large amount of people in the world suffer from some type of mental disorder, including myself. I've struggled with anxiety and depression, and i know that many other people do as well, and i truly understand how scary it sometimes is for when you're all alone, in a deep pit that has no tunnel out, but friends today i just want to tell you that there is in fact a way out, at least for me there was, so if i, a young horrible mess of crippling thoughts and stress and anxiety, i'm sure that you will eventually find your way out of the pit as i have done, and sometimes you feel better on some days than others, or just feel miserable altogether, i understand. i just really want to spread this message; stay alive, keep fighting, don't give up to your demons. i may not be the best artist or writer but i just REALLY want to get this by. please, if you ever are in need of a friend or someone to vent or to talk to, PLEASE pm me or consider posting on the comfort corner. i really just want to help others in a time where they think that they are lost, and i will stretch out my arms in an open hug, so please just think it through and remember that you're amazing. this probably didn't make any sense at all consider it's just me rambling with what seems to be under a vent drawing, but whatever. stay alive guys.

I love you Jordan and I'll never stop believing in your kindness <3<3<3 imluvu
in real talk, there's always going to be a way out and that way is to just keep going. and there'll always be a light to guide you, be it friends, determination, or a cat. like, your cat. there's always a reason to stay alive, you just have to think on it.
if you ever need to talk about anything ever, please dont be afraid to talk to one of us. I know i didn't preach it as well as Jordan but the general message is there.
please, stay alive, for us. <3

pretend I didn't just hijack your post

--beryl-- @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:36 am

saeru wrote:
--beryl-- wrote:
hello, it's jordan and i really just want to get a short/long message across if you'd like to read it.
so, i know what a large amount of people in the world suffer from some type of mental disorder, including myself. I've struggled with anxiety and depression, and i know that many other people do as well, and i truly understand how scary it sometimes is for when you're all alone, in a deep pit that has no tunnel out, but friends today i just want to tell you that there is in fact a way out, at least for me there was, so if i, a young horrible mess of crippling thoughts and stress and anxiety, i'm sure that you will eventually find your way out of the pit as i have done, and sometimes you feel better on some days than others, or just feel miserable altogether, i understand. i just really want to spread this message; stay alive, keep fighting, don't give up to your demons. i may not be the best artist or writer but i just REALLY want to get this by. please, if you ever are in need of a friend or someone to vent or to talk to, PLEASE pm me or consider posting on the comfort corner. i really just want to help others in a time where they think that they are lost, and i will stretch out my arms in an open hug, so please just think it through and remember that you're amazing. this probably didn't make any sense at all consider it's just me rambling with what seems to be under a vent drawing, but whatever. stay alive guys.

I love you Jordan and I'll never stop believing in your kindness <3<3<3 imluvu
in real talk, there's always going to be a way out and that way is to just keep going. and there'll always be a light to guide you, be it friends, determination, or a cat. like, your cat. there's always a reason to stay alive, you just have to think on it.
if you ever need to talk about anything ever, please dont be afraid to talk to one of us. I know i didn't preach it as well as Jordan but the general message is there.
please, stay alive, for us. <3

pretend I didn't just hijack your post


thank u love

Sleepy Dragon: Might not finish
by Thovatos @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:53 pm [Reply]

Okay so funny story... I've been sitting on this drawing for a long time. I came back to finish, but I don't think I will now. I've been sitting at this computer all day working at this piece. (Hence why it is in beginners. I've been coming back to this to fix this and change that... I think I cycled 3 different types of shading on this dragon baby. So I would have it in another level of work, but it's been something I've been working over for many many weeks....)

Who knows... maybe when I get enough inspiration to come back to it, maybe I'll finish lol


Edit:
A FEATURE? I didn't even finish it 0>0!!


Okay um.... I guess I'm finishing this after my commissions >.>

Than you guys so much for giving me the inspiration to finish it ;-; literally crying rn xD

King Of Bleps @ Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Finished or not, this is awesome!

Michael's Fan. @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:07 am

your art honestly inspires me when i have art block...i love it!!

Thovatos @ Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:15 am

Thank you... you guys inspire me to finish it. Thanks so much for the encouragement! ;-;

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name;
gender;
owner;
owned as of;
payment received;
post; N/A

Lay Day: N/A
Hatch Day: N/A
Mature Day: N/A
medium
Image
Image
Mother
Father

Aella
Tenebrous


Dynasty wrote:


Mutations wrote:
German Shepherd ears - Uncommon - Inherited
Mermaid Tail - Event Rare - Inherited
Smooth horns - Uncommon - Not Inherited
Major mane - Rare - Not Inherited
Scales - Rare - Not Inherited

Opalline
by Shadowflight13 @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:31 pm [Reply]

Shiny dragon :0

Echo! @ Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:37 pm

Omg this is amazing!! <3

J-and-K341 @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:50 am

Ahhh so pretty! 💙

Shadowflight13 @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:21 am

Echo! wrote:Omg this is amazing!! <3


Thank you!!! c:

J-and-K341 wrote:Ahhh so pretty! 💙


Thanks so much! :3

Luna Herritza! based on this drawing by Lostfairy
by Lostfairy @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:20 am [Reply]

OKAY, WOW, THIS OC IS SUPERRRRR CUTE. ^w^ I just absolutely loveeee how Luna looks and ahhh, yes, I am prettyyyy happy how this turned out. <3 Was super fun to draw! This doodle is for the sweet and kind Skye✦!

Hope this doodle suits your fancy, Skye! Thanks for requesting art from me and for your very kind words in the form! <3

This character does NOT belong to me, it belongs to Skye✦! As always, drawn with a mouse, timer is pretty accurate, and please do not steal. Only Skye may use this art! (with proper credit!)

Skye✦ @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:55 am

It's amazing, tysm!!!!

Sorry it took so long
by Bookcase @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:26 am [Reply]

Oof i hit a rough patch,, But it's done now!

OOPSIE YOU FREED A CROISSANT
by dj_honeybear @ Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:59 pm [Reply]

oh no catch it before the rest of the bread supply get turned!!


edit:
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tragedi @ Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:59 pm

oh. my. god. i am
a m a z e d

Fairly•løcal @ Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:59 pm

This is so hot... I can’t even....

koalaplushie @ Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:59 pm

OmG DONT LET IT TOUCH THE GROUND! ITS SO BEAUTIFUL!

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Green Tea Mochi <3
by Mistykeka @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:02 am [Reply]

Green tea mochi for fun <3

sage-- selling ofa
by spider-holland @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:02 am [Reply]

yh use this code then send your trade

Code: Select all
username-
offer-
reason for adopting-
other-

Poster for ma brother.
by Miint @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:25 am [Reply]

He is opening a lore\bio shop in FR and asked me to make this for him. He better pay me back some day... he's 'broke' atm.

Zora Kaseko! based on this drawing by Lostfairy
by Lostfairy @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 am [Reply]

YAYYY, another doodle is done! *does happy dance* This one is for the lovely Zora the Cat! Funny how this is the second animal-ish person... thing. *shrugs* I don't know, but it's fun! Makes me wanna draw more animal... people. XD

Apparently I have a strange problem of making the doodles different sizes and trust me, I do NOT mean to! >.<

I hope you enjoyyyyy how I drew your character, Zora! ^.^ Thank you SO much for requesting art from me!

Anyways, as always, character does NOT belong to me, it belongs to Zora the Cat! Drawn with my lovely mouse, timer is off due to the fact I got distracted mid-way while talking to my friends and uh, yeah. XD Please do not steal, only Zora the Cat may use this. (with proper credit, of course!)

Cheers! ^w^

Swirlshine @ Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:24 am

AAHHHHH, LOST, THIS LOOKS SO GREAT!!! And you said you can't draw animalsssss, pft (I mean, I know the character isn't COMPLETELY an animal... I guess... BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANNNN, XD)!!

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